Latest NBG Partner aims for business growth

Latest NBG Partner aims for business growth

Tunbridge Wells and Aylesford based Plumbers’ merchant, Plumb 4 Less is now a Partner merchant of National Buying Group (NBG).

Having been in business for more than 25 years, Plumb 4 Less – which also trades as ASK Plumbing – supplies all plumbing parts, boilers, taps, showers, and bathroom suites to plumbers and consumers in the Kent area. Previously part of another buying group, the management team at Plumb 4 Less felt that a change was needed to help it to maximise profitability and growth.

Ian Goble, Director of Plumb 4 Less, said: “We’re really excited to be Partners of National Buying Group. We started speaking about NBG to a friend in the trade and heard all about the way we could be benefitting. It didn’t take long before we realised NBG was right for us.”

Since joining NBG, Plumb 4 Less has already been able to make valuable contributions to the deals impacting NBG merchants across the plumbing sector. Ian said: “It’s been great to be able to make a difference and apply our insights to help NBG’s deals and our own progress.”

Plumb 4 Less officially joined NBG towards the end of 2023, which was a significant year for new additions to the group with eight merchants across various specialisms joining in that period.

Phil Bonar, New Partner Development and Recruitment Manager at NBG, commented: “Plumb 4 Less has jumped in with both feet which we’re really pleased to see. They’re proving themselves to be a good fit to the group already and are a fantastic example of the democratic principles that guide NBG:  each Partner – no matter how big, small, new or senior – has a voice equal to everyone else.”

For more information on National Buying Group, including how to join the buying group for independent merchants, visit

The main image shows NBG’s MD Nick Oates and Phil Bonar with Ian Goble, Director of Plumb 4 Less, between them.

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