Bradshaw Taylor, an outdoor, country and lifestyle company bringing dynamic brands to market in the UK, Europe and the US, today announces that Emily McKissock has joined the company as US Sales Director. USA for ARTILECT and Sherpa Adventure Gear. McKissock will oversee all aspects of the US sales and distribution of the two brands.
A proven sales executive, McKissock brings more than 12 years of experience building and expanding retail and apparel businesses, building and managing key relationships and partnerships, and leading and motivating teams. McKissock’s experience includes executive sales positions with Marmot, ExOfficio, Purist and Specialized Bicycle Components, among others.
“We are very excited to have Emily join the Bradshaw Taylor team and to support ARTILECT and Sherpa Adventure Gear,” said Sonia Prior, Director of Sales. “I have no doubt that her experience and relationships will enable us to build our brands with our retail partners and introduce and begin to establish the Bradshaw Taylor business in the marketplace.”
“It is an honor to join the Bradshaw Taylor team and be able to focus on two innovative brands that have the combination of proven products and high growth potential,” said McKissock. “There is a lot of passion and a team that clearly cares about building long-term retail and industry relationships.”
Sherpa Adventure Gear was founded in 2003 by Tashi Sherpa, as a living memorial to the unsung heroes of Mount Everest. Sherpa Adventure Gear seeks to honor legendary high-altitude climbers by creating adventure gear that earns their praise, while focusing on bringing economic and social stability to the people of Nepal through stable employment, working conditions of quality and educational opportunities, recently celebrating the achievement of the purchase. than 1 million school days for the children of Nepal. After years of partnering with the brand for European distribution, Bradshaw Taylor acquired Sherpa in 2020.
Founded by Trent Bush and Corry Taylor in 2019, ARTILECT is an apparel studio focused on elevating human performance in any environment and creating technical apparel systems that anticipate consumer needs from the inside out. To achieve this, ARTILECT uses field-proven technologies in fabrics and construction and works directly with the world’s most innovative suppliers to push boundaries and set new standards in performance and sustainability.
Bradshaw Taylor: outdoor lover since 1895
At Bradshaw Taylor, we take great pride in distributing the best brands of outdoor and country clothing and gear. Our role is to connect these brands with retailers and consumers in the UK, Europe and North America through our team of over 100 passionate customer service, sales, marketing and distribution specialists, and our brands include ARTILECT, Keen Footwear , Le Chameau, Sherpa Adventure Team, Schöffel Country and Schöffel Ski. We are a family business, owned and operated by the Taylor family, with Corry Taylor at the helm. Bradshaw Taylor’s original business began on our site in 1895, trading animal supplies. Our product may have changed, but our commitment to exceptional customer service and industry expertise remains. We pride ourselves on being a specialist in the outdoor industry. Learn more at: https://www.bradshawtaylor.com.