Our People

Our people are our greatest asset

Our people are the driving force behind our continued sustainability drive and our shared belief in the need for low-emission fuels is driving our success.

Our culture

At Crown Oil, we are continually evolving and finding new ways to allow our wide range of customers to serve their customers with a reduced environmental impact. That’s why it’s vital that our colleagues reflect the diversity of the people we serve. Hiring people with various backgrounds and points of view helps us make better decisions, supply better products and create better experiences for everyone.

Our community

At Crown Oil, we are committed to strengthening our communities for our employees and our customers. We partner with community partners to provide support and a sustainable positive impact.

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Our dedicated Sustainable Project Team

To help drive the business forward towards our Net Zero target, we have a dedicated team of advisors and champions from across the business who are working to deliver our sustainability strategy.

Everyone on the team has a specific area of expertise and knowledge that enables us to deliver the end goal of Crown Oil being the first fuel distributor in the country whose operations are fully sustainable with Net Zero direct emissions by 2030.

“As a Group, we have come a long way from when my grandfather and founder, Harry Greensmith, sold paraffin oil door-to-door in Heywood. As we continue towards our goal of net zero direct emissions, I believe that my grandfather would be proud of everything the Group has and will continue to achieve”

— Managing Director, Matthew Greensmith

There is no getting away from the fact that we supply fossil fuels. I feel this gives us a greater responsibility than most when it comes to sustainability and the environment. Aiming for net zero by 2030 is both a brave and bold move but one that proves our commitment to doing what is right for both our business and the planet.

Sales Operations Manager, Mark Seddon

We know how important it is that our staff are part of our company goals and mission which is why we are passionate about running lots of events and initiatives to ensure everyone’s on-board. From charity events to tree planting and charity days, there is lots on offer for our people to get involved with.

Our values

Our values underpin everything we do; they align to our mission, support our culture and are instilled throughout our organisation.


We’re honest, we’re ethical and we’re trustworthy, and always endeavour to do the right thing.


We’re transparent and accept full responsibility for our actions and our decisions.


We’re committed to ensuring the safety of our colleagues, our customers and our community.


We constantly strive to challenge the status quo to improve and break new ground.


We aim to set the highest standard in everything we do.

Our History

We’ve been in business since 1947 and during this time, we’ve built up a wealth of knowledge within the industry.
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Our Company

Crown Oil is the first UK fuel supply company to be certified carbon neutral and is on a mission to have net zero direct emissions.
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Our Approach

The oil industry is changing and we’re proud to be on the leading edge of the green revolution. Discover how we’re doing it.
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