British Gas Business acquires Connaught assets

Centrica, the parent company of utilities firm British Gas, has announced that its British Gas Business division has acquired the assets of the gas and electricity services businesses of Connaught Compliance, the trading division of integrated services group Connaught, for £11.2m, which will be settled in cash on completion.

The acquisition will bring British Gas Business an approximately 600-strong workforce, including approximately 400 gas and electricity engineers who specialise in the installation, service and maintenance of commercial gas boilers and electrical systems, and in excess of 20,000 customer contracts, mainly in the private sector.

It also includes Connaught’s training academy in south Wales.