Industry News

  • Online Retail Giant Amazon Joins Outstanding Line-Up at Outdoors Future Camp

    By SGB outdoor on 11/08/2017
      One month to go – book your early bird place now! The Outdoors Industries Association (OIA) is pleased to announce that online retail giant Amazon will be joining the exceptional line-up of speakers at the upcoming Outdoors Future Camp – ISPO ACADEMY, taking place on 5thand 6th September in Ecclesall, Sheffield. The first ever conference and networking event designed […]
  • Bridgedale Steps in to help Gateshead Charity WinG

    By SGB outdoor on 04/08/2017
    Technical outdoor socks and accessories specialist, Bridgedale, has donated 500 pairs of its walking socks to a Gateshead charity, who provides a variety of educational programmes through outdoor activities for disadvantaged people of all ages and community groups in the area. WinG (Wayout in Gateshead) offers a wide selection of outdoor learning opportunities, through outdoor adventures such as rock climbing, […]
  • Lyon Equipment wins major Mountain Rescue training contract

    By SGB outdoor on 04/08/2017
    Cumbria-based outdoor business Lyon Equipment is celebrating a major success in securing a high-profile training contract with Mountain Rescue England and Wales (MREW). Earlier this year, MREW invited tenders to train a group of MREW members to become technical rope rescue instructors in their regions.  Lyon Equipment was delighted to learn that its tender was successful, and training will commence […]
  • Sprayway Launches New Logo

    By SGB outdoor on 04/08/2017
    Sprayway has unveiled its new brand and logo for Autumn Winter 2017. The rebranding is a celebration of the company’s incredible heritage, with a return to one of the most iconic emblems of the UK outdoor industry – the Orange Arête. Subtly tweaked and updated for the modern Sprayway, the Arête represents the technical excellence and authenticity for which the […]
  • Investor Blackstone Hands Over Jack Wolfskin to a Group of Lenders

    By SGB outdoor on 14/07/2017
    Private equity company Blackstone has reached an agreement to hand over Jack Wolfskin to senior debt holders in a debt for equity swap. The outdoor apparel brand found a solution in its financial restructuring process: “By reducing liabilities to its lenders, the company will obtain a debt cut of 255m euros, thereby reducing its liabilities from 365m euros to 110m euros, with […]

    By SGB outdoor on 07/07/2017
    Three Awards won by Snugpak at the Keighley and Airedale Business Awards 2017 Snugpak, the UK’s leading sleeping bag and insulated clothing manufacturer, has been announced as the winner of three Keighley and Airedale Business Awards 2017: Overall Business of the Year Award Large Business of the Year Award Manufacturer/Engineering Business of the Year Award The Keighley and Airedale Business […]

    By SGB outdoor on 30/06/2017
      HIMALAYAN STOVE PROJECT TAOS, NM (June 26, 2017) – Osprey Packs, the leading pack manufacturer based in Cortez, Colo., has become the latest outdoor gear manufacturer to support the Himalayan Stove Project (HSP), a seven-year effort to deliver clean-burning, fuel-efficient cookstoves to the people of Nepal. The announcement was made jointly on June 26, prior to the 2017 Outdoor Retailer […]
  • 5 days and counting! OIA UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2018 Deadline 28th June 2017 – ENTER NOW

    By SGB outdoor on 23/06/2017
        The Awards offer a great opportunity for promotion to trade and consumers –  here are five reasons why you should enter. 1. All products entered will be on display in a feature area at OTS (11th – 13th July 2017) in front of over 1000 retail visitors. Visitors to the show will be able to vote for their preferred product […]

    By SGB outdoor on 16/06/2017
    Signing a 5-year partnership with the National Parks forms a vital part in helping Columbia become meaningful to UK outdoor consumers considering 88% of the 49 million yearly visitors come from the UK and 90% believe the Parks are important or extremely important to their lives.  7,000 staff and volunteers across all 15 National Parks will help build advocacy whilst […]
  • Sherpa Adventure Gear announces five new brand ambassadors for 2017

    By SGB outdoor on 09/05/2017
    With an enthusiasm and affinity with the outdoors, the new Sherpa Ambassadors have a proven track record for seeking adventure and putting the best products to the test. MATT COOPER  An outdoor professional who runs his own guiding and mountain skills business. Matt also tests his skills ice climbing in Italy and running a 22-mile mountain race in Northern Ireland. […]