IPG welcomes 200th member

Plumbing, heating and bathrooms membership groupThe IPG has welcomed its 200th Member – Thompson & Leigh.

Glenn Fisher,  IPG’s managing director said: “It’s encouraging to see new members joining the group on a regular basis, in reaching our 200th member we are demonstrating our commitment to the great British independent business. The work we have done and continue to do to give our members a voice and the opportunity to compete in a busy marketplace is making a real and tangible difference  – together we are stronger.”


Thompson & Leighs Sales Director, Ian Thompson said: “The key motivating factors that made me want to become a member of The IPG were the financial benefits of course, but also there was the immediate sense of family that Robin Beal (IPG’s Chairman) and Glenn were creating. It was clear from the way they talked that the IPG was as much a passion for them as a business. To find there were the added benefits of marketing, e-commerce and counter offerings – it sealed the deal in our eyes.”

Nike Lovell, IPG head of marketing, said: “We want to make life as easy and as successful as possible for our independent businesses and enable their customers to buy the best brands locally at great prices. Many of our members have now adopted dual-branded signage and are playing a fundamental part in growing the brand of The IPG and strengthening the groups position within the market.”

D.R Peel is the latest member to have dual-branding. Managing director Elliot Peel believes that being part of the group should be all or nothing. He wanted to fully commit by taking advantage of the dual branding, a new website and all that IPG has to offer. Elliot is a proud member, and he is “looking forward to going from strength to strength with The IPG beside him”.

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About Fiona Russell-Horne

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