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13 Jul 2020

Following the recent Government announcement pledging extra investment and funding for businesses hiring an apprentice, Cytech training provider Activate Cycle Academy (formerly ATG Training)...

9 Jul 2020

With the additional Government funding and Activate Cycle Academy's launch of a brand new apprenticeship standard for bicycle mechanics there has never been a better time to take on an...

8 Jul 2020

The Competition and Markets Authority is leading a Digital Markets Taskforce to provide advice to the Government on the potential design and implementation of pro-competitive measures for...

8 Jul 2020

Coronavirus is clearly having a huge impact on retail workers but one ofthe impacts that is often overlooked is its effect on the mental wellbeing of those working in our stores.

7 Jul 2020

The Government has now published its response to the Call for Evidence on Violence and Abuse towards shop staff which closed in June 2019.

2 Jul 2020

Innovative indie retailers who adapt their business to combat the impact of Covid-19 are to be recognised in a special category in Britain's Best Small Shops competition 2020

2 Jul 2020

The Government has published the Business and Planning Bill in the Houseof Commons designed to make provision relating to the promotion of economic recovery and growth.

1 Jul 2020

Rental e-scooters will become legal on roads in Great Britain from this Saturday, in a bid to ease pressure on public transport amid the coronavirus crisis

1 Jul 2020

To gauge the intentions of the British public, Maybe* has gathered 20,000 answers from regions across the UK to understand if and when they'll return to the shops, and what their concerns...

1 Jul 2020

The FCA are requesting that firms now prepare for phased move to FCA's new data collection platform RegData.

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OIA promote Outdoor Recreation at the heart of COVID-19 recovery

Posted on in Business News , Cycles News , Outdoor News

The Outdoors Industries Association (OIA) have recently begun the process of collaboration with the diverse sector to talk to Government about a White Paper to promote Outdoor Recreation at the heart of recovery.

The OIA has previously backed the Government's stance towards encouraging the public to behave responsibly while exercising outside during the lockdown. The Association is now promoting the benefits of outdoor activities and the key role they can play in the UK recovering from the effects of COVID-19.

This news comes following the encouraging sales in the cycling sector and the announcement made a few days ago that the government is continuing to support this outdoor activity with a huge investment in active commuting. The CEO of OIA, Andrew Denton, hopes that Outdoor stores will see a similar strong surge in two week's time when they can join Bike shops.

Denton said the following of the outdoor recreational sector and the impacts it could have: "Whether it be to build a lean, healthy population, better able shrug off a second wave, or a population that avoids international travel in the next few months to take leisure time in the UK, where families are exposed to UV and build vitamin D outdoors - both known to help stop the spread of COVID-19, or perhaps to go camping in the ‘well ventilated' campsites of Britain!

"Wherever you look the solutions to the crisis appear to play to the strengths of the Outdoor sector, let's work together to promote a life well lived, an active life outdoors, to build a resilient, healthy nation better able to recover and bounce back to the new normal."


OIA supports ActSmart charity bronze offer!

The OIA have had a long standing partnership with ActSmart and have recently joined us in our bid to raise money for the National Emergencies Trust.

ActSmart are offering businesses three months of FREE access to a range of services and support with the ActSmart bronze subscription. In return, all they ask is for a small charitable donation (minimum £5).

The aim of the initiative is to supply businesses with key resources that will support and guide them through the unprecedented Coronavirus pandemic, whilst also providing donations for a very worthy cause.

Sign up now for the FREE three month Coronavirus support package.

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