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THS allows each of its Members to capitalise on their established reputation and utilise their local knowledge, whilst having the ability to compete with national distributors on price via THS’ buying power.

Effective commercial terms with 180 plus ‘Brand Leading’ suppliers provides a level playing field for Members where they can then differentiate their offer in terms of product availability and exceptional customer service. With over 140 outlets all over the UK, THS Members provide nationwide coverage to end-user customers.


The Merchant Buying Group for the UK Plumbing and Heating sector.

Led by some of the most experienced merchants in the country, PHG members have uniquely come together to form this specialist plumbing, heating & bathrooms buying group.


The British Independent Retailers Association (bira) is the voice of independent retailers. They are the leading trade association for independent retailers in the UK. Their aim is to provide first class support, business services and specialist representation to our members.

They represent thousands of members across the UK from single retail outlets to small chains, dealers, suppliers, manufacturers and distributors.