Ascona snaps up Cornwall Garage Group

The Cornwall Garage Group, a portfolio of 17 petrol filling stations, located across the Midlands, Home Counties and South West of England, has been acquired by Ascona Group.

The portfolio, which was first established by John Murray in the early 1960s, comprises fourteen freehold and three leasehold sites. It was ranked 13 on the Forecourt Trader Top 50 Indie 2019 listing.

Sixteen sites traded under the Harvest Energy brand and nine sites have electric vehicle chargers installed in partnership with Instavolt. The total fuel throughput is approximately 46m litres and with the shops turning over around £6.9m.

“We consider this group of 17 sites to be a good strategic fit for our ongoing acquisition strategy across the UK and furthermore catapults Ascona Group into the top 10 independent fuel retailers in the UK,” said Darren Briggs, Managing Director of Ascona Group.

The new owner, Ascona Group, which was established Darren Briggs, has rapidly expanded over the last two years and this acquisition takes them to 37 operational sites