Rambling in no particular direction?

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 7:00

Millions enjoy its pleasures and yet the numbers of those belonging to the organisation most closely associated with the activity do not seem to reflect the popularity of walking.

The best training is free of charge

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 7:00

In business is too much time and money given over to training people in matters that lie rather more in the realm of common sense? And if so where would common sense be best applied in most businesses?

Why doesn’t the UK love Columbia?

Thursday, 17 March 2016 8:00

It is a mystery. After almost two decades of operating in this country the global outdoor giant remains a pygmy and apparently it is as perplexed as the rest of us as to why.

Is there such a thing as an outdoor consumer show?

Monday, 14 December 2015 8:00

There should be a vast potential audience to be found among the nation’s walkers and campers for any show organiser with an event to pitch in its direction, but so far no one seems to have hit the jackpot. Why?

Is the outdoor business bad for our health?

Sunday, 1 November 2015 18:00

The thought occurs that in seeking to adopt the changes new technologies have brought and are bringing to the outdoor business, we may be helping prime rather than defuse the health time bomb

Keeping up in the developing world

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 7:00

Inspiration provides the idea for the next big thing, but in outdoor as in the rest of the commercial world, it is hard cash that it is going to bring those ideas to fruition: hard cash and sheer nerve.
As we have seen over the years a shortage of one doesn’t seem to inhibit the other, but technical problems need technical solutions,  so exactly what are the priorities driving the research and development agenda?

A very British affair

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 7:00

In every sector there is a brand or a business that has provided the foundation of the industry and a proving ground for new recruits. As it approaches its 50th birthday, long time journalist and former employee John Traynor makes the case that it is Berghaus which has fulfilled this role in the UK

Where’s the next big thing coming from?

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 7:00

Once a melting pot of talent and ideas, some observers think that recent years have seen the outdoor industry slowing down. This may be a natural progression or is it something we need to worry about?

All present and correct

Wednesday, 3 June 2015 7:00

The idea of presenting to an audience of their peers holds many terrors. As it turns out, however, presenting is a lot easier than it might seem, if you stick to the basics

Great service is a four letter word

Tuesday, 31 March 2015 8:00

Your customers may know nothing about breathable fabrics, sole construction or seam welding, but they are every bit as expert as you in understanding what makes for good customer service

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