In a £3 million deal Tiso Group Ltd has acquired George Fisher Ltd, England?s leading independent outdoor shop based in Keswick. Tiso, the largest outdoor retailer in Scotland already have one English store in Newcastle. The opening of this store in the heart of the Lake District will surely interest their competitors. Tiso Stores: In a contrast to our recent ´all singing – all dancing´ guidebooks, July will see the publication of the first (and second) of a new series of compact guidebooks to rock climbing in the Peak District by RockFax. These ´Pokketz Guides´ will be compact enough to fit in a pocket and initially will concentrate on lower grade climbs. Others in the series are planned, the format should be ideal for climbing on mountain and sea-cliffs where the book needs to be carried up the route. Competition Climbing Officer Part-time, permanent position based on an average 3 days per week Salary range £21,933 to £27,593 (Full-time equivalent) Starting salary is dependant upon experience. The BMC is recruiting a specialist officer to take responsibility for the BMC?s competition climbing programme and to support the British Climbing Team. The post will involve organising and administering national and regional events (BBC, BRYCS, BLCC etc) and supporting the wider needs of competition climbers. The successful applicant will be an experienced and active climber, with a strong interest in indoor climbing and competitions; he or she will have a positive approach towards working with volunteers, together with flexibility and a willingness to work evenings and weekends as required. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the development of competition climbing. Note: Due to the nature of the position, flexible/remote working arrangements will be considered. These will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate on an individual basis, in line with the annual climbing competitions programme. To apply for the position please contact Kate Owen at the BMC for an application pack: Kate Owen, BMC, 177-179 Burton Road, Manchester, M20 2BB Tel: 0161 438 3303 Fax: 0161 445 4500 Email: kate@thebmc.co.uk