Bradshaw Taylor Welcomes Emily McKissock as Director of US Sales for ARTILECT and Sherpa Adventure Gear

April 25, 2023

ECHOS Communications

OAKHAM, United Kingdom /SPORTSWIRE WOMEN/ – Bradshaw Taylor, an outdoor, country and lifestyle company that brings dynamic brands to market across the UK, Europe, and USA, today announces that Emily McKissock has joined the company as Director of US Sales for ARTILECT and Sherpa Adventure Gear. McKissock will oversee all aspects of sales and distribution in the US for the two brands.

A proven sales executive, McKissock brings over 12 years of experience building and scaling retail and apparel businesses, creating and managing key relationships and partnerships, and leading and motivating teams. McKissock’s experience includes executive sales roles at Marmot, ExOfficio, Purist, and Specialized Bicycle Components, among others.

“We are extremely excited to have Emily join the Bradshaw Taylor team and to be supporting ARTILECT and Sherpa Adventure Gear,” said Sonia Prior, Sales Director. “I have no doubt that her experience and relationships will allow us to build our brands with our retail partners and further introduce and begin to establish the Bradshaw Taylor business in the market.”

“It’s an honor to join the Bradshaw Taylor team and to be able to focus on two innovative brands that have the combination of proven products and high-growth potential,” said McKissock. “There’s 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 Mt. Everest. Sherpa Adventure Gear seeks to honour the legendary high-altitude climbers by creating adventure gear that earns their praises, whilst focusing on providing economic and social stability to the people of Nepal through steady employment, quality working conditions and educational opportunities, recently celebrating achieving the purchase of 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 accomplish this, ARTILECT uses field-proven technologies in fabrics and construction and works directly with the world’s most innovative suppliers to push limits and set new standards in performance and sustainability.

Bradshaw Taylor – Loving the outdoors since 1895

At Bradshaw Taylor, we are extremely proud to distribute the very best brands in outdoor and country clothing and equipment. Our role is to connect these brands with retailers and with 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 Gear, Schöffel Country and Schöffel Ski. We are a family business, owned and run by the Taylor family, with Corry Taylor at our helm. The original Bradshaw Taylor business started 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 are proud to be a specialist in the outdoor industry. Learn more at: https://www.bradshawtaylor.com.