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
EX33 2DX

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We’re hiring!

Graphic Designer wanted in Braunton, North Devon!

We’re expanding our retail design team and currently have an exciting opportunity for a highly creative and talented junior graphic designer to join us. The role is extremely varied so we’re looking for a good all rounder who can turn their hand to any creative brief that comes their way.

The job is based in our head office in Braunton, North Devon and as junior graphic designer you’ll undertake the design and production of graphic material including in-store graphics, window displays, point of sale posters as well as designs for marketing promotions, press events and other brand related projects all under the direction and guidance of the Retail Design Manager.

Skills Required

• Excellent Mac skills, fully conversant with Illustrator and Photoshop.

• 3d skills would be a bonus but not critical

• Strong typography and layout skills.

• Excellent attention to detail.

• A great interest and enthusiasm for all areas of design, across graphics, fashion, lifestyle and brands.

• Ability to take projects from start to finish – coming up with the initial concepts through to print ready designs.

• Flexible attitude with the ability to work well under pressure

• Full clean UK drivers license

The ideal candidate will have a graphic design degree, and previous experience of working in the fashion retail industry would be a bonus.

For full details and to apply please send a copy of your CV and PDF portfolio showcasing examples of your best work to jmaxwell@saltrock.com

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Summer fun at Clark’s Village

The Wall of Happiness at Saltrock Clark's Village

The team at Saltrock Clark’s Village has been coming up with inventive ways to celebrate the summer.

Along with the kids’ colouring competition there is now a ‘Wall of Happiness’, which is filled with colourful summer pictures drawn by our customers.

The team asks all the younger visitors to the store to draw a picture of their favourite thing about the summer and then add it to the wall which is now covered with rainbows, ice creams and sunshine.

The Wall has been so popular that the team now plans to keep it running throughout the summer

So if it’s raining outside this summer, drop into Saltrock Clark’s Village and be cheered up by the Wall of Happiness!

Draw your favourite thing about summer....

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Saltrock Bournemouth coming soon!

Breaking news – we’re excited to announce that the next Saltrock store will open in Bournemouth, Dorset!

The exact address has not been released yet but we can tell you that it is in the heart of the shopping district and will stock all your favourite collections of Saltrock clothing, hardware and accessories. There will be some awesome bargains too.

With seven miles of golden sands beaches and a bustling cosmopolitan town centre, Bournemouth is the perfect location for a Saltrock store and we’re really excited about becoming part of such a vibrant place.

Saltrock Bournemouth will open in the middle of September, and more details will follow really soon J

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Saltrock Weston Super Mare opens its doors to crowds and sunshine

The team with Mayor Willis outside Saltrock Weston Super Mare

Saltrock opened our 19th store in Weston Super Mare on Saturday in glorious sunshine.

Shoppers turned out in their masses in what was our most successful opening weekend so far.

Sean Burch, Head of Sales at Saltrock said: “We’re delighted to bring a Saltrock store to Weston Super Mare. It’s in a great spot on the High Street and our unique blend of beach style, quality and super low pricing is clearly a hit in the town.”

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