The Footwear Industry Awards took place tonight at the National Motorcycle Museum. Friends and colleagues joined together to celebrate the successes of the past year, rewarding the people, retailers and brands that have captured the industry's attention.
We received the following letter from Philip Marsh of Chatham Marine last week and would like to bring it to your attention so that as many members of the industry as possible support him in his fundraising:
Footwear Industry Awards 2014 finalists announced!
Organised by Datateam Business Media for the industry, with the support of BFA, IFRA, Society of Shoe Fitters and Footwear Today, the event - now in its third year - promises to be an enthralling evening, held on the first night of the Moda Footwear Show, Sunday 16th February 2014.
Voting closes this Thursday!
The standard of entries for next month's Footwear Industry Awards is extremely high. The competition looks set to be the most fiercely fought and the votes are flowing in fast. If there is a retailer, brand, product or person that you believe deserves to be recognised, don't sit back and wait, use your vote by clicking HERE.
- Happy New Year!
- Voting is Open!
GDS and Moda have both signed up in the last few weeks.
- Nominations are OPEN!
Remonte sponsors a brand new award for retailers
Remonte, part of the Rieker group is sponsoring a brand new award, 'National Shop Front of the Year'. Managing Director Chris Gorrod explains why: "The window to a retailer is very important for driving footfall. Some retailers spend a lot of time on it and these shopkeepers should be rewarded.
Get ready for the Footwear Industry Awards sponsored by Clarks
Datateam Business Media is delighted to announce that Clarks has signed up as overall event sponsor. Founded in 1825, Clarks still remains the number one shoe brand in the UK, and the fourth largest footwear company in the world. Clarks has come a long way since its humble beginnings in Somerset, but has never lost sight of effortless British style.
Sponsors flock to sign up!
We are delighted to add leading manufacturer and retailer of high quality footwear for the whole family, Clarks to our high profile list of sponsors, including Cherry Blossom, Garvalin, Skechers and Rieker.
- The team are back and making plans for 2014
The second edition of the Footwear Industry Awards an even bigger success
Organised by Datateam Business Media for the industry, with the support of the British Footwear Association (BFA), Independent Footwear Retailers Association (IFRA), the Society of Shoe Fitters (SSF) and Footwear Today, The Footwear Industry Awards were held on the first night of the Moda Footwear Show, Sunday 17th February 2013 at the National Motorcycle Museum. Building on last year's fantastic debut, this year's event was an even bigger success. Following a voting process in which over 2000 individuals had their say, the trade united to celebrate award winning products, people, retailers and services.
Congratulations to all the Winners!
Organised by Datateam Business Media for the industry, with the support of BFA, IFRA, Society of Shoe Fitters and Footwear Today, The Footwear Industry Awards were held on the first night of the Moda Footwear Show, Sunday 17th February 2013 at the National Motorcycle Museum. This fantastic evening, in which excellence was rewarded at every level, was attended by over 250 guests and we are delighted to reveal this year's winners.
Awards Category Sponsors
Leading manufacturer and retailer of high quality footwear for the whole family.
Cherry Blossom is the original and now the sole UK manufacturer of a comprehensive range of shoe care products and accessories designed to shine, protect, nourish, revive and restore footwear mate from a host of different materials.
Garvalin, Agatha and Biomecanics = beautiful, innovative, quality and fit - top children's brands for discerning retailers who demand great value!
16-18 February, NEC Birmingham. Moda is the UK's largest fashion trade show. Home to the national shows for lingerie & swimwear, footwear and menswear as well as offering a diverse selection of contemporary and classic womenswear and accessories.
Skechers is an award-winning global leader in the lifestyle footwear industry. We design, develop and market lifestyle footwear that appeals to men, women and children of all ages.
Rieker Antistress have been making shoes for over 130 years. The brand is currently undergoing rapid growth throughout the world - it operates its fully vertically integrated operations in 62 countries around the world and is one of the largest shoe manufacturers in Europe.
Out on a Limb magazine offers news, features and reviews related to development and innovation in directional footwear and fashion accessories. Articles supplied by leading market figures complement the comprehensive focus, which includes analysis, appointments, event previews/reviews and product reference listings.
REMONTE is committed to a young and modern design style with outstanding value for money - without losing sight of the quality of its tradition of craftsmanship going back over 100 years. As well as a cool and fashionable look, comfort is a definite must at REMONTE.
“As the organisers of GDS we are an important partner in the international shoe industry. We are honoured to be here for the second time as the sponsor of an event which recognises outstanding services to the industry.”
One of Europe’s leading manufacturers of quality ladies footwear. Gabor are delighted to support the Footwear Industry awards 2014.
Shoe-String are a Leicestershire based manufacturer of shoe laces. They are the UK distributor for Woly shoe care, offering a variety of general shoe care products. "We sell everything except the shoes!” says the company.