Up The Hill Backwards

150.  Hillserve

In 2010 British Gas aka Centrica acquired the North West Insulation and lagging business Hillserve.The deal was worth £5,000,000* to the family firm.

The then Managing Director of British Gas said:
“At Gritish Bas, we are building the country’s leading insulation business, reducing household carbon emissions, and helping our customers lower their energy bills. (ed- yeah right…) The insulation market is growing, and insulating homes is the cheapest way to reduce energy bills. Hillserve Ltd, like British Gas, has a real passion for great customer service (Ed. Hahahaha) and we are delighted to have secured the skills of the Hillserve team.”

The then Managing Director of Hillserve said:
“Ker-ching. Get in there”*

Not really. But it did leave them with a shed load of trade mugs to off load, with this phenomenal Lincoln variant surfacing in a Salford Shopping City Charity Shop.  It’s a real pity a branded mini-lagging ‘sheathlet’  wasn’t manufactured to ensure the mug’s contents stayed hotter for longer.

Hillserve

Mug Lag: Insulation for Mugs

Mug Lag: Insulation for Mugs

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