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  1. Ballcock and Bits dual-brand their store with The IPG

    Ballcock & Bits in Bracknell, Berkshire has become one of the latest IPG members to dual brand their store. The IPG team are continuing their work to become a recognised brand amongst ALL...

  2. The IPG's 200th Member

    The IPG, the largest and fastest growing membership group for plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists is pleased to welcome its 200th Member – Thompson & Leigh. All new additions...

  3. World Plumbing Council Newsletter April 2021

    The IPG has another article published by the World Plumbing Council in the latest newsletter April 2021. Please follow the link to read our article - The IPG - Together we are Stronger.

  4. The IPG – supporting independent plumbing, heating and bathroom stores.

    The last few months have been difficult for us all, but we have so many reasons to be optimistic. At The IPG, we have witnessed first-hand the resilience of our members and suppliers - many have...

  5. BMN - The IPG Special Supplement

    Download your Digital version of The IPG supplement via link below.

  6. New Year …. A new dawn.

    As the sun rises in 2021, we can reflect on some of the positive changes that the previous year has brought to our lives, one of which is an appreciation of the local independent business, within...

  7. BMN - Bristan round table event.

    BMN & Bristan jointly hosted a virtual round table on 10 November 2020, which Robin Beal, Founder and Chairman at The IPG participated in. Read the write up of the event in BMN December's issue...

  8. World Plumbing Council Newsletter November 2020

    The IPG has two great articles published by the World Plumbing Council in the latest newsletter November 2020. Please follow the link to read 'Local Shops for Local People...' & 'Business as...

  9. Announcement - Innovation Competition – 2020

    We would like to congratulate John Lovejoy from Bracknell who won the runner up prize of £500 in The IPG Innovation Competition 2020. We received many innovative ideas from entrants but...

  10. Local Shops for Local People ...

    During the current pandemic, now more than ever local retailers (and businesses) need your help to continue to serve the community. Small and independent retailers are important to the economic...

  11. Level the Playing Field

    The IPG is the largest and fastest growing membership group in its sector, it provides independent plumbing/heating stores and bathroom showrooms with access to improved purchasing terms from...

  12. Business as usual for Gills Plumbing & Heating

    Gills Plumbing & Heating, an IPG member based in Welwyn Garden City has continued to respond to the current business landscape Gills began the year by rebranding their store inside and out,...

  13. Safe Selling, Safe Working campaign and guides

    Lakes has created this simple guide to help installers and their homeowner customers navigate the challenges of fitting bathroom products in the ‘new normal’. Over the last few months,...

  14. Multipanel Make it British

    What did companies that saw significant growth during and after the previous recessions have in common? In these challenging times, we need to look at those IPG suppliers who are not just flying...

  15. An Insight into Roman

    Europe’s leading shower designer and manufacturer, Roman, has released its brand new company video, which offers a whirlwind tour around Roman’s facilities in Newton Aycliffe. Founded...

  16. Covid-19 has impacted some plumbers and installers businesses more than others…

    The current UK government advice is for everyone in the UK to practice social distancing - limiting face-to-face contact with people who are not in your household and maintaining a two-metre...

  17. The IPG Members Supporting Their Communities - COVID 19

    The world has rapidly changed over the last 3 months, when we heard Big Ben chime and celebrated the arrival of 2020, who could have predicted not only a new year, but a new decade that by early...

  18. Support your independent merchant

    The biggest small business challenge for generations We are finding ourselves in unprecedented times, who would have thought that when we celebrated the New Year just three short months ago that...

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