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Thu 20th Jan 2011

British Gas Business acquire Connaught Compliance Electrical & Gas Services and Connaught Academy

British Gas Business part of the Centrica group acquired Connaught Compliance Electrical and Gas Service on 1st October 2010

About British Gas Business

The acquisition will bring British Gas Business an approximately 600 strong work force including approximately 400 electricity and gas engineers who specialise in the installation, service and maintenance of commercial electrical systems and gas boilers, and in excess of 20,000 customer contracts, mainly in the private sector. It also includes Connaught's training academy in South Wales. This transaction marks a significant step forward in British Gas Business' strategy to build a complete energy solutions business through the provision of service and maintenance contracts to its 750,000 customers.

Kanat Emiroglu, managing director of British Gas Business, said

"This acquisition gives us the platform that is needed to develop and rapidly build a complete energy solutions business and accelerates our growth strategy in the business energy services market, which is expected to be worth 2 billion by 2015. It is great news for the people at Connaught, its customers and for British Gas Business's existing customers."

Information affecting all customers of Connaught Compliance Electrical Services

It's very much business as usual, and for our part we will be focusing on investing in the delivery of value and excellence of service to your business. You don't have to do anything. If you have a contract or agreement with us the existing terms will remain in place, you will continue to be served by the same account managers, engineers and regional office that you have had throughout your relationship with Connaught.