Industry News

  • UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2019 Finalists announced at OTS 2018

    By SGB outdoor on 09/07/2018
    The finalists for the 2019 UK Outdoor Industry Awards were announced on Wednesday 4th July in a presentation at the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) Party. All 90 products entered are currently on display at OTS 2018, the UK’s largest outdoor trade exhibition, giving the trade an opportunity to see and vote for their favourite outdoor products which are brand new […]
  • Exceptional Climber Alex Megos Joins Global GORE-TEX Athlete Team

    By SGB outdoor on 04/05/2018
    Alex Megos, one of the most accomplished sports climbers in the world, is the newest member of the global GORE-TEX athlete team. Born and raised in Erlangen, Germany, the 24-year-old started climbing when he was six years old. His father introduced him to the high rock walls just outside of Frankenjura, a famous sport-climbing area in Germany. It was this […]
  • Gert Boyle, Chairman of Columbia Sportswear Company, Awarded Prestigious ISPO Cup in Munich, Germany

    By SGB outdoor on 02/02/2018
    Columbia Sportswear Company (Nasdaq: COLM) is proud to announce its 93-year-old Chairman, Gert Boyle, is the recipient of the 2018 ISPO Cup in recognition of her astounding achievements in the world of sports.  The award was presented at ISPO Munich 2018, the largest gathering for the international sports industry in Munich, Germany. The honor was revealed at a gala dinner […]

    By SGB outdoor on 01/12/2017
    Renowned outdoor clothing and equipment retailer Cotswold Outdoor today announces the appointment of Pat Divilly as their official brand ambassador in Ireland. The partnership will not only see the best-selling author, corporate speaker, world traveller and high-performance coach engage in talks and events at Cotswold Outdoors’ local stores, but also take him on his next expedition from February 10-28, 2018: […]

    By SGB outdoor on 01/12/2017
    Jim Evans has been appointed Product Manager at leading outdoor performance sock manufacturer Bridgedale. With more than 20 years’ experience in the outdoor industry, Evans will bring a fresh dynamic to the brand, working closely with the team to bring a clear focus to its future brand and product strategy.  Evans was one of the founders of Alpkit back in […]
  • SPORT 2000 International gains Smart 73 as a strong strategic partner for Hungary

    By SGB outdoor on 01/12/2017
    Margit Gosau, CEO of SPORT 2000 International, welcomes the Hungarian company Smart 73 at the SPORT 2000 International headquarters. SPORT 2000 International is expanding its European market presence with the sports wholesaler and retailer Smart 73. Based in Hungary, Smart 73 has a strong distribution network comprising over 300 stores as well as its own shops. The retailers association SPORT […]
  • Bridgedale Helps Youngsters Take Strides towards Their Future

    By SGB outdoor on 24/11/2017
    Young people attending The Outward Bound Trust’s Aberdovey centre in Wales will be taking huge steps in their learning and development this year thanks to a donation of 500 technical socks from outdoor sock specialist Bridgedale. For over 75 years this outdoor educational charity has been working with schools, colleges and youth groups in the UK to provide individually tailored […]
  • Henri Lloyd Sport announced as Official Off Bike Clothing Partner to Team Sky

    By SGB outdoor on 24/11/2017
    Henri Lloyd is delighted to announce their new partnership with Team Sky; The world’s number one ranked professional cycling team and five-time Tour de France winner. Henri Lloyd Sport will be the team’s Official Off Bike Clothing Partner until 2020.   Henri Lloyd is widely regarded as global market leaders in technical sailing and lifestyle apparel and has recently launched […]

    By SGB outdoor on 03/11/2017
    Following a team restructure earlier this year, British brand Montane’s expansion continues apace with the recruitment of three new key members of staff. Rebecca Inch, Liam Steinbeck and Caroline Crouch have been appointed as managers of ecommerce & digital marketing, materials and production & merchandising respectively. Managing director Jake Doxat said of the new arrivals: “The fact that we have […]
  • Richard Leedham to leave the Berghaus business in 2018

    By SGB outdoor on 27/10/2017
    After 22 years, Richard Leedham, President of the outdoor brand Berghaus, has decided to step down and will be leaving the business early in 2018. In recent years, Richard has led a team that has turned the business around, delivering sustainable profits and re-focusing the brand. Richard Leedham said, “It’s been an incredible experience for me, leading a brand that […]