Organiser Datateam Business Media is delighted to announce that the website for the 2017 Footwear Industry Awards is now live!

Organised by Datateam Business Media for the industry, the awards are known throughout the industry for their focus on independent retailers as well as global footwear brands.

The Awards offers everyone in the footwear trade a chance to shine, from independent start-ups through to multinational corporations. What’s more, it is the only Awards for the footwear industry in which brands and retailers are both nominated and voted for by their peers in the trade, meaning it is the only awards that offers its winners a truly independent endorsement of achievement.

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 is now in its sixth year.

Journal and events manager, Sue Wiseman commented: “The awards offer the chance stand out amongst the competition, raise the profiles of their business and stimulate market interest. It also gives the retailer, brand or person a sense of pride knowing they have been voted a winner by their peers in the industry. Each category is reflection on the dedication and commitment, with only the best receiving an accolade and independent stamp of approval.”

Take a look around the new site, and don’t forget: entries open on 1 September! Please contact Bryony Andrews at if you would like to be informed when the entry form goes live.


Key dates

Entries open: 5 September 2016

Entries close: 21 October 2016

Voting opens: 31 October 2016

Voting closes: 12 December 2016

Shortlist announced: 23 December 2016

Shop Front of the Year opens: 5 September 2016

Shop Front of the Year closes: 12 January 2017

Early bird ticket rate closes: 18 January 2017

Save the date: Awards gala dinner: 19 February 2017, National Conference Centre (formerly the National Motorcycle Museum)



To find out how you can sponsor this key industry event, please contact Sue Wiseman T: 01622 622185 E:

For queries about entries or marketing, please contact Bryony Andrews T: 01622 699159 E:


The Footwear Industry Awards 2017 is proudly sponsored by Clarks, Cherry Blossom, Moda Footwear, Out on a Limb, pediped and Skechers.