MB Partners are delighted to announce that Penny Petroleum, the UK’s seventh largest independent forecourt operator, have agreed to partner with professional golfer Garrick Porteous for the 2018 European Challenge Tour season.
The Northumberland company, who possess 48 sites across the north of England and Scotland and employ over 400 people, have enjoyed excellent growth in the past three years and are proud to partner with one of the county’s most promising sporting talents. Having claimed his maiden European Challenge Tour title in 2017 at the Prague Golf Challenge, Garrick Porteous is looking to go one better this year and secure his full European Tour playing rights for 2019.
A proud Geordie, the 28-year-old is delighted to have the support of a renowned local company as he embarks upon a big year out on tour.
“It is fantastic news that Penny Petroleum will be supporting me this year. If I have anywhere near the amount of success on the course as they have had in business in recent years, then I will have a very good season. Everyone knows that I am a proud home boy so to be partnered with one of Northumberland’s most recognisable companies as I travel to my events all across the world is a real boost for me.”
The family-owned and run business that was started by David Penny in 1994 has grown immeasurably in the years since and the company now works with all the major fuel brands including Shell, BP, Esso, Jet, Texaco, Gulf and many others. David is excited at supporting a local talent who he believes aligns well with his company’s ethos.
“At Penny Petroleum, we are always searching for ways in which we can continually improve and having met with Garrick on several occasions, he adopts the same approach in his golfing career. We are hopeful that the next few years will continue to be strong ones for us as a company and we hope that our local talented golfer has a similarly successful period in store as well.