A Bristol retailer is celebrating winning a top industry award after joining the very best from across the footwear sector at a prestigious ceremony.

SoleLution, the family footwear retailer with shops in Portishead High Street and Boyce’s Avenue, Clifton, was named Shop Front of the Year at the 2018 Footwear Industry Awards, held at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham.

Solelution also came second and was highly commended in the Ladies’ Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year category.

Supported by the British Footwear Association (BFA), the Independent Footwear Retailer’s Association (IFRA), Society of Shoe Fitters (SSF) and Footwear Today, the Footwear Industry Awards are designed to celebrate excellence and innovation in the industry and offer everyone in the footwear trade a chance to shine, from independent start-ups through to multinational corporations. Brands and retailers are nominated and voted for by their peers in the trade, offering its winners a truly independent endorsement of achievement.

Tanya Marriott, owner of SoleLution, said: “I am one very happy lady. It gives me a great sense of pride knowing that SoleLution was voted for by professionals in the footwear industry. The awards mean a lot. I am passionate about footwear and the importance of people wearing correctly fitting shoes and it’s good to know that our commitment and hard work is recognised.”