Tri UK is to open six new stores across the UK, with a 25,000 square foot flagship unit set for opening early in 2018.
Based near Nottingham, the flagship is currently under construction and is expected to carry similar brands to that of the firm’s current Yeovil branch.
At over 25 years old, Tri UK is one of the sport’s most enduring names in retail, with the 17,000 square foot Yoevil branch a destination for triathletes.
Such expansion plans require experienced staff at all levels so TRI UK is now actively recruiting. TRI UK is looking for experienced and qualified cycle technicians, workshop managers, shop floor assistants, bike fitting staff and overall store managers.
These new stores will provide approximately 150 new jobs in the cycle industry over the next 18 months as the expansion plans roll out across the UK.
Chris Needs, UK Country Manager for PON.Bike Performance brands Focus and Cervelo, said of the business’s advance: “Working with both brands it helps when we have retailers that are also performance focused. We have been working with TRI UK for many years now and they have always had that focus. Five weeks ago Cervelo awarded TRI UK ‘Best P5X Performance dealer in Europe’ So we are looking forward to supporting TRI UK with their expansion where possible for 2018 and beyond.”
Russell Merry of Cycling Sports Group added: ‘We are pleased to be a partner in TRI UK’s expansion plans. The cycle retail industry is constantly evolving and we are excited to be a part of the next stage of TRI UK’s growth. To have such a large amount of retail space for our Cannondale brand will enable us to showcase to customers the full breadth of the range – all under one roof! I am confident that the customer experience will be fantastic!’