How I got here: Michael Cattanach

Wednesday, 25 May 2016 4:00

Michael is Global Product Director for breathable membrane and fabric brand, Polartec. Michael was born and educated in Scotland, but now lives in Massachusetts from where he travels extensively around the world.

Fisher’s Airey not pushed out

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 8:00

Andy Airey, general manager of Lake District retailer, George Fisher, is to leave the industry. In a surprise announcement made the day after the OIA Conference closed, the 55-year-old said he had decided to quit now, so as to “step back, take a breath, take time out, get fit and enjoy time with family and friends.” 

Alibi appoints two to OCC

Friday, 18 March 2016 6:00

Alibi Publishing, owners of OCC Outdoor has appointed Neil Golding and Siana Rockey to handle advertisement sales for the magazine and associated titles. 

How I got here: Pauline Shepherd

Friday, 18 March 2016 4:00

Pauline Shepherd is Market Research Manager for the European Outdoor Group. In her role she oversees projects which include the State of Trade and the Retail Sales Barometer reports. She is married and lives near Lancaster.

Dickinson’s the real deal

Wednesday, 27 January 2016 11:00

Burton McCall has appointed Michelle Dickinson as Managing Director. Dickinson, 50, succeeds Mike Edwards, who has joined Burton McCall owners, the Bollin Group, as Business Development Director. 

How I got here: Jean Parker

Monday, 14 December 2015 8:00

Jean Parker is Vice President Europe for the online training supplier, Myagi, a company he was responsible for setting up in the UK. Based in Manchester, the company currently comprises a team of 15 around the world, with three and a half based here in this country

Retailer’s winning window

Monday, 14 December 2015 8:00

Horizon Socks’ agent Richard Black handed over £50 and a bottle of champagne to Zoe Navaratam of outdoor and country clothing retailer, CCW.

How I got here: Steve Booth

Sunday, 1 November 2015 16:00

Steve Booth is a sales agent working in the north of England. Among brands he represents are Tilley Endurables, Smartwool and Five Ten. He lives in Ilkley and is married with one son.

How I got here: Catherine Whitehead

Monday, 14 September 2015 6:00

Catherine Whitehead is head of promotion and communications at ethical apparel brand, Páramo.


Sunday, 2 August 2015 7:00

Kerry arrives at Oase to take over from Jennings • Homecoming from Sweden for Tattershall • Andy will be handling Lizard • Jade and Vanessa both go to the dog’s business • Jon stops training and starts living • Kieron gets meal deal: John on new territory with Terra Nova

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