The Crypt on the Green

St. James Church Clerkenwell

Clerkenwell Close

London

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Footwear Friends Annual Awards final

The Judges

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BEN WRIGHT

Ben has spent over 30 years in sales of footwear to the private and volume retail sector. Starting out with Intershoe of America working with high end brands like "Nickels" and "Via Spiga" selling into grade independents, followed by a 10-year period working as the Northern Sales Representative for Laceys Footwear of London.

The next career move was to a Dutch importer called "Intermedium Footwear" where Ben spent 19 years as their UK and Ireland Sales Manager.

He joined Micro-Pak Ltd. as UK and Ireland Sales and Operations Manager in April 2016

MALCOLM COLLINS

Malcolm has been in the retail industry for over forty years. He started his career in retail management working for Clarks and then moved into the buying side with Clarks based in Street, Somerset. This covered buying for their own retail stores as well as with the wholesale and manufacturing teams.

He then joined New Look to set up the footwear business. Following early success drove New Look to be the major retailer of footwear in the UK. This then also included the success of all areas of accessories to become destination stores for footwear and accessories.

Malcolm now runs his own retail consultancy business covering retail, buying and sourcing and is also a non-executive director at Shoezone. Malcolm is the Honorary Treasurer and a Trustee of Footwear Friends.

Marco Ellerker Managing Director Lifestyle Division Pentland Brands p

 

Ben Wright 2 FF Awards 2014