Greenover Sports recruits John Oakes to handle Northern sales

Greenover Sports has bolstered its sales team for the North with the addition of John Oakes, a 30-year veteran of the UK bike business.

Having worked on the retail and supply sides of the industry, Noakes may be a recognisable face to many from his time with Pearl Izumi, Jim Walker, Fisher Outdoor, and most recently Zyro-Fisher.

“We’re excited to have someone with John’s experience join the Greenover family as we continue to expand the Greenover bike division,” commented Director of Bikes, Martin Murray. “John is really well respected in the trade and I have no doubt he’ll be a big asset to our business”.

Oakes added: “It was an easy decision to come out of my very short retirement to join my old colleagues Martin and Neil at Greenover.  Greenover’s approach to distribution is a breath of fresh air and I am really excited about using my experience to help them build the brands within the bike division, which is what I have always enjoyed doing.”

Neil Gordon remains the retailer’s point of contact for the south of the UK.

John Oakes can be contacted by email here, or via 07912 280579.