BP, Great South­ern re­new ties to truck on

Great Southern Herald - - News -

Lake Grace’s Great South­ern Fu­els and BP Aus­tralia an­nounced a five-year ex­ten­sion to their part­ner­ship last week.

“(We) have been work­ing to­gether to ser­vice re­gional WA for over 33 years, with the part­ner­ship di­rectly sup­port­ing com­mu­ni­ties through lo­cal in­vest­ment and job cre­ation,” the two com­pa­nies said in a joint state­ment.

Vis­it­ing WA, BP Aus­tralia pres­i­dent Andy Holmes met with Al­lan McWhirter, Great South­ern Fu­els man­ag­ing di­rec­tor, in recog­ni­tion of the mile­stone.

“We are ex­tremely pleased to con­tinue to work to­gether with Great South­ern Fu­els on this im­por­tant part­ner­ship, and are ex­cited by the legacy it will have for the re­gion for many years to come,” Mr Holmes said.

Mr McWhirter wel­comed the part­ner­ship ex­ten­sion.

“BP has been an in­te­gral part of the GSF growth strat­egy for sev­eral years now and with the re­newed com­mit­ment of both par­ties, we look for­ward to con­tin­u­ing to build on our strong re­la­tion­ship with our cus­tomers in both re­gional and metropoli­tan Western Aus­tralia,” Mr McWhirter said. Un­der the ex­tended agree­ment, GSF will con­tinue to op­er­ate BP’s re­gional de­pot busi­ness in the Wheat­belt — in­cor­po­rat­ing de­pots in­clud­ing Katan­ning, Nar­ro­gin, Al­bany, Cor­ri­gin and Jer­ra­mungup.

GSF has grown from a one-truck op­er­a­tion started by the two di­rec­tors of the com­pany, Al­lan and Faye McWhirter and now op­er­ates and sup­plies more than 85 of the State’s ru­ral BP re­tail out­lets and de­liv­ers to metropoli­tan re­tail sites.

Pic­ture: Peter Flower

Al­lan McWhirter and BP Aus­tralia pres­i­dent Andy Holmes.

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