History

The origins of F & P Wholesale date back to the 1960ís, originally called Lea Heating Builders Merchants. The company bought a number of individual merchants over a 30 year period including R Ronaldsons & Co in 1971 before being sold to Tricom in 1999 for £4.5 million, becoming Tricom Supplies.

  • 1960s

    F & P, originally Lea Heating Builders Merchant, dates back to the 1960's.

  • 1971

    The Business acquired several independent merchants, including R Ronaldsons & Co in 1971.

  • 1999

    The Company took the name Tricom Supplies after the Tricom acquisition in 1999 for £4.5 million.

    The purchase of Fry and Pollard lead to Tricom Supplies trading under both Company names for a period of time.

  • 2003

    2003 saw the BSS Group Plc acquistion where the Company become known as F & P Wholesale.

    F & P remained a stand alone business and continued as one of the largest secondary distributors with a independent 'light side' merchant customer based of 2,300.

  • 2010

    In 2010 came the Travis Perkins Group acquistion of the BSS Group Plc

  • 2011

    July 2011 saw the exciting move of Connections and F & P join forces to be able to provide a full solution for the customer base - Plumbing, Heating, Bathrooms & Fittings.

  • November 2014

    Primaflow Ltd joins F & P Wholesale to become the largest distributor of materials for plumbing and heating systems.