Forecourt operator Motor Fuel Group has announced the acquisition of 14 sites from Golden Cross Group Limited, adding to a raft of site purchases completed earlier in the year.

MFG completed the acquisition of four stations from FW Kerridge, four stations from Burns & Co, and nine stations from Macclesfield-based Manor Service Stations in September and October.

MFG’s chief operating officer Jeremy Clarke said: “We are delighted to have secured these stations, all of them having the potential to benefit from our winning formula.

“Over the last year our network has grown by circa 10% and this combined with our ambitious shop, ‘food to go’ and forecourt development programme which includes the installation of some 200 EV charging points by the end of 2018, keeps us on track to become the UK’s most dynamic and profitable independent forecourt operator.

“Our business model continues to be successful in today’s rapidly changing forecourt market. We know the UK sector particularly well and we will continue to focus our efforts in this area, adding value with each and every acquisition.”

MFG now has 439 company stations operating under the BP, Shell, Texaco and JET fuel brands, alongside a Murco-branded dealer network covering 190 stations throughout England, Scotland and Wales.