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News - Sports
Intersport January show a success
Intersport's recent Q3 2009 show for their members, on January 6th – 8th at their venue in Solihull,
Buying Show dates
was certainly a success under new General Manager Barry Mellis. The event included a new 'corridor'
on entering the exhibition area, with for 2009
sporting memorabilia and plasma Following the resounding success of their 2008
screens giving information and Buying Show STAG have announced the dates for
generating a bit of excitement for 2009. The Buying Show will take place at the
people arriving. stunning venue, Four Pillars Hotel, Cotswold
29 major brands displayed their Water Park, on the 22nd and 23rd of November.
wares included Mizuno, New Invites to STAG Suppliers and the retailers that
Balance, adidas, Reydon Sports, attended the 2008 show will be sent out in
Gilbert, Speedo, Tyr, Asics and many February.
more. This event was attended by more than 90 per cent of the group's member stores, which is an Ward Robertson MD of STAG said: “After the
outstanding turnout. The show's third day was for Intersport's own branded products. undoubted success of our 2008 show and the
For information on future shows, call Intersport UK on 0121 683 1482. new venue we expect to be fully booked for 2009
within weeks of the invites going out. In fact
Harrod wins big!
many suppliers have already contacted us to book
the same space as last year.”
Winning three top level awards in the space of two
weeks is Harrod's remarkable accomplishment.
Lowestoft-based Harrod UK Ltd scored the top award
at the inaugural Lowestoft & Waveney Chamber of
Commerce Business Awards being named the Chamber Double Olympic Gold
& President’s Outstanding Business of the Year. As well medalist Rebecca
as scooping the highest honour of the night, Harrod UK Adlington has joined
also won the Jobcentre plus Award for Diversity in Speedo's ranks of
Business, and were highly commended in three further categories. sponsored swimmers,
Hot on the heels of these regional awards, Harrod UK were further delighted to win the Investors in the company has
People Award for Delivering Business Improvement through People at the Personnel Today Awards announced.
held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, London. This national award is new for 2008 and was Adlington joined the
introduced to recognise organisations who have invested in HR approaches that deliver business sport's elite in the
returns and maximise staff potential. summer's Beijing
games as she
Amer appoints new MD
memorable double in
the women's 400m
Amer Sports, the world’s largest sports equipment company, has appointed Keith Wishart as the new and 800m freestyle. Aged just 19, Adlington is
Managing Director for its operations in the UK and Ireland. considered a superb role model and she should
Amer Sports is the parent company of many of sport’s most well-known and successful global prove a great asset to Speedo.
brands and Keith has responsibility for the performance of Wilson Sporting Goods, Salomon, Precor, The Mansfield-born star said: "I am thrilled to
Atomic and Suunto in this country. be starting this new year with Speedo, one of the
Keith, 44, joins Amer Sports from Procter & Gamble, where he was Sales Director across Western most iconic sports brands in the world. I am
Europe. “The UK is a major market for Amer Sports’ brands and I’m really looking forward to working looking forward to another fantastic year in 2009
in the sports industry,” said Keith, who takes over from Michael White, recently promoted to the role with Speedo by my side."
of General Manager, Europe.
Ronhill announces Infinite Collection
Correction – Aqua
Running gear gurus Ronhill have announced their new Infinite Collection, a brand new range of running
wear supported by a distinctive new livery, freshly designed swing tickets and a full marketing campaign.
More importantly, the Infinite range will always be in stock and available to order 24 hours a day, 7 days Folowing correspondence from Aqua Sphere
a week. By incorporating the core running products the range can bridge all Ronhill collections and so fill after we recently published an article about
those awkward stock gaps, immediately, with just a confirmation order, either by phone or by e-mail. Zoggs, the company wishes SGB – Sports and
Commenting on the innovatively new, Outdoor to clarify some issues raised.
Infinite collection, Oliver Carter, Ronhill’s Aqua Sphere has assured SGB that it was the
Marketing Manager, said: “This collection is first brand to introduce curved lens swimming
the answer to the problems caused when the goggles, including the award-winning Kaiman,
most popular of our products sell out and which was first delivered to the trade in 2000.
there is suddenly a break in the range that The Kaiman with mirrored lenses was
can affect an important sale, especially when introduced three years later, contrary to what
orders can be made post-free around the was claimed in the Zoggs article.
clock.” SGB is happy to correct this error.
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