1. Big opportunities for installers and suppliers to expand their offering

    New technologies, emerging market trends and a rise in a multi-trade approach are creating more opportunities for both installers and suppliers to diversify into new areas. At The IPG Conference,...

  2. Show stopper

    How G&M Plumbing & Heating, the independent bathroom showroom and plumbers’ merchant, is flourishing G&M in Copford may look modest from the outside, but once you enter there are...

  3. 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,...

  4. Burning bright

    After a takeover in April, G&M Plumbing & Heating in Colchester now offers even more quality and expertise. G&M Plumbing & Heating has been proudly serving Colchester and the...

  5. Didcot's newest independent opens its doors

    County Plumbing Supplies in Didcot, Oxfordshire opened its doors in late February 2022, with the aim to be a one-stop-shop for local tradespeople, giving them easy access to plumbing, heating, and...

  6. Strength in numbers

    The IPG is a membership organisation for local independent plumbing and heating merchants, providing members with the resources, marketing support and purchasing power to enable them to compete...

  7. A new name above the door

    The IPG merchant membership group for plumbing and heating merchants and manufacturers is working to support tradespeople who buy from its members with more competitive prices. You may have...

  8. It's Showtime! The IPG Make a real event of it!

    On 1st October, members, and suppliers of The IPG gathered at The Mermaid Theatre London to address The Changing World of Business. Stepping into the theatre was like being in the heart of Covent...

  9. Ballcock & 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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 &...

  16. 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...

  17. Business as usual for Gill's Plumbing & Heating

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

  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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