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Weekly Edition - Published 06 June 2015


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Ross Kemp cuts ribbon at Liverpool Go Outdoors Store

THE opening on Saturday, 30 May 2015, of the 40,000 square foot store, makes it the 52nd superstore in the Go Outdoors chain. With the smell of a gourmet barbecue, being cooked by chef Josh Sutton, who provided samples throughout the day, along with the rumblings from the rock climbing wall that where on offer outside through out the day, along with the massive queues that had built up for the opening. Luckily it was warm and sunny, but what a site for a store like this...! Then came the moment those in the queue where waiting for, the cutting of the ribbon. Doing that honour was English actor, author and BAFTA award winning investigative journalist, Ross  Kemp  , along with the 1st Lydiate Scout Group, 3 representatives from the local Territorial Army (TA), representatives from Radio City and Alder Hey Children's Hospital, to name a few... GO Outdoors was founded in 1998 and has grown to become the UK's largest retailer of outdoor equipment and clothing offering customers everything under 1 roof, for enjoyment of the great outdoors. It is good news not just for the local area, not just as a result this store has seen the chain investment a staggering £2 million into what is now the company's largest ever investment in a single store. The other good news is that it also brings back jobs that had been lost when an Outdoor Megastore went into administration and shut, back in September 2014, with the loss of around 20 jobs on that very site! This new store now employs over 45 outdoor enthusiasts, from within the Liverpool community, adding to the 1,800 plus outdoors staff nationally! GO Outdoors Liverpool is now offering it clients clothing and equipment for a range of activities that includes:- camping, walking, climbing, riding, fishing, skiing, running and cycling. Its core principle of helping as many people as possible to enjoy adventures in the outdoors means you will get good down to earth advice when shopping at it, not just a sales pitch. We have to say, even though it was the opening we attended, we where externally impressed with the staff, who all had good knowledge of the products on sale, within the areas of the store the looked after. We will be returning to do a review of some of the largest assortment of outdoor equipment we looked at so be warned! Even the VIP, Ross Kemp, who is well known for his extreme documentary series, 'Extreme World'  (Show due to return on TV very soon!) could not resist buying a few of the many items on sale! Not only that, the local That was not just for camera as it was hard to keep him from being distracted by the vast range on display when photographing him! Ross after the event said that:- "It is great to see a place like Go Outdoors open in Liverpool, allowing people to get the gear they require for their own adventures. Adventure and pushing my limits is my passion, so I had an amazing time meeting other wanting to do the same at this store." To see our photographs taken on the day, along with an exclusive interview with Ross and footage of the action on the day, that includes the Q&A with Ross click on here now!  Please note that the photo page is not classed as mobile friendly and located in our standard copy of this edition...


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