Specialist sports retailer has expanded its range of goods as part of its strategic focus to grow the business.

One Sports Warehouse, based on the Drum Industrial Estate in Chester-le-Street, has announced it has struck a deal with ASICS Group to feature its sporting footwear in their store.

The retailer, which specialises in hockey and sports equipment, has enjoyed strong growth in the last year, bucking the adverse trading conditions experienced by many other retailers.

This latest addition to its range of goods joins brands including Grays, Osaka, Ritual and OBO.

Simon Lee, managing director said: “Expanding the product offering for our customers is key in our plans to grow the business and ensure we provide the best possible sportswear and equipment. Our customers, whom range from families, sports enthusiasts and teams, expect to pick from the best sports and hockey gear – so that’s exactly what we’re providing.”

The company has already increased turnover by 25 per cent and grown its workforce by more than 25 per cent in the last 24 months.

Other key developments have included the launch of its ecommerce website and the relocation of its retail unit on the Drum Industrial Estate.

Mr Lee said: “We have settled into our unit and have seen the business exceed our expectations over the past year. Our ecommerce website has also been part of our recipe for success.

“We’re delighted with our progress and are very excited about our future plans, which include expanding our retail range even further to include netball sportswear and equipment.”

Andrea McGuigan, who is Business Development Area Manager (North) for Business Durham and coordinates the Drum Business Park Group, said: “It’s fantastic to see One Sports Warehouse going from strength to strength on the Drum Industrial Estate and enjoying such sustained growth and can’t wait to see their exciting plans come to fruition. The estate is home to about 80 companies and we strive to provide support for them all.”