Our promise is to be our customers’ No.1 choice by offering all the products, parts and specialist services they need.

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Welcome to the Wolseley Group

The Wolseley Group is a leading plumbing, heating and cooling and infrastructure trade specialist merchant in the UK. We aim to be the first choice for trade customers across the country.

We take pride in offering excellent specialist know-how, being easy to do business with and offering confidence that the price is right. Making sure we deliver on our promises.

We build our businesses through the quality of our people; the excellent service they provide and their strong relationships with customers and suppliers.

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Helping our customers do more

From our offices in Warwick and Ripon, to our distribution centres in Melmerby, Milton Keynes, and Measham and around 550 branches across the UK, our people work together to give our customers great service every day.

Our infrastructure businesses also serve professionals in the construction industry through a number of trading brands – Wolseley, Burdens Civils, Fusion Utilities, and Wolseley Managed Services.

Our William Wilson business supplies plumbing, heating and bathroom supplies to customers across Scotland.

 

Our brands

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Wolseley

A leading plumbing, heating and cooling trade specialist merchant in the UK.

Visit the Wolseley customer website

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Burdens

A civil engineering and underground drainage product and service expert, operating a national network of strategically located branches, each providing stock in depth from industry leading manufacturers.

Visit the Burdens website

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Fusion Utilities

A nationwide multi-utility supply chain partner, dedicated to providing best-in-class products, expertise and innovation, for water, gas, power and fibre providers. Also includes a leading hire and repair service.

Visit the Fusion Utilities website

 

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William Wilson

Suppliers of plumbing, heating and bathroom products to a wide customer base in Scotland.

Visit the William Wilson website

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Managed Services

A bespoke supply chain solution for social housing organisations, local authorities, national retail and supermarket chains, and the MOD.

Visit the Managed Services website

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Bassetts

An award-winning plumbers’ merchant with trade counters and bathroom showrooms located across Northern Ireland.

Visit the Bassetts website

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DHS

Located in Guernsey in the Channel Islands, experts in the supply and design of heating and bathroom systems as well as other essential building supplies.

Visit the DHS website

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Neville Lumb

A market-leading supplier of commercial sanitaryware to new build and refurbishment projects across the UK.

Visit the Neville Lumb website

Our values

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Safety, Health & Wellbeing

We put each other's safety, health, and wellbeing first. 

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Exceptional Service

We deliver exceptional service to our customers.

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Nurturing Potential

We nurture each other's extraordinary potential. 

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Fairness & Respect

We treat each other with fairness and respect. 

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Positive Impact

We have a positive impact on global and local communities. 

Find out more about our impact. 

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Our financial performance

The mid-year trading update for Wolseley Group Holdings Limited for the six months ending 31 January 2024 can be found here.

Mid-year Trading Update

The annual report and accounts for Wolseley Group Holdings Limited for the year ended 31 July 2023 can be found here.

Annual Report and Accounts 2023

Our leadership team

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Simon Gray

Chief Executive Officer

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Nicky Thomas

Chief Financial Officer

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John Hancock

Chief Operating Officer, Wolseley Group

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Roger Connett

Chief Technology Officer

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Nicky Randle

General Counsel

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Sarah Broughton

Chief HR Officer 

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Wolseley during the Coronavirus pandemic

Find out how Wolseley helped keep the UK operating during the coronavirus pandemic.

More about our coronavirus response

A brief history of Wolseley

1887


Frederick York Wolseley launches the Wolseley Sheep Shearing Machine Company.

1899


The first Wolseley horseless carriage goes on sale in the UK at £120.

1901


Wolseley sells its car and machine tool business to Morris Motors, BMC, British Leyland and Rover Group.

1958


Wolseley merges with Geo H Hughes.

1960


Wolseley acquires a number of UK heating companies.

1974


Sales hit £27 million.

1979


The group repositions to focus solely on distribution.

1982


Wolseley acquires US firm Ferguson Enterprises Inc.

1986


Sales reach £739 million.

2017


Wolseley plc changes its name to Ferguson plc.

2021


Wolseley UK sold to private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier and Rice LLC (CD&R). Wolseley UK acquires Jointing Technologies towards the end of the year.

2022


Wolseley Group acquires Bassetts, DHS, Neville Lumb, Ideal Bathrooms, and Cascade Pipeline. It also acquires Heat Merchants and Hevac Ltd in the Republic of Ireland. And a majority stake in C.P. Hart.