Plumbing, Heating & Bathrooms October 2019
The IPG reveals its third and final flagship store, as New Milton based Gas & Plumb Bits is set to showcase its new look this October Gas & Plumb Bits is the third IPG member to be given a new lease of life this year. The grand reveal of The IPG and Gas & Plumb Bits’ fresh-faced store is on Monday 7 October, and during the first week of the store launch, VIP guests, key suppliers and customers will be in attendance, including the Chairman of New Forest District Council who will be delivering a speech on the day. Nike Lovell, Head of Marketing at The IPG, said: “I have been part of the whole process of The IPG Member store launches and being at each opening fills me with confidence, seeing with my own eyes, our key values at The IPG are being cemented – support your local independent!” The IPG is an exclusive membership group for plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists. Their network consists of independent merchants and suppliers who are championed by The IPG to compete more efficiently in today’s market.
Together with Gas & Plumb Bits, this summer has seen substantial growth, with Newline Heating & Plumbing Supplies in Kingswinford and Plumb Inn in Enfield also
joining forces with The IPG to launch a flagship store, helping to support their residential communities and the local economy by offering opportunities like no other. In 2005, Gas & Plumb Bits was established by Steve Ware and Ross Pavey. The company was founded on trade and managerial experience; Steve was a qualified plumbing and heating engineer and Ross was a reputable retail manager. The business began as Gas Appliance Spares and lifted off the ground right away, as it soon became apparent that there was a heavy demand for a greater variety of products. As the business blossomed and exceeded expectations, Steve and Ross concluded to expand the offering of the company with the addition of a The Baths Works showroom counter, to incorporate the entire plumbing and heating market to become a fully-fledged plumbing and heating merchant. Ross Pavey, Finance & Logistics Director at Gas & Plumb Bits, said: “Shortly after our company expansion, the birth of The Bath Works came
upon us, closely followed by the launch of brand-new store in New Milton, in 2018. I am delighted to be in the position I am today, and I am excited for the next venture of the new flagship store. Even though our appearance may change, our bespoke independent service to the local area; working with the local tradesman and businesses, building a reputation for quality and customer service, never will.” Pop down to Gas & Plumb Bits’ New Milton branch between the 7th and 11th October to show your support for this local independent merchant, and to browse their incredible store offers and be in with a chance to win a goody bag! To celebrate the launch, Gas & Plumb Bits will also be giving away a free chrome towel rail (500mx1200mm) with all bathroom purchases over £500+vat that week. You can find out more about The IPG by visiting the brand-new website, www.the-ipg.co.uk. You can also follow them on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.