News

  • New OIA Board member

    By SGB outdoor on 26/03/2017
    Jackie Bryson, CEO of the Mountain Training Trust and Plas y Brenin, Sport England’s national centre for mountain sports in Snowdonia has been confirmed as the latest member to join the OIA Board.   She is also a board member of SportNI, the public body responsible for the development of sport in Northern Ireland. Jackie was previously strategic lead for […]
  • New face at OIA

    By SGB outdoor on 26/03/2017
    Distinguished creative writer and outdoor filmmaker, Claire Carter, has joined the Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) in a newly created freelance ‘communications’ role that will improve resources for members and help to boost the overall visibility and marketing activities of the Association.   Claire’s appointment coincides with CEO Andrew Denton taking on new responsibilities as Secretary General of the European Outdoor […]
  • New management for Haglöfs UK

    By SGB outdoor on 26/03/2017
    In line with the company’s strategic directions to improve customer focus, build a well-balanced premium distribution and strengthen its brand equity in a global market, Haglöfs has hired Damien McConville as its new country manager in the UK. With focus on retail buying, merchandising and product management, McConville has vast experience from the outdoor and retail business, most recently from […]
  • North Face widow donates land for Chile parks

    By SGB outdoor on 20/03/2017
    Kristine McDivitt Tompkins, the widow of US billionaire Doug Tompkins, is donating 408,000 hectares of land to Chile for national parks to be created, the BBC reports. Doug Tompkins, one of the founders of the outdoor clothing brand The North Face, died in a kayaking accident in Chile in 2015. A keen conservationist, he bought up huge swathes of land […]
  • Canada Goose shares jump on stock market debut

    By SGB outdoor on 20/03/2017
    The high-end parka maker – Canada Goose – is proving popular with investors and celebrities, the BBC reports. The company, which makes coyote fur-lined jackets, some of which sell for £900 each, has started trading on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as on Canada’s main exchange. In early trading, shares were more than 40% higher at $18.14. Founded […]
  • Outdoor Industry Awards winners announced

    By SGB outdoor on 16/03/2017
    After finalists’ products were on display to 50,000 consumers at The Outdoor Adventure & Camping Show, the winners of this year’s UK Outdoor Industry Awards were announced at the OIA Conference Gala Dinner in Harrogate. The winners across the 10 categories are as follows: •    Accessories – Trekmates Mountain Pod •    Backpacks/Travel Luggage – Lowe Alpine Ascent Superlight •    Camping […]
  • Win a trip to the home of trail running

    By SGB outdoor on 16/03/2017
    Trail running brand inov-8 is launching its biggest-ever competition with seven lucky winners set to scoop an all-expenses-paid trip to the Lake District – the home of inov-8 and UK trail running. The GET A GRIP COMPETITION provides runners with the opportunity to win a five-day experience (June 30th – July 4th 2017) that money can’t buy. Winners will learn […]
  • ISBJÖRN of Sweden introduces 3-Layer construction garments for children

    By SGB outdoor on 16/03/2017
    Premium outdoor children’s clothing and accessories manufacturer ISBJÖRN of Sweden is introducing a 3-Layer construction in outdoor garments for juniors, namely its Expedition Hard Shell Jacket and Pant to be launched for the Autumn Winter 2017/18 season. The technical three-layer construction comprises a high-performance membrane which is bonded to the hard-wearing outer material and a comfortable inner lining. This construction […]
  • Osprey Europe supports Ethiopian charity

    By SGB outdoor on 10/03/2017
    Osprey Europe has announced it is supporting the charity Shamida Ethiopia. Shamida was established to create a loving, protective environment for vulnerable and destitute babies, children and women in Ethiopia. Their mission is to contribute towards the holistic development and self-sufficiency of women and children in difficult circumstances. Almost as important is that Shamida gives hope to the lives of […]
  • Rosker celebrates expansion

    By SGB outdoor on 10/03/2017
    Rosker Ltd celebrated the relocation and expansion of its Gosport-based warehouse with a grand opening attended by the entire team, its brand ambassador Alan Hinkes and also the local media. More than doubling its warehouse space, this investment follows several years of strong and continuous growth for the company. The new warehouse was opened by  mountaineer Alan Hinkes OBE who […]