Thursday, 28 June 2007

NEWS: Tiso Group acquire George Fisher

George Fisher Ltd of Keswick has been widely regarded as England’s leading independent outdoor shop and Trail readers have regularly given it the thumbs up after receiving great service from the store. However, times could be changing as the store has now been swallowed by the Tiso Group Ltd in a deal worth £3 million. The business was put up for sale at the start of the year due to the owners looking to retire, during which period Tiso emerged as the preferred bidder.

Chris Tiso, Chief Executive, said: ‘George Fisher provides a natural fit with Tiso and we are very excited at the prospect of taking the business forward under the George Fisher name. The primary focus and objective now will be to ensure that the integrity of the business is maintained and the offering continues to be in line with expectations of the existing core customer base. We have enormous respect for the business and recognise its position in both the local and national markets.’

Michael Standring, of George Fisher, commented: ‘George Fisher has evolved over the last 50 years to what it is today; one of the most respected independent outdoor retailers in the UK. It is essential that it is taken forward to the next level by someone who shares and understands our values and our customers’ expectations. George Fisher has led the way in the Lake District in terms of exceptional service, product integrity and retail innovation, and I believe that Tiso is best placed to ensure that this remains the case.’

George Fisher will retain both its name and existing management team. However only time will tell as to how the take over will effect the store, its product range, its pricing and, above all, its quality of service to you the customers.

Talk gear in the Trail Forums

Subscribe to Trail magazine


Chris said...

I live in Edinburgh and shop at Tiso's regularly - their service always seems pretty good. I'm not sure what you are getting at here - are you implying that Tiso's standards are lower than Fisher's?

Trail said...

Hi Chris
I'm not implying anything. I am just asking the question.
Feel free to discuss this on the Trail forum

TomRich said...

Yet another example of the rise of the chain and the demise of the small independent. What next? Tiso bought by Tesco? Tesco bought by Google? Depressing.

Anonymous said...


Adi said...

Oes Tsetnoc one of the ways in which we can learn seo besides Mengembalikan Jati Diri Bangsa. By participating in the Oes Tsetnoc or Mengembalikan Jati Diri Bangsa we can improve our seo skills. To find more information about Oest Tsetnoc please visit my Oes Tsetnoc pages. And to find more information about Mengembalikan Jati Diri Bangsa please visit my Mengembalikan Jati Diri Bangsa pages. Thank you So much.
Oes Tsetnoc | Semangat Mengembalikan Jati Diri Bangsa

Anonymous said...

good afternoon dudes. I'm really into shoes and I was digging for that particular model. The prices seeking the sneakers are all over 310 bucks on every page. But completely I set this area selling them for the benefit of half price. I in reality want those [url=]prada sneakers[/url]. I will absolutely buy these. what is your opinion?

Anonymous said...

good evening fellas. I'm actually into shoes and I was digging as far as something that exact brand. The prices due to the fact that the boots are all over 320 dollars on every site. But completely I found this site selling them as a remedy for half price. I absolutely want those [url=]prada sneakers[/url]. I will definetly order these. what is your opinion?

Anonymous said...

Genial brief and this mail helped me alot in my college assignement. Thanks you on your information.

Anonymous said...

i definitely adore all your posting choice, very interesting.
don't quit and keep creating due to the fact that it just simply good worth to read it,
looking forward to looked over even more of your own articles, kind regards :)

Anonymous said...

Love the main page. Do you think it will always be this way?