The IPG, the largest and fastest growing membership group for independent plumbing, heating and bathroom specialists, has undertaken a very special project with some of their members, with the unveiling of three IPG Flagship stores.
Between the 2nd – 6th September, Plumb Inn, the plumbing, heating and bathroom specialist based in Enfield, will be revealing a brand-new look– as they become one of the first to join forces with The IPG to open a leading store!
Plumb Inn was founded in 2010 by lifelong friends Ray Andes and Kevin O’Shea, opening with just three employees before quickly expanding to three London branches, and a workforce of 16. Heavily involved in the local community themselves, they proudly support the IPG’s charity partner Missing People to help locate missing children in the area, as well as having recently supported Brimsdown Primary School.
Plumb Inn’s flagship store launch will follow closely behind Newline Plumbing & Heating Supplies, who are the first of the IPG’s members to open up a flagship store, launching this week in Kingswinford.
Continuing the excitement, Plumb Inn are now set to launch the second flagship store, which will see them open the doors to their refurbished store where they will be inviting both new and existing customers, as well as members of the local community, to be one of the very first to glimpse their new look. Visitors to the store during the launch will also be in with a chance to snap up store and trade offers, plus a goody bag, which they will be giving away every day of the launch.
The launch will also be accompanied by some VIP guests, including the Mayor of Enfield who will be to support one of our great British independent retailers. Pies and refreshments will be provided, with key suppliers, local and trade press also expected to attend.
Ray Andes, Managing Director at Plumb Inn, said: “Plumb Inn are now not just a member, we have joined the IPG family and together we can only become stronger. We have a new look trade counter and showroom, a new look website and an opportunity to be involved in marketing initiatives that as an independent merchant we could not achieve on our own. The IPG’s support of the independent sector will be pivotal to the development and growth of our business and our team are all looking forward to an exciting future”
Nike Lovell, Head of Marking at The IPG, said: “The next few weeks are set to be incredibly exciting for our members, and us at The IPG. The launch of our flagship stores is something that we’ve been working on together for some months now, so to see it all come together – is incredible! For me, these flagship stores represent everything that we at The IPG stand for – and that is to support local, independent stores across the UK. I hope the grand launch week we have planned for Plumb Inn will encourage the local Enfield community to get involved, and truly get behind their own local independent!”
Plumb Inn’s store launch will be followed by a third flagship store in October by Gas & Plumb Bits, based in New Milton.
Pop down to Plumb Inn’s Enfield branch between the 2nd – 6th September to show your support for this local independent merchant, and for a chance to win one of their goody bags!