Ian Barratt (Managing Director) and Scott O’Neill (Sales Director), Brother in Laws and joint owners of Embrass Peerless and it's parent company CQI Ltd. We started CQI Ltd in 1999 sourcing and supplying brassware and components to OEM’s in the UK and Europe. In 2009 we bought Embrass, a long established distributor of Plumbing Supplies to merchants in the East Midlands, and started to develop it as a national distributor. This was swiftly followed by the aquisition in early 2010 of Peerless Wastes; a household name which has been in existence for over 70 years.
From the outset our aim has always been to be the alternative, independent, distributor and we pride ourselves on the fact that as an independent we are answerable only to you, our customers.Evidently our customers agree and Embrass Peerless has grown significantly since 2010 not only establishing ourself as a leading independent distributor of plumbing products and Peerless wastes to Merchants but also becoming the preferred supplier to a number of Buying Groups.
We now employ over 50 staff both at our UK head office and as AMS’s throughout the UK, in keeping with our family focus, this includes a further five family groups!