Footwear Industry Awards

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Ticket sales soar as finalists announced

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Organised by Datateam Business Media for the industry, with the support of the BFA, IFRA, Society of Shoe Fitters and Footwear Today magazine, the event – now in its third year – promises to be an enthralling evening, held on the first night of the Moda Footwear Show, Sunday 16th February 2014.

Cheryl Taylor, editor of Footwear Today magazine said: “The standard of entries, as ever, is extremely high and it looks set to be a nail biting event for each of the finalists. I would like to see as many members of the trade as possible join with us in celebrating the industry’s success on the night.”

Echoing this sentiment, event director Paul Ryder said: “The Footwear Industry Awards is a once a year opportunity to reward retailers, people and brands for all their hard work, while offering a fantastic networking opportunity for the trade. Tickets are selling at an unprecedented rate so I would urge members of the industry to book their tables soon.”

Richard Kottler, Chairman of the British Footwear Association added: “The British Footwear Association is encouraging its member companies to seriously consider directly supporting these Awards which we know have now established themselves as fantastic way of recognising the achievements of the footwear industry.”

“So many brands and companies have exciting developments to shout about and winning an Award will act as a ringing endorsement of these “good news” stories. The BFA is looking forward to celebrating with all the applicants to all the categories on February 16th.”

Laura West of the Society of Shoe Fitters said: “The Awards Dinner is the only shoe trade event that is worth donning the odd sequin for – even if you are a guy! This very reasonably priced event makes a welcome break from business and a chance to get together with like-minded people from all over the country and compare notes – or indeed simply enjoy a nice meal with lots of liquid refreshment and some entertainment to take your mind off business. Whichever, the Society of Shoe Fitters are delighted to be a part of it. Whether a ‘winner, loser or simply can’t be bothered’, the Awards highlight the various businesses and people that make our industry tick, so don’t waste a second, it is time to book your place at this very special evening.”

As a true industry event, Out on a Limb magazine has again extended its support to the intiative. Beverley Green-Out on a Limb Magazine-Group Sales Manager/Script Media Group said: “Out on a Limb is delighted and honoured to be supporting The Footwear Industry Awards once again.”

“It is not only a highly successful way of recognizing all that is good about our industry, it also offers invaluable networking opportunities in a social atmosphere. Good luck to all nominees and we look forward to meeting the winners at one of the most prestigious occasions in the footwear industry calendar.”

Tables of ten can be secured at a cost of £900 +VAT and individual places cost just £90 +VAT per seat booked.

These prices include:

  • A Champagne reception.
  • A sumptuous three – course meal with fine wine
  • Red and Black fundraiser in aid of Footwear Friends and North Yorkshire Air Ambulance
  • After-dinner Casino with fabulous prizes to be won
  • 23 award presentations for outstanding performance
  • Networking with peers, press, friends and colleagues

There will be lots more surprises on the night, to book tickets for the event, please call Sam Baughan on 01622 699162 to discuss your requirements. You can also email Sam at sbaughan@datateam.co.uk.

 

Organised by Datateam Business Media for the industry, with the support of BFA, IFRA, Society of Shoe Fitters and Footwear Today, the event – now in its third year – promises to be an enthralling evening, held on the first night of the Moda Footwear Show, Sunday 16th February 2014.

Voting closes on Thursday! (16th January)

The standard of entries for next month’s Footwear Industry Awards is extremely high – the competition looks set to be the most fiercely fought yet and the votes are flying in fast. If there is a retailer, brand, product or person that you believe deserves to be recognised, don’t sit back and wait, use your vote by visiting the Footwear Industry Awards website, or via the homepage of your favourite magazine, Footwear Today.

To vote click HERE

An opportunity on your doorstep!

Now that the hustle and bustle of Christmas is out of the way (okay so the January sales are no doubt keeping you busy) take a look again at the ‘National Shop Front of the Year Award’ (by which we mean your window display). Entry is open to independent footwear retailers throughout Britain, large or small. And the winner will receive £1,500 of holiday vouchers.

To take part click HERE

Take a gamble!

We’ve got after dinner entertainment this year too, in the form of a fabulous Casino! The money may not be real but the prizes are!

1st Prize – iPad 4 with Retina display (16GB, WiFi)

2nd Prize – A night’s accommodation, dinner at two spa treatments at Whittleby Hall

3rd Prize – Fortnum and mason Champagne and Port gift set

Book your accommodation ASAP – CLICK HERE

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Exciting new award aimed at independent footwear retailers worth £1,500

As editor of Footwear Today Magazine, I thought you might like to know about a new footwear industry award. It is called the ‘National Shop Front of the Year Award’ (by which we mean your window display) and entry is open to all  independent footwear retailers throughout Britain, large or small. The winner will receive £1,500 of holiday vouchers.

Please email your your photos to cheryltayloreditor@googlemail.com every time you change your window display, right up until the deadline of 1st January 2014.

Retailers can also be nominated by someone else. The FIA team will contact the nominated retailer to ask them to supply evidence, to be in with a chance of winning this exciting award and the holiday vouchers that come with it!

I do hope that you will consider entering your shop(s) for this exciting new Award.

Cheryl Taylor,
Editor, Footwear Today Magazine.

Get ready for the Footwear Industry Awards sponsored by Clarks

Datateam Business Media is delighted to announce that Clarks has signed up as overall event sponsor. Founded in 1825, Clarks still remains the number one shoe brand in the UK, and the fourth largest footwear company in the world. Clarks has come a long way since its humble beginnings in Somerset, but has never lost sight of effortless British style.

Remonte sponsors a brand new award for footwear retailers National Shop Front of the Year

Remonte, part of the Rieker group is sponsoring a brand new award, ‘National Shop Front of the Year’. Managing Director Chris Gorrod explains why: “The window to a retailer is very important for driving footfall. Some retailers spend a lot of time on it and these shopkeepers should be rewarded. This is a great opportunity for Remonte and the industry to reward the hard work that retailers put into their windows.”

New retail display directory leads the way

The latest sdea Retail Display Directory is out now and brimming with new ideas, creative concepts and innovative retail display solutions.  Over 100 leading retail display manufacturers and distributors of specialist shopfittings and display equipment are showcased within this comprehensive publication.

The second edition of the Footwear Industry Awards an even bigger success

Organised by Datateam Business Media for the industry, with the support of the British Footwear Association (BFA), Independent Footwear Retailers Association (IFRA), the Society of Shoe Fitters (SSF) and Footwear Today, The Footwear Industry Awards were held on the first night of the Moda Footwear Show, Sunday 17th February 2013 at the National Motorcycle Museum. Building on last year’s fantastic debut, this year’s event was an even bigger success. Following a voting process in which over 2000 individuals had their say, the trade united to celebrate award winning products, people, retailers and services.

Last chance to book tickets for the Footwear Industry Awards

If you would like to guarantee seats at the Footwear Industry Awards, please be aware that final bookings will be taken on Wednesday. After this time, only a limited number of tickets will be available on a first come first served basis, by calling Sam Baughan on 07733 042104 or on the Sunday from the Footwear Today stand at Moda (T41).

Book your tickets for The Footwear Industry Awards TODAY!

The Footwear Industry Awards will be held on the first night of the Moda Footwear Show, Sunday 17th February 2013 at the National Motorcycle Museum.

Many companies will use the event as the perfect excuse to reward their teams for their hard work, entertain their key clients and network with their industry colleagues, why not take the opportunity to do the same?

Tables of ten can be secured at a cost of £900 +VAT and individual places cost just £90 +VAT per seat booked.

These prices include:

  • A Champagne reception.
  • A sumptuous four – course meal with fine wine
  • After-dinner laughs with a top comedian
  • 23 award presentations for outstanding performance
  • Networking with peers, press, friends and colleagues

Click HERE to download a table booking form.

You can also call Events Executive Sam Baughan on 07733 042104 to discuss your requirements, or drop her an email at sbaughan@datateam.co.uk

If you have booked tickets already please return your dietary requirements form as soon as possible. Click HERE to see the menu and HERE to download a copy of the form.

We strongly recommend that you pre-book taxis to and from the National Motorcycle Museum. Contact Nicky at a2b Radio Cars on 0800 716 103, e-mail: vip@a2bradiocars.com. Standard Fare is £9.00 each way

Book your Hotel Accommodation!

Accommodation is available at The Manor Hotel Meriden **** and The Windmill Village****

Please contact Sharon Miller directly on 0121 704 2784 or email reservations@thenmm.co.uk

1 Night Package – 17th February 2013

Single Occupancy Rooms @ £99 – 1 night stay, fully inclusive breakfast, VAT & car parking

Double Occupancy Rooms @ £114 – 1 night stay, fully inclusive breakfast, VAT & car parking

3 Night Package – 17th, 18th & 19th February 2013

Single Occupancy Rooms @ £280 – 3 night stay, fully inclusive breakfast, VAT & car parking

Double Occupancy Rooms @ £300 – 3 night stay, fully inclusive breakfast, VAT & car parking

In order to obtain the preferential rates please quote ‘FIA 2013

A note on the Dress Code

Gentlemen: Black Tie / Lounge Suits. Ladies: Cocktail / Evening Dresses

For more information visit www.footwearindustryawards.com 

Following on from the success of last year, nominations for the Footwear Industry Awards opened in October, with over 300 individuals nominating over the next 7 weeks.

Is there a retailer that you know does a fabulous job? Do you have any ‘hero brands’ that are a guaranteed hit? How do you separate the best from the rest when there is so much to choose from?

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The Society of Shoe Fitters has announced that it will be launching National Shoe Fitting Week, under the banner Keep Feet ‘Fit’ on March 25th 2013 – the week leading up to Easter. The SSF, which operates on a non-profit basis, wants to raise national awareness of importance have having footwear fitted, and the vital service independent shoe retailers provide to the public.  We want the public to start thinking about their feet and how they buy their shoes. We are hoping that ALL shoe retailers, not just SSF members, will join us in promoting Keep Feet ‘Fit’ and that they can use this initiative to create their own promotion’s leading up to Easter week – a time traditionally when the media write about feet and footwear and people discard their boots and start thinking shoes, sandals and holidays. Hopefully it will give the trade a much needed kick-start after the cold, wet weather.

Voting is open!

Over 300 individuals nominated in the Footwear Industry Awards, covering the full A-Z of brands and retailers and we are delighted to announce that voting is now open! Click HERE to have your say!

The Footwear Industry Awards will be held on the first night of the Moda Footwear Show, Sunday 17th February 2013 at the National Motorcycle Museum and we are delighted to announce that the highly coveted ‘Footwear Brand of the Year’ award is to be sponsored by the event itself. Sean O’Connor, Event Director said: “Moda Footwear is happy to support the Footwear Industry Awards once again next year. There is a real synergy between the national awards ceremony and the trade’s national footwear exhibition, and we are looking forward to joining the industry once again for another great night of celebrations and accolades.”

Have you nominated yet? The Footwear Industry Awards is calling on ALL members of the footwear trade to nominate a retailer or supplier/brand for an award at the 2013 event. You can nominate someone else, or your own company – multiple nominations are allowed via one simple online form.

Get yourself nominated!

Be quick! Nominations close 30th November (only 11 days!)

Nominations are open for the Footwear Industry Awards 2013, but with just over two weeks to go, now is the time to step up the campaign! How? We have created a collection of marketing tools designed to get you noticed – simply add them to your website and see the nominations come flooding in!

Yes you can self nominate, but to put yourself in an even stronger position when voting begins start raising your profile now!

Choose from a banner, skyscraper or button to put on your website, though of course you could go really mad and use all three! Please link your chosen ad position to this address: http://www.footwearindustryawards.com/nominations

In the meantime, if you would like to nominate another retailer, brand or individual for an award, you can do so HERE or to nominate by post, simply download the PDF HERE and send it back to us by the 30th November!