Industry News


    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 […]
  • 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 […]