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Monday, 31 December 2018

2018 - Wow! What A Year its Been! Roll On 2019!

2018 - Wow! What a year it's been - Roll on 2019
It doesn't seem two minutes since we said hello to 2018, but what a year it has been, but we couldn't do any of it without the continued support of ALL of the partners within our business; Our Staff, Our Suppliers and of course Our Customers - Thank You!

So what happened during 2018?

We exhibited at a number of exhibitions, including the Pump Centre Conference and UK Construction Week.

Pump Centre Conference & UK Construction Week

BAFSA Annual Conference

We continued to say hello - we continued to invest in the future of the business by welcoming new colleagues across the business aimed at strengthening the team as we get ready for 2019 and beyond! We continued to develop staff straining at all levels, so IPS isn't just a job, it's a career!

Luke Stephenson, Jill Croft, Alan Sowerby, Gary Callachan & Alan Higgins(*)
(*No Photograph)

We celebrated success

IPS Flow Systems successfully achieved BAFSA Course Accreditation in respect of their CPVC training for fire sprinkler installers another first; demonstrating our commitment to a market that we have support for over 25 years.

BAFSA Course Accreditation - Demonstrating the effectiveness of working together!

We once again successfully completed an audit by SGS to be certified to ISO9001:2015 & ISO14001/2015 Quality& Environment Standards. We have always put quality at the heart of everything we do and the new standard sets a level of good practice that is recognised throughout the world’.

ISO9001:2015 & ISO14001:2015

We continued to cement relationships -

We value the relationships we have within the business and we will, as ever, continue to work closely with all partners to ensure that we work together to deliver another successful year together!

Working together to improve market recognition

We continue to come to You!

Time, as we know, is an expensive commodity and not everyone gets that opportunity to attend exhibitions, the IPS Demo Van was used a record number of times to support the training activities in a number of product areas during 2018 and we have already go a number of visits planned for the New Year!

The van allows us to take IPS to customers and prospects and we are planning even more in 2018, if you would like to discuss a session, please contact our sales office.

We did some 'daft' things - for good reasons!!

This year we decided to put our efforts into supporting a charity helping to support all those effected by Alzheimers and those who care for them!

Over the course of the year we took part in events designed to raise awareness and money for a cause so close to the hearts of our staff. We rode, we walked, we dressed up! we ate and we enjoyed ourselves - but most importantly, we gave!!

Some pictures to prove it!

All in aid of.....

Keep watching as we do it all and more in 2019...

Our commitment to you - Our commitment to our customers will be to continue to deliver exceptional service in every area of our business, building on the successes of 2018!

Friday, 21 December 2018

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers, suppliers, and especially our fantastic team here at IPS Flow Systems for another great year.

We hope everyone has a very Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year and we look forward to your continued support during 2019 and beyond.

Our Holiday Shutdown times are as follows:

  • Closed from 1.00pm on Friday 21st December 2018.
  • Reopen at 8.30am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019 Offices
Thanks once again and we hope everyone enjoys a great festive period – let’s do it all again next year....!!

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Jingle Balls, Jingle Balls, Jingle All The Way!

If you saw our blog last Friday you will know that we celebrated Elf day (if you haven't seen the pictures, they're a must - especially of our Sales Director, Steve Hunter).

Well, courtesy of our elf colleagues at Mupro we are giving 5 great chances to win an official world cup football, just in time for Christmas with our daily order draw.

Monday, 10 December 2018

IPS Alzheimers Elf Day - There's some things you don't expect to see at work!

Well done IPS Elves - Now off to the gym!!

Well done Steve: Now that's not something you see every day!

Now that was a job well done!!!
We raised over £300 for......

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Elf & Safety Day at IPS......

Did they say Friday was Elf & Safety Day?

IPS have worked hard all year and as we come to the end of the year we wanted to join all other Elves to celebrate Elf Day.

Elf day is the Alzheimer's Societies fabulous festive fundraiser designed to get you in the Christmas spirit whilst raising money to help beat dementia.

Unleash your inner elf by dressing up – as much or as little as you like.

Keep it simple with red and green, or jingle all the way with pointy ears and curly shoes. If fancy dress isn’t your thing, why not express yoursELF by baking some festive goodies.

Why get involved?

Yes we do like dressing up, but behind all the festive fun, there’s a very serious reason we’re getting involved in Elf Day. 

With someone developing dementia every three minutes, it is the number one cause of death in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. It doesn’t discriminate, it has a huge impact on families everywhere, and currently there’s no cure. In short, it’s a big challenge – the biggest health challenge we face today. Which is where the little (and not-so-little) helpers come in.

Elf Day is all about raising money to support people with dementia and their families. Every pound you raise will make a difference. 

Friday, 23 November 2018

Black 0r Purple Friday - YOU DECIDE!

Terms & Conditions Apply 
Well, the IPS take on Black Friday is upon us!  We've blogged, tweeted & re-tweeted, mailed and telephoned all of this week to make sure that as many people know of the great deals available on our range of Kessel Staufix NRV, Drehfix & Universal Drains.

Also featuring.....

The Buffalo Push Fit NRV...…

Our sales team are waiting to hear from you, or you might just hear from them!

Thursday, 22 November 2018

It's PURPLE EVE ! (1 day to go till the IPS Black Friday Event).

Remember winter is coming and if the weather office is correct, we might be in for a rough time!

We at IPS want you to be ready to service your customer needs this winter, so we are offering some fantastic deals on the Kessel Staufix NRV, Drehfix & Universal Drains.

Our sales team are waiting to hear from you!

Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Purple is the New Black - Find Out More

Well its out!  This years #Black Friday is going to be different - Why ?

Because IPS are changing it to PURPLE

We've Tweeted, blogged and mailed, only two days to go for some great deals on some great products!

Thursday, 15 November 2018

IPS Flow Systems Limited have successfully achieved BAFSA Course Accreditation in respect of their CPVC training for fire sprinkler installers. 
Ruth Oliver (BAFSA) & Paul Wright (IPS) 
Paul Wright, Business Development Manager received the award at the recent BAFSA 2018 Conference, attended by Kevin Curran, Managing Director, IPS Flow systems.

Accreditation stands as a mark of quality for the training that businesses have already put in place. 
But what benefits does this mark of quality really bring?

As well as being an investment for the organisation itself, and its employees, accreditation is also viewed as a prerequisite to success. High quality training becomes a vital component of an organisation’s consistency towards working standards and practices. Course Accreditation is the formal recognition that ensures training is meeting the appropriate criteria for best practice and that it meets or exceeds nationally recognised training standards.

Accreditation promotes accountability. It is the ultimate measure of quality, it is a professional seal of approval that assures clients and employees that the training they are undertaking has met rigorous standards and is a genuine quality assured programme.

Of course, various types of accredited training bring about key sector-specific benefits, but it is also possible to distinguish some more general positive consistencies. Adding accreditation to in-house training benefits the overall image and efficiency of an organisation.

Regulation instils trust.
From an investment perspective, the government and general public are more inclined to capitalise on, associate with and strive to work for accredited companies with a proven reputation of reliability and efficiency. Businesses can attract new clients through the benefits of reducing associated risks of working with non-accredited organisations.

IPS Flow Systems, based in Seaham, Co. Durham have been supplying CPVC fire sprinkler systems for over 25 years and have always put great emphasis on product awareness and installer training.  Kevin Curran, Managing Director said “the company is an active member of BAFSA and we were delighted to support the BAFSA skills and development committee in the development of the L2 Qualification, which is now available in a number of colleges around the UK”.  Kevin went on to say, “being the first to achieve BAFSA course accreditation, is a real achievement and recognises the hard work and commitment of our employees and is something that we are really proud of”.  The company, which was one of the first to gain the prestigious ‘Investor In People’ Gold Award continues to demonstrate the importance of investing in skills and training. 

BAFSA Course Accreditation endorses quality courses, training providers, trainers as well as in-house training schemes for the sector, giving employers and individuals confidence that the training they are considering has been approved by the trade association.

Ruth Oliver, BAFSA Skills and Qualifications Adviser said “BAFSA’s accreditation scheme was developed to allay concerns about the quality of delivery of training within the fire sprinkler industry. It is BAFSA’s intention to recognise high quality training and endorse it with the aim of increasing the availability and quality of training available to everyone who works in the sector. Training is matched to industry standards or best practice, which specify standards of performance that people are expected to achieve and the knowledge and skills they need to perform effectively providing the evidence to providers, trainers, employers and learners that training is being delivered to the highest possible standards. With accredited training, learners have assurance of receiving a quality education as well as gaining recognition by employers.”

To find out more about BAFSA Course Accreditation visit

Monday, 29 October 2018

Business Development Manager - Kessel Drainage Products

This is an opportunity to join a growing team working in a great company, if you have what it takes and want a great career then send your CV to:

Kevin Curran, Managing Director
IPS Flow Systems,
Seaham Grange Industrial Estate
Co. Durham

Closing Date: 30th November 2018

Tuesday, 16 October 2018

IPS Staff Focus - What they really get up to outside of work!

The Queens Award for Voluntary Service
Congratulations to our Business Development Director Andrew Lamb, who was one of over 1000 cast and crew of the action packed show, Kynren who this summer, won The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

This prestigious award was created in 2002 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee anniversary of The Queen's coronation and is the MBE for volunteer groups.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is the highest award given to local volunteer groups across the UK to recognise outstanding work done in their own communities. Any group doing volunteer work that provides a social, economic or environmental service to the local community can be nominated for the award, and each group is assessed on the benefit it brings to the local community and its standing within that community.

Anne Isabelle Daulon, Chief Executive of Eleven Arches, the organisation behind the show commented that 'this award recognised the tireless work that each and every volunteer has put into bringing to life the history of the nation and of the North East in a spectacular show; it is testament to the year-round dedication of all to producing it to world class standards. It is also the recognition that our show has real impact, not only on the community of Archers but also more widely on our communities. This is a fantastic achievement!'

Andrew has been a volunteer in Kynren (which takes place every summer in Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham and is ranked as one of the Top 3 performances in the UK by trip advisor) now for 3 seasons.


The action-packed live blockbuster plays out on a vast stage with a lake at its centre and beneath the magnificent Auckland Castle, performed by a cast and crew of 1,000 who take you on a journey
through 2,000 years of history, myth and legend. The spectacular show is brought to life with magnificent sets, special effects and pyrotechnics and is set to a spine-tingling original soundtrack.

Andrew said 'although I have volunteered all of my adult life, this had to be one of the most challenging, but enjoyable projects that I have ever been involved in. The project has not only offered opportunities to meet new people and create many new friends, it had also allowed me to learn new skills, many of which are transferable. I am very proud to be part of something that has received the recognition of Her Majesty The Queen'.