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(l-r) Billy McCord of Kingdom Gas Services, Syd Fudge United Capital non-executive chairman, and Errol Laurie, McGill managing director

McGill acquires gas and central heating specialist

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

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

Managed by company founder Billy McCord, Kingdom Gas Services 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.

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.

Commenting on the acquisition McCord said: “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.”

McGill Managing Director, Errol Lawrie, added: “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.”

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