GORE-TEX LONDON PREVIEW WITH JOHNNY BALL
Published: 30 April, 2012
The British Footwear Association (BFA) has announced the appointment of John Saunders in the new role of Sales and Marketing Director. John, 55, has over 30 years experience in the footwear industry, having worked internationally and in export with SSL/ Scholl at director level and in senior roles with US company Brown Shoe Corporation, Florida Group and Start-rite.
The new Sales and Marketing Director role has been created by the BFA in line with its development programme aimed at providing increasing support for its members and the UK footwear industry. A key part of the role is to take over management of all exhibitions and international shows that BFA members attend. He succeeds Nicholas Parry-Billings who is retiring.
Richard Kottler, CEO of the BFA commented: "We are delighted John is joining us in this exciting period of development in the BFA. The new role is a critical development in our strategy of providing major support for British footwear companies. John will be the primary link with our increasing membership, and his particular skills and export experience will be invaluable".
"I would also like to pay tribute to Nicholas Parry-Billings who is retiring after 19 years with the BFA. He has stamped his unique style on the job of building up and supporting the export efforts of British footwear companies. Under his guidance these efforts are being translated into great success and the industry owes him a huge debt of gratitude for these achievements."
Everyone at David Roberts would like to thank our customers for their support and generosity towards this draw. Mr. Andrew Roberts, the third generation of the Roberts’ family, who has run the business for the past 45 years, is shown presenting a cheque for £5,150 to Mrs. Beverley Bradley the area fundraiser for Ty Gobaith. David Roberts celebrated 90 years of Shoe Fitting on May 17th 2012, at their site of Knightsbridge House, Gloddaeth Street, Llandudno. The founder David Roberts, having resigned his post, back in 1921 as Buyer of the Shoe Department of Harrods of Knightsbridge, London, to bring his family back to his native North Wales, hence the use of Knightsbridge in his new house in Llandudno.
WELL, IF THEY ARE GOOD ENOUGH FOR JAMES BOND….
Northampton shoe maker, Crockett & Jones supplied 4 styles to live up to James Bond’s expectations. These include; Alex in Black Calf, Highbury in Black Calf, Tetbury in Black Nubuck and Islay in Dark Brown Scotch Grain.All styles are available from Crockett & Jones retail shops in London, Birmingham, New York, Paris and Brussels. www.crockettandjones.com
Independent shoe shop Doris & Daisy has been recognised by winning through to the finals of the prestigious Dorset Business Awards. The Wimborne based shop, which is fast building an outstanding reputation for the quality and range of their shoes has won through to the final of the Retail Excellence Award.
Chatham announces the appointment of two key new members of staff and a considerable promotion. Joining Chatham is new sales director, Ian O'Connor, product and marketing assistant, Kathryn Lythgoe and Alex Peirce, former product and marketing assistant, has been promoted to regional sales manager.