Reflecting on the journey, Robin Beal, its founder, remarked: “I vividly recall the inception of this group with limited resources, immense enthusiasm, and boundless dreams. Today, we have transformed those dreams into reality and set our sights on new horizons. I am equally grateful to all of the people who have been part of this journey. That said, we’re just getting started – our best days lie ahead of us.” 

Adding to the momentum, The IPG is pleased to welcome Andy Cottee as its new Managing Director. Joining the team during the recent group conference in Spain, Andy seized the opportunity to connect with people. Commenting on the experience, he said: “The conference allowed me to engage with our valued members and suppliers in a fantastic setting. Conversations highlighted our achievements and unveiled the potential for future collaboration. The passion for our group’s core beliefs and vision is palpable among our members, suppliers, and The IPG team. I’m eager to build on these relationships throughout the coming year.’

With a wealth of experience and visionary leadership skills, Andy is poised to lead The IPG into the next phase of its growth. Having previously worked at Vent-Axia and Anglo Nordic, his diverse experience spanning manufacturing, distribution, independent businesses, and wholesale equips him with the ideal skill set to understand and support the growing network of trading partners within the group. Residing in Sussex with his family, he looks forward to directing the dynamic and expanding team based in Littlehampton, Sussex.

In closing, Nike Lovell, Marketing Director, stated: “Exciting times await The IPG and we are thrilled to have Andy on this incredible journey with us. Anticipate another exciting year with strengthened professional relationships, enabling our members to achieve even greater success. Our commitment to our members and supply partners has propelled us to where we stand today. As we celebrate the last 10 years, we eagerly anticipate numerous anniversaries, success stories, and achievements in the future. As the saying goes, 'those who dream big, achieve big.' So, let’s keep dreaming.”