The company was formed in 1995 by five ex-British Gas Managers who had each built up considerable experience within the gas industry, from design consultancy, to all sizes and installation of pipework, heating and process applications.
The commercial sector was an area of activity BG at that time was seeking to withdraw from. Given the contacts that had been developed over the years, there was a logical business opportunity.
It was the initial intention that the company would concentrate on this sector but in 1996 the company was awarded the British Gas contract for their “GasCare” Elderly & Disabled Safety Checks throughout the Yorkshire/Lincolnshire area. This contract ran successfully from 1996-2011. Alongside this contract has been additional Quality Assurance work on Leeds City Council’s domestic service contractors, which again saw us work in synergy with BG.
We presently have a total staff of 8 and our regular customers include; Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust; Leeds Jewish Housing Association; Leeds University and Swift Group.
Domestically, our customer base, particularly in Hull, continues to grow, with more and more people switching to ServiceCare for their boiler maintenance contracts, enabling them to enjoy an annual service of their heating system, safe in the knowledge in the event of a breakdown all costs are covered for a low monthly fee.
Additionally, in 1999 the company identified a significant gap in gas industry training in the Yorkshire area and a sister company, Natural Gas Services (Training) Ltd., was formed to meet this demand. With the Head Office based in Leeds, NGST has grown to now include centres in Hitchin, Cramlington (serving Newcastle and the surrounding area) Scarborough and alongside us here at Mission House in Hull, where NGS is based.
Natural Gas Services (Training) Ltd was the head Company of our Group prior to NGS and NGST effecting a demerger early in 2011. This has enabled directors (all original founding directors continue to work) to focus specifically on their set areas and ensuring both businesses flourish now and in the future.