The British Footwear Association, or BFA, spoke to the Footwear Today team about their reasons for partnering the Footwear Industry Awards.

The British Footwear Association is dedicated to promoting British talent and skills within the footwear industry for over a century. Providing support, resources, training and guidance to our members who range from the biggest established brand names to small start-up labels, the BFA’s mission is to promote and celebrate British footwear, and the British footwear industry globally.


Why are you sponsoring the Footwear Industry Awards?

BFA is proud to continue its support for the FIA as it recognises the people and brands that support and drive the grass routes of the UK footwear sector.

Why should brands and retailers support the industry by entering the awards?

The FIAs give us the opportunity to recognise the people and brands important to both independent and multiple sectors.

Why should brands and retailers support the industry by attending the awards?

The FIAs give us one of only a few opportunities for the footwear industry to gather together to celebrate all that is best with UK footwear and to network with our domestic and international piers.