The Outdoors Company celebrates its 10 year anniversary

Co-founders Mark Dix and Paul Morley-Smith

Earlier this month The Outdoors Company celebrated 10 years of supplying the highest quality outdoor products to the UK’s B2B market.

The Outdoors Company was founded by Mark Dix and Paul Morley-Smith in November 2007 with a vision to supply the world’s leading outdoor brands to the corporate B2B market.

The pair worked together running a successful ski company in Courchevel, France. Their passion for skiing and mountaineering gave them a real understanding of how premium outdoor brands sit within the European market place.

After a year of planning and negotiations with the top retail brands, The North Face was the first large company to back Mr Dix’s and Mr Morley-Smith’s idea.

Over the years, The Outdoors Company has grown, forming unique and lasting relationships with most of the leading outdoor brands and is now contracted to develop the distribution of outdoor products to the corporate sector for the likes of leading retail brands such as The North Face, Berghaus, Patagonia, Montane, RAB and Columbia.

The next 10 years will see The Outdoors Company continue to do what it does for more and more people across the B2B market, as well as to achieve a greater presence in the industry  and to become the go-to company for corporate and outdoor workwear.

Mr Dix said: “We aim to continue to educate our customers on outdoor brands and where they sit in the market so they can choose the best products to suit their budgets and purpose.

“We’ll be increasing the number of on-site training opportunities and regional workshops for our customers – we never underestimate the value of face-to-face time with our customers to help them understand our brands and the products we supply.”

Mr Morley-Smith added: “And we’ll always be seeking that something different which our customers often ask for.  We’re all about staying ahead of the curve and keeping up with what’s new and what’s recommended in the industry.  Our close relationships with our brands mean they tell us about the latest technical garments to hit the market and we’ll continue to pass this on to our customers.”

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