OIA cans Outdoors Future Camp

Monday, 14 August 2017 11:05

The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) has cancelled its Outdoors Future Camp (OFC) in partnership with ISPO Academy due to take place on 5th and 6th September in Eccleshall, Sheffield.

Climb goes digital

Climb closing print edition

Monday, 14 August 2017 11:00

Climb magazine has closed its print edition and will become a free online and digital-only product from October. 

Columbia stalwart departs

Thursday, 1 June 2017 0:00

Columbia’s long-serving Bryan Timm is stepping down from his role as President and Chief Operating Officer after 20 years with the firm.

IGOT gathers momentum

Thursday, 1 June 2017 0:00

The It’s Great Out There coalition has now closed the window for Founding Members to join.

Addnature takes Isbjörn chunk

Monday, 1 May 2017 0:00

Swedish outdoor retailer Addnature, has taken a significant stake in Isbjörn of Sweden.


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MP praises OIA position on Brexit

Tuesday, 31 May 2016 7:00

Following the decision by the OIA Council to recommend a vote to remain as part of the EU, MP for Penrith and the Borders and Minister for Rural Affairs, Rory Stewart, has declared his support for the suggestion. 

Board votes to stay

Monday, 23 May 2016 12:00

The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) has published a statement in which its board members* express support for the Remain campaign, ahead of the upcoming EU Referendum. 

Outdoor improves for JD, but not there yet

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 6:00

JD Sports, owner of Blacks, Tiso, Millets and a number of other outdoor retail brands has reported a 23% increase in turnover in the year to January 2016. 

Retailer makes money from disaster

Thursday, 21 April 2016 12:00

Lake district outdoor retailer, Catstycam, has donated more than a thousand pounds to the Ullswater Environment Recovery Fund. 

Black Diamond recalls climbing products

Thursday, 14 April 2016 8:00

Outdoor and Climbing brand, Black Diamond, has issued a recall of a range of climbing products including its Easy Rider and Iron Cruiser Via Ferrata Sets, Index Ascenders, Camalots and Camalot Ultralights. 

Forum to explore ‘Pricing in the Outdoor Market’

Monday, 11 April 2016 9:00

Top lawyer, Adam Collinson, a specialist in competition law, is the key speaker at the next Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) Director’s Forum. 

Magazine sales tumble

Monday, 4 April 2016 11:00

Figures released by the industry body, the Audit Bureau of Circulations (ABC), have confirmed that sales of outdoor publications continue to decline as Britain’s two leading paid for walking publications saw their sales shrink by 11% last year.

Government recruits youth to the future of parks

Thursday, 24 March 2016 7:00

Under new plans announced by Environment Secretary Liz Truss, every schoolchild in England will be given the chance to visit a National Park at each stage of their education.

Diabetic product scoops top award

Monday, 21 March 2016 7:00

Welsh Medical supplies specialists, Frio UK, has won the inaugural overall winner’s prize in the ten category UK Outdoor Industry awards series. 

Upbeat Conference hears of strong performance

Friday, 18 March 2016 14:00

The Outdoor Industries Association (OIA) has seen a dramatic improvement in its finances over the past four years.