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Hilly joins Bollin Group

The Bollin Group has acquired a strategic majority shareholding in the Hilly Clothing Company.

The group includes Burton McCall Ltd, which provides a multi-channel distribution service for premium branded products in the UK, including Victorinox, Maglite, Sigg and Felco. It also includes outdoor and sports brands such as Bridgedale, Mountain Equipment, Ronhill and Sprayway.

Says Stephen Cann, CEO of the Bollin Group: “The Hill family were looking to exit the business, but also wanted to secure continuity of employment for all staff and employees. Having a number of brands based in Hyde, we can guarantee this key element of the deal.”

Dr Ron Hill MBE, who with his family founded the company in 1992, commented: “I feel this is a positive move for Hilly and I am happy to be involved as a technical consultant for the foreseeable future.”

Graham Richards, managing director of Hilly, added: “It’s business as usual. The brand continues to grow strongly in its core market of running and will operate independently, as do other Bollin Group brands, with separate sales, marketing and product development teams.”

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