Footwear Friends Annual Awards 2015

About the Awards

The Footwear Friends Annual Awards are now in their ninth year and are now established as one of the key awards for developing British Design talent. Footwear Friends, your industry charity is now in it's 179th year continuing its support of those most in need. These sponsored Awards enable Footwear Friends in recognising young entrepreneurs who are the future lifeblood of the industry. There are four key awards for 2015: The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers Award for Innovation/ Entrepreneurship of £5000, is to further Designers/Entrepreneurs business expertise. Additionally there is a twelve-month tailored mentoring programme by industry specialists. The Micro-Pak Ltd Award of £2,500 This award is to assist the development of exceptional British talent. The Award also includes a mentoring programme The Meltzer Travel Award of £750 – assists the winner in attending key Trade Shows. Donated by Philip Meltzer in memory of Joe Meltzer. The Award also includes a mentoring programme. The BFA/FN PLATFORM Award- the winner of this award is given the opportunity to show their emerging brand on a sponsored stand at the USA's premier footwear show - FN PLATFORM in Las Vegas in February 2016. This prize also includes individual promotion of the winning brand via FN PLATFORM media and social media with links to US bloggers.

Thank you for supporting this year's Annual Awards - please watch this space for details of next year's competition and event.

St. Mary at Hill Church at Eastcheap October 22, 2015