Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Trade only plumbers merchant
  • Year established:
    1972
  • Website:
    http://www.williams.uk.com
  • Contact
    • 13-19 Standard Way, Fareham Industrial Estate, Fareham, Hampshire, PO16 8XB

About Williams & Co.

Williams & Co are an independent plumbing and heating merchant with 33 branches in Berkshire, Hampshire, Kent, London, Surrey and Sussex. They have a strict trade-only policy and do not sell to retail customers.

Founded by Mick Williams in 1972, the company were a traditional local independent merchant for many years. In more recent years, the combination of great prices on the best products backed up by exceptional service catapulted the company to become a fast-growing, major regional merchant.

In 2015, the company was acquired from the Williams family by a consortium of management and staff, with most employees now being shareholders.

The core principles of the company include integrity, loyalty and ambition and they are always looking for ways to improve and grow the business.

Their head office is in Fareham, Hampshire.


What is it like to work for Williams & Co.

Leadership
Leadership
Every business decision is made with their values in mind. Leaders show support to staff and ensure they engage with them on a day-to-day basis through a physical presence in all branches and departments as well as having an open-door policy.
Wellbeing
Wellbeing
In order to enhance the wellbeing of employees, they introduced the Employee Assistance Programme and publicise national awareness days. They also upskill managers to better care for employees’ wellbeing, and offer one additional week’s leave at no cost to the employee.
My Company
My Company
Williams & Co. are a trade-only plumbers’ merchant. In order to improve employee engagement, they provide a two-to-three day induction programme where employees learn about their role and where it sits within the organisation.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Companies offering private health insurance for all employees

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    11%

  • Staff Turnover:

    18%

  • Staff:

    304

  • UK sites:

    36

  • Average Age:

    38

  • Male : Female:

    82% / 18%

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