Keen interest in naming of WP Group tanker

 29th Jul 2011

WP Group Name The Tanker
THUMBS UP: Caroline Ellinor, a fuel sales supervisor with WP Group, with Callum Brown (seated), five, and his brother Ben, seven, from Worthing, West Sussex.

Scores of people have entered WP Group’s name-our-fuel-tanker competition, held at one of the UK’s top ten agricultural shows.

They were invited to come up with a catchy name which will adorn the 7,000-litre mini tanker, with the winning name due to be announced any day now by the company.

The Isuzu vehicle, the latest addition to WP’s 30-strong fleet, was on display outside WP’s trade stand at the three-day New Forest Show in Hampshire, which traditionally attracts up to 100,000 people.

WP, the regional fuels and lubricants management specialist, hosted the competition to mark being appointed the official fuels supplier to the show at Brockenhurst, which took place on July 26-28th.

The company, headquartered by Fawley Refinery near Southampton, provided the general fuel requirements for the traditional agricultural event, which dates back to 1920.

Along with the new mini-tanker, WP was on site with a team of support advisors to supply compliance expertise, including draining any unused fuel in the fuel bunds next to generators across the extensive site.

Caroline said: “We’ve had scores of entries for the naming competition ­ it really has caught the imagination of visitors, and youngsters loved exploring the cab.

“WP’s stand also provided the opportunity for people to come in to find out the extensive range of services WP Agriculture and WP Heating provides for the farming sector and domestic heating users.

“Furthermore, it was an ideal place to talk to visitors about WP’s matchless experience in providing professional fuel event management, refuelling services, infrastructure, technical expertise and training to leading companies.”

Exceeding legislative and environmental requirements, the company operates to the highest standards, investing in the very latest technology and providing innovative solutions.

To find out more about WP Group, please contact 0800 980 6172 or email


Notes For Editors

The WP Group, headquartered near Southampton in Hampshire, is a leading independent distributor of fuels and lubricants, with a £160m annual turnover and employing 70 people.

Based at Wessex House, Cadland Road, Hardley, Hythe, WP offers a complete portfolio of products and bespoke service solutions across each of its eight trading divisions ­ Industrial, Aviation, Agricultural, Heating, Automotive, Commercial, Motorsport and Marine.

WP, located by Fawley Oil Refinery, has a 50-year heritage and is the supplier and support specialist of choice to thousands of businesses.

Wessex House
Cadland Road
SO45 3NY
Telephone: 023 8089 7841
Freefone: 0800 980 6172
Fax: 023 8089 8876

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