The Orvis Company Opens Its 19th UK Store in Bakewell

Andover, Hampshire: (5 April, 2006) – Orvis opens its 19th UK store on Easter Saturday in Bakewell, heart of the Peak District National Park, and close to the renowned trout fishing of the Derbyshire Derwent and Rivet Wye.

Stocking an extensive range of fine Men’s and Women’s country clothing from the Orvis catalogue together with finest fly-fishing tackle, Orvis Bakewell is destined to become a ‘must visit’ destination for many locals and visitors to the National Park and neighbouring Chatsworth House.

Store Manager Gemma Tibbles and renowned expert Jonathan Tomlinson Fly-Fishing Manager look forward to greeting and serving customers old and new to the store.

The Orvis Shop
The Old Town Hall
Kings Street
Bakewell
Derbyshire
DE45 1DZ

Tel 01629 810226

www.orvis.co.uk/bakewell

Background

The Orvis Company celebrates its 150th anniversary in the US this year (and its 25th in the UK!)

Founded by Charles F. Orvis in Manchester, Vermont, US in 1856, The Orvis Company specialises in fine quality fly-fishing tackle, shooting clothing and accessories, traditional country clothing and unique gifts for the country home.

In 1981, Orvis started a mail order business in the UK based at a converted water mill in Nether Wallop, Hampshire after taking over the successful 'Dermot Wilson' fly-fishing tackle business on Mr Wilson's retirement. Since then, the business has blossomed and the expansion has included the opening of 17 full price and 2 outlet retail stores in the UK with a move to larger HQ and distribution premises in Andover, Hampshire. Orvis is now the largest, truly authentic, specialist country living retailer in the UK with an exciting and unique product offer available from its retail stores, mail order catalogue and website.

PR CONTACT: LUCY MARTIN
Tel: 01264 349536
martinl@orvis.co.uk
The Orvis Company, Inc.
Vermont House
Unit 30A North Way
Andover, Hampshire
SP10 5RW
www.orvis.co.uk