Established over a decade ago, The IPG has remained steadfast in its mission to support independent plumbing and heating stores alongside bathroom showrooms, providing them with a collective voice and enhancing their competitive edge within a challenging market environment. With a nationwide network now exceeding 200 independent stores, the group facilitates access to a variety of brands at competitive prices through local member stores, demonstrating the value of collaborative endeavours.

Key advantages of patronising your local member store include their customer-centric approach, characterised by a knowledgeable and accommodating team. Members consistently go the extra mile to ensure swift turn-around times and prompt delivery.

In 2024, the group is proudly sponsoring the Heating Installer Awards, recognising the exemplary achievements of plumbing and heating installers. Furthermore, it is actively engaged in the forthcoming InstallerSHOW, held at the NEC in June, to highlight the advantages of selecting its member stores and websites for plumbing, heating, and bathroom supplies.

By aligning your purchasing habits with The IPG member stores, you not only contribute to the vitality of local businesses but also acknowledge the dedication invested in maintaining friendly, independent establishments within your community. With their unique merits, these stores warrant recognition as your preferred choice. Access the best brands at great prices and embrace independence in your shopping endeavours.

The IPG remains committed to supporting its members by cultivating robust partnerships with supply partners such as Bristan, collaborating on joint marketing initiatives to bring to light independent sellers’ value in serving the trade.


Bristan has unveiled an exciting expansion to its kitchen tap collection, featuring five contemporary ranges designed to elevate any kitchen space. The Acorn, Fern, Maple, Spruce, and Pine additions not only boast stylish aesthetics but also incorporate Bristan’s innovative Easyfit technology and cuttingedge Eco Start and Thermaclick technologies, enhancing both environmental sustainability and user safety.

Chris Heath, Kitchen Tap Category Manager at Bristan, said: “As with all our products, the new designs have been rigorously tested and will be supported by our exceptional guarantees. With our kitchen tap ranges, however, installers can get the very best of Bristan as they’re well-priced, easy to fit, and built to last.”

Discover the latest additions to Bristan’s kitchen tap range at your local IPG member store

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