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A footwear retailer, who has organised an international charity concert, is hoping local generosity will help make a difference to some of the world’s most disadvantaged children.

The Society of Shoe Fitters are delighted to announce that Emma Butler of Belle Enfants, Ringwood, Hants.has won their prestigeous Student of the Year 2013 trophy.  "Emma put a tremendous amount of effort into her coursework, and when attending the practical Workshops showed outstanding enthusiasm and eagerness to learn" said Senior Tutor Maureen Unsworth F.S.S.F.  "Although only nineteen years old Emma showed a maturity and dedication well beyond her years and is capably managing her shop in Ringwood on behalf of owner and Society member Amanda Arkell" (who has successfully created several award winning children's emporiums over the past couple of years

The Society of Shoe Fitters launched National Shoe Fitting week in 2013 and because of its success we are repeating this week commencing 12th April.  It is designed to increase the public’s awareness of how feet change over time, that no two manufacturer’s sizes are the same and to help improve footfall for the Independent Retailer and anyone with retail businesses prepared to give a fitting service.   Even within a manufacturer’s range shoes will fit differently despite being marked with the same size - so those buying online with a size in mind are still unlikely to get a well-fitting shoe. 

ECCO’s CEO, Dieter Kasprzak, has announced that the company delivered its best ever results in 2013.

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