Kris Navaratnam has owned and operated petrol stations for the last 25 years.
Kris’s humble beginnings started when he came to the UK in the early 90’s from Sri Lanka due to the civil war, and took on an opportunity to work in a petrol station as a cashier.
In 1996 he took on his first service station as a commission operator for MRH, and in 2003 and he bought his first freehold service station in Oxford.
In the years since 2003 Kris has never looked back, and to date has bought more than 25 service stations, and operated them throughout the country.
Over the past 25 years Kris has worked with many of the major fuel suppliers, including BP, Esso and Texaco, and for the past ten years, all his shops have been supplied by Londis.
Kris’s expertise is in identifying sites with plenty of opportunity to grow and then redeveloping them to a high standard to get them to perform to their maximum potential. Most recently, Kris bought and extensively re-built Burbage Services in Wiltshire, the largest development he has completed to date. This flagship store includes Costa Coffee, F’real, Fwip, Tango Ice Blast, Hot Food, a self-service till, and recently added the local Post Office. The store reached the final of the Asian Trader Awards early in 2021.
Having sold some 15 sites in 2018 to SGN, Kris now trades at 6 locations and has also purchased some investments sites too.
Kris has been supported by his long term business partner, Satha, and a strong team that has helped him over the years to operate the sites very efficiently and successfully.
Kris is still looking out for quality site opportunities, but is not interested in quantity anymore.
Kris loves the Forecourt Industry and has met and worked with some incredible people and suppliers during his time and has no intention of retiring just yet!