Six days left to Enter the UK Outdoor Industry Awards

There’s only six days remaining for entries into the UK Outdoor Industry Awards 2018.

Closing on Wednesday 28th June, the awards are still open for last minute entries from brands across the outdoor industry.

Outdoor Enthusiast Retailer is also thrilled to announce that Editor Tom Hutton is part of the 2018 panel of judges, who decide which products are finalists in the competition. Read More

Osprey Appoints Head of Marketing

Osprey Europe has strengthened its senior management team by appointing Jonathan Petty as Head of Marketing. Petty brings a wealth of brand marketing, commercial and eCommerce experience gained in similar previous roles at Montane as Brand Director, Patagonia as EMEA Marketing Director, and Salomon as UK General Manager. Read More

Columbia sign Five Year Partnership with the UK’s National Parks

Columbia Sportswear has signed a five-year partnership deal with the UK’s National Parks, making Columbia the official outfitter of the National Parks’ rangers and staff.

Signing a five-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.

The partnership means that Columbia will be outfitting almost 2,000 National Park staff for the next five years, including 300 rangers.

The announcement was made at a special event in London on 23rd May, which was hosted by TV presenter and outdoorswoman Julia Bradbury and in the presence of National Parks Partnerships representatives, National Parks Rangers, Columbia representatives and the Outdoor Industry Association. Read More

European Outdoor Summit

Mark Held, General Secretary of the European Outdoor Group, reveals why the European Outdoor Summit is a must-attend event for the outdoor industry.

This year’s event marks the European Outdoor Summit’s fifth year – what can attendees expect?
Following a similar format to last year’s event in Barcelona, this year’s Summit will once again offer a day and a half of informative seminars and keynote presentations from some truly inspirational and engaging speakers from within and outside of the industry. As well as having the opportunity to listen and learn from the best, the EOS offers delegates the unique opportunity to meet and network with like-minded individuals from across Europe and beyond. In addition to the presentations during the day, there will be ample opportunity to kick back and unwind with fellow delegates at the networking evening, which we are proud to be hosting at Castello Di Roncade, which was build in 1490. Read More

Outdoor Trade Show: History & Numbers

Show History
The first event, OTS 2006, took place in in Hall 1 at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, with 46 exhibitors booking stand space and attracting 621 visitors, all praising the show and the venue.

Due to the increased demand for space, the show moved to the larger Hall 2 at Stoneleigh Park in 2007 which offered 50% more space – it was again a sell out with 888 visitors and 85 exhibitors, and has continued to grow ever since. Read More