Travis Perkins plc is a British builders' merchant and home
improvement retailer based in Northampton. It operates 1,900 outlets,
and has more than 27,000 employees in the
United Kingdom &
Travis Perkins plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange,
and is part of the FTSE 250.
3 See also
5 External links
The company began in 1797, when the Benjamin Ingram company of joiners
and carpenters was founded. Benjamin Ingram subsequently merged
with Perkins to become Ingram Perkins.
Ingram Perkins then merged with Sandell Smythe & Drayson in 1970
to form Sandell Perkins. Sandell Perkins was first listed on the
London Stock Exchange
London Stock Exchange in 1986, shortly before it merged with Travis
& Arnold in 1988 to form Travis Perkins.
Subsequent acquisitions have included Sherry & Haycock
(Bournemouth), AAH (46 branches) in 1994, BMSS (26 branches) in
1996, Keyline Builders Merchants (101 branches) and Sharpe &
Fisher (38 branches) in 1998, Broombys Limited (9 branches) in
2000, City Plumbing Supplies Limited (48 branches) and
Commercial Ceiling Factors (20 distribution centres) in 2002,
Jayhard (53 branches) and B&G (12 branches) in 2003,
Wickes (171 stores) in December 2004 and Tile Giant in November
In May 2008,
Travis Perkins invested in online marketplace between
tradesmen and homeowners, MyBuilder. In May 2010, Travis Perkins
made a successful offer to acquire
BSS Group for £553m and then
acquired the remaining 70% stake in
Toolstation in January 2012
and the whole of Solfex in January 2013.
The company's product lines include general building materials,
kitchens and bathrooms, hand and power tools, landscaping materials,
painting and decorating materials, timber and joists. The company is
structured around four divisions and 21 businesses:
Travis Perkins – general builders' merchant
Benchmarx – trade supplier of kitchens and joinery
BSS – specialist distributor of heating, ventilation, tools,
CCF – distributor of insulation, dry-lining, partitioning
Keyline – heavyside and civils merchant
Rudridge- groundwork, civil engineering and drainage materials
Plumbing & Heating
Plumbing Trade Supplies (PTS) – bathroom, heating and plumbing
products to trade and public
Direct Heating Spares (DHS) – heating spares
City Plumbing Supplies (CPS) – specialists in plumbing and heating
supplies to the trade and public
Connections – distributor of plumbing and heating products
City Heating Spares (CHS) – heating spares
F & P Wholesale – plumbing and heating supplies
SBS – "Sustainable Building Solutions"
Birchwood Price Tools – wholesaler of power tools, hand tools and
site equipment, including clothing brand, Scruffs
The Underfloor Heating Store – Underfloor Heating Specialists
Wickes – home improvement stores
Toolstation – direct sale and online supplier of trade tools,
accessories and hardware products
Tile Giant – tile and ceramics merchant
Insulation Giant – insulation and drylining merchant
^ a b c "Preliminary Results 2017" (PDF). Travis Perkins. Retrieved 30
^ "Who we are". Travis Perkins. Retrieved 28 April 2017.
Grade II listed building
Grade II listed building on Crown Road / Southbury Road" (PDF).
Enfield Society. Retrieved 18 December 2016.
^ a b c d e "History". Travis Perkins. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
^ "Bow Creek/River Lea - Leamouth". EDith's Streets. Retrieved 21
^ "Paddington: Economic History, in A History of the County of
Middlesex: Volume 9, Hampstead, Paddington, ed. C R Elrington".
London. 1989. pp. 233–241. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
Travis Perkins seals £181.5m deal for rival Keyline chain". CN
Plus. 6 May 1999. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
Travis Perkins Annual Report 2000" (PDF).
Travis Perkins Buys City Plumbing Supplies for £38.2m". Hemscott.
1 July 2002. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
Travis Perkins in pounds 45m CCF deal". Birmingham Post. 3 October
2002. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
Travis Perkins PLC said it has acquired Jayhard Ltd for 26.5 mln
stg cash". Desktop trader. 1 August 2003. Retrieved 21 March
Travis Perkins has acquired B&G". Business sale. 1 October
2003. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
Travis Perkins buys
Wickes chain". BBC. 16 December 2004. Retrieved
21 March 2015.
Travis Perkins snaps up Tile Giant".
Retail Week. 15 November 2007.
Retrieved 21 March 2015.
Travis Perkins takes mybuilder.com stake". This is money. 29 May
2008. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
^ Fletcher, Nick (28 May 2010). "BSS jumps 34% after £553m offer from
Travis Perkins". guardian.co.uk. Retrieved 28 May 2010.
Wickes owner buys remaining 70% of Toolstation".
Retail Gazette. 3
January 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
Travis Perkins buys renewables firm as part of Green Deal push".
Greenwise business. 30 January 2013. Retrieved 21 March 2015.
^ Travis Perkins: Our businesses
Wikimedia Commons has media related to Travis Perkins.
Construction industry of the United Kingdom
Economy of the United Kingdom
Flint & Neill
McCarthy & Stone
Cleveland Bridge & Engineering
J. Murphy & Sons
Sir Robert McAlpine
Holland, Hannen & Cubitts
Sir William Arrol & Co.
Trollope & Colls
Tarmac Building Products
Tata Steel Europe
Blue Circle Industries
Department for Communities and Local Government
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Health & Safety Executive
Local planning authority
Construction Adviser to UK Government
British Constructional Steelwork Association
Building Research Establishment
Chartered Institute of Building
Civil Engineering Contractors Association
Construction Clients' Group
Construction Industry Council
Electrical Safety Council
Federation of Master Builders
Home Builders Federation
Institution of Civil Engineers
Institution of Structural Engineers
National Access and Scaffolding Confederation
National Federation of Builders
National Federation of Demolition Contractors
National House Building Council
Refined Bitumen Association
Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Scottish Building Federation
SELECT (Electrical Contractors' Association of Scotland)
Specialist Engineering Contractors Group
Strategic Forum for Construction
Association for Environment Conscious Building
Code for Sustainable Homes
Energy efficiency in British housing
Good Homes Alliance
UK Green Building Council
Construction Industry Awards
Building regulations in the United Kingdom
Building regulations approval
Development control in the United Kingdom
New Civil Engineer
Town and country planning in the United Kingdom
FTSE 100 ←
FTSE 250 companies of the United Kingdom
Aberforth Smaller Companies Trust
Alfa Financial Software
Auto Trader Group
Baillie Gifford Japan Trust
Bankers Investment Trust
Bank of Georgia
Big Yellow Group
B & M European
Bovis Homes Group
Brewin Dolphin Holdings
British Empire Trust
Capital & Counties Properties
City of London Investment Trust
Close Brothers Group
Edinburgh Dragon Trust
Edinburgh Investment Trust
Euromoney Institutional Investor
F&C Commercial Property Trust
F&C Global Smaller Companies
Fidelity European Values
Finsbury Growth & Income Trust
Fisher, James & Sons
Foreign & Colonial Investment Trust
GCP Infrastructure Investments
Genesis Emerging Markets Fund
Great Portland Estates
Greencoat UK Wind
HarbourVest Global Private Equity
Herald Investment Trust
HICL Infrastructure Company
Hill & Smith
IG Group Holdings
Intermediate Capital Group
International Public Partnerships
Jardine Lloyd Thompson
John Laing Group
John Laing Infrastructure Fund
JPMorgan American Investment Trust
JPMorgan Emerging Markets Investment Trust
JPMorgan Indian Investment Trust
JPMorgan Japanese Investment Trust
Jupiter European Opportunities Trust
Jupiter Fund Management
McCarthy & Stone
Mercantile Investment Trust
Millennium & Copthorne Hotels
Mitchells & Butlers
Monks Investment Trust
Morgan Advanced Materials
Murray International Trust
On the Beach
Paragon Banking Group
Perpetual Income & Growth Investment Trust
Pershing Square Holdings
Personal Assets Trust
Pets at Home
Phoenix Group Holdings
Polar Capital Technology Trust
Renewables Infrastructure Group
RIT Capital Partners
Schroder AsiaPacific Fund
Scottish Investment Trust
Sequoia Economic Infrastructure Income Fund
St. Modwen Properties
Tate & Lyle
Temple Bar Investment Trust
Templeton Emerging Markets Investment Trust
Thomas Cook Group
TI Fluid Systems
Tritax Big Box REIT
TR Property Investment Trust
UK Commercial Property Trust
Ultra Electronics Holdings
Vietnam Enterprise Investments
VinaCapital Vietnam Opportunity Fund
Wetherspoon (J D)
W H Smith
Witan Investment Trust
Woodford Patient Capital Trust