Andy has been in the ski trade for over 30 years man and boy. He served his apprenticeship at Europa Sports in the workshop and started Anything Technical in 1998, initially as an importer of Wintersteiger ski service machines and workshop equipment. He is an astute and intuitive businessman but has a laid back attitude to life (which he sometimes brings to work) and is great to work for.
Pete joined Andy at the very start of Anything Technical and brought with him a wealth of technical expertise across a wide range of different disciplines. He has also worked in the industry for over 30 years with the bulk of that time spent running the warranty and repair department at Europa Sports. He has made skis at Vielhaber in Aviemore, worked as a head ski tech in the Alps and served his time as a ski instructor. His knowledge on technical issues regarding ski construction, repairs and binding mounting is excellent.
Chris joined in 2004 when the business was fully established and growing fast. His background is predominantly automotive and he started off as a humble motor mechanic working with his father in Leeds. He has a wide range of skills having worked his way through Technical support, Customer service, Marketing and Sales at tools manufacturer Sykes Pickavant. His range of responsibilities include running a warranty service for Nordica and Tecnica, maintaining the website, ski boots repairs and doing pretty much anything that comes his way.
Callum has been involved in the business for over 10 years and is almost part of the woodwork. He pestered us for a full time job and about 5 years ago we gave in. Callum is an ex-British ski racer and brings with him all his accumulated knowledge from those days. He has a degree in Business Management and an easy going attitude which makes him a hit with our customers, either face-to-face or on the phone. He runs our Amazon and E-Bay operations and also keeps us in touch with the social media side of the business.
We originally started trading 1998 as a distributor for Wintersteiger ski service machinery and ski workshop products and in recent years added Fritschi Diamir Ski touring bindings, Colltex ski touring skins and Holmenkol ski waxes and repair tools to our product portfolio. Dealing with the vast majority of snowsports distributors in the UK we are recognised as being experts in our field.
We also have the North of England’s most reputable ski shop in our fantastic premises in Kendal. We sell a full range of ski equipment including hardware, clothing and accessories. We have a state of the art boot fitting department, utilising the latest equipment and techniques.
Walking and Running
Footwear is an issue close to our hearts having built up a reputation as one of the best Ski Boot fitters in the UK so we are now applying those talents to fitting walking boots and shoes, trail shoes and sandals. We have an exciting range from premium manufacturers Salomon and Alt-Berg. All the models stocked have been carefully selected to give us a comprehensive range of outdoor footwear suitable for fitting a wide variety of foot types. Alt-Berg boots in particular offer five width fittings.
Custom Footbeds and Insoles
Anything Technical Ltd. is recognised as having one of the best boot and footwear fitting departments in the country, with people travelling from all over the UK for footwear, insoles and ski boots. The key to good fitting footwear is a correctly made customised insole which provides support and stability, therefore improving comfort, reducing fatigue and helping to alleviate painful conditions such as Plantar Fasciitis, Mortons Neuroma etc… Our staff has over 50 years combined experience of dealing with foot related problems which means our footwear fitting skills are second to none. We also stock a wide range of “Off The Peg” insoles from Sidas Conform’able, namely the Custom Comfort and Custom Comfort 1/2 amongst others
Ski Touring and Backcountry Skiing are becoming increasingly popular with British skiers trying to escape the crowds. At Anything Technical we stock Garmont Ski Touring and Freeride boots and are one of the few shops in the UK with the equipment, skills and expertise to fit them properly. Fritschi Diamir Touring and Freeride bindings and Colltex climbing skins complement these boots perfectly. We also stock a wide range of Touring, Backcountry and off piste skis by Scott, Salomon, Head and Movement, plus the usual range of accessories, shovels, probes etc.
Ski maintenance is always high on the skiers’ agenda so with this in mind we stock the largest range of waxes, files, edge tuners and other repair equipment in the UK.
Our Wintersteiger workshop is one of the most comprehensive ski and board workshops in the UK and we enjoy a technical reputation within the snowsports industry that is second to none.
Add to all this our training courses for workshop technicians and boot fitters, which have been running for 20 years and you have a company that is unique in its field.