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Footwear Friends Annual Awards Presentations 2019
October 9th, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This year’s Footwear Annual Awards presentations were held on the 9th October 2019 at The Crypt on the Green at Clerkenwell Green. The Awards recognise the extraordinary entrepreneurial talent emerging in the footwear trade.
The winners in the various categories were:
The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers Award for Innovation:
Ottowin was awarded a £ 5,000 bursary aimed at developing a Young Designer/Manufacturing/Retail business with a strong brand identity. The Award was generously sponsored by the livery company and includes a 12-month mentoring programme by industry experts. The Master of the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers, Col. Nigel Easton QVRM TD, presented the Directors of Ottowin, Lucy Lloyd and Oliver Cross with the prize.
The Micro-Pak Limited Award:
This award of £ 2,500 plus 12-months mentoring programme was presented to Mon Fred by Ben Wright and sponsored by Micro-Pak Limited. Fred Scheckter, Managing Director of the business was present to receive his award.
The British Footwear Award:
The 2019 award went to Auxiliary. The BFA Award winner will receive a year’s membership with the Association. The Award was presented to Matthew Taylor, Managing Director of the business by Lucy Reece-Raybould of the British Footwear Association.
The judges this year were Malcolm Collins, Louise Green, Susan O’Hare, Guy West and Ben Wright, who all have many years’ experience within the footwear industry.
Malcolm Collins of Footwear Friends commented: “Again we were very impressed by the quality of work that is being done. It is always difficult to choose between so much talent but we feel that the winners were those who not only had exciting product but business acumen as well, and as such will develop into major players in the footwear industry.”
Footwear Friends are grateful to the event sponsors without whom the evening would not be possible: The Dune Group, Pavers, Shoezone, Skechers and Start-Rite Shoes.
For further information and the event photographs please visit our website www.annual-awards.org . Income from this sponsored event goes to the charitable works of Footwear Friends, the only Footwear Industry Charity.