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Applegreen poised for stock market float

One of Ireland’s most successful forecourt brands could soon be floated on the stock market, reports suggest. According to the Irish Times, Applegreen’s parent company Petrogas is in the final throws of preparing an Initial Public Offering for the firm, which could hit trading floors in June. Reports suggest the flotation could raise between €50 million and €100 million. Applegreen ...

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Maxol main sponsors of Irish Maritime Festival 2015

Maxol have been confirmed as the main sponsors of this year’s Irish Maritime Festival, taking place in Drogheda from Friday to Sunday, June 19 to 21. The Irish Maritime Festival, in association with Maxol, will see the festival promoted across over 200 Maxol service stations, and given a strong presence on social media. The success of the Irish Maritime Festival ...

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Shine-up for new European car wash show

Car wash owners and operators will be given a chance to see the sector’s latest innovations at the first European Car Wash Show in October. Produced by International Carwash Association, the world’s largest organisation for the industry’s professionals, it will be held on October 5 to 7 at the RAI exhibition centre in Amsterdam. The event will be focused exclusively ...

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Maxol competition winner

Motoring magic for Martin with Maxol

Popular forecourt brand Maxol has handed over £100 worth of fuel to a lucky customer who entered its online competition. Lucky motorist Martin Fisher was invited to the Maxol service station on the Belfast Road in Lisburn, where group commercial manager Kevin Paterson awarded him with the vouchers. Each month Maxol rewards a customer who shared feedback on their experience ...

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Shell agrees to buy BG Group for £47bn

Royal Dutch Shell has agreed to one of the biggest oil company buyouts in the past 20 years after securing a £47bn deal for exploration company BG Group. The deal will result in BG shareholders owning approximately 19 per cent of the combined group, while Shell said it expects the agreement will accelerate its growth strategy in global exploration. Shell ...

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Yaxley to replace Clarke as Tesco Ireland CEO

London-based managing director Andrew Yaxley has been announced as the new chief executive of Tesco Ireland. The appointment came within a fortnight of Phil J Clarke’s announcement that he was to retire from the Irish retailer’s top job after 40 years with the firm. Yaxley’s selection is expected to bring the Irish and UK sides of the business closer together. ...

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