Spring Petroleum is to open more sites after posting double-digit rises in sales and profits.

The indie forecourt operator reported a 15.7% hike in pre-tax profits to £273,347 on sales up 12.5% to £36.9m in the year to 31 March, according to accounts filed at Companies House.

“The company plans on increasing the number of service stations, and continuing with the refurbishment and redevelopment of existing service stations,” the directors said.