Julian McIntosh started SafariQuip in 1982 to help individual overlanders and explorers find the right gear for their expeditions. Since then SafariQuip has worked closely with many firms to outfit their staff with the necessary equipment for travel overseas. We have supplied major firms in the television, oil, survey and travel industries, many of them household names.
Using our experience outfitting groups for expeditions, we carefully selected a range of products for individual travellers and holidaymakers and so launched the "Travel Accessories" range in 1990. This range has been steadily expanding ever since. In 1998 we created our first e-commerce website and by 2003 we were printing our last full colour brochure as bytes replaced branches. Using the website gave us more flexibility and allowed us to offer more up-to-date products as well as saving forests. Now new products can appear on the web the same day we receive them and be with our customers a day later.
In April 1993, SafariQuip moved into the Peak District National Park and opened an outdoor equipment shop "AdventureQuip" in the historic village of Castleton. The shop occupies a centuries old stone building, just below the ramparts of Peveril Castle (one of the oldest stone castles in Britain.) The shop caters for walkers and visitors to the Peak District's wild moorland and craggy dales as well as travellers heading further afield. Our range of quality outdoor clothing and equipment is carefully selected and is a perfect complement to our travel range, thus catering for both hot and cold climates!
In March 2018 Julian retired and Safariquip was bought by John Shooter Ltd.