1986 British Gas

British Gas is a leading energy and home services provider in the United Kingdom. It is a trading name of British Gas Services Limited and British Gas New Heating Limited and is a subsidiary of Centrica.

Info gleaned from Wikipedia

British Gas commercial from 1974

1974 commercial for British Gas


History

In the early 1900s the gas market in the United Kingdom was mainly run by county councils and small private firms.

In 1948 that all changed with The Gas Act 1948 brought in by Clement Attlee’s Labour government. The act nationalised the UK gas industry and 1062 privately owned and municipal gas companies were merged into twelve Area Gas Boards each a separate body with its own management structure. Each Area Board was divided into geographical groups or divisions which were often further divided into smaller districts. These boards simply became known as the “Gas Board”, a term people still use when referring to British Gas.

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British Gas with Burt Renolds

1991 commercial for British Gas featuring Burt Renolds.

History

In the early 1900s the gas market in the United Kingdom was mainly run by county councils and small private firms.

In 1948 that all changed with The Gas Act 1948 brought in by Clement Attlee’s Labour government. The act nationalised the UK gas industry and 1062 privately owned and municipal gas companies were merged into twelve Area Gas Boards each a separate body with its own management structure. Each Area Board was divided into geographical groups or divisions which were often further divided into smaller districts. These boards simply became known as the “Gas Board”, a term people still use when referring to British Gas.