Avonside Group, a UK services provider into the house building sector, has announced the acquisition of Worcester-based Whites Plumbing Services Ltd.
A long-established presence within the Midlands Region, WPS was founded and built up under the management of Nigel and Sue White, and has established an outstanding reputation for sector-leading on site delivery and service.
In recent years, Chris White, who will continue as Managing Director, has driven the business to greater heights, and this acquisition allows for a further stage of growth.
The move marks a significant stage in Avonside’s development strategy, positioning the Group as a multi-discipline service provider to the UK housebuilding sector.
Executive Chairman Tony Burke commented: “Whites Plumbing Services represent the absolute ideal for us in terms of our initial move into the plumbing and heating sector. They are an extremely well-organised operation that can offer us a platform as we seek to expand our presence in this adjacent trade.”
He added: “Nigel and Chris White have based their operation on outstanding service delivery and, as such, the ethos perfectly matches that of the wider Group. We have great expectations and look forward to working closely with the entire team at Whites.”
On behalf of WPS, Nigel White said: “The business has been in family hands for over half a century, so it was essential to me that we picked the right organisation to entrust it to. I have known Tony Burke and key members of his management team for many years and from all of our conversations I know this is the right move for both parties – the future is really exciting.”
Whites Plumbing Services operates across the Midlands and South West region and provides plumbing and heating services to primary housebuilders.
Divisions include roofing, renewables and energy, and now plumbing, enabling Avonside to cater to a wide-ranging residential and commercial market.