AMG News

10th June 2020

AMG Group Appoints Sales Director

One of the UK’s leading owners and distributors of outdoor equipment, footwear and snow sports brands, AMG Group, has announced it is strengthening its senior leadership team with the appointment of a new Sales Director, Simon Roberts.

Simon, who will be known to many in the outdoor industry, joins Glasgow based AMG Group, having held senior positions with familiar outdoor brands and worked with much of the UK’s outdoor retailer base.  Most recently, Simon was UK Sales Director for OASE Outdoors, previously Head of International Sales and Country Manager for Berghaus and Columbia respectively.  Away from work, Simon has a passion for the outdoors, regularly participating in camping, walking, and sailing with his family.  Simon commences his role with AMG Group on Wednesday 1st July ’20.

Stephen Newlands, CEO, commented “We’re delighted to appoint Simon, who brings a wealth of experience in sales management from both the outdoor, and other sectors, to the AMG senior team.  Already known to several of our team, we look forward to welcoming Simon into the business, and planning for the future.  Whilst COVID-19 has curtailed outdoor recreation for the past few months, we remain committed to driving our business forward, and this change provides further strength in our already progressive team”.

Simon Roberts, Sales Director, commented “I’m excited to begin this new chapter in my career, joining AMG and their great brand portfolio.  I have admired the Vango brand for many years as an owner of some of their kit and believe there is a tremendous opportunity to grow the business both in the UK and Internationally.  I look forward to meeting the rest of the team, and subsequently our retail partners in the near future”.

Since 1966, AMG Group has a long heritage of innovating, developing, and distributing cutting edge outdoor equipment, led by the Vango brand, including pioneering new tents, rucksacks, awnings, furniture, camping accessories and footwear. Headquartered in Port Glasgow, AMG Group brands and products are available in over 30 countries.