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  1. The IPG opens new flagship stores

    The IPG have united with three of their members, namely Newline Plumbing & Heating Supplies, Plumb Inn, and Gas & Plumb Bits to launch their newfound flagship stores across the UK, this...

  2. The IPG unveils its brand-new website

    The IPG, the industry’s largest and fastest growing membership group for independent plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists, unveil its brand-new website, following five successful years...

  3. Fraser & Ellis Ltd celebrated its centenary in true traditional style

    Wednesday 15th May saw the community of South London unite to celebrate Fraser & Ellis Ltd (a South London-based plumbers’ merchant), with an open day to mark the outstanding milestone of...

  4. SNUG Underfloor Heating

    One of the biggest commitments in our lifetime is purchasing a home. It is a significant investment for many and creating a safe and homely space, whilst maintaining property value, is the desired...

  5. The IPG peddle ahead

    On Sunday 16th June 2019, The IPG team got in to gear to participate in the London to Brighton Bike Ride in aid of their chosen charity partner, Missing People #find every child; a charity that...

  6. The importance of buying from your local independent

    Many tradespeople and customers alike have become accustomed to using large retailers and online merchants. But what about the great British independent retailer? You might be surprised to hear...

  7. BC Designs and Bayswater join IPG

    BC Designs and Bayswater London W2 have become the latest manufacturers to join The IPG; the UK’s largest and fastest growing membership group of independent plumbing, heating and bathroom...

  8. New IPG survey finds 75% of plumbers have knee problems

    New research has revealed that nearly 75% of working plumbers experience problems with their knees, yet only 41% have discussed the issue with their GP. The IPG, which surveyed 184 plumbers, also...

  9. The IPG win Business of The Year 2018 - Arun Partnership Awards

    Littlehampton-based The IPG is proud to have been recognised by Arun District Council as 2018’s Business of the Year (10 or more employees). The 21st Arun Business Partnership Awards...

  10. The IPG's fifth anniversary

    Littlehampton-based The IPG are proud to be celebrating their anniversary this month, toasting a successful growth period since the company was founded five years ago. The IPG was first...

  11. The IPG offers website support for its members

    The IPG today adds online to its services for independent plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists. From this month, members can upgrade their online presence with a professional, mobile-friendly...

  12. The IPG in partnership with Missing People

    We are delighted to announce that The IPG has begun a partnership with national charity Missing People. We’ve chosen this partnership as Missing People is a national charity which carries...

  13. IPG members celebrate double-digit growth

    IPG members across the country have recently celebrated a combined annual turnover in excess of £400 million, and double-digit year-on-year growth since June 2017. Which? magazine revealed...

  14. Choose an independent for your next DIY project

    Tony Dark, Director of Trading for The IPG, outlines the benefits of visiting one of The IPG plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists when planning your next DIY project Are you thinking of...

  15. What's hot in heating?

    The IPG and IRSAP UK outline current trends in the heating sector, from independent businesses to radiator designs Robin Beal, Managing Director of The IPG: "The hot spell outside continues, and...

  16. Supporting your local independents

    Robin Beal, Managing Director of The IPG, outlines the benefits gained from visiting an independent merchant.

  17. Gasbits brings its personal approach to a second location

    Gasbits Ltd, a plumbing, heating and bathroom specialist and member of The IPG has expanded into New Milton following the success of its original Bournemouth branch. The new store on Gore Road will...

  18. Perks of being a plumber

    After four years' training, a qualified plumber will start on around £20,000 and with time and experience the job salary of a fully qualified plumber is around £30,000+. Self-employed...

  19. The IPG speeds into action

    POST CONFERENCE PRESS RELEASE The IPG’s first ever conference took place at Mercedes-Benz-World on 3 November 2017. The conferences theme of which was “Unlocking the Future for...

  20. The IPG Conference - Press Release

    THE IPG’S FIRST EVER CONFERENCE - 2017 Unlocking the future for Independent Plumbers Merchants Plans for The IPG’s first ever Conference and Annual Dinner are well underway and the...