Plans for The Footwear Industry Awards are already in place and even at this early stage we have our very first sponsor signed up, Cherry Blossom, who will very kindly be laying on another lavish champagne reception.
The date of the Footwear Industry Awards 2014 is to-be-confimed, but as usual it will run alongside Moda and following excellent feedback on the venue, return to the National Motorcycle Museum.
There is LOTS of news in the pipeline - additional features, category enhancement and more... so make sure you visit the site regularly and keep up to date with the magazine so as not to miss any of the exciting opportunities the event has to offer!
A firm supporter of the Awards, the society of Shoe Fitters' Laura West said:
"The Society of Shoe Fitters were delighted to see the Footwear Awards gain in popularity in 2013 especially in such testing times. Only the second event and the number of retailers and suppliers attending made it a truly special evening. As an all-inclusive event with great compere, good food and far too much wine flowing, as well as other entertainment on arrival and throughout the evening, it is not to be missed. A professional run event for every size of company and worthy of a professional industry."
Chairman of the British Footwear Association Richard Kottler added:
"The British Footwear Association was delighted to be able to support the Footwear Awards in their second successful edition and we are keen to be linked with this event in 2014.
"We believe that the Awards – other than being a great, unfussy networking opportunity – are rewarding the achievements of footwear companies that were not being recognised until these Awards were created. We know that the many BFA member companies that entered various categories, whether they won or not, were pleased to do so. It is considered a considerable honour to come first and it was great sight to see so many happy recipients of Awards walking back to their trebles clutching their award and with a huge grin on their faces !
"Anything that raises the profile of the industry and acknowledges the hard work and dedication of both new and established brands deserves the support of the whole industry and the BFA which has the honour to represent it."
Click HERE to see the fun we had at the 2013 Event!
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.
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
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!
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.