Brothers from Blackburn celebrate a deal worth millions

Blackburn Citizen: Mohsin and Zuber Issa Mohsin and Zuber Issa

A BLACKBURN firm has acquired 45 Esso service stations in a multi-million pound deal.

The acquisition takes the number of Euro Garages to around 120, making it one of the UK’s largest independent operators.

The portfolio’s existing retail space will be converted to SPAR-branded convenience stores over the coming months.

Mohsin Issa, managing director of Euro Garages, said: “This is a transformational acquisition for our business, which accelerates our consolidation strategy in the UK and increases our presence in a number of important regions.

“It also fits perfectly with our retail proposition, which is based on partnering with quality brands to offer our customers the very best experience and value across our forecourts.”

Euro Garages was founded in 2001 by brothers Mohsin and Zuber Issa, sons of Gujarati immigrants who came to Blackburn in the 1960s, following the acquisition of a single, derelict petrol filling station in Bury.

It now employs more than 1,000 members of staff Zuber Issa, chief executive officer of Euro Garages, said: “This acquisition adds a collection of premium location sites to our portfolio, providing considerable opportunity for further development and value creation in the estate alongside our partnership brands.

“It also brings a team of skilled, customer-focussed employees who will be crucial to our continued commitment to service on the front line.”

Last year, Euro Garages reported sales growth of 3 per cent to £314m in the 12 months to 31 July 2012.

This included growth in the total value of fuel sales as well as a sharp increase in retail sales from its SPAR convenience stores and partner brands, which include Starbucks, Subway and Burger King.

In July 2011 the company opened its first motorway services on the M61 – Rivington Services.

In 2012, the business announced a five-year agreement with Starbucks to open 100 additional drive-thru coffee outlets, with around 25 already trading successfully.

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10:04pm Fri 8 Feb 13

BlackburnEyes says...

This is fantastic news lads....keep on going and keep on proving the doubters wrong....The boys of London road come good hope to see you soon IA....just goes to prove if you strive hard and keep on the straight and narrow the fruits of your labour will taste sweeter...
This is fantastic news lads....keep on going and keep on proving the doubters wrong....The boys of London road come good hope to see you soon IA....just goes to prove if you strive hard and keep on the straight and narrow the fruits of your labour will taste sweeter... BlackburnEyes

5:19pm Sat 9 Feb 13

modan says...

Yes fantastic news for thses Indian lads from Blackburn.You have put Blackburn on map.
First starbuck drive thru was in BLackburn England.
Indian people doing well in UK.Indians are the second wealthiest groups after the British Jews.
Laxmi Mittal richest man in UK worth £17. 5 Billion owner of Arcelor Steel the world's largest Steel company and owner of QPR FC.The second richest man in India after Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries worth £24 Billion
New Look over a 1000 stores in UK and abroad owner Tom Singh worth over a £1 Billion .
Crown Crest Groups includes Poundsrecher stores worth over £1 Billion owner Rashid Tayub of Leicester
Hinduja Brothers worth Over £6 Billion
Voi Jeans and Clothing Preston Patel Brothers worth over £200 million
Venkys family from Pune India owner of Blackburn Rovers worth £2 Billion in assets
B&M stores owner Arora family worth over £700 million
Northern Foods makers of Fox's Buiscuits and Holland pies owner Ranjit Boparan worth over £1 Billion
Caparo Group worth over £850 million owner Lord Paul & Family
TATA India's largest company sales/revenue $100 Billion owner of Tetley Tea, Corus and Land Rover/Jaguar in UK
Ambanis Reliance Group turnover $68 Billion India's Richest man built most expensive house in the world in Mumbai India at a cost of $1 Billion
India is the second fastest growing economy in the world after China by 2025 India will become economic Superpower with the third largest economy after China and USA.
Yes fantastic news for thses Indian lads from Blackburn.You have put Blackburn on map. First starbuck drive thru was in BLackburn England. Indian people doing well in UK.Indians are the second wealthiest groups after the British Jews. Laxmi Mittal richest man in UK worth £17. 5 Billion owner of Arcelor Steel the world's largest Steel company and owner of QPR FC.The second richest man in India after Mukesh Ambani of Reliance Industries worth £24 Billion New Look over a 1000 stores in UK and abroad owner Tom Singh worth over a £1 Billion . Crown Crest Groups includes Poundsrecher stores worth over £1 Billion owner Rashid Tayub of Leicester Hinduja Brothers worth Over £6 Billion Voi Jeans and Clothing Preston Patel Brothers worth over £200 million Venkys family from Pune India owner of Blackburn Rovers worth £2 Billion in assets B&M stores owner Arora family worth over £700 million Northern Foods makers of Fox's Buiscuits and Holland pies owner Ranjit Boparan worth over £1 Billion Caparo Group worth over £850 million owner Lord Paul & Family TATA India's largest company sales/revenue $100 Billion owner of Tetley Tea, Corus and Land Rover/Jaguar in UK Ambanis Reliance Group turnover $68 Billion India's Richest man built most expensive house in the world in Mumbai India at a cost of $1 Billion India is the second fastest growing economy in the world after China by 2025 India will become economic Superpower with the third largest economy after China and USA. modan

11:19pm Mon 11 Feb 13

modan says...

Blackburn Indian population 25,000 pakistani population 15,000
muslim population 40,000
mosques about 60
leading Asian business in BLACKBURN/DARWEN
Bestway Cash & Carry Ltd
Accrol Papers Ltd
Euro Garages
New Look
B&M store
Poundstrecher Store
Red Rose Furniture
Elite Blinds
Maida Restauraunt
Parks Computer
Jan's Petrol Station
Many more independent shops retaurants take aways petrol station,garages,groc
ers,newsagents,whole
salers in central Blackburn and Whalley Rnge.
Blackburn Indian population 25,000 pakistani population 15,000 muslim population 40,000 mosques about 60 leading Asian business in BLACKBURN/DARWEN Bestway Cash & Carry Ltd Accrol Papers Ltd Euro Garages New Look B&M store Poundstrecher Store Red Rose Furniture Elite Blinds Maida Restauraunt Parks Computer Jan's Petrol Station Many more independent shops retaurants take aways petrol station,garages,groc ers,newsagents,whole salers in central Blackburn and Whalley Rnge. modan

8:03am Tue 12 Feb 13

BlackburnEyes says...

you need chill yes asians are rich...clearly you are not one of the rich ones...concentrate on getting your name on the list you copy and paste in all asian related stories....
you need chill yes asians are rich...clearly you are not one of the rich ones...concentrate on getting your name on the list you copy and paste in all asian related stories.... BlackburnEyes

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