HomeServe Membership has acquired Home Energy Services, creating a 600-strong network of employed plumbing, drainage and heating engineers

HomeServe Membership is a UK home assistance company, while Home Energy Services, based in Nottingham, is a major gas service and repair business that was formerly part of E.ON.

The combined business will have over 600 directly-employed specialist engineers, supported by a panel of third-party service providers and a growing gas franchising business. The company will cover the full range of heating, plumbing, drainage and electrics services, serving over 2 million Customers across the UK. The Home Energy Services hub in Nottingham will work with HomeServe centres in Walsall, Preston and Banbury to become a critical part of HomeServe's service deployment network.

"This will be an important step for both HomeServe and Home Energy Services,” said Martin Bennett, chief executive officer of HomeServe Membership. "The addition of Home Energy Services' gas expertise and network of directly-employed gas engineers to our plumbing and drainage division creates an incredible opportunity for us but, more importantly, supports our goal of delivering truly effortless service to our customers.

"In the short-term for both HomeServe and Home Energy Services, our focus is absolutely on the winter months ahead, our busiest time and often the time our customers need us most. However, the New Year promises to be exciting for us all."