Filming at Saltrock Clark’s Village

Oli and Amy outside Saltrock Clark's Village

The team at Saltrock Clark’s Village has been in touch to let us know about their starring role in a new tv advert! Here’s what happened….

“It’s all been going on today at Saltrock Clarks Village – we’ve had a film crew down shooting for the new Clarks Village advert for T.V right outside our shop all day.

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Vote for a new Saltrock tshirt graphic and win one of the first ever printed!

Vote for your favourite on Facebook!

We were adding some old Saltrock graphics to Pinterest the other day when we had a brainwave – there were so many graphics we really loved that we decided we should put one into production and add it to our exclusively online selection of graphic tees which are printed right here in our Print Room in Braunton, North Devon.

Two designs really stood out and we couldn’t decide between them so we thought the fairest thing would be vote on it – so we need your help! Tell us which is your favourite graphic and the most popular as voted by you will be put into production and be available to buy exclusively online. We’ll also give away ten of the new t-shirts to ten voters picked at random so you could even win yourself one of the first ten of these t-shirts ever printed, right here in our North Devon Print Room.

It’s really simple to join in, just visit our Facebook page and have a good look at the two prints then decide on your favourite and give it a like – the print with the most likes will be turned into a brand new Saltrock tshirt.

Simple!

So get involved and have your say – and you could be one of the lucky ten people to win a brand new graphic tee, too!

Good luck

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New Saltrock stores open – and there are more to come

Big things are happening at Saltrock.

Three new Saltrock stores have recently opened in St Ives, Torquay and Weston Super Mare. All three are doing really well, lead by managers Em, Holly and Jayne who are already part of the family.

We have many more new stores coming up; an awesome new location in Bournemouth is well underway and several other fantastic locations across the south west are soon to be announced. The wonderful Heart Angels will be there on opening days to hand out balloons and Saltrock goodies and one lucky shopper will win a £100 Golden Ticket.

“Store launches are fabulous days,” says Marketing Manager Katie Goodfellow.  “There’s always loads of excitement in the build up to a new store opening and we love meeting local shoppers and getting to know the community. We always have plenty of balloons and goodies to give out and lots of stickers for the kids.  And the Golden Ticket is always popular!”

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Shades of Autumn

Things are changing in the south west. The mornings are cooler, early autumn mists are beginning to lie on the fields. The backdrop to our south western lives is changing colour; the trees are turning rusty, the light is lower, shadows are stretching out over empty beaches and locals are being tempted out of hiding to check if the coast is clear. Literally.

Autumn in a surf community means something different than it does elsewhere and can be summed up in one word: swell. Generally the start of autumn heralds the start of the proper winter swells and serious surf returns. This September we’ve seen an unseasonable flat spell, but it shouldn’t be long before we see the charts start to shift and the waves get serious. There’s a new buzz in the air.

Here at Saltrock, autumn means hoodies. The warm hoodies are starting to land and we’ve seen the first teddy-fleece lined hoodies for women arrive; the purple ‘Alpine’ appears in the first of the promo shots for the autumn collection. The men’s styles are on their way.

Sundown shoot

We held a mini photoshoot at Crow Point yesterday to begin the real focus on Autumn styles. It was a stunning afternoon, with a huge tide and not a ripple on the water. Sandra was wonderful as ever, and this time was ably assisted by Miles the dog.

Sandra and Miles on the Crow Point photoshoot

The beginning of autumn has also inspired our designer Mark to create a new, hand drawn font inspired by the rougher textures of the season and the transition from the clear skies of summer into the lowered sun, shadows and shade of the colder months.

New font for autumn

And here it is in all its glory. Hope you like it.

Autumn slide

The new autumn hoodies are arriving in stores and online all the time so keep checking back to see all the newest styles as they land.

 

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Flashback

Saltrock ad from 1992 edition of Surfers Against Sewage's Pipeline magazine

Pete from SAS has sent over a couple of old Saltrock ads he’s found from back in the day so we thought we’d share them with you.

These Saltrock prints are now classics and have popped up in collections a couple of times over the 26 years since Saltrock’s Art Director Ross first drew them, but they are now relegated to the pages of history. Lots has changed since then, people and styles have come and gone (and sometimes come back again) but lots of the old faces are still here, and our phone number’s the same!

Saltrock’s relationship with SAS goes back many years (as you can tell from the style of the ads!) and is something we still value a great deal. We now charge 5p for carrier bags in all our newer stores and donate all the money raised to SAS, and we’re working on a plan to do the same through all our stores across the country.

The guys over at SAS do a fantastic job protecting out oceans and here at Saltrock we are proud to continue to support them and call them our friends.

 

Saltrock Pipeline advert from way back in 1993

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Store Manager & Team – New Saltrock stores across the South West

Store Manager & Team – New Saltrock stores across the South West

Reporting To: Head of Sales
Locations: Bournemouth, Taunton, Exmouth, Brixham
FT / PT: Both
Start date: September – October

We have a number of exciting opportunities coming up for experienced retail professionals in great locations across the south west.

Saltrock is enjoying rapid expansion and we’re looking for the right people to form our teams in new locations and to immerse themselves in Saltrock’s family-driven values and standards to create friendly, successful and profitable stores.

We have positions available for Store Managers, Assistant Managers and Retail Advisors. Team spirit and the right attitude are extremely important at Saltrock and we are looking for people who can create a fun and friendly environment while remaining dedicated to top class customer service and store results.

Store Manager
Life as a Saltrock Store Manager is fun and diverse and will present you with many varied challenges. You will be joining a team of Store Managers across the country and enjoy the support of Area Managers and receive design and marketing support from HQ in North Devon.

Key responsibilities as a Saltrock Store Manager include:
Leading and training your team to create and maintain a friendly and enjoyable shopping experience for our customers.
Maximising sales through visual merchandising
Building a loyal customer base
Achieving sales targets and KPIs
Being pro-active in expanding and promoting the Saltrock brand

Assistant Manager
The Assistant Manager plays an important role in every Saltrock store, supporting and working alongside the Store Manager to ensure the success and profitability of the store. You will receive support to help develop and further your career and must be flexible, happy to work weekends and evening and dedicated to top class customer service.
Key responsibilities as a Saltrock Assistant Store Manager include:

Supporting the Store Manager in team building and training
Using your visual merchandising skills to maximise sales
Creating a friendly and helpful store environment
Supporting the Store Manager in achieving sales targets and KPIs
Being pro-active in expanding and promoting the Saltrock brand

Retail Advisors
We are also taking on full and part time retails assistants in all four stores so if you have retail experience, a friendly and diligent attitude and are looking to further your retail career with a lively and ambitious UK company then get in touch.

For more information or to apply for a position in our Bournemouth, Taunton, Exmouth or Brixham teams please send your CV and covering note to shopjobs@saltrock.com

Alternatively if you prefer to apply by post please send your CV and covering note to:
Sean Burch
Head of Sales
Saltrock House
Velator
Braunton
Devon
EX33 2DX

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