Finalist Announced! 2016 Footwear Industry Awards sees more records broken

Finalist Announced! 2016 Footwear Industry Awards sees more records broken

Layout 1With voting now closed, the industry turns its attention to the event itself. Independent retailers, brands and nominees prepare for a fantastic night as the finalists are announced late December, with only the National Shop Front of the Year category left open until January 13th.

The response to the Footwear Industry Awards 2016 has been amazing; this year the team has seen a record number of nominations and entries received, and to date, the number of votes has surpassed all previous years. “The industry is really engaging with the awards and it is fantastic to see that we are reaching new audiences through social media and in the printed magazine. Even now, the awards are continuing its momentum as we have started to receive enquiries into NEXT year’s event” commented editor, Cheryl Taylor.

Accommodation Now Available

Available through MICE Concierge, guests are now able to book the best competitively priced hotels close to the event. The team at MICE are happy to help with any enquiries and all the details for booking are now available through the accommodation tab on the website.

On-The-Night Sponsorship

The awards are always a night to remember, so why not take the opportunity to add your branding to the event? Supported by Clarks, Cherry Blossom, Legero Superfit, HB Shoes, MODA, pediped, Rieker and Skechers; there is still plenty of  the prospective on-the-night sponsorship. With some of the industry’s finest attending the event, contact Sue Wiseman on for more information.


Live Entertainment & Dress code

With all the glitz, glamour and pizzazz planned for the awards, the dress code is lounge suits and cocktail dresses, so guests are expected to be suited and booted!

We are also excited to announce that alongside Greg Burns hosting the awards, will be a live band to conclude the evening.

“Each year the awards bring something new to the industry, which is why we are  excited to announce live band at this year’s awards, who are preparing to get us moving and dance into the early hours to some real classics. After such a fantastic response from the industry this year, we wanted the night to be extra special, as we celebrate the Footwear Industry Awards turning five!” commented journal and events manager, Sue Wiseman.

With a highly successful five years under its belt, The Footwear Industry Awards returns to distinguish and reward the industry’s’ finest. It continues to gain the support of many industry names, including the Independent Footwear Retailer’s Association (IFRA), British Footwear Association (BFA), Society of Shoe Fitters (SSF) and Footwear Today, alongside its other sponsors.

Tickets are available at the early bird rate until January 15th with the downloadable booking form available on the website.

For more information click HERE

Early bird tickets are available

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