EG Group Acquires GB3 and appoints Group CIO
Blackburn, 17th May 2019 – EG Group announce the acquisition of GB3, a provider of information technology (IT) solutions based in Preston, United Kingdom.
In parallel, Graham Billsborough, Founder and CEO of GB3 has been appointed EG Group’s Chief Information Officer (CIO).
Graham has a strong background in technology leadership roles and, having worked in AstraZeneca, EDS and Enterprise plc, brings a wealth of large-scale IT strategy, delivery and acquisition experience. Most recently Graham founded and led the rapid expansion of GB3 Limited, a technology solutions company, delivering to organisations throughout the UK, Europe and USA.
Mohsin Issa, Co-CEO, EG Group expressed, “The GB3 transaction represents an important building block as we create one of the world’s leading independent forecourt retail convenience businesses. GB3 is well positioned to support our expansion into multiple markets. Graham’s technology leadership skills and strong delivery track record will allow EG Group to realise its vision to become a digital leader in the sector. We are also committed to continue expanding the GB3 customer base and look forward to seeing the business grow.”
Commenting on the appointment, Graham Billsborough said, “The GB3 team are excited to have reached this definitive agreement with EG Group. The combination aligns our expertise in technology management with their leadership in the forecourt retail convenience sector. On a personal level, I am excited to join the EG Group leadership team. The opportunity to lead EG Group’s technology solutions and expand on GB3’s success is a superb prospect.”
About EG Group
Founded in 2001 by the Issa Family, United Kingdom based EG Group is a leading petrol forecourt retail convenience operator who has established partnerships with global brands such as ESSO, BP, Shell, Carrefour, Louise Delhaize, SPAR, Starbucks, Burger King, KFC, Greggs and Subway. The business has an established pedigree of delivering a world class fuel, convenience and food-to-go offer.
The EG Group currently employs over 30,000 colleagues working in circa 5,200 sites across Europe, USA and Australia.EG Group has made a significant commitment to delivering a modern consumer retail offer which exceeds expectations and creates a true ‘one-stop’ retail destination to satisfy multiple consumer missions.
The business is regularly recognised for innovation and investment in convenience retail assets, the employees and the systems. Zuber Issa and Mohsin Issa, Founders and co-CEOs, EG Group, were jointly named the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the UK.
Further information at www.eurogarages.com.
About GB3 Limited
Founded in 2012 by Graham Billsborough the company has rapidly grown to become provider of technology solutions both in the UK, Europe and the US. With strong technology partnerships the business provides services to many sectors and sizes of companies. The ability to provide strategy, systems and support carves out a unique proposition within the IT managed service sector. Following the acquisition GB3 will continue to grow its technology services and products.