FIA 2017 Local Press

National award for WJ French and Son, Southampton’s oldest shop

WJ. French and Son based in Bedford Place, Southampton has been trading for more than 200 years during which time it has been managed by members of eight different generations of the same family. Now Caroline French, the current managing director, is celebrating with her staff after the store was named Independent Family Footwear Retailer […]

Awards a shoe-in for family firm

A Bourne-based family shoe firm has walked off with its sixth national award in just six years. North Shoes, who have traded from North Street since 1876, are celebrating after being named men’s independent retailer of the year at the prestigious Footwear Industry Awards 2017. And store manager Ryan Clements made it a golden double […]

A Leicestershire independent footwear store has stomped to success at a National Footwear Industry Awards, scooping the National Shop Front Of The Year 2017 award.

The nationally acclaimed awards, held at the National Motorcycle Museum this week, considered that Stomp Footwear of Narborough, which is run by three working-mums, Debbie Evans, Lucy Boyle and Rebecca Simpson, to be top of the class thanks to their eye-catching, engaging and innovative window displays, designed especially to engage with local school-children. Launched in […]