HomeServe Membership, UK home assistance company, 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.
Martin Bennett, CEO of HomeServe Membership, said: “This will be an important step for both HomeServe and Home Energy Services.
“The addition of Home Energy Services’ gas expertise and network of directly employed gas engineers to our market-leading plumbing and drainage division, aswell as 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.”