S.S.F. STUDENT OF THE YEAR 2015
LISA COULBORN M.S.S.F.
Prof. Wesley Vernon OBE – President of The Society of Shoe
Fitters was delighted to present Lisa Coulborn of Little Goody
New Shoes, Ramsbottom, Bury, Lancs. with the prestigious
Fisher-George Memorial Trophy as Student of the Year 2015.
Lisa was a ‘model student’ according to her Tutor Maureen
Unsworth, returning her assignments on time and participating
fully during the practical Workshop’s.
Lisa was accompanied by her proud father David (better known as
Bill) to the Footwear Awards Dinner at the Motorcycle Exhibition Centre during MODA this
February. Lisa was rewarded with a bouquet and trophies from the SSF, a crystal award from
Datateam Publishing House and thrilled to receive a personally inscribed valet box donated by
Kevin Burton of (Dasco) Dunkelman’s.
Lisa said ‘The support I have received from the SSF has been tremendously helpful and reassuring whilst setting up my own shop. I cannot understand why every business does not invest in the Society’s education and membership, it continues to serve me well and I know that my customers are being served well too’.
Who will it be for 2016? Only time will tell but there are one or two worthy candidates already
this year and lots more students who have yet to start their coursework. For information on
courses contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ellie Dickins F.S.S.F. proprietor of Ellie Dickins Shoes,
Hungerford, Berkshire, a shop best known for specialising
in larger sizes of ladies’ footwear, has been awarded the
Society of Shoe Fitters highest accolade – a fellowship.
Ellie is a past President and long term member of the organisation
and actively travels the country talking to groups of health
professionals, media etc. The Secretary said “Ellie is our
very own Mary Portas. Her stature and attitude greatly
resemble this astute businesswoman and knowing how Ellie
has advocated professional shoe fitting and promoted our
organisation vociferously at every step of her career in the
industry, it has made her a very worthy recipient of our