Jones gets smart after Centrica deal

The former boss of PH Jones, the heating specialist that was sold to Centrica for £30m yesterday, has retained the metering division and expects rapid growth on the back of the nationwide roll-out of smart meters. PH Jones’ managing director Martin Jones and his brother Chris expect the unit, which accounted for around £15m of … Continued

Centrica swoops for £30m PH Jones

A family-owned company which provides central heating services to the social housing sector has been sold to energy giant Centrica for £30m in cash. PH Jones, based in Malpas Cheshire, was founded in 1971 by Phil Jones, who began his career as a sole trader installing central heating sytems in 1963. His wife Brenda is … Continued

PH Jones sold to Centrica for £30m

Centrica, the parent company of British Gas, has splashed out £30m on Cheshire central heating business PH Jones Group. The company is headquartered in Malpas and provides services to about 250,000 properties each year through its social housing business. Centrica said the cash deal was a “major step” in British Gas’ strategy to build its … Continued

Brothers take over PH Jones division

Martin and Chris Jones have taken over the reins at Cheshire-based PH Jones’ utility services division after the company’s two other divisions – social housing and facilities management – were sold to British Gas owner Centrica in a £30m deal. The two deals have resulted in PH Jones founders, Phil and Brenda Jones, retiring from … Continued