About NBG

Formed in January 2003, NBG is a UK-wide partnership of independent merchants

Our partners are dedicated to improving profitability and business opportunities by committing to buy products together whilst providing an efficient route to market for suppliers.

The Premier Buying Group

NBG’s open and friendly culture, business integrity and our strong relationships with suppliers makes us the UK’s premier buying group.

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Our Partners

With more than 80+ independent partners trading from in excess of 430 branches, we are a truly national organisation.

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NBG is a united organisation, a “one person one voice” community. Partners benefit from a central support network, but retain democratic control over the group, shaping decisions and strategy.

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NBG’s eight Category Management Teams (CMTs) comprise partner representatives with specialist knowledge and significant spend in their product areas. This ensures that hundreds of deals are negotiated and managed competitively, fairly, and offer mutual benefits to partners and suppliers.

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Networking / Community

Relationships are key for business success. Our open and friendly culture promotes strong teams who are committed to sharing successful ideas and working for the benefit of all partners.

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Our strategic alliances ensure we remain at the forefront of developments in the industry. We are early adopters of the latest best practice. We also support several charities, which provide practical help to colleagues who have fallen on hard times.

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The latest updates on our partners, suppliers, events and industry developments.

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