Small but growing fuel provider Sonan Bunkers UK is beefing up operations globally after winning an enlarged finance facility from a mainstream bank and leaving alternative finance behind.

The company has plans in the alternative fuels sector through an Oslo subsidiary, and not least a physical fuel supply operation in Nigeria in partnership with a local company there.

Sonan’s rising profile under managing director and sole shareholder Graham Furse comes after the departure of former owner and director George Kotronakis some five years ago, according to documents filed with the UK Companies House.