The very best in footwear gathered at Birmingham’s National Conference Centre on Sunday 22 February earlier this year for the annual Footwear Industry Awards. The Awards are an occasion to celebrate the brands, retailers and professionals at the heart of the vibrant footwear sector, and with some very big high street names on the roll call, even being nominated is a pretty big deal!
Naturally we had been very excited to receive our nomination for Ladies Independent Retail of the Year Award this year, but in a category open to every independent footwear retailer in the UK, Northern Ireland & Eire, we hadn’t really expect to win anything (does anyone?) You can therefore imagine our genuine surprise and delight when our name was read out! No gushing speeches were delivered of course, but we were truly honoured and thankful to the FIA.
The little glass trophy (pictured above) will take pride of place in our Petersfield store, once we re-open after lockdown.