Heltor Fuels depots score a double at prestigious fuel distributor awards

From: Heltor
Published: Tue May 11 2010


A West Country fuel distributor has scooped a prestigious award from the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers (FPS) – and in doing so has also made history.
Heltor Fuels is a family-owned business with three depots across Devon and Cornwall, delivering fuel oil to homes and businesses. Their depots are inspected every 3 years by the Federation of Petroleum Suppliers as part of the nationally-recognised Depot Certification Scheme.
More than 40 locations across the country get a rigorous audit each year to achieve certification. But only the top depots get a Gold or Platinum certification and are eligible for the Depot of the Year Award.
This year two of Heltor’s depots achieved the top Platinum certification. And it has been announced that Heltor’s Newton Abbot depot has won first prize in the Depot of the Year Awards, while the firm’s St Austell depot came a close second.
"We’re thrilled that our depots took first and second place in the awards," commented Paul Kingdon, managing director of the company. "Achieving this double victory in competition with depots across the country is a testament to the hard work and dedication to service that our staff provide.
"We’re still very much a family business, and our customers appreciate the traditional values that shine through in our operations."
The FPS inspection is rigorous, and comprises an audit of compliance with existing legislation, health and safety issues and environmental measures to ensure a safe and professional operation for staff, customer and the public.
Vanessa Cook, Marketing & Events Manager at the FPS, commented: "This is the first time in the history of the Depot of the Year Awards that one company has won first and second place.
"This is quite an achievement for Heltor, and it demonstrates that the two depots in question have not only performed top among similar depots, but have also scored between 90 and 100% in our certification audits."
The awards were presented at the FPS 2010 Awards Dinner in Harrogate [on April 22nd], where Paul Kingdon and Charlie Kingdon from Heltor were present to collect the award from Andrew Dear, representative for award sponsors OAMPS (UK) Ltd.
Charlie, who Is a partner in chartered surveyor firm Alexandra Estates, has recently joined the Heltor family business.

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Linda Kingdon, Heltor. 07721 302500 / 01626 832357 http://www.heltor.co.uk
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