NBG is the premier buying group for independent merchants. Our aim is to be the UK’s most professional, progressive, and reputable buying group in the building industry, with efficient, hassle-free systems to drive profitable business.
Formed in 2003, NBG is the only UK buying group with truly national coverage. We have over 80 Partner merchants who collectively operate through more than 300 outlets across the whole UK, from the Channel Islands to the north of Scotland, making us a respected national force. This coverage translates into a robust regional structure, ensuring that every Partner has an equal a voice within the NBG community.
Partners are typically dynamic local businesses with a strong commitment to growth, service, quality, and innovation, and deliver a combined turnover in excess of £850 million of end user sales.
NBG's core focus is negotiating competitive buying deals that are profitable for all, and mutually beneficial to both our Partners and our Suppliers. We pride ourselves on offering the strongest deal support in the trade. This has helped us to build a successful track record of sales growth through the strong relationships between our Partners and our Suppliers.
With over 185 manufactueres and distributors across more than 300 agreements, we offer our Suppliers access to significant volumes and a strong independent route to market via a single set of agreement terms.
Despite our large membership, NBG is a true community, with an open culture and friendly approach. A calendar of NBG meetings and events throughout the year offers our Partners and Suppliers the opportunity to network, share best practice, and develop new initiatives to push our businesses forward.