Posts tagged as Pentland

  • They all came here for inspiration and exchange of thoughts: the City Hall of Sheffield, the venue of this year's European Outdoor Summit.

    Wednesday, October 21st 2015

    Sheffield: Third EOS successful

    by Markus Huber

    No less than 300 industry professionals came together in Sheffield (#TheOutdoorCity), England, from Oct. 14-15, to attend the third edition of the European Outdoor Summit, this time hosted by the British Outdoor Industries Association (OIA). Main sponsors of the event were Berghaus, ISPO and W.L. Gore & Associates. The summit was attended by industry representatives […]

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    Monday, June 29th 2015

    Pentland improves by 14 percent over 2013

    by Markus Huber

    In its financial 2014, Pentland Group, owner of brands such as Speedo, Ellesse, Berghaus, Canterbury as well as shareholder of Britain’s big retailer JD Sports Fashion, increased its sales compared with 2013 by 14 percent to £2.2 billion (€3.12 billion). The brands division improved by 5 percent to £618 million (€873.7 million). This was primarily […]

  • Monday, April 13th 2015

    Sebastian Coe to speak at European Outdoor Summit

    by Markus Huber

    This year’s European Outdoor Summit (EOS), to be held in Sheffield, England, from Oct. 13-15 and organized by the Outdoor Industries Association, is to welcome a top keynote speaker at the event. Lord Sebastian Coe, Britain’s legendary runner and head of the organizing team for the London Olympic Games in 2012, will give a speech to the European […]

  • Promoted all: the new top execs at Pentland Brands (from left to right): Carl Davies, Matt Rock and Sean Hastings.

    Monday, January 19th 2015

    Pentland beefs up its top management

    by Markus Huber

    Shortly after the appointment of Andy Long as new chief executive of Pentland Brands, the company behind Speedo, Berghaus, Ellesse and Lacoste Footwear, among others, has created a couple of new top exec positions. Sean Hastings, so far vice president of Speedo in charge of product and marketing, takes on the role of a global […]

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    Wednesday, December 3rd 2014

    Pentland appoints new chief executive

    by Markus Huber

    Andy Long is to be the new chief executive of U.K.-based Pentland Group, effective Jan. 1. He succeeds Andy Rubin, son of Pentland founder and chairman Stephen Rubin. Andy Rubin has held the position for 16 years and will now assume the newly created role of chairman of the Pentland Brands division – whose chief operating […]

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    Tuesday, October 7th 2014

    Pentland puts Leedham at top of Berghaus

    by Markus Huber

    Pentland Group, which runs brands like Speedo, Ellesse and Lacoste Footwear, has named Richard Leedham new brand president of Berghaus and its recently integrated footwear label, Brasher. Leedham has been with the U.K. outdoor company for nearly two decades in various positions in marketing and sales. Since early 2014, he steered Berghaus on an interim […]

  • Wednesday, June 25th 2014

    Pentland is up in retail and wholesale

    by Markus Huber

    Pentland, the owner of brands such as Speedo, Berghaus, Ellesse, and shareholder of retail operations including JD Sports Fashion in the U.K., reports an 8 percent increase in sales for 2013 (on a comparable basis, excluding acquisitions). Turnover was £1.9 billion (€2.4 billion). The brands’ sales were up by 11 percent and reached £590 million (€736 million), […]

  • Friday, January 18th 2013

    SDI said to eye Gio-Goi


    Gio-Goi, an urban fashion brand partly owned by the Pentland Group, went into administration (a form of bankruptcy) this week. The Guardian reports that Sports Direct International (SDI), the largest British sports retailer and wholesaler, is in talks to acquire the brand. SDI, which has been diversifying into fashion, already bought Firetrap and Full Circle […]

  • Tuesday, October 9th 2012

    Pentland support design project around Churchill


    The Pentland Group is working together with Arts Thread to support a unique national design competition launched by the Churchill Centre among design students and recent graduates. The candidates will have to submit an inspiring piece of work in 2D format – a graphic design, a textile sample or any other – that encapsulates the […]

  • Monday, August 27th 2012

    JD sells Canterbury to Pentland


    JD Sports Fashion, the British sports and fashion retail group, has agreed to sell Canterbury of New Zealand, the rugbywear brand, to the Pentland Group at a price of £22.7 million in cash. Conversely, the retailer will buy the One True Saxon fashion brand from Pentland at £50,000. The deal is a transaction between related […]