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VACANCY - WEB DEVELOPER

AMG Group Ltd, an exciting multi-branded company (Vango, Force Ten, Lichfield, Anatom, Rossignol, Teko, Trangia and Wayfayrer) and one of the UK’s most successful, within the Outdoor and Snowsport Industry, is seeking to appoint a HIGH CALIBRE INDIVIDUAL to the following vacancy: -

 

WEB DEVELOPER

 

Competitive salary plus benefits

 

Based at our Head Office, Port Glasgow, and reporting to the Web & E-commerce Manager, we’re looking for a developer with a passion for driving e-commerce. The right candidate will have a minimum of 4 years’ experience, with an in-depth knowledge and practical application of the applied languages and technologies.

 

You will work on a wide portfolio of websites covering B2C and B2B e-commerce (primarily on Prestashop), and some externally developed C++. These include www.vango.co.uk, www.campingspares.co.uk, www.anatomfootwear.co.uk and www.tekoforlife.co.uk. 

 

Key Responsibilities

·              Develop and improve consumer and trade e-commerce websites.

·              Assist with website administration, user support and issue resolution.

·              Work with Creative Team to deliver excellence in UX.

·              Support transfer of data between IT systems.

·              Manage Assistant Web Developer.

 

It is essential that you have experience in the following: -

-         E-commerce

-         PHP object-oriented coding

-         MySQL

-         Creation of SQL queries

-         PhpMyAdmin

-         Linux/Unix command line

-         Crontab knowledge to schedule jobs

-         Relational database design and development

-         HTML/CSS

-         JQuery/Javascript

-         FTP software

-         Ability to code, amend and improve bespoke php processes, (not using PHP frameworks).

 

It is also desirable that you are experienced in: -

-         Bootstrap for responsive design

-         Smarty templating

-         Prestashop e-commerce platform

-         SagePay payment gateway

-         Webservices

-         Domain transfer or relocation

-         Mailgun

-         GIT version control.

 

We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with a can-do attitude, who possesses excellent communication & organisational skills and can work to tight timescales and deadlines, whilst delivering quality output.

 

If you have the drive and enthusiasm to rise to this challenge, then please forward a full CV, with current remuneration details, quoting reference BAM/S1J:WD/05’18, to:

Bernard A McGown, HR & Operations Director, AMG Group Ltd, Kelburn Business Park,

Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, PA14 6TD.

 

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CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 24th May’18

Interviews shall be held 5th June’18 & 6th June’18

Responses shall only be issued to those selected for Interview

STRICTLY NO AGENCIES

VACANCY - CREATIVE TEAM LEADER

AMG Group Ltd, an exciting multi-branded company (Vango, Force Ten, Lichfield, Anatom, Rossignol, Teko, Trangia & Wayfayrer) and one of the UK’s most successful, within the Outdoor & Snowsport Leisure Industry, is seeking to appoint a HIGH CALIBRE INDIVIDUAL to the following vacancy: -

CREATIVE TEAM LEADER


Competitive salary plus benefits

Based at our Head Office, Port Glasgow, and reporting to the Head of Marketing, you will be required to: -

  •     Steer, lead & inspire the creative thinking within the Marketing Department, across a wide range of functions, which will include catalogues, POS and brand advertising, through clever & cutting-edge design, in keeping with the brand guidelines.

 

  •     Manipulate and develop images, graphics and copy, to meet the needs of the business.

 

  •     Develop and implement product packaging solutions and input into product design (aesthetics and branding).

 

  •     Complete and manage creative projects, based upon briefs supplied by the Marketing, Product and Sales Teams, ensuring on time delivery.

 

  •     Manage & fully lead the Creative Team in their own personal development, as much as within their roles & responsibilities.

 

  •     Be a contributing member of the Marketing Department, to the benefit of all Stakeholders.

 

This opportunity will appeal to ambitious, outgoing, resourceful self-starters, who shall be able to display fine attention to detail, possess a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience and function with minimum supervision.

We are looking for a confident, self-motivated individual, possessing and displaying a “can do” attitude. Your personal attributes, will include excellent communication, social and organisational skills, an enthusiastic and outgoing personality, in addition to possessing an excellent working knowledge of Mac, Adobe CC (including Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Acrobat); PremierPro would also be advantageous.

It is highly desirable that you have an avid interest in Outdoor pursuits, particularly Camping and or Caravanning.

If you have the drive and enthusiasm to rise to this challenge, then please forward a full CV, with current remuneration details, quoting reference BAM/CTL-S1j/04’18, to: -
Bernard A McGown, HR & Operations Director, AMG Group Ltd, Kelburn Business Park,
Port Glasgow, Renfrewshire, PA14 6TD.

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CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday 18th May’18
Interviews shall be held 5th June’18 & 6th June’18
Responses shall only be issued to those selected for Interview
STRICTLY NO AGENCIES

AMG Group Appoint New CFO

AMG Group Appoint Chief Financial Officer and Increase Staff by 15%

AMG Group, one of the UK’s leading Outdoor Companies, announce a raft of new appointments this Quarter, continuing its growth plans for 2018.

Shona Quigley comes on board as Chief Financial Officer, with a further 4 appointments in the Sales, Design and Creative Teams. The new Distribution Centre (DC) facility sees the largest increase with 9 members of staff signing permanent contracts.

The 14 new recruits see the business increase its staff by 15%, taking the total across all three business sites (Port Glasgow HQ, AMG Services Glasgow and Westway Park DC) to 113 permanent employees.

AMG distributes its portfolio of Vango®, F10 Series®, Lichfield®, Blacks of Greenock®, Rossignol®, Trangia®, Wayfayrer®, Anatom® and Teko® to over 40 countries worldwide and recently opened the Westway DC to meet demand.

The opening of the Westway DC, a bespoke 113,209 ft² property, has driven staff expansion and will allow AMG to distribute from one central location, streamlining their operation for retailers and consumers. The new site means the DC Team will increase by 9 to 23 permanent staff, focusing on Inbound & Outbound logistics.

In addition to Shona Quigley, AMG bring in James Robertson as Graphic & Film Designer, Jason Gilmour as Assistant Product Manager and Stacey Cummings as Web & E-Commerce Assistant. Daniel Julier-Smith has been appointed as Southern Territory Account Manager in UK.

Bernie McGown, HR & Operations Director at AMG, said: "To rise to the challenges of a consolidated DC, we have increased the Westway Park Team to 23 dedicated members. This means we can despatch Sales Orders in consolidated batches, allowing us to provide first-class service to all of our customers; domestic and international alike."

"I’m delighted to welcome Shona Quigley on board as Chief Financial Officer, who brings with her decades of experience from within the Financial Sector, which will be a vital asset to AMG’s continued expansion. Shona will be joined, at our Port Glasgow HQ, by fellow new starts, Jason, James and Stacey who bring their respective talents to our Design, Web and Creative Teams, with Daniel looking after Sales in the South."

Steve Newlands, CEO of AMG Group, said: "Welcoming new people to the AMG family is always a pleasure. This is a very exciting period of growth for the business, one in which we are investing in our team to ensure we continue to achieve our future goals."

Photo: (left to right) Rob Ganley of Camping & Caravanning Club, Steve Newlands CEO of AMG Group, Julia Bradbury, President of Camping & Caravanning Club

AMG Group

  • AMG Group is the UK's leading owner and distributor of an impressive portfolio of premier outdoor, footwear and snow sports brands
  • A rich heritage of pioneering products, technology and ideas
  • Sponsor of adventurers, climbers and outdoor professionals

Vango

  • Vango was established in1966
  • Designed in Scotland
  • A rich heritage of pioneering products, technology and ideas
  • Vango is a proud supplier of relief tents in partnership with Shelterbox Trust
  • Official supplier to Duke of Edinburgh Award and The Scouts
  • Helping people find The Spirit of Adventure for 50 years

AMG Announce New Distribution Centre Facility

AMG Group, one the UK’s leading outdoor companies, have announced that they are moving to a new Distribution Centre (DC) located at Westway Park, Renfrew. The Westway site, anticipated to be operational by April 2018, will replace AMG’s three existing DCs, two sites owned by AMG and located in Port Glasgow and a 3rd Party operation, located in the Midlands.

The 4,500,000 ft3property, will allow AMG to distribute from one central location, streamlining their operation for retailers and consumers. The new site will enable the business to realise future growth plans and achieve its full potential.

Westway Park is a direct response to a year of continued expansion for AMG. 2017 kicked off with the license of Anatom® and Teko®, increasing the group’s portfolio to nine brands in total. In addition, the business recorded another strong year for exports, as recognised in the HSBC Sunday Times Track 200 league table. AMG, listed for a second consecutive year and placed at 114th, were one of only ten Scottish businesses in the table.

The move will begin in January 2018 with AMG highlighting Q1 to be a transitional period for the business.

Bernie McGown, HR & Operations Director at AMG, said: ‘Whilst moving sites is a huge logistical challenge for us, it will allow us to provide first-class service to all of our customers; domestic and international alike. We have had a Project Team working on this for several months and would like to reassure our customers that we will do everything possible to minimize disruption during the move, bearing in mind that during Q1’18, we shall be effectively operating from 4 sites.’

McGown added, ‘We value our staff and their exceptional skills. When we move, we are taking them with us'. McGown highlighted that existing staff based at the Port Glasgow DCs will be transported to and from the new site by mini bus. By keeping the same team together, it will ensure ‘the business retains their invaluable tacit knowledge’.

The new facility will see an increased headcount from 14 to a permanent team of 23, focusing on Inbound & Outbound logistics, which will enable AMG to consolidate orders and despatch them from one site, resulting in a single consignment being delivered to customers.

As a consequence of the DC relocation, AMG’s legendary Green Room facility, shall relocate to Head Office, Port Glasgow, in 2019.

AMG currently employ 98 staff; the Finance, IT, Marketing, Product, Sales & Supply Chain Teams will remain in Head Office, where the business has been based for 20 years.

AMG distributes its portfolio of Vango®, F10 Series®, Lichfield®, Blacks of Greenock®, Rossignol®, Trangia®, Wayfayrer®, Anatom® and Teko® to over 40 countries worldwide.

Stephen Newlands, CEO of AMG, said: ‘By moving into this massive facility we can streamline our distribution service making it more dynamic and efficient. As we continue to expand in the UK and overseas, Westway Park will prove to be a fundamental asset to our business.’

Retailers with distribution queries can contact their AMG Account Managers.

AMG Steps Up Brand Portfolio with Anatom Footwear and Teko Socks

AMG Steps Up Brand Portfolio with Anatom Footwear and Teko Socks

 

AMG Group, one of the UK’s leading outdoor companies, has obtained the global licence to represent footwear brand Anatom® and award-winning Teko® socks. AMG has also recruited renowned footwear specialist Gordon Fraser as their Footwear Consultant.

 

Fraser, who founded Anatom in 1994 will join AMGin January 2017 and brings over 25 years of footwear expertise, specialising in biomechanics and physiology of the foot. Both Anatom footwear and Teko socks have received a multitude of accolades and awards for excellence in the last few years and are welcome additions to AMG. Most recently, Teko socks collected the Innovation Award and Eco-Performance Award at ISPO 2016 and Anatom has a long history in pioneering innovative footwear products and ideas. 

 

Fraser, as part of his new role within AMG, will also spearhead the development of Vango’s own range of footwear, which carries recommended kit status for both the Duke of Edinburgh Award and Scout Association. Fraser will also assist in the development and expansion of the industry leading footwear training platform Anatom Academy®, for the benefit of all brands and their retail partners.

 

The addition of the two brands will increase AMG’s portfolio by approximately 20%, adding to AMG’s current portfolio: Vango®, F10 Series®, Lichfield®, Blacks of Greenock®, Rossignol®, Trangia® and Wayfayrer®.

 

Gordon Fraser, Owner of the Anatom and Teko Brands, said: “I am delighted to be working with AMG. They have a commitment to innovation and quality that really chimes with the ethos of our brands. The licensing agreement will enable us to ‘stretch our legs’ both in the UK and globally. I look forward to a long and mutually successful relationship.”

 

Glenn Andrews, Product Director of AMG, said: “Anatom footwear and Teko socks are two highly respected brands, particularly here in the UK. We aim to build on their sterling products & reputation to achieve growth, whilst expanding into new markets.”

 

Stephen Newlands, CEO of AMG, said: “Adding Gordon to our team is fantastic news for us. His experience in the footwear industry is unparalleled and we look forward to working on some exciting projects with him this year and beyond.”

 

The global licensing agreement will begin January 2017.

MANAGEMENT BUYOUT AT AMG GROUP

Scotland based AMG Group Ltd, owner of Vango, one of Europe’s leading camping, footwear and outdoor equipment brands, has today announced that after ownership by the Moodie family for almost 50 years, directors Stephen Newlands, Managing Director; Steve Craig, Commercial Director; and Glenn Andrews, Product Director have successfully completed a management buyout of the company.

Stephen Newlands, Steve Craig, Glenn Andrews

AMG’s brand portfolio includes the UK’s best selling tent and camping equipment range, Vango, the iconic high performance expedition and mountaineering collection, Force Ten and Lichfield family camping products.

The company also distributes Rossignol winter sports equipment, Asolo footwear, Trangia camping stoves, Wayfayrer camping foods and an innovative new, gel based bio fuel known as Fuel4.

AMG Services Division, which services and repairs all brands of tent and is the only business of its kind still left in the UK, is also included in the deal.

Speaking today, Sandy Moodie commented that he was extremely proud of the team at AMG, and delighted to be handing over full control to the management buyout team who have been so instrumental to AMG’s rapid growth in recent years.

Moodie said: “Stephen, Steve and Glenn have been the driving force behind our business for many years. They have the energy and enthusiasm to take the business to new heights and it is fitting that they should benefit from their very significant contributions.”

Moodie will remain a director of AMG and will retain a minority shareholding in the company.

Managing director, Stephen Newlands, said: “We are all extremely excited to be taking over the reins at AMG. Innovation, service and commitment to our customers is at the heart of everything we do. We aim to make the great outdoors accessible to all, from family campers to extreme mountaineers.”

Newlands is also Chairman of the Outdoor Industries Association which lobbies government and represents manufacturers and retailers operating in the billion pound UK outdoor industry.

AMG’s Vango brand is an official manufacturer of Recommended Kit for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and is also working with The Scout Association to offer an approved range of products from its portfolio of brands including Vango, Wayfayrer, Trangia and Fuel4. The Scout movement is the UK’s largest mixed youth organisation committed to providing life changing adventures for young people aged six to 25.
For further information regarding AMG please visit www.amg-group.co.uk

SCOUTS BEGIN NEW ADVENTURE

Camping and outdoor brand Vango signs deal to become official supplier of Recommended Kit for the Scout Association

The Scotland-based business has worked with The Scout Association on an approved range of products from its portfolio of brands including Vango, Wayfayrer, Trangia and Fuel 4. The Scout movement is the UK’s largest mixed youth organisation committed to providing life changing adventures for young people aged 6-25.

The range of tents, sleeping bags, rucksacks, footwear, stove systems, fuels and food approved have been selected to match the needs of all age groups from Beavers right up to Scout leaders. This will help Scouts and their families choose performance led, quality kit that’s right for their outdoor activities.
Selected equipment, from the extensive AMG portfolio, will carry the “recommended by Scouts” logo and will feature on all equipment lists supplied by The Scout Association to its members.

Vango has been in existence since 1966, and is the preferred brand of mountain explorers and outdoor enthusiasts the world over.

Derek Scott, AMG’s marketing director, said: “I’m really pleased to announce this partnership between Vango and the Scouts.
The Scout movement has been in existence for over 100 years, and is synonymous with outdoor activities, so it fits very well with Vango’s brand values.
It’s great to be involved with an organisation that encourages young people to get outdoors and enjoy camping. It can be hard to know exactly which kit to invest in when you’re first starting out, which is why this partnership is so beneficial to make sure all Scouts are using the best possible products when enjoying the great outdoors.”

Founded in 1907 by Robert Baden Powell, The Scout Association helps children and young adults to reach their full potential, each year providing activities and camping opportunities to 435,000 children and young adults throughout the UK.

Niamh Neville, Assistant Director of Fundraising and Marketing at The Scout Association, commented: “Vango is one of the most renowned outdoor brands in the UK with an impressive range of high quality products. Scouting is trusted to provide fun, challenge and adventure to over 435,000 young people, both girls and boys, across the UK. It seems natural therefore to partner with an organisation with such a strong reputation for quality and reliability.

We are pleased that from 2014 the Scouts logo will be applied to all approved Vango products.

A selection of Scouts recommended products

vango-scouts-partnership

 

FUEL4 APPOINTS AMG GROUP AS THEIR NEW UK DISTRIBUTOR

Geco Industries, the of producers of Fuel4, are pleased to announce that with immediate effect, they have appointed AMG Group as their new UK distributor.

Fuel4, a UK manufactured environmentally friendly bioethanol spirit and gel fuel, will partner with the Trangia brand in the AMG portfolio. With product and packaging development due in the near future to support this collaboration, AMG anticipate further partnerships for Fuel4 early in 2014 to support its growth and expansion. In addition Fuel4 offers an ideal alternative to Methylated spirits, which will become increasingly difficult to retail as a result of recent changes in legislation by HMRC.

Commenting on the appointment, Lewis Bowen (MD of Geco Industries) stated that,  “I am delighted to have appointed AMG as our new distributor for the UK & Eire market. They are a well-established company that has an enviable portfolio of Outdoor Brands. Their experience of the UK & Eire markets and ambitions to build their business made the decision an easy one for me. I look forward to having a long and successful relationship with them as we build our business in the UK.”

Speaking on the addition of Fuel4 to their Brand portfolio, Stephen Newlands MD of AMG said,  “We are very pleased to be working with Lewis and his team. Fuel4’s commitment to creating the best outdoor fuel product that combines the terrific features of being smokeless, non-toxic, environmentally friendly and a safer fuel makes it a perfect match for Trangia and our wider portfolio. The gel formulation does not spill, is easy to ignite and allows for instant high heat cooking and it perfectly matches our Trangia stove systems.

We believe this is a strategic alliance, which will take the Fuel4 brand to new heights in the UK.”

VANGO RUBS SHOULDERS WITH ROYALTY

His Royal Highness The Earl of Wessex was The Camping and Caravanning Club’s guest of honour at Windsor Great Park on Tuesday 24 July.
As a trustee of The Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE), HRH helped commemorate The Duke of Edinburgh’s 60th anniversary as Patron of The Camping and Caravanning Club by presenting Vango DofE recommended kit to young people from Wexham School, Slough who will be starting their DofE programmes in September.
 
Stephen Newlands, Vango's Group Managing Director, said; "We are delighted to be involved in celebrating His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh's 60th anniversary as the Club’s Patron. As long term partners of The Camping and Caravanning Club and The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, it is such a great privilege to be able to support young people as they progress through their DofE programmes."
 
The Club is working with Vango to provide camping equipment 'starter packs' as a gift to each of the 10 DofE Regions across the country.  Each starter pack consists of tents, cookers, sleeping bags, rucksacks, trek mats, compasses and cutlery sets.
 
Robert Louden, the Club's Director General, is delighted that The Earl of Wessex was able to attend. He added; "The Club has always valued its Royal Patronage and it was an honour to welcome The Earl of Wessex to Windsor Great Park earlier this week. Our Club Sites are regularly used for DofE activities, so we know at first-hand how the programme can transform lives."
 
Wexham School was selected to receive the generous gift to support its launch of offering pupils the opportunity to undertake DofE activities as a new Directly Licensed Centre.  The gift will provide much-needed equipment for students undertaking the Expedition section of their DofE programmes.
Christian Scott, Director for DofE's South East Region says; "We are incredibly grateful to The Camping and Caravanning Club and Vango for their generous gift. It will make a huge difference to Wexham School; particularly as it is a newly established centre. We are very pleased to welcome these six schools to our network in order to retain access to valuable and enjoyable activities for local young people".
 
For more information on Vango DofE recommended kit please visit www.vango.co.uk/duke-of-edinburgh.html