The CORGI story begins two years after 1968’s Ronan Point Disaster; an explosion in a 22-story London apartment block caused its collapse and was attributed to unsafe gas work. In 1970 CORGI (short for Confederation for the Registration of Gas Installers) was established to protect the public and uphold the highest professional standards across the heating industry.
From 1991 until the Gas Safe Register became the new regulator in 2009. CORGI operated as the nation’s gas industry watchdog (over 110,000 engineers at their peak).
Building on decades of safety and reliability, CORGI HomePlan launched in 2011 to provide expert assistance for heating breakdowns, scheduled servicing and home emergencies. Today all of this adds up to the 24-hour reassurance our customers experience – knowing their homes are protected, helping them to stay warm and worry-free.
In 2017 CORGI HomePlan proudly became part of the OVO group -- a group of five brands that share the same focus on delivering exceptional customer service at fair prices. OVO has been committed to delivering a fairer, greener, and simpler energy experience for all their customers. In line with this, OVO have recently launched Plan Zero - our initiative to drive progress towards zero carbon living. You can learn more about Plan Zero and how you can be involved here.