HomeServe acquires Home Energy Services


Posted 13 October 2015 9:30 AM by John Greaves

HomeServe acquires Home Energy Services, creates 600-strong network of directly employed plumbing, drainage and heating engineers.

HomeServe’s growing significance in gas market takes an important step; enhancement to in-house gas capability sets up challenge on national stage.

HomeServe Membership, one of the UK’s leading home assistance companies, has acquired Nottingham-based Home Energy Services, a major gas service and repair business, formerly part of E.ON, for an undisclosed figure.

The combined business will have over 600 directly-employed specialist engineers, supported by a trusted panel of third-party service providers and a growing gas franchising business, covering the full range of heating, plumbing & drainage and electrics services, serving over two million Customers across the UK. The Home Energy Services hub and its People in Nottingham will work with HomeServe centres in Walsall, Preston and Banbury to become a critical part of HomeServe’s service deployment network.

“This will be an important step for both HomeServe and Home Energy Services” said Martin Bennett, CEO of HomeServe Membership. “The addition of Home Energy Services’ gas expertise and network of directly-employed gas engineers to our market-leading plumbing and drainage division and our own experienced gas engineers, working alongside our trusted group of third-party service providers and our growing gas franchising business, creates an incredible opportunity for us, but more importantly, absolutely supports our goal of delivering truly effortless service to our Customers.

“In the short-term for both HomeServe and Home Energy Services, our focus is absolutely on the winter months ahead, our busiest time and often the time our Customers need us most. However, the New Year promises to be exciting for us all.

“In becoming part of the HomeServe family, Home Energy Services People join a growing business and I know they will make a massive contribution as we continue on our journey to become the number one Home Assistance company in the UK.”

Chris McLain, CEO of Home Energy Services, added: “HomeServe is a company into which Home Energy Services fits perfectly. We are very similar in that we are absolutely focused on our Customers, and the complementarities of our relative experience and expertise makes for a very powerful, and market-changing, combination.”

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About HomeServe                              

HomeServe is a national home assistance company providing plumbing, drainage, electrics and heating maintenance and repair services through its own network of directly employed and sub-contracting specialist engineers. Around two million people in the UK have placed their trust in HomeServe and turn to us when it comes to fixing, maintaining and looking after their home.

About Home Energy Services

Home Energy Services offers a range of boiler and central heating maintenance, installation and repair solutions.

Originally a division of the energy company E.ON, Home Energy Services became an independent company following a management buyout in April 2013.

Contact:

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