Suresite, a Preston based retail services company, has signed an agreement to offer access to payment card processing services to the UK-wide stores operated by the Costcutter Supermarkets Group.
The Millennium City Park-based SME has 49 employees and has operated in the card services industry since 2005, but this is their first move into general retail. Until now, Suresite has served as a specialist – and the largest – provider to the petrol forecourt sector. Last year, it processed over £2 billion card transactions.
The company was founded in Fulwood by company chairman, Geoff Oldham, in 1994. In the fuel industry, it has longstanding contracts with Certas, Greenergy, JET, Harvest Energy.
“We have spent over a decade building payment card expertise in forecourts, becoming the biggest and most respected provider to that sector” said David Wright, card services manager, Suresite. “We have made the decision to now market our service wider to the general retailer and the Costcutter opportunity represents a fantastic launch pad.
“It is a prominent brand to be associated with and we will be able to offer Costcutter, Mace and Supershop store retailers. exceptional rates that will help them to strengthen earnings.”
Mike Hollis, retail director at Costcutter Supermarkets Group, added: “Suresite offered us the promise of great value payment card processing, combined with first class customer service and technical support. This supports our ambition to constantly improve the support we are offering our independent retailers.”