Industry News

  • The Worn Wear Tour comes to Europe

    By SGB sports on 03/06/2016
      Patagonia’s Euro Worn Wear Tour is designed to encourage customers to make their clothes last a lifetime. “Building a product that lasts and can be repaired is the very first and most critical step toward limiting our footprint on the environment,” notes Patagonia CEO Rose Marcario. “We want to empower our customers to be owners, not just consumers. It’s […]
  • Key players of the winter sport industry, gather at Flanders’ Bike Valley

    By SGB sports on 02/06/2016
    On the 25th of May, the Federation of the European Sporting Goods Industry (FESI) organised its first European Winter Summit at Flanders’ Bike Valley. On this occasion, a selection of major stakeholders with expert knowledge on the winter sector including a representative from the European Commission, came together to discuss the numerous challenges that the winter sport industry is facing, […]
  • Aqua Sphere UK enhances its sales team

    By SGB sports on 27/05/2016
    With sales of its fitness swimwear, curved lens goggles and triathlon wet suits building steadily year on year, Aqua Sphere is enhancing its UK sales team with the addition of Rosie Payne for the South West Region.   Rosie will be responsible for supporting customers with Aqua Sphere’s swimming and triathlon products across Cornwall, Dorset, Wiltshire, Hampshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire and South […]
  • Merrell gets dirty with first UK Tough Mudder

    By SGB sports on 25/05/2016
    Over the weekend of the 30th of April and 1st of May 2016, global off-road, obstacle event series Tough Mudder kicked off its 13 event UK season together with its new worldwide Presenting Partner, outdoor footwear and apparel brand Merrell. Tough Mudder London West, which took place just outside Henley on Thames, attracted over 18,000 participants together with their 5,000 […]
  • Royal Mail International introduces new services for businesses

    By SGB sports on 20/05/2016
    Royal Mail has announced enhancements to its international portfolio, to support and encourage customers exporting to international markets. The Company has introduced free weekend collections for business customers sending international parcels, enabling them to submit items for delivery up until 19.00 on Saturday and 16:00 on Sunday. The new weekend collection service for international items is available to customers in […]
  • Sweatshop wins Best National Retailer at 2016 Running Awards

    By SGB sports on 18/05/2016
    Specialist running retailer Sweatshop has been named ‘Best National Retailer’ at the 2016 Running Awards. Sweatshop also came 2nd for Best Customer Service and 3rd for Best Website.  The independent awards were decided by a nationwide poll, which saw around 90,000 people take part. The Runners Awards 2016 also awarded Karrimor 3rd place for Best Women’s Clothing Brand.
  • Industry Association offers grants for UK exporters

    By SGB sports on 18/05/2016
    Shop and Display Equipment Association (SDEA) is offering grants to UK companies in the retail display industry to help them boost exports through exhibiting at EuroShop 2017 in Düsseldorf. Grants worth £45,000 are available through the Association to SMEs taking on the Government’s challenge to double exports by 2020. UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) is the Government organisation providing the […]
  • Top sports award for Ransome Sporting Goods

    By SGB sports on 17/05/2016
    Ransome Sporting Goods a Teesside based Marketing and Distribution Company have won The Sports Supplier of the Year Award at the Findel Annual Conference that took place at Old Trafford on Tuesday. Ransome Sporting Goods Managing Director, Alan Ransome, was presented with the award by Findel’s Managing Director, Chris Mahady. Chris said that ‘Ransome Sporting Goods continued to offer the […]
  • The Business of Sport

    By SGB sports on 13/05/2016
    Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport, John Whittingdale addressed delegates at the Telegraph’s Business of Sport conference this week. “A principle of the Voluntary Code of Conduct on the Broadcasting of Major Sporting Events is that a minimum of 30 per cent of net broadcasting revenue is put back into grassroots development within that sport. This is very […]
  • Dexshell wins Camping Magazine Award 2016

    By SGB sports on 09/05/2016
    The winners have been announced for this year’s prestigious 2016 Camping Magazine Awards. DexShell are delighted to have received a “Commended” award in the “Best footwear” category.  Up against products such as crampons, trainers and other footwear, the company was the only sock manufacturer recognised, Visit www.dexshell.co.uk to view their full range of element repellent hats, socks and gloves