Bradshaw Taylor is taking over as the new sales agent for Black Diamond Equipment in the U.K. and Ireland after its contract with First Ascent expires in June. The British firm will also take care of the Pieps brand recently acquired by Black Diamond, and it will provide localized technical services. The change of agency coincides with the launch of Black Diamond Apparel. Founded in 1935, Bradshaw Taylor represents many other brands of sports apparel, shoes and accessories in the U.K. including Icebreaker, Keen, Schöffel, Sherpa and Royal Robbins.