McGill continues acquisition trail with Kingdom Gas Services purchase

Building services and construction contractor McGill has acquired Fife-based gas and central heating specialist Kingdom Gas Services.

McGill continues acquisition trail with Kingdom Gas Services purchase

(from left) Billy McCord, Kingdom Gas Services; Syd Fudge, non-executive chairman, United Capital and Errol Lawrie, managing director, McGill

The acquisition, which follows the purchase of facilities management company The McDougall Group last month, and boosts the scope of expertise and scale of delivery across the East Coast of Scotland as McGill prepares to launch a dedicated gas division.

Kingdom Gas Services, which is managed by company founder Billy McCord, has grown over the past 23 years from a start-up based in Cupar, into a respected multi-million-pound turnover business, with operations covering Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee, and Fife. The business specialises in delivering domestic and commercial oil and gas boiler maintenance, repair, and installation services to housing associations and councils.

Billy McCord will join McGill as gas services director and will lead the newly launched gas division, created to consolidate the delivery of all gas and heating contracts across the McGill group.

Speaking of his company’s acquisition, McGill managing director Errol Lawrie said: “I am delighted to welcome Billy and his Kingdom Gas team into the McGill family. To be announcing our second company acquisition, not even a month after purchasing The McDougall Group, is exciting, and a sign of what’s to come at McGill.

“Billy has built a solid and reputable company and his expertise will be put to good use as he drives forward the expansion of our newly created gas division. I would also like to thank our parent company, United Capital, whose efforts and expertise have allowed us to complete this deal quickly, and confidently.”

Kingdom Gas founder, Billy McCord added: “Within the industry, the success of McGill is no secret. The business has done exceptionally well over the past couple of years, and when I started to think about my own plans for the future of Kingdom Gas, McGill were an obvious route. For me, having grown my business over the past 23 years, I wanted comfort that the future of the business, and of my employees, was secure. Joining McGill is both a challenge and a huge opportunity for my people and Kingdom Gas. I am confident our existing clients and employees will also be delighted by this news.”

Graeme Carling, CEO of McGill’s parent company, United Capital, added: “All of our group businesses benefit from the support of our experienced board of directors, to realise their ambitions and the goals for their businesses. I am proud to support McGill to complete it’s second company acquisition, less than a month after its first. The Kingdom Gas team are joining a McGill that is full of energy and targeting big things. I wish to welcome Billy and his team to the family, and I am excited to see what’s next for McGill.”

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