Industry News


    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 […]
  • Kendal Outdoor Retail Show 3-4 July 2018

    By SGB outdoor on 20/10/2017
    While recognising the arguments that have been put forward towards creating a single major UK trade show, the KORS organisation has decided to continue with its Kendal show on 3-4 July 2018. KORS believes this is a positive, forward-looking decision, based on its close understanding of the current – and future – retail landscape. Independent retailers are under pressure; they […]

    By SGB outdoor on 20/10/2017
    The founders and organisers of the Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) are pleased to announce that the 2018 show will go ahead at EventCity, Manchester (3rd – 5th July).  The decision follows exhaustive research with retailers and exhibitors that reflected a common desire for the creation of ‘one unified trade show’ with dates best suited before order books close and at […]
  • Osprey ‘Clean the Alps’ with EOCA

    By SGB outdoor on 06/10/2017
    Osprey Europe is extremely proud to announce its continued partnership with the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA). Since 2013, Osprey has been a devoted Summit Member to EOCA and supported a number of campaigns including the very successful Bird Conservation Georgia’s project; protecting over one million raptors which migrate through the foothills of the Lesser Caucasus in Georgia each season […]
  • Cotswold Outdoor announced as exclusive retail brand partner of the Kendal Mountain Festival

    By SGB outdoor on 06/10/2017
    Cotswold Outdoor is delighted to announce that they are now the exclusive retail brand partner for the Kendal Mountain Festival. The deal will see Cotswold Outdoor enter a three-year partnership with Kendal Mountain Festival, developing the event’s retail offering and providing an engaging retail experience in the Festival’s Shackleton Tent. “We can’t wait to come along to Kendal Mountain Festival […]
  • Share your greatest kit stories with Cotswold Outdoor

    By SGB outdoor on 29/09/2017
    Cotswold Outdoor, the multi-award winning retailer, has today launched their new social media campaign: #TheKitMuseum. The campaign encourages everyone to share the great stories behind their favourite piece of kit on Instagram or Facebook and explain why it deserves to be honoured. The best entries will win a piece of brand new kit from Cotswold Outdoor’s Autumn/Winter range and feature […]
  • Lyon Equipment to distribute RESTUBE products

    By SGB outdoor on 29/09/2017
    Cumbria-based outdoor distributor Lyon Equipment has announced that it is taking on the exclusive UK and Ireland distribution of RESTUBE products. RESTUBE is a compact, reusable safety flotation device for watersports users that inflates when triggered, giving buoyancy and rescue visibility. Packed into a small waist-mounted package, RESTUBE devices inflate within seconds from an integrated, replaceable CO2 cartridge, or can […]
  • Craghoppers and Discovery Adventures make their mark at Debenhams

    By SGB outdoor on 29/09/2017
    A fantastic new Craghoppers and Discovery Adventures space will be bringing adventure to Debenhams’ customers in its flagship Oxford Street, London store from Friday 29th September. Design and build agency, Equinox created the exclusive space which will showcase the new range of Discovery Adventures graphic tees and hoodies. The range has been jointly designed by leading travel brand, Craghoppers and household […]

    By SGB outdoor on 15/09/2017
    LATHAM, N.Y. (US), Xiamen (China), Munich (Germany), (September 11th, 2017) – PrimaLoft, Inc. (, the world leader in providing comfort solutions with high-performance insulations, fabrics and yarns, has announced the addition of a new member to the Asia-Pacific team. Clark Jin (Jin Lukai) took over the new role of Sales & Marketing Manager for the APAC region, effective 11th September […]