5 October 2016
Nominations are now open for next year’s Footwear Industry Awards. The awards ceremony – which will take place at Birmingham’s National Conference Centre (formerly the Motorcycle Museum) on 19 February – highlight outstanding achievement within the industry for brands and retailers alike.
Industry professionals are invited to submit their nominations online before 21 October. In a change to the previous judging process, each nominated brand or retailer will now be judged by an independent panel of experts, as well as being subject to the wider vote of their industry peers.
“The new format for the Footwear Industry Awards is a step forward for the event,” says Bryony Andrews, editor of Footwear Today, organiser of the awards. “The two-tier process for the selection of the brand winners and the inclusion of testimonials and entry statements in retailer entries will provide both greater transparency of the process and greater validation for the winners.
“This year’s Footwear Industry Awards, held at the ever-stylish National Conference Centre in Birmingham, will be a fantastic recognition of hard work, innovation and dedication to customers. I can’t wait to meet more members of the industry and celebrate with the winners.”
The Footwear Industry Awards will once again coincide with Moda Footwear, taking place on the evening of the show’s opening day.