independent merchants

Shopping at an independent merchant makes business sense, it’s not just sentiment – Opinion

At The IPG conference, Installer spoke to Robin Beal (pictured below) – founder of The IPG – about why more and more installers are shopping at their local, independent merchants: The IPG has a network of over 200 plumbing, heating, and bathroom stores nationwide, and works with leading suppliers and manufacturers in the industry to […]

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SBS gains ISO 9001 accreditation

Smith Brothers Stores has announced that it has been awarded ISO 9001:2015 certification in Quality Management systems. In order to achieve this globally recognised award, SBS has actively demonstrated that its quality management systems and high levels of quality customer service comply with the certifications criteria. What is ISO 9001? ISO 9001 is the internationally […]

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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 InstallerSHOW, The IPG found that 28% of tradespeople said they already used an independent business to purchase from and it’s easy to see why, with […]

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Independent merchants are thriving – Opinion

The IPG has a network of well over 200 independent plumbers merchants and bathroom showrooms nationwide. Installer spoke to Nike Lovell – Marketing Director at the IPG – about how the organisation operates, why installers should shop IPG, and the big plans for InstallerSHOW: Q: Can you explain to us how The IPG works? Nike: […]

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