Outside take over Nevisport Hathersage

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With all the current uncertainty surrounding the Sports Direct acquisition of Nevisport last Thursday which we reported on yesterday, at least one Nevisport shop wasn't included in the deal.

The Hathersage Nevisport branch (trading on the old Hathersage Inn site) in the Peak District has been taken over by Outside.

Fran Beardon, managing director of Outside told us,

"We've kept all the Nevisport staff, regardless of their length of service and there will be no redundancies. This new branch will be run by the same head office team that currently runs the existing two Outside Limited branches and website, with Tim Russon overseeing its' day-to-day merchandise management, James Lawton running the IT strategy and Andy Hutchinson the warehousing and distribution. It is due to open mid October branded “The Square”.

Dick Turnbull, the founder of Outside, and Fran's plan is to re-establish the focus of “Outside” in Hathersage on climbing, mountaineering and hill walking and to move more lifestyle and casual brands to the new store which will include a large North Face “store-in-store”

Outside now has four stores, two in Hathersage, its Calver store, and a virtual store online at and they employ over 45 full-time and part-time staff, all climbers and outdoor enthusiasts.

You can read more about the history of Outside at this news article from June 2007: Dick Turnbull's Outside....20 years old

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25 Sep, 2007
Good hear the staff at nevis sport in hathersage will still have a job and it means the original stor befcome more climbing oriented
25 Sep, 2007
When we were up in Hathersage on the 15/16th I was suprised to see NevisSport shut-up, and a sign on the door saying it was being turned into a bar...
25 Sep, 2007
Hardly surprising that the market is showing such poor returns when you look at these two shops in hathersage. only room for one shop in the area imho.
25 Sep, 2007
Sounds good - keep the current one as the climbing/mountaineering store, and use the new for more lifestyle clothing and family camping etc. Cotswolds manage it in Betws, so if Outside can do the same it will be great.
25 Sep, 2007
Wonder what it means for the Outside at Calver ?
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