Expansion for Banchory’s Out There Active Wear thanks to RBS

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Banchory-based outdoor equipment and clothes supplier Out There Active Wear has relocate to new, larger premises with a helping hand from RBS.

Since opening in 2010 Out There Active Wear has seen increased demand which encouraged them to relocate to a former nightclub premises in the middle of the town. The move has helped create two new full-time jobs with a part-time position to be recruited shortly.

To fund the move, Nicky Adam, Director and founder of Out There Active Wear, approached Keith Linklater, Relationship Manager at RBS. Together they were able to attract a loan of £227,000.

This enabled Nicky to buy the former nightclub in Banchory and to fit it out. With four times as much floor space as in the previous site, the new shop offers an entire floor dedicated to Swedish premier outdoor brand Haglofs, and additional dedicated space for a Deuter fit centre for rucksacks, making the shop one of just three in Scotland to supply the service.

The improved location and larger retail space mean that Nicky hopes to double the firm’s current turnover of £200,000.

He said: “As a small independent shop, we strive to give the best advice and knowledge on our products which seems to pay as we have a lot of repeat custom. We try to offer something different to what the other shops have to offer and train our staff so that their knowledge of the outdoors is unrivalled.”

Keith Linklater from RBS added: “We are always delighted to work with brands such as Out There Active Wear. Nicky and his team are passionate about their offering and future expansion and as such we were able to get fully behind his business plan.

“Additionally, the nightclub had been closed for more than a year and was proving to be a “white elephant” for the community, so it was great to support this change of use which benefits the village as a whole.”

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