SOLD - Domestic Plumbing & Heating Contractors - East Devon

Plumbing and Heating Business changes hands

Based in Exmouth in Devon, Westmancoat Plumbing and Heating Contractors was founded in 1962 and has been providing its services within a 20-mile radius of its base.

Being in the hands of the Sommers family since 1972 the ethos of the business has been to offer apprenticeships and train its engineers. All the current technical staff and plumbers have been with the business for many years having started at the age of 16.

Deciding that it was time to retire, Paul Sommers (who took over the business from his father) chose to instruct Beardsley Theobalds – the specialist business transfer agency based in Exeter, to handle the sale for him. A full package of promotional exercises was carried out: advertising on various industry websites, mailshots to owners of similar businesses, contacting accountants across the South West asking if they had clients who were acquisitive for such a business and conducting a mailshot to people on Beardsley Theobalds’ register of buyers.

The company has been acquired by Devon businessman Carl Purbrick who has a strong business background and transferable skills to operate Westmancoat. Paul Sommers will be providing a thorough handover of the business to ensure that the high standards of the business continue.