Footwear Industry Awards: Call for Entries!

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Calling all brands, individuals, retailers, suppliers, shoe spectaculars and fashionistas!

Is there a retailer that does a fabulous job? Do you have any ‘hero brands’ that save your customer’s feet from the tyranny of everyday? Tell us about your future winning brands, people, retailers and services. Entries are now open for you to enter or nominate someone for the next Footwear Industry Awards 2016. The entry process is free, quick and simple! Closing date is 22nd October 2015.

Click here for categories and entry forms!

Start lining up your window displays for the National Shop Front of the Year, polish your best shoes for Footwear Brand of the Year and put on your best smile for Personality of the Year. Winning an award is a great opportunity to raise the profile of your business and stimulate market interest. Join the ranks among the greats, with previous winners including Skechers, Rieker, Chatham, Gore-Tex, Shoestring and Cherry Blossom.

Now in its fifth year, the Footwear Industry Awards 2016 will return on Sunday 21st February at the National Conference Centre (formally known as the National Motorcycle Museum), so save the date!

National Shop Front of the Year Award Returns for a Third Year

Launched at the 2014 Footwear Industry Awards, the National Shop Front of the Year Award rewards the creative efforts of independent retailers.  The FIA team know that designing and organising a perfect window display often goes unappreciated; and the skill, dedication and vast amounts of effort involved. Only the great, the stunning, and jaw-dropping shop window can drive footfall and increase consumer interest, which is why we are driving this award!

Whether it is a Muddy Boots Special special or a Winter sale extravaganza, the FIA team is inviting all independent retailers throughout Britain, large or small, to enter and be in with a chance of winning this exciting award. Retailers may also be nominated by someone else, so polish your best displays!

Email photos of your most creative window displays to Emily Geeson at egeeson@datateam.co.uk until the 13th Jan 2016. 

**You can send as many entries as you like – every time you change your window display from now right up until the deadline. Further details can be found HERE**

The prize of £1,500 worth of holiday vouchers will be presented to the winner of this category!

Event News

We are excited to announce that Skechers are returning as sponsors for the “Independent Family Footwear Retailer of the Year” category.  Skechers is an award-winning global leader in the lifestyle footwear industry, who design, develop and market lifestyle footwear that appeals to men, women and children of all ages.

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