• The IPG

    We are a leading group specialising in providing its membership of independent plumbing, heating & bathroom merchants with access to improved purchasing terms from manufacturers and distributors, alongside marketing and business services.

  • The IPG

    We believe that the independent merchant should have a voice and a better chance to compete in the market given all the challenges facing them today.

  • The IPG

    We strive to improve the position of our members by using the strength, knowledge, skills and resources available within the group.

  • Nationwide Coverage

  • Diverse Suppliers

  • Substantial Group Spending Power

  • Sustainable Growth

  • Stronger Together

Founded in 2013 and based in Littlehampton, West Sussex, the group has already surpassed over 200 trading locations nationwide. 

The IPG team has vast experience in the merchant sector and currently works with over 80 suppliers to deliver an unrivalled level of service to all its members. 

  • Bosch Group is proud to be a supplier to The IPG members. Specialist independent retailers remain a vital source of support for heating engineers throughout the country, and working with The IPG enables us to ensure that merchants and their customers have access to everything they need.

    – Worcester Bosch

  • I have worked with many buying groups throughout my too many years in the plumbing industry and The IPG is without doubt the best I have worked with. A well thought through concept with a great team of people who listen to and work with members for all our mutual benefit.

    – Plumb Inn

  • Working with The IPG has given us the ability to reach a wide range of
    customers and develop a supply chain that works for everyone involved. The team at The IPG have a fantastic knowledge of their members and strong relationships with them.

    – Wavin

  • We have found the deals available from The IPG have helped us trade more competitively and still protect our margins, in a very competitive marketplace. This has allowed us to grow our business and chase previous contracts that we were unable to attain.

    – Rowland Tysoe (Cranleigh) Ltd.

Interested in joining The IPG?

Are you an independent merchant who could benefit from the expert advice, great offers and business tools The IPG can offer you?

If you're a supplier with a product you want to get in front of our members, we'd love to hear from you too. Our membership consists of a diverse range of plumbing, heating, bathroom and kitchen specialists throughout the United Kingdom.


  • Great offers and rebates from our suppliers
  • Improve your position by using the strength, knowledge, skills and resources available within The IPG
  • Compete more effectively and efficiently
  • Well organised marketing initiatives and business tools
  • Access to The IPG Portal

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  • Access to our extensive membership network
  • Engage in the strategies and initiatives driven by The IPG
  • Expert advice and inspiration
  • Create greater synergy with your sales and marketing channels
  • Increased brand and product visibility
  • Access to The IPG Portal

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