Welcome to The IPG

The largest and fastest growing membership group helping independent plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists to give their customers the opportunity to buy major brands locally at great prices.

Our members pride themselves on their in-depth knowledge and high quality customer service. Whether you are a professional in the trade or are trying your hand at some DIY, they will always go the extra mile to make sure you are fully equipped with the right products for the job.

Founded in 2013 and based in Littlehampton, West Sussex, The IPG team has vast experience in the merchant sector and currently works with many industry leading suppliers to deliver an unrivalled level of service to all its members. 

  • Independent businesses

  • Nationwide coverage

  • Expert advice

  • Competitive pricing

  • Best brands

  • In-depth knowledge

  • 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?


Are you a supplier with a product you want to get in front of our members?

If so we'd love to hear from you.


  • Access to more suppliers and products, enabling you to compete effectively and efficiently
  • Improved pricing, exclusive promotional deals and guaranteed rebates
  • Well organised marketing initiatives and business tools
  • Website support – a cost-effective solution to upgrade your online presence
  • Networking opportunities
  • A dedicated representative
  • Access to The IPG Portal

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

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