ARK increases it's brand portfolio
Ark Consultants UK Ltd acquires Troll Brand and distributions
We are pleased to announce the purchase of Troll and its distribution relationships from Troll Outdoors Limited. This increases Ark’s distribution portfolio of brands: OMM, Nordisk, Adventure Nutrition, Troll, Boot Bananas, CT Climbing Technology, Dexshell, Kletter Retter and 8B Plus.
The expansion is an exciting time for Ark with the focus now expanding to Outdoor, Run and Climbing.
Charlotte Dover is promoted to Commercial Director and we welcome Russ Gill into the field sales team alongside Nick Hurt.
Tom Williams, Ark Group Director says, “I am delighted by these developments which take Ark beyond being the sales team for OMM and Nordisk. The new Brands and structure will give us a better focus to meet growing consumer and retailer needs in the UK and clean delineation as we continue to expand OMM across Europe.”
The Ark team look forwards to discussing this with you in more detail at OTS in Liverpool 13-14th June, Stand 278 and at the forth coming SS24 range meetings.
Should you require any further assistance in advance of this, please contact the Ark Sales Office: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01524 822084, where the relevant colleague will assist you accordingly.
We look forwards to speaking with you soon
VISIT US AT OUTDOOR TRADE SHOW
13-15th June | Stand 278
ARK Group. Lowbrook Barn, Lancaster Road, Lancaster LA26AL
WORK FOR OMM
Join the team…If you have retail experience and a passion for the outdoors, come and join our friendly team in The OMM Centre, based at 315 Health Club in Lancaster.
As a key member of OMM’s customer service team you will be enabled to thrive in a dynamic space that rewards ingenuity. We offer a competitive salary and use of 315 Gym.
Interested? Send your CV and covering email to email@example.com
OMM Ltd creates technical clothing & equipment designed for mountain runners. OMM’s product range is defined by its namesake race “The Original Mountain Marathon”, first run in 1968 as a test of skill & capabilities in the mountains.
Ecological responsibility both on the fell with our events & in our manufacturing processes are key for OMM. RE:OMM, our repair, reuse, recycle service, is an example of our commitment to reducing our environmental impact.
Internationally OMM has established strong markets selling to mountain & trail runners across UK, Europe & Japan bringing new product technologies & ideas to these markets.
OMM CENTRE RETAIL STAFF (June 2022)
Job Title OMM CENTRE RETAIL
Reports to OMM Centre Director
Job type Part time / Full time
Hours Negotiable (min 2 days max full time (37.5 hrs p/w)
Location OMM Service Centre 315 Health Club, Mannin Way, Lancaster LA1 3PE
Salary Band Negotiable based on experience
Holidays 28 days (pro rata) including bank holidays per annum
Benefits Pension, Gym location with full use, Uniform/Running equip allowance
The OMM Centre, located at 315 Health Club in Lancaster, combines a retail experience for visitors together with remote customer service. Although the role focuses primarily on OMM Ltd, support is also provided for UK customers of our partner brand, Nordisk. The successful candidate will have retail experience and a passion for the outdoors. This is an opportunity to join a friendly and dynamic team, with potential for progression within a growing business.
Reporting to the OMM Centre Director, the role will include, but not be exclusively limited to: –
We are delighted to welcome Adventure Nutrition as a new Event Partner of the Montane Dragon’s Back Race® for its next three editions.
This exciting news comes as the organisers prepare for the 2021 edition of the event starting on Monday 6th September. This will be the sixth edition of the Montane Dragon’s Back Race®, but the first with the new and extended 380km route completing the full journey from Conwy castle on the north coast of Wales, to Cardiff castle in South Wales.
The new finish at Cardiff castle will be a fitting finale for such a monumental race and the event’s final overnight camp will be hosted inside the castle walls. It will also provide an incredible venue for spectators to watch the runners finishing the race and being awarded their coveted dragon trophies.
Adventure Nutrition will be providing a stock of dehydrated meals for the event to cover various contingencies and to feed the advanced teams working ahead of the main event.
The Montane Dragon’s Back Race® is organised by Ourea Events and Race Director Shane Ohly comments:
“The event has complex logistics, which require a small team of personnel to work one day ahead of the main team, helping to establish our next overnight camp. We wanted to ensure that this crew was well feed and the range of dehydrated meals provided by Adventure Nutrition was a natural choice.”
He continued, “Additionally, we work through many contingencies when we plan this event and one challenge we want to be able to manage is the loss or delay of our catering vans transporting food and/or equipment. Consider the impacts of a breakdown, road closure or road traffic accident. In such a circumstance we wanted the contingency capability to feed participant and crew, and the simplicity of the dehydrated meals from Adventure Nutrition gives us the option”.
The Montane Dragon’s Back Race® is widely acknowledge as one of, if not the, hardest mountain running race in the world. The event features six back-to-back days running the length of Wales, with various mountain summits defining the route that the runners must complete. The ground is notoriously rough and tough and attrition rate on the runners high. Only the most well prepared are likely to make it to the finish at Cardiff Castle.
An example of the rough and tough terrain from day 2 of the Montane Dragon’s Back Race® ©No Limits Photography
Stuart Hamilton from the team at Adventure Nutrition said, “Adventure Nutrition are thrilled to be able to partner with the two premier ultra races in the UK, the Montane Dragon’s Back Race® and the Cape Wrath Ultra®. Our philosophies are closely aligned and centre around pushing ourselves in wild and beautiful places, whilst looking after them and encouraging others to do so. Founded by a group of people who enjoy doing just that, we remain in awe of the achievements of the competitors who each have their own intriguing back stories and motivations, as well as what these two races are achieving for the mountain running community. Adventure Nutrition is here to support you on these journeys.”
Ready to follow the 2021 event?
Don’t miss all the live action and GPS tracking starting 7am on Monday 6th September as our 2021 participants set off from Conwy Castle.
Entries for the 2022 edition open on Saturday 11th September at 10am - the same time that runners will be embarking on the final day of this year’s race.
Ark seeks Sales Adminsitrator
WE’RE HIRING ! CLOSED VACANCY FILLED !
PART-TIME 20 HOURS PER WEEK
ARK Consultants Ltd. is an expanding outdoor clothing & equipment distribution company based in Lancaster. ARK distributes an exciting portfolio of running & adventure brands including OMM, Nordisk, Buff & Adventure Nutrition to the UK market.
Over the past 20 years ARK has grown to established itself as one of the leading sales distributors to the UK & is currently in the process of expanding further with the creation of its European based operation.
We are looking to fill a part-time Sales Administrator role. The desired applicant will be someone comfortable interacting with the sales team, as well as being happy building relationships with our trade customers. Training will be provided but the ability to learn cloud based software & processes is important. Additionally, an interest in our product groups is beneficial.
Salary band £18,000 to £22,000 pro-rata
To register your interest and request a job description please submit a covering email and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
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