The International North West 200 Secures New Title Sponsorship From fonaCab And Nicholl Oils For 2019

2019 Dates, North West 200 News, Races

The 2019 International North West 200 will celebrate it’s 90th anniversary with new title sponsorship.

The north coast event has secured the backing of Northern Ireland’s leading taxi company, fonaCAB and the Province’s largest independent oil distributor, Nicholl Oils for the May 12-18 races.

The race will be known as the fonaCAB International North West 200 in association with Nicholl Oils.

‘This is a unique opportunity and a great honour for our company to become one of the title sponsors of such a prestigious international event as the North West 200, especially in its landmark 90th year.’ William McCausland, Director of fonaCAB, said.

‘The NW200 is the jewel in the crown of the international road racing calendar, bringing the best road racers on the planet to these shores. fonaCAB are delighted to welcome all the teams, competitors and fans to this year’s event. Our sponsorship provides us with an excellent opportunity to enhance our commitment to supporting growth and prosperity in the local communities through sport.’

fonaCAB has enjoyed a long association with the North West 200, from sponsoring Michael Swann in 1988 to backing current competitors, Lee Johnston, Glenn Irwin, Jeremy McWilliams and Paul Jordan­.

Hugh Nicholl, Managing Director, is equally delighted the Nicholl Oils Group will be involved in such a high profile way in this year’s international NW200.

“We are thrilled to become one of the title sponsors of the NW200 in this its 90th anniversary year. When Mervyn approached us about becoming a sponsor we were delighted that we could help continue the great work of all the people involved with the NW200 to ensure it remains the premier international road racing event.”

‘Like the NW200, Nicholl Oils, is a business that has been established for a long time in the North West of the Province.’ he said.

‘We supply oil products to local homes and businesses throughout Northern Ireland. Through our commitment to the NW200 in 2019 we are now supporting Northern Ireland’s largest outdoor sporting event.’

‘We are delighted to welcome fonaCAB and Nicholl Oils on board in this very special year for the North West 200 motorcycle races.’ Event Director, Mervyn Whyte, MBE, said.

‘It is an indication of the event’s prestige that it attracts the support of companies with such major profiles as these businesses.

Northern Ireland’s major sporting attraction is an annual event that receives global exposure. Everyone involved in the races will work tirelessly to ensure all of our sponsors enjoy and benefit from their involvement in this great event.’


  •      Family Business started back in 1962 by William’s father Sidney
    •       Based in Belfast but covering work all over N.I. and R.O.I
    •       Almost 1200 cars in the fleet and growing
    •       Going from strength to strength, 25% growth in the past year
    •       solidifying our position as market leader in Belfast and beyond
    •       85K + bookings completed a week
    •       getting over 200K customers to where they want to be each and every week
    •       Heavily involved in supporting local events, athletes and sports teams (Belfast Giants, Ulster Rugby, St Pauls, Cliftonville, Crusaders, Glentoran, Glenn Irwin, Lee Johnston, Jeremy McWilliams
    •       Embrace new technologies and innovation and continue to lead the way, first fleet in NI to use computerised dispatch systems and continue to invest in the latest technologies and now the first to introduce a Tesla into their fleet
    •       Modern fleet of cars with MPV’s and executive vehicles available
    •       Our purpose is to provide a quality and professional service which is safe and available to all.
    •       “The customer is our focus. We are committed to providing customer service that exceeds our customers’ needs and expectations.”

Nicholl Oils Group

Established over 50 years ago, the Nicholl Oils Group is an independently owned family business supplying petroleum products throughout the N. Ireland, UK and Ireland to domestic, commercial, industrial and retail customers.

From small beginnings in a rural village on the banks of Lough Foyle near Londonderry it has grown to become one of the largest oil distributors in the UK and Ireland.

Nicholl Oils group provides a full range of petroleum products and services spanning the Energy sector. Originally set up to provide oil to local homes and businesses in the North West of Northern Ireland, Nicholl Oils Group now supply petroleum products to Domestic, Agricultural, Commercial, Industrial, Marine, Governmental and Retail customers across the province, Ireland and mainland UK.

Over the last 50 years Nicholl Oils has grown to become Northern Ireland’s largest independent oil distributor by providing their customers with a reliable, dependable service at competitive prices.

From its Oil Import Terminal in Belfast they source oil products from all of the major oil refiners and traders across the world. A modern delivery fleet of nearly 100 tankers from network of 11 strategically positioned depots across Northern Ireland they provide its customers with the best, most flexible and responsive service possible. No matter where you live in Northern Ireland, you can rest assured that Nicholl Oils can provide you with a first-class delivery service delivering the highest quality products and the very best customer service from their local depot near you.

It’s retail petrol brand “Star” provides local petrol forecourt owners with a modern, bright, trusted brand image for the supply of Petrol, Diesel, Kerosene and other fuels to retail forecourts.

Nicholl Oils is also at the forefront of technology with the continuing development of its unmanned automated forecourt network under the brand image “Nicholl”. With sites in Carryduff, Belfast, Bangor, Mallusk, Omagh, Limavady, Derry, Ballymena and Antrim it is fast becoming a familiar site across the province.

The “Nicholl” automated site enables customers to refuel petrol, diesel and adblue 24 hours a day, 365 days a year using credit/debit cards or cash. Most sites also have retail shops and other services like ATM’s and car washes.