IBMG is a growing  business. We are on a journey of opening new branches and acquiring new brands for our five divisions. We seek to nurture and empower all our merchant businesses, acquiring and sustaining the very best knowledge and the most loyal customer base.

Our focus is on building a sustainable future for our brands. To achieve this, we ensure the local customer relationships are front and centre. We value the customers, colleagues and heritage of all of our brands, and with IBMG they gain the central support and knowledge of a large integrated group. This ensures all our brands are best equipped to serve their local communities, while keeping strong rapport with their customers.

We recognise, reward and develop our people and brands, helping them thrive in the short, medium and long-term.

We’re an integrated group of independent local merchants… with a difference

Our focus is to make sure a business’s uniqueness is celebrated. So, we honour heritage, and show endless support for people joining our group.

With us, the independent legacy continues. We know what makes local independents tick and have first-hand experience making strategic decisions required for medium and long-term success.

And that success includes our local customers and community.

Our local customers and community are important for our growth as an independent. Our aim is to offer the best service in town, and this is why we ensure we have the best people, knowledge, products, and engagement initiatives.

Our purpose

To build a sustainable house of independent merchant brands delivering the best possible local service.

Our Values


As a group, we are stronger together, we benefit from the collective knowledge of our colleagues, customers and communities to be the best at what we do.


With a wide range of brands, products and people, we deliver exactly what our diverse customers need to get their job done well.


Being independent enables us to act locally, we live in and support our local communities and trades, with local products and the best service in town.


Our unique company structure and operating platform allow our brands to better serve their customers, preserve their heritage, and to protect and sustain the industry and environment in which we operate and live.

Why Us

A loyal, local customer base

We have local small & medium construction trades at the core of our customer base, who focus on the Repair, Maintenance & Improvement market. Being loyal to their local independent merchant means we’re well-equipped and resilient to drive our brands forward even in the most challenging of times.

A people powered business

Because we’re a local business ourselves, we know what works and most importantly, what doesn’t. This puts us in a great position to support our customer and the local community. By having teams who know the local area they know one size does not fit all across the country and adapt their support accordingly.

Knowledge, products and experience

With over 170 branches and support centres combined, we have a wealth of knowledge, products and experience to tap into.

Our focus is on building a sustainable future for our brands, to achieve this, we ensure the local element is front and centre, respecting history whilst using group support and knowledge. This ensures our local brands are best equipped to serve their customers and communities, becoming resilient in a more demanding and ever changing market.

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