First UK Retailer Joins EOCA as the Association Continues to Grow

Release date: 17 September 2014

The European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA) is delighted to welcome its first UK retailer into membership. George Fisher Ltd, based in Keswick, has led the way in becoming the first retailer in the UK to contribute to conservation work around the world via EOCA. In addition, new members have been welcomed into all of EOCA’s membership categories over the summer.
George Fisher Ltd become first UK retailer to join EOCA
George Fisher Ltd become first UK retailer to join EOCA

Based in the heart of the English Lake District, George Fisher Ltd is one of the UK’s leading retailers of outdoor equipment and clothing. “We have constantly looked to protect and preserve the outdoor environment we enjoy, by supporting local environmental organisations” said Andy Airey, Director of George Fisher Ltd. “Joining EOCA is a natural progression for us, enabling us to support conservation in areas our customers visit around the world.”

Spring PR, a UK PR agency; TEKO, the UK eco-performance sock company; and Holmenkol GmbH, a manufacturer of sport surface coatings, all also joined EOCA as members during the summer. By joining, these companies all agreed to pay an annual membership, 100% of which will be put into vital conservation projects. The Russian Outdoor Group (ROG) has become EOCA’s 5th trade partner, keen to promote EOCA and conservation amongst its members in Russia. Active&Eco Portal signed up as a media partner and is already spreading the EOCA message via its media channels within Eastern Europe, particularly in Poland.


“EOCA membership is open to retailers as well as brands, suppliers and any other organsiation linked to the European outdoor industry. It enables them to give back to the great outdoors which their customers are passionate about enjoying and exploring. By funding conservation projects around the world, EOCA membership allows companies and organisations to communicate and demonstrate their passion for protecting the great outdoors to their customers” explained Catherine Savidge, Joint General Manager of EOCA.

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