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OTS 2024: Awards Announced - Press Release


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20thJune 2024


OTS 2024 - Awards Announced



The winners of the inaugural Outdoor Trade Show (OTS) Outdoor Retailer of the Year Awards, and the finalists of the 2025 UK Outdoor Industry Awards have been announced in presentations at the 2024 Outdoor Trade Show Social. 

A green star and black textDescription automatically generatedThese newly established awards, presented for the first time in 2024 at the OTS Social, celebrate and recognise the best outdoor retailers in five different categories: National Retailer, Online Retailer, Independent Retailer - North, Independent Retailer - South, and Multi-Sited Retailer. The winners were nominated and voted for exclusively by OTS exhibitors.


The winners in each category are:

National Outdoor Retailer of the Year-Ellis Brigham
Multi-sited Outdoor Retailer of the Year-Tiso
Independent Outdoor Retailer of the Year - North-The Epicentre, Ambleside
Independent Outdoor Retailer of the Year - South-Outside, Hathersage
Online Outdoor Retailer of the

Find out more about these outstanding retailersin the outdoor community. 

 finalists for the 2025 UK Outdoor Industry Awards were also announced tonight.

A green and black logoDescription automatically generatedThe prestigious list of judges comprised: Adele, Head of Planning, JD Outdoor; Cat Ellis, Editor and Pat Kinsella, Consulting Editor, Advnture; Cath Casey, Director, The Climbers Shop & Joe Brown Shops; Chris Townsend, Gear Editor, TGO; Lawrie Kemp, General Manager, Nevisport; Nat Jackson, New Business Lead, Outward Bound Trust; Tom Cain, Buyer-Outdoor,


You can view the list of finalists in each category on the OIA website.




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