Saltrock Weston Super Mare opens on Saturday!

The 19th Saltrock store opens this Saturday in Weston Super Mare.

The new Saltrock shop is in the old Thornton’s shop on the High Street, and everyone at Saltrock is very excited about the new addition to the Saltrock family.

The Mayor is coming to open the store at 11am and there will be goody bags and a Golden Ticket worth £100 to be won by one lucky shopper. The Heart Angels will be there to spread the good news too.

“This period of expansion is an exciting time for us,” says Head of Sales Sean Burch.  “Weston Super Mare will be the third new Saltrock store to open in a month. Saltrock is a very great place to be at the moment, and we are looking at even stronger growth next year and beyond.”

We have lots of exciting things planned for opening weekend and the doors will open officially at 9am on Saturday 26th July.  We’re really looking forward to joining the local shopping community and bringing Saltrock’s unique brand of surf and beach culture to Weston-Super-Mare.”

So if you’re in Somerset this weekend don’t miss out, come on down to the High Street and enjoy opening goody bags, balloons and bargains in your brand new Saltrock store.

 

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My trip to Amigos in Uganda by Saltrock MD Angus Thomson

The Kira folk take me on a tour of the crops

“Amigos is a small NGO (non government organisation) which means most of the income comes from fundraising. Amigos was set up to teach skills to Ugandan kids from poor rural committees. A lot of the kids I met were ex-child soldiers in the LRA so on top of the programmed teaching and training they are also taught conflict resolution and personnel development – this has worked wonders in these kids’ lives.

Kira Farm is the Amigos development centre which is set up just outside Kampala. Each year forty community-selected kids from rural Uganda are invited to spend one year on Kira farm where they are taught life skills, conflict resolution, conservation farming (the biggest project) tailoring, hairdressing, carpentry, bee keeping and business skills. By the time they go back home they are really tooled up to teach their communities how to produce very high yielding crops (we saw up to 5 times the yield of conventional farming!) as well as set up micro businesses to benefit themselves and their community.

Titus in Kira Farm Gardens

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Store Manager & Team – Saltrock Weston Super Mare

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Store Manager and Assistant Manager to join our growing business and lead our newest store in Weston Super Mare.

Reporting To: Head of Sales
Location: Weston Super Mare
FT / PT: Permanent
Start date: July

Key responsibilities as a Saltrock Store Manager include:

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

We are also looking for experienced retail advisors to complete the team at our Weston store. Team spirit and the right attitude are extremely important at Saltrock and we are looking for the right people to work with the Store Manager and Assistant Manager to create a fun and friendly environment while remaining dedicated to top class customer service and store results.

If you are based in the Weston Super Mare area, have previous retail experience and are hard working and dedicated to top class customer service please get in touch. We offer competitive salaries, a friendly working environment and the opportunity to further your career with a successful and ambitious south-west company.

For more information or to apply for a position in our Weston team 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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Retro riding

 

A happy customer from our Falmouth store has sent us this clip of him re-living his youth on his new Saltrock Longboard. Just shows you’re never too old to have fun on wheels!

Thanks to Ian Butler for sharing.

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Saltrock Torquay opens with a bang!

Saltrock Torquay

Saltrock Torquay opened in style this weekend!

The 18th Saltrock store opened in Fleet Walk Shopping centre on Saturday, and we were stoked by the reaction in the town.

The shop looked superb and was fully stocked with all our latest collections (and of course loads of bargains too). The crew worked really hard to get everything ready in time and we were thrilled with how the shop looked.

The Heart Angels came along on Saturday to spread the word about the new store which created a real buzz in the town – the streets were full of Saltrock balloons and Saltrock goody bags!

“Torquay was our biggest opening yet,” says Sean Burch, Saltrock’s Head of Sales.  “We were blown away by the number of people through the doors across the whole weekend, and to hear customers say they came in to town specifically to shop in the new Saltrock store was terrific.”

Unfortunately the Mayor had to cancel at late notice and wasn’t able to officially open the store, but undaunted the Saltrock crew ably assisted by the wonderful Heart Angels made sure that Saltrock Torquay was opened in style.

The grand opening!

On Saturday we held a prize draw to win a Saltrock Golden Ticket worth £250 to spend in store. We had a huge number of entries, and here’s the happy winner proudly holding the Golden Ticket.

Torquay's Saltrock Golden Ticket winner

“We think the Saltrock store is a great fit in Torquay and it has gone down so well with the shoppers there.” adds Sean Burch.  “Our ability to achieve top class quality and style while staying fun, down to earth and affordable has hit the right notes in Torquay and we hope that our relationship with the town gets stronger and stronger.”

 

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Win to see your photo published in the 2015 Highs and Lows Tide Books!

Highs and Lows is a comprehensive and informative guide to the beautiful beaches of North Devon and Cornwall. Offering high and low water times, dusk and dawn times, beach and surf information, the tide books are your perfect coastline companion. Beautifully designed and printed, each month features a stunning photo of the local area taken by a local photographer, all of which encompass the tranquility and idyllic setting of our beautiful coastlines.

This summer, Kooksurfer is giving you the chance to have your photo featured in next year’s editions of Highs and Lows. Distributed through high profile distributors such as Waterstones and hundreds of surf shops across the region (including Saltrock) this is a great opportunity to share your photography with a wide audience. All you have to do is post your photos of either North Devon or Cornwall on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter and hashtag them with; #Saltrock #highsandlows and #Devon or #Cornwall depending on the location of your photograph. The 10 best photos as judged by Saltrock and Highs and Lows will receive copies of next year’s tide books and the winner will be featured in the book itself.
 
Kooksurfer has also given us 10 copies of this years tide books which we’ll give away to 10 entires drawn at random. The closing date is 1st September 2014 and there are no limits to the number of times you can enter, so get snapping this summer and share your photos of Devon and Cornwall with the world. Let your friends know too!

 

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