- July 24, 2020
- Posted by: OIA Admin
- Category: Member News
The Bollin Group Limited has acquired 1000 Mile Sportswear. Bollin Group Limited is a holding company that includes Mountain Equipment, Sprayway, Bridgedale, Go Systems, Ron Hill, Hilly Clothing Limited and Burton McCall Limited and is a distributor and owner of premium brands.
Former owner Jack Galaun will now enjoy a much-deserved retirement while sales directors Nik Aveyard and Greg Soffe, and sales manager Warren Smith, will take up equivalent roles in the new set up. Burton McCall Limited, the distribution business owned by the Bollin Group, will act as distributor of both 1000 Mile and Ultimate Performance, relocating the operations to Leicester from 10th August. Burton McCall Limited is a multichannel distributor of premium/world class brands. including Maglite torches, Victorinox Swiss army knives, Felco secateurs and Camelbak with retail distribution ranging from high street stores to independent shops, from garden centres to hardware chains, across the UK.
Commenting on the acquisition, Stephen Cann, the Bollin Group CEO said : “The Galaun family were looking to exit the business as part of their retirement plans and I believe our Group expertise will allow the brands to develop to the next stage.”
Greg Soffe, 1000 Mile Sportswear, added: “It’s business as usual. This will facilitate an exciting future for the business and the brands will continue to operate independently, as do other Bollin Group brands, with separate sales, marketing, and product development teams. I am looking forward to continuing to develop the business.”