In 1994 we set up what was then Powerhouse Clothing Company – a brand of rowing clothing designed and produced by ourselves in Northern Ireland.
Over the years we grew, taking on more staff and moving to bigger premises. At one time we were working out of two sites which were 70 miles apart – not very convenient. Now coming under the brand Powerhouse Sport we have grown from strength to strength and currently supply clubs and teams throughout Ireland, United Kingdom and mainland Europe.
Our office and showroom is based near Hillsborough in Co Down; and we specialise in the design and production of high performance custom team wear. And from our base in Hilversum, Netherlands we serve mainland Europe, through Powerhouse Sport NL.
Our production facility employs the latest production methods; we use first class fabrics and components in our products. With a capacity of 800-1000 garments per week we can maintain a high level of service yet still we remain flexible enough to help the smaller clubs.
As former elite athletes we know the level of commitment and the amount of hard work required to achieve success. Its this kind of dedication which built the brand to where it stands today.
No longer rowing these days Alison gets her kicks out of playing tennis and encouraging her two children on the road to success in whatever sport they find to fulfil their own dreams. Garth – after he retired from rowing due to injury, has taken up cycling again after a break of 15 years, you have probably met him on one of your rides - he is the one cursing you if you are riding too slowly down the hills!