Travis Perkins Announce Intention to Sell P&H businesses to H.I.G Capital.

Travis Perkins plc have announced that they intend to sell the Plumbing & Heating businesses (P&H) to H.I.G Capital, an american equity investment firm.

Our Plumbing and Heating businesses are already leaders of their markets, a position founded on the expertise of our teams and the strength of being a national, specialist distributor of plumbing, heating, bathroom and electrical products. H.I.G has seen that we have a great business with amazing colleagues and loyal customers. Crucially - H.I.G recognises that there are many opportunities to develop our business throughout the UK and Ireland and they can provide the investment to help us achieve that growth.

H.I.G. shares our plans and our vision to grow our business. They are incredibly enthusiastic about P&H and what we are planning to do. They are fully committed to help us achieve our growth plans through capital investment and strategic support.

We look forward to working with the H.I.G team to accelerate our strategy to be simpler, easier and more convenient for our customers and to grow in our branch and distribution networks whilst driving forward with our digitalisation plans.

Apart from the change of ownership it’s still very much business as usual and our team is ready to help you and to serve your needs as normal.

In the meantime, if you have any queries about this update, please speak to your local branch manager who will be happy to help you or contact

City Plumbing are your local plumbing, heating  and electrical supplier for the trade.


Our award winning Plumbing and Heating company spans the trade, home improvement and DIY markets. With 9 successful businesses in the division we’ve grown to over 4,500 colleagues across more than 370 branches and sites around the UK and Ireland.



The P&H Head offices are located in Crick, Northamptonshire. 


Our products


From boilers and copper tubing to bathroom suites, towel rails and electrical parts all from top brand names, we have everything you need to complete the job. Here at City Plumbing, We know in your business time really is money and that you can't afford to wait for products, which is why we hold stock of a wide range of essential products that you need on a daily basis and can source most other products from our central distribution centre within a day or two.



Our colleagues


Our friendly specialist staff are our best asset and their knowledge and expertise will ensure you always get the right products and advice when you need it.



Our branches


We have a nationwide network of over 370 branches so wherever your work takes you, you should always be near a City Plumbing branch.


We pride ourselves on running our branches locally so you always get the personal service you deserve. Almost all of our branches have state of the art Bathroom Showrooms which have been designed to inspire both you and your customers and provide a comfortable and professional space for bathroom products to be experienced first hand.


Our Showroom and Showroom Managers are there as an extension to your business, so talk to us about how we can take some of the time consuming design and product selection work off your hands.



Our culture


We have values which are core to our being. Everyone works together, everyone looks out for each other and everyone is expected to step up and play their part in making us the best in every area. The whole team owns the whole business, together. 


We’ve built an inclusive working environment where everyone can contribute because everyone is listened to, valued and respected.


Upholding family values – a way of working with and treating people

This is what makes us different. We work hard together to deliver results and have some fun along the way. It’s about doing the right thing. We’re straightforward and value honesty, trust and kindness. It’s ‘new-fashioned’ family values built on our heritage.


Keeping people safe – safety will always be at the top of the agenda

Safety, for us, is everything. We expect everyone to go home to their families exactly as they arrived at work.


Making decent returns – creating value for shareholders, employees, customers and suppliers

Making a decent return is less about making money and more about creating value for shareholders, employees, customers and suppliers.  And it depends on building business relationships based on trust and respect; strong enough to keep going through bad and good times.


Supporting our customers – the Group’s business is based on strong relationships

The success of our business relies on strong relationships. This is about a ‘can do, will do’ attitude and understanding the lifelong value of each customer relationship


Being the best – setting the bar high and making employees and customers feel special

Our aim is to set the bar high and make our customers feel special. Our business is built on maintaining good relationships with our customers and suppliers. It’s essential we attract and retain the best people to enable us to operate the best business in every catchment area



Shop online or visit your local City Plumbing branch today to experience first hand our great service and excellent product range.

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