1. Shopping at an independent merchant makes business sense, it's not just...

    At The IPG conference, Installer spoke to Robin Beal – founder of The IPG – about why more and more installers are shopping at their local, independent merchants: The IPG has a network...

  2. 5 key takeaways from The IPG Conference 2023

    The IPG hosted its latest conference in Spain, with the theme of Livin’ la Vida Loca (Livin’ the crazy life), seeing what happens when business and social collide. The group’s...

  3. Unlock the ultimate van racking solution worth £3,000!

    WIN BIG with The IPG, in partnership with VRS! We’re giving you the chance to revolutionise your work van with top-of-the-line racking solutions, worth a staggering £3,000! Say goodbye...

  4. The IPG sponsors the Heating Installer Awards 2024

    The IPG has been confirmed as an official sponsor of the Heating Installer Awards 2024 as the competition returns for its ninth year to once again search for the best installers in the UK. Entries...

  5. Heating Installer Awards 2024 opens for entries

    With a number of new categories, the Heating Installer Awards is open for entries, where there will be more chances to win than ever before. After a record-breaking eighth year, the awards will...

  6. 5 reasons why you should shop with a local independent

    In this article, The IPG discuss the top five benefits of buying from and supporting one of their independent member stores: In a recent survey of over 200 tradespeople at the 2023 installerSHOW,...

  7. Why you need to look out for this logo

    The IPG is not a new manufacturer, but a membership group that helps independent plumbing stores and bathroom showrooms compete with the buying power of the national brands, while remaining...

  8. Why you should discover your nearest member of The IPG today

    The IPG was founded in the summer of 2013 by Robin Beal, when he identified there was a real need and an opportunity to strengthen and support independent businesses. It is now the largest and...

  9. Together we are stronger...

    The past few months have been difficult for us all, but we have so many reasons to be optimistic. At The IPG, we have witnessed firsthand the resilience of our members — many have gone above...

  10. 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...

  11. BMN - The IPG Special Supplement

    In line with its stated vision of “supporting independents,” The IPG strives to make life for its independent members as easy and as successful as possible. Every year, The IPG grows...

  12. BMN & Bristan round table event

    Builders’ Merchants News and Bristan, the UK’s largest supplier of showers, taps and bathroom accessories, jointly hosted a virtual round table on 10 November 2020, in which Robin Beal,...

  13. World Plumbing Council Newsletter November 2020

    The IPG has two great articles published by the World Plumbing Council in the latest newsletter November 2020. Business as usual for Gill's Plumbing & Heating Gill’s Plumbing &...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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,...

  17. COVID-19 impacted some trades 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...

  18. 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...

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