BFA Update: Guidance on how to access the Government backed Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan

I have just received information on the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS) which has been introduced as a temporary measure by Government to support the continued provision of finance to UK SMEs during the COVID-19 outbreak. The scheme is live from TODAY and members can find full details here Stay safe, look after yourselves […]

Treasury advice for COVID-19 financial support 

Dear Members, Andrea Leadsom has sent out some good, clear and concise information from The Treasury regarding financial support that the Government intends to provide UK businesses affected by COVID-19. You can access this information through the BFA member’s area here. I will of course send you any further information as soon as we receive it. Stay safe, look […]

Important FREE Information and help from BFA partner Croner 

 Dear Members, Whether you’re an an employer or an employee, these coming weeks will be a challenge in many areas, including Human Resources I’d therefore like to remind you that through your BFA  membership, you have access to free advice for Coronavirus-related matters as well as any other wider business queries from Croner who are experts in employment […]

Podiatry Experts Advise on Footwear for People with Diabetes

Podiatry Experts Advise on Footwear for People with Diabetes

The College of Podiatry has worked alongside Cosyfeet in advising which of the company’s extra roomy footwear styles are suitable for people with diabetes. Representatives from the College were invited to Cosyfeet Head Office in Somerset to advise on the suitability of each style for people with a diagnosis of diabetes who are vulnerable to […]


Dear Members As we await further news from Rt Hon Alok Sharma, Home Secretary at 5pm today, I want to assure members that the BFA is lobbying hard on your behalf insisting that government provides real support for you and your staff at this critical time. I have written to the Home Secretary demanding a […]

BFA Update on Covid-19 from Government 

Dear member, This is the latest  we have received form our colleagues in Whitehall regarding the Government’s position on the Corona virus. I appreciate there is a lot of information being released by the press, but I hope this update, which comes direct from Government, helps you with the decisions you need to make for your business. […]

International Recruitment Company Seeks Product Manager Men’s Shoes m/f/d

Our Customer For our customer, an established western European shoe and accessories manufacturer on a middle-high price level, we are looking for the above-mentioned candidate for a fix contract. The nearly worldwide acting and well-known company with focus on casual and fashionable men shoes and accessories is expanding. The ideal candidate will manage the men’s […]

The Retail Mutual Offers Support to Independent Businesses in Light of Coronavirus

In the latest Budget on March 11th, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, warned that up to 20 per cent of the UK’s workforce could be off at any one time due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), which will disrupt businesses and consumer cashflow. In response to this, the Chancellor announced a £7 billion support package for small businesses […]


Due to the restrictions imposed by the Italian government’s 9 March 2020 decree imposing new measures for the limitation of the spread of Covid-19 virus, which restrict the mobility of Italian citizens, and acknowledging the restrictive measures imposed by local authorities, the trade fairs planned for Kiev (La Moda Italiana) and Munich (Moda Made in […]



The debut edition of trade fashion exhibition Sole Fashion took place on 16th & 17th February 2020 at the Ricoh Arena Coventry, collaborating with some of the biggest names in footwear including Rieker, Josef Seibel, Gardiner Brothers, HB Shoes, Bugatti and Mephisto. Visitors included Morleys Stores, Harveys of Halifax, Briggs Shoes, White & Son of […]