Online Quote 0845 313 0845
Crown Oil

News

Crown Oil
Four Day Weeks and Three Day Weekends. Could They Become ‘a Thing’?

Whilst still receiving the same take-home wage? Well quite feasibly, yes. The TUC (Trades Union Congress) says the idea could, and arguably should, be a reality by the end of the century. They claim businesses may be forced to share the benefits of new technology with their workforce. Artificial intelligence, robots and increasingly accurate automation mean the burden is reduced on human decision making and labour. In January, a report…

Read more

What Impact is Brexit Likely to Have on the UK Oil & Gas Industry?

With less than six months until Brexit takes place, it’s becoming a reality rather than a distant notion. So it seems worrying that the discussion around the topic still has us in a bewildering state of uncertainty. Nobody is quite sure, but the government is in constant negotiations, with the definitive goal to be prepared from day one when March 2019 arrives. The Governor of the Bank of England, Mark…

Read more

How to Make Money from Your Old Unwanted Fuel

You may have more money in your pocket than you realise. You might not have access to it yet, but we assure you, if you take good care of your fuel, it will be there… be patient. As things change, you may have surplus fuel on your site that you no longer need. Old, unused and unwanted fuels that have been left in storage for a long time will slowly…

Read more

Fuel Contamination, What’s The Risk?

If you rely solely on fuel to run your business, it’s evident how important it is to make yourself aware of the risks and types of fuel contamination. Fuel contamination refers to bacterial microbes and water that find a home in your fuel. When left untreated, they grow and eventually render your fuel resulting in it being unsuitable for use. Fuel isn’t cheap. So ensuring it’s kept in tiptop condition…

Read more

Red Diesel Rules for Agricultural Vehicles Gritting Public Roads

With the controversial rules that surround red diesel, it can get a little confusing knowing what vehicles and machinery we can legally use it in. After a community consultation period, HMRC changed red diesel rules in 2013, to allow operators of tractors, light farming vehicles and agriculture material handlers to use red diesel in their vehicles when gritting public roads. Previously farming vehicles were only allowed to use red diesel for…

Read more

Engaged Employees Mean a Happy Workplace

Your employees are dragging their heels through the door. They’re habitually on the minutes. And they’re non-stop moaning about the week going slow. Well, you may in fact have yourself to blame. Because unengaged employees mean an underwhelmed and undervalued workforce. Lack of engagement can affect performance and result in negative customer interactions – which will inevitably have a domino effect on your business. So that begs the question, how…

Read more

Get Ahead of the Rush This Summer and Order Your Kerosene Now

Temperatures remain to be sky high with weather warnings nationwide. So it’s likely that your heating hasn’t been turned on for a number of weeks. Most of us are dreading the thought of saying goodbye to the heatwave. But before we know it, temperatures will have plummeted and we’re back to de-icing our cars daily. Purchasing oil is an expensive buy anyway but it is, of course, an essential one.…

Read more

The Final Straw: Say Goodbye to Plastic and Hello to a Greener Future

With the latest straw and plastic bottle phenomenon, we are on a mission to help save the planet… Following BBC programme, Blue Planet II, the nation’s eyes have well and truly been opened to just how important protecting our planet and our marine life is. Following footage showing the devastating impact single-use plastic is having on our oceans, we are all ready to get involved in saving our environment. Because…

Read more

Crown Oil Supports Charity Boomerang’s Free Special Needs Sessions

Please be aware, this blog post has dates for Summer 2018. If you are interested in the work that the Boomerang Centre are doing, please contact them directly for updated information. Crown Oil is hugely excited to be helping charity Boomerang run four free special needs sessions this summer. Boomerang is one of the largest multi-sensory centres in the north-west. Formed in 2007 by a group of parents and carers, the…

Read more

The Wonder Wall – Blooming With Success

This summer, volunteers from across the borough have joined forces to transform the haggard structure on Sandy Lane into what is once again, a remarkable “Wonder Wall” at our Crown Oil Arena in Rochdale. Gordon Riggs Garden Centre and Crown Oil are amongst hundreds of families who have donated flowers and their free time to plant the budding oasis. The Wonder Wall now spans 70meters long and features over 8000…

Read more

Online Quote