Richard Kottler,  CEO BFA

Richard Kottler, CEO BFA

The British Footwear Association (BFA) is delighted to announce the winners of its second Accelerated Development Programme. This followed on a hugely successful first edition last year when Beyond Skin, Laidback London, CocoRose London and Northern Cobbler all made real progress as a result of the experience.

This annual scheme is designed to add a further dimension to the BFA mentoring services by channelling expert help and advice to companies who have a substantial chance of becoming important players in the footwear industry.

The companies were selected after an interview process from a shortlist of some of the best emerging Footwear Brands in the country, who are members of the BFA. The selected companies are: Govan Originals, Gothenburg Boots.They will be individually matched with a trained Senior Mentor drawn from the industry to help them maximise their potential and accelerate towards profitable growth.

Richard Kottler, CEO of the BFA, commented “last year, we saw the introduction of this new level to our existing mentoring and advisory service really enhanced the chances of these selected brands of firmly establishing themselves more successfully on international markets. Our carefully chosen and trained Mentors will again be matched with each of the participating companies and I am sure we will see positive results during 2014 and onwards.”


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