Northern Ireland natives, Michael Morton and business partner, David Millsopp, come with a wealth of experience having established existing stores in Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast, Antrim, Livingston, Sterling and now Royal Quays.
Michael, said: “We developed the business 18 years ago where we were primarily wholesalers of golf equipment in Ireland, as this developed we launched MD Golf, exporting golfing equipment across the world.
“14 months ago we decided to open our first Golf Nation store in Belfast which proved to be a huge success and we are delighted to come across to England to open a store at Royal Quays Outlet Centre.
“Golfers can expect to find a variety of brands such as Adidas, Callaway, Titleist plus much more. Our stores are renowned for offering top quality products at the lowest prices. I would urge anyone to pop in if they are an avid golfer or are looking to take up the sport.
“Our location at Royal Quays is our first out of town venture. We chose the centre as it is very accessible and there are no other stores like ours nearby, we have a niche offering and we hope to attract a loyal custom base.”
Centre Manager, Judith Ramshaw, said: “Golf Nation has settled in well to the centre and we are confident that they will attract a strong following as customers will enjoy low prices and quality products.
“There is a team of three people working within the store who are on-hand to provide guidance and advice when it comes to selecting equipment. We wish the team the best of luck with their latest venture.”
Royal Quays has 50 stores which employ around 300 staff, making it an important employment hub for the North Tyneside area.
It is home to a number of top brands offering up to 60% off RRP such as Nike Factory Store, Gap Outlet, Collectables, Clarks, Next Clearance and Mountain Warehouse, along with a vast range of local, independent retailers specialising in areas such as sport, fashion, jewellery, music and electrical items.
As well as attracting famous brands since it was opened in 1996, Royal Quays has achieved great success in assisting local retailers looking to get to the next stage of their development.
Packages include competitive and flexible rent agreements that can be linked to store performance as well as expert advice from the on-site management team on marketing, shop design, presentation and sales.
For more information, please visit www.royalquaysoutletcentre.com