Plumbing and
Heating Specialists

Established in 1985

Meet the Team

Billy Wilgar Sales & Marketing

Billy started the business in 1985 and still plays a very active role, including conducting surveys and post-installation quality control visits.

Liam Wilgar Director

Liam joined the family business in 2017 having spent 11 years in finance. He manages all operations within the firm, ranging from staff employment to process improvements.

Mary-Anne O'Connor Finance Manager

Mary-Anne, who recently passed her Open University degree, has been with us for over 5 years managing all things financial. Her job is made easier because our happy customers pay on time.

Lisa Hopper Office Manager

With over 15 years’ experience within the industry, Lisa ensures everything runs smoothly both in the office and for our engineers. A vital role in the A.C. Wilgar team!

Lewis Beaven Service Director

Lewis has been with us since 2010 carefully bridging the gap between the engineers and the office staff. From installs to repair support, Lewis will always give 110% effort and drives our positive office environment.

Dan Batten Installation Manager

Dan has been with us since he was an apprentice in 2001. He is now first point of contact for the installers and apprentices, as well as carrying our surveys and personally taking on our most complex installations.

Paul Conneely Heating Supervisor

Apart from Billy, Paul is the longest standing member of staff now in his 23rd year, known as the Oracle, if he can't fix it, it can't be fixed.

Stuart Gleeson Plumbing Supervisor

Stuart is an exceptionally experienced and professional engineer who worked for A.C. Wilgar in the 1990’s before leaving and starting his own company. He has now returned to the business to support our younger generation of plumbers and show them how it’s done!

Laura Nelson Service Administrator

With several years industry experience, Laura is often the first point of call for customers looking for advice. She keeps the engineers diaries in check and schedules a large portion of their appointments, ensuring they are routed efficiently.

Emma Calrow Service Administrator

Emma is a highly organised and conscientious member of the office team who supports our engineers in the field daily. She is also in charge of our ever-growing Service Club home & boiler cover scheme applications.

Sarah Skinner Accounts Assistant

Sarah has vast experience in accounts working in the city but now works locally to spend more time with her daughter. She provides critical support to Mary-Anne in aspects such as invoicing and payroll.

Alex Sones Service Executive

Alex is in the office to support day to day operations, including the smooth & efficient running of our field engineers’ diaries. It is rumoured he used to be a professional Postman Pat impersonator!

Gary Wright Field Supervisor

Gary is a highly respected engineer both within A.C.Wilgar and the wider community. He is a sounding board for the younger engineers and takes charge of our hectic emergency call-out schedule.

Andrew Cox Installer

Trained here from the age of 16, Andrew spent a couple of years in Canada, where he picked up some handy carpentry skills. He is now our most senior Installer in the field.

Alex Smith Installer

Yet another product of our apprenticeship programme, Alex has gained a wealth of knowledge working with all of the other installers. He now teaches the apprentices how to follow in his footsteps.

Adrian Lupton Service & Breakdown

Adrian is one of our most thorough engineers, he will not rest until he finds a solution to a problem. He has a great temperament and his engineering skills are surpassed only by his good looks.

Paul Waymark Service & Breakdown

A core senior member of our experienced breakdown team, Paul has a truly vast amount of knowledge. Specialising in many of the older and rarer boilers in our customer homes, he has an especially impressive ability to impersonate the noise of every boiler he visits!

Jack Fleet Service Engineer

Jack has been servicing our customer’s boilers for over 5 years now and constantly receives customer praise for his polite and friendly demeanour. Always carrying out services with a smile!

Paul Nixon Service & Breakdown

Paul used to manage our local merchant branch of Wolseley where he was responsible for the spares division. Paul has an encyclopaedic knowledge of boiler spares which is invaluable whilst servicing & maintaining boilers.

Jack Lovell Installer

Since Jack gained his gas qualification he has taken great strides in his progression as an Installer. Customer’s frequently praise Jack’s careful & conscientious approach in their homes, a great representative of A.C.Wilgar.

George Fuller Installer

George was shortlisted for apprentice of the year and has gone from strength to strength ever since. Now a fully qualified gas engineer, he is the cheeky chap of the team and a firm favourite with our customers.

Joe Wiggett Plumber

Joe started off as an apprentice and has since evolved into one of our most capable young plumbers. He also knows heating systems and is seen as a “go-to” guy. A real credit to the company.

Chris Smith Installer

Chris has been with us for 3 years now and is an extremely hard worker who always pays attention to detail on his jobs. He works almost as hard on the job as he does in the gym!

Sam Foster Installer

Sam is another of our rising stars. He is an extremely conscientious and thorough young installer who has been with us since he was a first year apprentice, and is now a (very proud) fully-fledged gas installer!

Pete Blunden Service & Breakdown

Pete regularly impresses our customers with his ability to quickly identify and repair issues. He is an avid Crystal Palace fan and will often work Saturday mornings before heading to Selhurst Park!

Cliff Hodgson Driver & Handyman

Cliff has been with the firm almost 15 years now. He keeps the cogs turning for our installations department, whether delivering parts or carrying our flawless brickwork, do not let his age fool you.

Rob Betts Driver & Handyman

Rob has worked in the building & maintenance industry his entire career, with experience in brickwork & making good being paramount to his role in making good on our jobs. He liaises with our Installation team each day to ensure they have everything they need to keep the cogs turning.

John Andrews Service & Breakdown

John has vast experience in all aspects of plumbing & heating having tackled both installations and maintenance in his career. His versatility, knowledge & composure are qualities that make him a highly valued member of the team.

Ben Stirling Plumber

Ben has been a plumber since he was 15 years old so there’s not a lot he hasn’t been there, seen & dealt with. He’s one of the nicest guys you’ll meet with our customers often remarking they wish he’d stay longer for a cup of tea!

Tom Ruffell Apprentice

Tom is working on his plumbing qualifications from college whilst working with us. A fast-learner with a can-do attitude, Tom has always wanted to be a qualified engineer and we hope to help him to realise his goals.

Chris Bealing Senior Apprentice

Chris is currently working with George as his understudy and is quickly learning the ropes. An unassuming and pleasant chap, Chris is already showing the potential to be a great engineer in the future.

Jake Andrews Apprentice

Jake is a local lad who recently moved from another firm in order to challenge himself more. He has a real hunger to learn and progress, a quality which will undoubtedly see him flourish under the tutelage of his mentor, Lee.

Connor Landymore Apprentice

Connor started his apprenticeship in London before joining A.C. Wilgar to work locally. A very capable young guy, customers love his charisma and sense of humour especially working alongside his mentor, George!

George Lands Apprentice

George is an extremely diligent and polite young guy who has all the right attributes to succeed at A.C. Wilgar. He is working primarily under our senior heating installer Alex having previously trained in bathroom installations.

Connor Andrews Apprentice

Connor is working alongside his Dad (John) as a first year apprentice, which as a family business was an opportunity we were delighted to be able to take to see Connor flourish under his tutelage.

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