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Exelby Services extends YDMT partnership


Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust has renewed its partnership with Exelby Services.


Now in its second year, the agreement has already seen 850 trees planted and 170 young people helped to connect with nature and learn new skills.

Exelby Services are a family owned, independent distributor of bunkering and retails fuels across the North of England. Comprising of five service areas and truck stops, they handle more than 140 million litres of fuel a year and provide overnight parking for up to 350 HGVs per day.

IMAGE: The development of Exelby’s A19 Northbound site has seen the planting of more than 100 trees, shrubs and bushes to create a diverse habitat for the local wildlife.

From their early days operating a truck repair workshop in the 1940s they’ve expanded to include service areas on the A1(M) at Leeming Bar, A19 south of Teesside, at Carlisle on Junction 42 of the M6 and at Castleford on Junction 31 of the M62.

They also provide Shell retail fuels and operate the Shell GO+ loyalty scheme which allows every customer to offset the carbon footprint of their fuel purchase.

Rob Exelby, Managing Director of Exelby Services, said: “We’re immensely proud to be partnering with YDMT as we push to reduce our environmental impact as a business while creating opportunities to support young people in the British countryside.

“As well as reducing our customer’s carbon footprints, we’re now on a mission to make our business operations carbon neutral. We have recently completed a full redevelopment of our A19 Northbound site which includes a Shell service station and truck stop.

“We’ve taken inspiration from our partnership with YDMT to plant more than a hundred trees and hundreds more shrubs and bushes to create a diverse habitat for the local wildlife. We’re looking to supplement this with an on-site solar farm to make it our first carbon negative service area.”


Michael Devlin, Deputy CEO at YDMT added: “Through our ‘Together for Trees’ campaign we are working with many supporters and partners such as Exelby Services to plant 100,000 additional trees across the region. Trees are hugely valuable as a habitat for wildlife supporting some of our most endangered woodland animals, like red squirrels, dormice and cuckoos.

“They are also important for our mental health and wellbeing and we believe that everyone should have access to them. The appeal aims to raise funds to create beautiful woodlands that everyone can enjoy for years to come.

“We’re really excited to continue our partnership with Exelby Services as one of our charity partners and we’ll be excited to welcome them to the woodlands they’re supporting later in the year.”

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