Where it all began
Graham Barker and Glen Davis were both working for another local fuel distributor. On many occasions they both found themselves running the business as the main Managing Director was often away. Graham was Company Secretary and Glen Sales Manager. On such an occasion Chevron an American oil company was looking to get into the UK market with representatives visiting asking about their current contract and supplying fuels. At the time the company was under contract with Total and they both didn’t have the authority to negotiate with them. The representatives from Chevron did leave their business cards and afterwards Graham and Glen had a conversation that basically they were running this company why don’t we start up our own for ourselves.
Approaching Chevron with their Ideas Graham had friends who owned the Airfield Industrial Estate at Hixon where there was part of a plot of land they could use.
October 1978 B.D. Fuels Ltd began Trading.