Fast-growing shooting sports and clothing distributor Highland Outdoors is continuing its expansion with several key appointments, most recently Craig Toft, who took up his role as shotgun business development manager last week.
Craig, a well-respected figure amongst the UK’s northern gun
trade, formally worked at Sportsman Gun Centre (SGC) and will now be a key part of Highland Outdoors’ international development plans.
Highland Outdoors Group commercial director Steve Kelly said: “It’s a very exciting time at Highland, we’re investing in key brands and, more importantly key people, further strengthening our commitment to long-term objectives.
“Craig’s appointment is paramount in the continued revitalisation of the Webley & Scott brand and in launching an exciting forthcoming brand in a truly international capacity.”
Craig, who has 15 years of trade experience, added: “Highland’s rapid growth and journey over recent years has been
astonishing, they’ve attracted some of the finest brands and people from
across the industry. This new position offers me fabulous career potential and I am hugely excited to be focusing back on shotguns where my true love of shooting sports began. I’m looking forward to playing my part in a strong team, meeting new folks, and working with old friends again.
The move follows the recent appointment of trade stalwart Jonathan
Carrington as product manager and Ryan Charlton as export manager, not to mention Scott Thorne joining the Highland Defence team as brand manager.
Meanwhile, on the Ridgeline clothing front, recent additions have included Phil Rothwell as commercial brand manager and Deborah Yeomans as head of brand development.