A FAMILY run service station business has added a sixth forecourt to its portfolio with its latest acquisition.

Jos Richardson & Son has purchased Middleton Service Station, an Esso fuel station and Londis Convenience Store based in Middleton, near Pickering.

The purchase of the property and business adds to the firm’s existing forecourt portfolio, which includes Glews Service Station in Goole, Longs Corner Garage in Howden, York Road Garage in Escrick as well as Filey and Primrose Valley Service Stations on the East Coast.

Commenting on the acquisition managing director Joseph Richardson said: “We are delighted that this purchase has been finalised

“Middleton Service Station is in a great location and has a lot of potential. We plan to start re-development works on the forecourt and upgrade the store later this year.”

Middleton Service Station was owned and run by Mr Brian Charlton for more than 20 years and employs 12 full and part time staff.

Jos Richardson & Son Ltd was advised on the deal by solicitors Rollits LLP and financial advisors Garbutt and Elliott.