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IBC raises £30,000 for Maddie Rose Campaign and Unitas Youth Zone


The Construction Industry Ride for Youth campaign, organised by IBC Buying Group, has raised £30,000 to support two amazing youth charities. The Construction Industry Ride for Youth took place over 10 days in May, when a team from IBC Buying Group and around the construction industry cycled 1,000 miles – …

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Ride for Youth makes it to John O’Groats

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It took 10 days, and a massive amount of effort, energy, sweat, and possibly tears, but the  #RideForYouth   team made it the 1,004 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats. Congratulations to the entire team for smashing such an incredible challenge, and all in aid of two wonderful #youth charities – Unitas, Barnet …

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IBC adds new division services manager

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Independent builders merchant buying group IBC has announced the appointment of Simon Harris as divisional services manager, as the buying group looks to further expand its services offering to independent merchants. Harris’ previous industry experience includes managing relationships with buying groups and merchants across a number of industry suppliers, so …

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IBC welcomes new divisional account managers

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The IBC Buying Group has strengthened its team with the appointment of two new divisional account managers.      Simon Dickinson and Mark Walker have joined IBC with responsibility for the Midlands, Wales, North & Scotland regions, and the South region, respectively. Both have extensive experience in the building materials …

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Sturminster Newton Building Supplies joins IBC

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Independent merchant Sturminster Newton Building Supplies has joined the IBC Buying Group. The Dorset family-run merchant, owned by Kevin and Marina Snook, moved into their modern, purpose-built premises in Sturminster Newton four years ago. As well as mixed building supplies, they offer a wide range of timber, carpentry, landscaping, and …

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Make risk management a priority

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Kishor Harsiani, IBC’s Strategy & Finance Director, explains why the merchant industry must make risk management an urgent priority You’ll struggle to find a company within the building industry that isn’t working to a strategic plan. Whether merchant or supplier, everyone has a plan for future growth, and a strategy …

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Three new members join IBC

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The IBC Buying Group has welcomed three more independent merchants to its membership. PRG Builders Merchants, Maidstone Builders Merchants and Build It Builders Merchants have all joined IBC, to make the most of the group’s partnerships with leading building material suppliers. Maidstone Builders Merchants has grown rapidly since its launch …

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New distribution partnership brings time-saving to IBC members


Members of IBC Buying Group will soon be able to order multiple products from several key suppliers in a single order, thanks to an innovative new partnership with Stockgap, the specialist building materials distributor. Many independent merchants lose hours of time every month placing multiple product orders with different suppliers …

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IBC Group appoints new Commercial Director

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The IBC Buying Group has announced the appointment of Dave Robertson as its new Commercial Director. Robertson has more than 35 years’ experience in the construction industry, including time spent as Commercial Director of a leading national merchant chain within Grafton Group. More recently, he played a fundamental role in the …

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