Profits have doubled at forecourt operator MRH (GB) following the sale of its commercial fuels business Pace Fuelcare to DCC last year.

Pre-tax profits lept 95% to £35.4m in the year to 2 October 2011 on sales up 17.3% to £1.6bn.

“Our level of asset and cash backing gives the group the ability to withstand difficult market conditions as well as the capability to make acquisitions when profitable opportunities arise,” the directors wrote in the accounts.