Dr Ron Hill combined his expertise to revolutionise the materials used in running clothing and since his humble beginnings in 1970 has been innovating ever since. The first shop opened in Hyde Cheshire in 1975 in response to a rise in demand in his mail order business run from his home.

The brand remained bubbling under the surface until the early 90’s when it was bought over due to financial pressures with Dr Ron Hill remaining as ambassador for the brand.