Estate agent Christie & Co said that the free business evaluation service it had provided at the CRS had proved popular with petrol forecourt operators.
Associate director for London, Jason Lile said visitors to the International Forecourt and Fuel Equipment Exhibition, which was being held alongside the Convenience Retailing Show at Birmingham NEC, had asked for valuations because they wanted to develop their retail businesses.
Lile said all the retailers that had had their accounts checked by Christie & Co had discovered that their business had increased in value.