Our History


Business Overview

Lords Group Trading Limited is a family business established over 25 years ago with its first retail unit in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire. Since then the company has grown to a business operating from 29 units with a combined turnover in excess of £275m.

The businesses have experienced strong organic growth but the main driver for the Groups growth has been strategic acquisitions. Lords Group Trading Limited has acquired over 12 businesses in the last 10 years and fully understand the issues in integrating teams.




All the businesses have significant heritage, George Lines established in 1949, Lords in 1985, APP Wholesale (Ultimate Discount Heating originally) in 1990 and Hevey in 2001 and they have focussed heavily upon strong customer relationships through their product expertise, range, availability and speed of delivery capability. Lords Group Trading Limited have ensured that each of these businesses maintain their heritage and in most of our acquisitions we work with the previous owners and management..

Substantial investment has been made in people and culture, combined with well-located, maintained and modern premises, which has given the business a noteworthy platform to succeed. The market proposition is founded on outstanding customer experience and the clear desire to offer first class advice and be the product expert, combined with a just in time delivery solution to ensure that we demonstrate that the client is core at all times.

The Group seeks to grow through a variety of well-considered strategies including, the active development of an e-commerce platform combined with continued investment in the business’s logistical capability to support demand from existing and new customers.