King Canute


Ashley & Dumville is a company whose heart is embedded in the oil and energy industry. It has developed significantly from its humble beginnings as a coal and coke merchant in 1880 to the range of services it offers the market today.

Our search and selection business, Oil Recruitment, has built up a strong reputation in its market since it was established in 1998. Testament to this are the long standing relationships we have with the companies we work alongside and the candidates we place.

Our business media A&D Publishing was founded in the 1977 by James Smith who had recently started an oil distribution business. James identified a need for businesses involved in the distribution of fuel oil to get information on a regular basis...and Fuel Oil News was founded.

Fuel Oil News has grown and become the dominant brand in the market, and A&D Publishing has developed a portfolio of activities within the energy and bulk distribution sectors with similar degrees of success, delivering a range of products and services for customers in print, online and in person.




Our Companies

Oil Reruitment A&D Publishing

Our Brands

Fuel Oil NewsOil InstallerBulk Distributor