Affordable Golf strengthens board as golf equipment retailer on track for over £20m revenue

19/05/2021
Mark Taylor, Scott Beveridge and Gordon Campbell of Affordable Golf (by Stewart Attwood)
  • Clickboost co-founders join board as NXDs as online sales grow by over 300 per cent  
  • Affordable Golf also has physical stores in East Kilbride, Glasgow and Irvine 
  • Affordable Golf hires 15 people over last 12 months
  • Earlier this year, Affordable Golf launched a second website, Second Hand Clubs, with both sites selling products worldwide 

AFFORDABLE Golf has strengthened its board, with the Scottish golf equipment retailer on track for revenue of over £20 million in the year to 31st October 2021.  Scott Beveridge and Gordon Campbell, co-founders of Glasgow-based ecommerce and online advertising agency Clickboost, who have partnered with Affordable Golf since 2019, join the company’s board and will work alongside founder and managing director Mark Taylor as the business plots its next phase of growth. 

Affordable Golf has benefited from a sharp increase in online purchasing in recent years, with online sales increasing by around 340 per cent since working with Clickboost.  The company, which also has physical stores in East Kilbride, Hillington in Glasgow, and Irvine, has hired 15 people over the last twelve months and now has an overall headcount of 55.    

Mark Taylor, Founder and Managing Director of Affordable Golf, said: “Scott, Gordon and the Clickboost team have been integral to our success over the last couple of years as purchasing golf equipment has moved increasingly online.  It’s a competitive market, and online advertising is key if you want to stand out from the pack.  Having both guys on the board means they have even more of a vested interest in the business, and the team and I are really pleased to have their experience and know-how in place as we move into our next phase of growth.”

Scott Beveridge, Clickboost co-founder and Non-executive Director at Affordable Golf, said: “Gordon and I have been so impressed with what Mark and the team have been able to achieve at Affordable Golf, the last year of growth has been incredible and the business is positioned to further expand.  We look forward to supporting the board and leadership team on its continuing growth trajectory.” 

Affordable Golf was founded by Mark Taylor in the early 2000s.  Earlier this year, the company launched a second website, Second Hand Clubs, and both sites are selling and shipping products worldwide.  The company is one the UK’s leading online golf retailers, stocking key brands including TaylorMade, Mizuno, Callaway, Cobra, Adidas, Nike, Footjoy and Titleist. 

Clickboost was founded by Scott Beveridge and Gordon Campbell in 2018 and specialises in helping businesses increase leads and sales using various paid media channels such as Google Ads, Facebook Ads and YouTube.  Its client base includes Rolls Royce, Aston Martin, NHS Scotland, Arran Aromatics, The Harley Street Dermatology Clinic, and George Watson’s College.  

Left to right in both photos are: Affordable Golf managing director Mark Taylor and Clickboost co-founders Scott Beveridge and Gordon Campbell who have joined Affordable Golf’s board (by Stewart Attwood)

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