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Our History

With over 50 years of family heritage, we now operate over 130 delivery vehicles from our 12 depots across the UK. We supply a full range of Fuels, Lubricants and AdBlue® together with both a successful Engineering and Fuel Card division. Ford Fuels is truly a one stop shop for all your future requirements.

We have an unrivalled reputation that supersedes us, which has been earned over many years in the industry. Our passionate employees are committed to providing excellent customer service. This is what keeps our customers loyal.

Ford Fuels started life as G H Ford & Sons shortly before the Second World War. George Ford borrowed £25 to invest in a horse and cart to begin supplying milk and coal to the villages surrounding Timsbury, near Bath. Following the war and with the help of sons Jack and Alan, the business grew in size and specialised in bringing coal to the West Country from Wales and the Midlands using 12 tipper trucks until the late 1960’s. At the turn of the decade Jack and Alan started seeing the future of GH Ford & Son’s in oil, and in 1971 they invested in their first fuel tanker and started supply homes and farms in the Bath area.

Over the next 15 years the business continued to grow steadily and saw the introduction of the third generation as Adrian, Michael and Richard joined the family business. By the 1990’s it was clear that the depot in Timsbury had outgrown and the business required larger premises which was eventually found at nearby Farrington Gurney. It was decided to move the whole operation to Farrington which still serves as the businesses head office today. The next 10 years served as a growth period for the Business as new fuel depots were opened in Stalbridge (Dorset) and Membury (Berkshire) as well as taking on 2 truck stops in Frome and Bridgwater. Not only did the business expand geographically, but we also started supplying lubricants, Nationwide Fuel cards, as well as providing heating engineering services allowing the business to diversify into new markets.

With the 4th generation of the Ford family (John, Ryan, Teelah and David) coming into the business in recent years, we still follow the same family driven traditions of the past while also steering our company (and therefore the industry) into a renewable and sustainable future.

As Ford Fuels moved into the second decade of the 21st century Richard and John were keen to expand the business once more which led to the Company opening a new depot in Bow, near Crediton, and expanding the fuels and lubricants delivery area to include the county of Devon.

This expansion was followed in 2013 when Ford Fuels made its first major acquisition in acquiring the fuel division of Countrywide Farmers PLC, adding a further 4 delivery depots and expanding the delivery area into Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Powys, Buckinghamshire and the South Midlands. In recent years Ford Fuels have also acquired Hobbs Bros Ltd, a family fuel business based in Gloucester, GLB Ltd, a heating services company based in Evesham, and the west country Fuel business from Thomas Silvey Ltd., creating a one stop shop for all consumers

Ford Fuels today is a far different business to what George Ford started all those years ago, although the company does maintain the drive and customer focused vision instilled in the business through the generations.

Today Ford Fuels employs over 180 people and operates 100+ vehicles delivering over 300 million litres of product per year alongside our exceptional engineering department (including boiler and tank servicing and installations).

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News

Congratulations – Fundraising

Congratulations – Fundraising

A huge well done to the Ford Fuels team who completed the Race to the Tower ultramarathon (double marathon). They managed to absolutely smash their fundraising goal of £500 by raising over £10,000 for...
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FAME Bio-Diesel

FAME Bio-Diesel

What is FAME Bio-Diesel? FAME (Fatty Acid Methyl Esters). You should schedule a fuel cleaning as soon as possible if you detect any of these signs while checking your diesel:
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Diesel Defender

Diesel Defender

Diesel Defender is a liquid anti-theft marker dye for UK non-rebated fuel, typically known as white diesel, road diesel or DERV. Billions of litres of fuel are stored all over the UK at numerous commercial sites.
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Tanks in Warm Temperatures

Tanks in Warm Temperatures

Your Tank in Warm Temperatures. Did you know tanks can split in warmer temperatures? We are advising all of our customers to check their tanks, just to make sure there are no issues.
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Gillingham & Shaftesbury 2022

Gillingham & Shaftesbury 2022

Wednesday 17th August: Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show celebrates everything Great about the Great British Countryside being a great rural day out for families and the Show where...
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Stock Car Racing

Stock Car Racing

Another update from Luke who we've been supporting in his stock car racing for a few years now. It's great to see our new Ford Fuels & Lubricants Direct logos emblazoned across his car this year...
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Mid Somerset Show 2022

Mid Somerset Show 2022

Sunday 21st August: Bringing you The Mid-Somerset Show, the only one day agricultural show in the South West with free entry for pedestrians. A fantastic family day out with...
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Mid Devon Show 2022

Mid Devon Show 2022

Saturday 23rd July: We will at the Mid Devon Show again this year, so make sure to pop by and see us. The Mid Devon Show is an agricultural show held annually in July in Tiverton, Devon...
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Music – Acton Aid

Music – Acton Aid

A community fund raising event with some brilliant nationally acclaimed acts. Use the code  'FORD10%MUSIC' (it isn't case sensitive) for 10% OFF tickets...
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‘Key Fuels’ Card Surcharges

‘Key Fuels’ Card Surcharges

Sometimes supplier costs have incurred increased surcharges. A 2.00ppl surcharge at 98 'Key Fuels' locations. A full list of these locations can be found HERE. These changes will take effect from  3rd May...
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AdBlue® Price Changes

AdBlue® Price Changes

The conflict in Ukraine and the subsequent sanctions imposed on Russia are having a major effect on the price and availability of Urea, a key ingredient of AdBlue. Because of this our...
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Fuel Market Update

Fuel Market Update

We are currently experiencing a high level of enquiries, we want to reassure you we will respond to everyone as quickly as possible. Please accept our sincere apologies for any delays and rest assured we are doing...
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Fuel Market Update

Fuel Market Update

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to unprecedented volatility in the fuel markets, with Brent crude hitting $118 per barrel in trading this morning. Due to this price volatility, we are currently only able to provide...
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Charity Marathon

Charity Marathon

Weʼre raising £500 to to donate between the British Heart Foundation and Timsbury Cricket Club. ‘Team Ford Fuels’ consists of five employees selected form Ford Fuels’ multiple depots. The athlete profile of each...
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Weather Warning

Weather Warning

I’m sure you are aware that the Met Office have issued a red / amber weather warning across our delivery area for tomorrow morning (18th February 2022). Due to the high risk to our drivers in the red warning...
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Mendip Times: Ford Fuels at 50

Mendip Times: Ford Fuels at 50

Thank you to the Mendip Times for a lovely article about us which will appear in their December issue. In 2021 we celebrated our Golden Anniversary. Its been 50 years since our company was first founded and we...
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AdBlue® Price Changes

AdBlue® Price Changes

The price of natural gas is presently at a record high globally. Low gas inventories and increased demand from outside Europe combined with reduced imports means that the cost of producing urea is...
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Supporting Local Teams

Supporting Local Teams

Going Greener with HVO Renewable Fuels: We have chosen to partner with Chipping Norton Rugby Club by providing them with a fossil free alternative to regular gas oil. Our aim is to promote change, sustainability...
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Bristol’s Top 100 Companies

Bristol’s Top 100 Companies

We are very proud to have appeared in the Business Leader Top 100 Bristol Owner-Managed Companies, and well done to everyone else who joined us. Business Leader has partnered with leading...
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Check the Health of Your Tank!

Check the Health of Your Tank!

Did you know that most domestic oil storage tanks have an expected life span of twenty years? An inspection of your tank now, could help avoid any loss of heating during the colder months...
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HVO – Going Greener

HVO – Going Greener

Say hello to the fuel of the future! Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil, or HVO for short, is a 100% renewable fuel that is a drop-in replacement for traditional Diesel and Gas Oil. Renewable fuels are an important...
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Red Diesel Tax Changes

Red Diesel Tax Changes

On the 1st April 2022 the government are making significant changes that will limit the use of Red Diesel and other Rebated Fuels in the UK. In 2019 the United Kingdom passed new laws to help fight the...
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Frome Cheese Show 2021

Frome Cheese Show 2021

Saturday 11th September: West Woodlands Showground - Near Frome. A jam packed day full of entertainment that all of the family will enjoy, plus there will be lots and lots of cheese!
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Moreton in Marsh Show 2021

Moreton in Marsh Show 2021

Saturday 4th September: Moreton Show is one of the biggest one-day agricultural shows in the UK. The 165 acre site in the beautiful north Cotswolds is packed with things to see and do – and...
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Gillingham & Shaftesbury 2021

Gillingham & Shaftesbury 2021

Wednesday 18th - Thursday 19th August: Gillingham and Shaftesbury Show celebrates everything Great about the Great British Countryside being a great rural day out for families and the Show where...
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Mid Somerset Show 2021

Mid Somerset Show 2021

Sunday 15th August: Bringing you The Mid-Somerset Show, the only one day agricultural show in the South West with free entry for pedestrians. A fantastic family day out with something for everyone from...
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Mid Devon Show 2021

Mid Devon Show 2021

Saturday 24th July: Experience a true celebration of rural Mid Devon with an eclectic mix of breathtaking entertainment, food, shopping, music, horticulture and farm life. Mid Devon Show is an award winning...
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Hobbs Bros.

Hobbs Bros.

We are delighted to announce that the Hobbs Bros depot has now been fully integrated into the Ford Fuels group and will trade under the Ford Fuels brand from 1st September 2019. Since the acquisition...
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Silvey Fuels

Silvey Fuels

We are delighted to announce that Silvey Fuels has been fully integrated into the Ford Fuels group and will trade under the Ford Fuels brand. Silveys has been supplying fuel to homes, farms...
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GLB Services

GLB Services

We are delighted to announce that GLB Services has now been fully integrated into the Ford Fuels group and will trade under the Ford Fuels brand from November 2018...
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