After 17 years of collaboration, the Tecnica Group has decided to stop working with a distributor in the U.K. and Ireland for the Blizzard, Tecnica and Nordica brands, using sales agents instead. The current distributor, TKC Sales, will deliver the autumn/winter 2020 collections as planned, with the exception of the Tecnica Outdoor line, but the related contracts will end on Feb. 26, 2021. Two former collaborators of TKC Sales, Andy Parish and Mark Taylor, will act as sales representatives, reporting directly to the Tecnica Group. Parish will handle Blizzard and Tecnica, including Tecnica Outdoor, while Taylor will be responsible for Nordica. However, TKC Sales will continue as the U.K. distributor for Tecnica’s Lowa and Rollerblade brands. The Italian group justifies the decision with the aim of looking for “an even closer, enhanced relationship” with the customers and the markets.