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Rok launches new specialist wing

Building and maintenance company Rok has launched a division focusing on plumbing, heating and electrical work.

The move follows the acquisition of five specialist firms in those trades during the last two years alongside an aggressive recruitment campaign of technicians.

Rok Plumbing Heating and Electrical incorporates Corrie and Pitkerro which are based in Scotland; Avonside with offices in Scotland and England; EMB in the North of England; and Barkbury in the Midlands.

Rok chief executive Garvis Snook said: “The launch of Rok Plumbing Heating and Electrical is an important development for our business. Having increased our market share in this sector through acquisition we will build on the reputations and experience these companies possess to roll out their specialist services across the country."

The company said that around a quarter of the work on all building projects consists of plumbing, heating and electrical activities, and added “we are keen to keep this in-house thus ensuring we provide a high quality of workmanship and service for our customers”.

“Organisations need reliable and efficient repairs and regular maintenance to keep the costs of running buildings to a minimum. Insurance companies need a network of skilled craftsmen operating for them across the country.”

Rok Plumbing Heating and Electrical will operate under the umbrella of Rok plc; Donnie Fraser and Steve Sayers will be the directors leading the new business.
Operations Director, John Samuel, said: “The launch of Rok PHE is the latest development in a strategy to deliver long-term sustainable growth.