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Crown Oil – A Review of 2019

2019 is complete and it’s been another year to be proud of at Crown Oil. But this year has been particularly momentous, as we have taken bold steps to become more sustainable in a bid to help reduce our – and our customers’ – carbon footprint.

We have also continued to place a focus on community and charity work which has enabled us to be involved with a large number of great projects and local causes over the last 12 months.

So with great pleasure, we present to you a summary of Crown Oil’s 2019.

January 2019

The Beast was Back

The UK was battered by widespread snow and temperatures plummeted to a record low, which meant it was extremely busy for Crown Oil deliveries. Luckily, our fleet of tankers were still able to deliver fuels like red diesel and home heating oil UK-wide thanks to our strategically placed oil depots.

This charity is so good you WOOD not believe it

We donated £100 for The Friends of Hopwood Park to help towards future plans at The Tree House Café, a friendly and low-cost community café selling a variety of snacks and meals.

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February 2019

Our fleet had a makeover

We added new fuel tankers to our fleet to increase UK coverage and reduce our overall emissions. The new additions brought our fleet size to 25, ranging from 500-litre capacity mini tankers to large articulated 36,000-litre capacity tankers.

We dressed to impress

We held our Crown Annual Dinner with The Greatest Showman theme to celebrate everyone’s successes, a night which was enjoyed by all!

Our website had a facelift

After months of hard work and dedication, we launched our brand-new website. It had a much-needed refurb and was designed with you in mind, to improve navigation through our wide-ranging product and service offering.

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March 2019

Running to success

We were the t-shirt sponsor of the TH96 Run which took place to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young, in memory of Tom Hardman who died aged 21 in 2012. All money raised helps the charity run local heart screenings, where anyone can attend aged 14+.

Scouting for Ashworth Valley

We were involved with building Ashworth Valley Scout Campsite’s new dipping pond and were proud to be able to provide a donation to help with the construction.

Hot off the press

Our sister company, Crown Oil Environmental featured in the Spring Edition of Tanks & Terminals magazine to discuss how to tackle troublesome tank corrosion.

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April 2019

Helping everyday heroes

We sponsored the Thin Blue Line UK Annual Gala Ball, where all funds raised went to The Police Treatment Centres who assist the support and aftercare of injured police officers.

The superstars of tomorrow

We sponsored the FC Bury U14s (aka The Vipers) on their tour to Holland. We look forward to seeing their names up in lights in the future!

Eggcellent Easter Egg hunt

We ran a Guess How Many Easter Eggs Are in the Fuel Barrel competition. We donated all of the Easter Eggs to Hopwood Park and Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in Bury and gave the winner a £50 Love2Shop voucher. There were 161 Easter Eggs in the barrel and with 3 guesses of 160, we drew the names out of a hat and Lorraine was the worthy winner.

50 and fabulous

We’re thrilled to have been ranked in the Business Leader’s list of Top 50 Fastest Growing Companies (archived link) in Greater Manchester.

Football Friday

We took part in Football Shirt Friday to mark Bowel Cancer Awareness month and raised over £200 for The Bobby Moore Fund for Cancer Research UK.

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May 2019

Looking for a fresh start?

We launched our new dedicated careers site, making it easy for you to find the right role for you. Why not take a look to see if we’re looking for your skills right now?

Hot off the press

We featured in the spring edition of Envirotec Magazine, showcasing our innovative tank telemetry solutions and showing readers how systems like ours can increase efficiency across their operations.

We ran for Cystic Fibrosis

Some of our colleagues completed the Manchester Run to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

We remembered the 22

One of our drivers showcased his proud Manchester roots and featured the Bee Symbol on his tanker to remember the 22 lives that were lost in the Manchester Arena attack 2 years ago.

A resource roundup

We launched our new Resource Centre to provide easy access to our blogs, oil guides, FAQs, forms and datasheets from industry experts.

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June 2019

Up the Dale

Rochdale launched their new 2019/2020 kits from Errea, which proudly features our logo in pride of place! This is the third consecutive season that Crown Oil have been Rochdale’s main shirt sponsor, and to see them reach new heights has been amazing.

It was Bloomin’ marvellous

Planting of the Rochdale in Bloom Wonder Wall at the Crown Oil Arena took place with Rochdale AFC. We donated £500 to go towards the funding of the plants, and volunteers spent a great deal of time planning, arranging and planting what promised to be an award-winning flowerbed.

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July 2019

We streamlined your fleet

We partnered up with Harvest Fuel Cards to launch a new addition to Crown Oil’s business fuels offering, helping you keep track of your drivers’ fuel usage whilst giving you the keys to better budget management by offering company fuel cards. To reward our colleagues for all their hard work, we ran a raffle to say a big thank you.

We cleaned the Air with HVO

We invested in an industrial-sized stock of HVO fuel and became one of the only UK suppliers that can deliver the renewable paraffinic diesel with same day and next day deliveries.

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August 2019

The route to a cure

We were the official sponsor of the Parkinson’s walk from Crewe to Heywood, with 2 of our colleagues taking part on the final day’s miles.

We allocated our official charity for 2020

We visited our new charity, Rochdale Children’s Moorland Home, to see how we can support this great charity partner in 2020.

We chose Rochdale Children’s Moorland Home on the recommendation of our partners at Rochdale FC. Their work is a wonderful and vital lifeline to some truly amazing children and we’re proud to be able to support them in their work.


We were the official sponsor for one of the Glaston-BURY stages on Bank Holiday Monday in aid of Bury Hospice, with the event going on to raise in excess of £20k.

Ticket giveaway – Up the Dale

We ran our first ticket giveaway competition for Rochdale Football Club on social media. Jules and her son were the lucky winners and thoroughly enjoyed the game!

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September 2019

Ticket giveaway – Up the Dale

We ran another competition and gave away 2 tickets for the Rochdale AFC vs Wycombe Wanderers match on social media.

From youth player to superstar

Rochdale Football Club put on a great fight against Manchester United, with Luke Matheson scoring an incredible goal.


We tracked down an enthusiastic RAFC fan who made a real impression on one of our directors at the Man Utd match. Our director wanted to give him a surprise, and luckily, we found him with the power of social media!

Jumping for joy

Our Online Marketing Manager Paul Freek did a bungee jump off the O2 in London to raise money for Rochdale Children’s Moorland Home.

The Great Crown Oil Bakeoff

We raised almost £500 for Macmillan Coffee Morning, which included an amazing tanker cake shown below!

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October 2019

We went greenER

We were highly commended by the Showman’s Show for our green efforts, including supplying HVO fuel and carbon offsetting our delivery mileage.

Top 250

We were ranked in the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250 as one of Britain’s private mid-market growth companies.

Ticket giveaway – Up the Dale

As the official sponsor of Rochdale AFC, we gave you the chance to win 2 more tickets for the Bristol Rovers match at the Crown Oil Arena.

November 2019

Gold star

We won the Gold Award for the North West Heywood in Bloom thanks to the wonderful Rochdale in Bloom wall at the Crown Oil Arena.

We showcased our HVO emissions

We went to Lincoln and teamed up with Applied Emissions and Flying Higher to compare the green credentials of our Crown HVO fuel against red gas oil. We powered a rented diesel generator using both fuel types to test and compare the output of greenhouse gases from each.

Sponsoring success

We attended the AMPS Power Connections Awards and sponsored the Company of the Year category.

A speaking engagement

We also attended the AMPS Power System seminar and presented our HVO fuel to a room filled with industry experts. Later, we were joined by speakers from Bosch UK and Santander UK to discuss topics including economic climate, energy and renewables.

Black Friday sale

We gave you the chance to bag some great deals on all of our fuel and storage products to help you get prepared for the winter.

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December 2019


We showcased our new number plate on a brand-new tanker dedicated for HVO deliveries to businesses across the UK. All HVO fuel deliveries will be made using the innovative fuel, ensuring that our customers have a minimal environmental impact whilst using it.

Feelin’ festive

Christmas Jumper Day and Toy Donations for Mission Christmas.

Food donations to Porch Boxes food bank, based in Bury, Greater Manchester

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Year on Year

At Crown Oil, we delivered our wide range of fuels and lubricants across the UK, with competitive prices and superior levels of service. Get in touch with our friendly team today on 0330 123 1444 for a fast and friendly delivery of red diesel, derv, heating oil, HVO fuel, lubricants, AdBlue or to find out about our wide range of storage equipment.

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