Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock become BMC’s new recommended retailer partners

Posted by Peter Burnside on 30/08/2017

BMC members can now benefit from an exclusive range of benefits, thanks to an exciting new partnership between the BMC and leading outdoor retailers Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock.

On 1 September, Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock became the BMC’s recommended retail partners, supporting our vital access, conservation, safety and youth work on behalf of all climbers and hill walkers.

All BMC members now have access to a discount of 15% on clothing and equipment at Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock; this benefit is now available online and in stores nationwide. Up to 500 significant BMC volunteers will also be eligible for a permanent 20% discount. Volunteers will receive details in early October.  

BMC CEO Dave Turnbull says: “We welcome Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock on board as our recommended retail partners. There’s natural synergy between us, and our relationship with Cotswold Outdoor goes back over 20 years to the days when we had BMC Information Points in several stores across the country.

"This new three-year partnership with Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock is great news for BMC members and the organisation as a whole. It will provide real financial support for BMC activities, at a time when government funding for sport seems on a downward trajectory, and will help reduce the pressure for us to increase membership subscriptions.

"These days, commercial partnerships are common across membership organisations. For the BMC, they are essential if we are to continue offering the breadth and depth of services that climbers and walkers have come to expect of us.”

Greg Nieuwenhuys, CEO at Outdoor and Cycle Concepts, the parent company of both Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock said: “We are delighted to formalise our long-running relationship with the BMC through this partnership. Becoming their recommended retail partner enables us to further engage with the British climbing and hill walking community, as well as supporting the fantastic work the BMC undertake to ensure continued access to the landscapes so many of us hold so dear.”

What does the partnership involve?

Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock have an established partnership programme with many other like-minded outdoor organisations on board, such as the Ramblers, National Trust, YHA and Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. The BMC have had a long-running relationship with Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock and this evolution of the partnership formalises many of the existing elements. In return for supporting our work, we will promote Cotswold and Snow+Rock as our recommended retail partners and all BMC members will get a 15% discount in Cotswold Outdoor and Snow+Rock (and also Runners Need and Cycle Surgery). 

How to get the new discount code

There is now a new BMC discount code for Cotswold and Snow+Rock, which has changed from the previous code. All BMC members will be emailed the new code, so please check your junk folders if you can't find it. The new code will also be on the back of your membership card and in our membership login area. 

HOW TO: Use your Cotswold Outdoor, Snow+Rock discount

READ MORE: Why the BMC needs commercial partnerships


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2) Anonymous User
04/09/2017
Has the discount code been sent? I've checked my inbox and junk and there's no sign of it.
3) Anonymous User
04/09/2017
So should we not buy from independent stores, then?
4) Alex Messenger (staff comment)
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Yes, the code has been sent. Please email members@thebmc.co.uk with your membership number if you haven't received it.

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