AN INDEPENDENTLY-OWNED Northern fuel distributor has expanded into East Anglia with a new depot near Telford.

Oil NRG was incorporated in 2007 and is now run by managing director Roger Peart, ex-owner of third generation F Peart & Co, which was established in 1930 and ran for 80 years prior to its sale in 2010.

With its headquarters in Hartlepool, Oil NRG has additional depots near Newcastle and York, servicing customers throughout County Durham, Humberside, Tyneside, Teesside, Yorkshire and into Lincolnshire. It has a major presence in rural areas.

Jeremy Royle, sales director, said: "With our new added presence in East Anglia, Oil NRG is the only independently owned fuel supply and fuel distribution business with a presence in the whole of the east and north of England, from the Thames to the Tweed.

"The new depot will allow us to extend our independent fuel distribution from north Lincolnshire down through Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and in to Essex."

The company was recently recognised as one of the UK’s most inspiring firms in a high-profile list from the London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG).

The "1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2017" report is an annual celebration of some of the fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium-sized enterprises in the UK.

Mr Royle described their inclusion as a "significant achievement" – it was the only oil distributor to be included.

He said: "As an independent bulk fuel distributor, it is testament to the outstanding hard work, experience and professionalism of our whole team, providing great services to our customers, and we now look forward to the opportunity to deliver the same across East Anglia."

Mr Peart added: "Our focus is oil distribution; we are delighted we can continue to provide a higher level of service to our regional customers, whilst the additional volume will mean we are more than able to match the buying power of our larger, national competitors."