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. 

These 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 Year – SportsShoes.com

Find out more about these outstanding retailers in the outdoor community

The finalists for the 2025 UK Outdoor Industry Awards were also announced tonight. The 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, Sportshoes.com, Chris Haslam, Freelance Journalist, Contributing Editor, Wired.

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