Celebrating BFA Members at the Drapers Footwear Awards 2024

The Drapers Footwear Awards 2024 was nothing short of spectacular, a night that illuminated the extraordinary creativity, resilience, and innovation that define the footwear industry. The evening was a testament to the outstanding achievements and relentless dedication of our industry leaders and their teams.

We extend our heartiest congratulations to all the winners who have set new benchmarks of excellence. A special acknowledgement goes to our BFA members who have excelled across various categories, showcasing the remarkable talent and innovation within our community.

Joseph Cheaney & Sons took home the award for Best Online Operation of the Year, demonstrating their exceptional ability to adapt and thrive in the digital marketplace. Their seamless integration of technology and customer service has set a new standard for online retail.

In the Store Staff Member of the Year category, Kyle Evans from schuh was recognised for his outstanding customer service and dedication. His commitment to excellence and his role in enhancing the in-store experience have made a significant impact.

Joel Wilson at Dr. Martens plc was named Footwear Designer of the Year. Joel’s creative vision and innovative designs have not only captured the essence of the Dr. Martens brand but have also set trends within the industry.

Sal’s Shoes was honoured with the Best Sustainable Initiative of the Year award. Their commitment to sustainability and their innovative approach to reducing environmental impact serve as an inspiration to us all.

Dr. Martens plc also won the Team of the Year award, a testament to their exceptional teamwork and collaborative spirit. Their ability to work together seamlessly has driven their continued success and innovation.

The Kid’s Footwear Brand of the Year was awarded to Pip & Henry, recognised for their exceptional range of children’s footwear that combines style, comfort, durability and education.

Clarks received the Footwear Business of the Year Consumer Choice award, reflecting their commitment to quality and customer satisfaction that has earned them a loyal consumer base.

We also want to extend a special commendation to The Boot Repair Company, who was highly commended in the Team of the Year category. Their dedication and hard work have not gone unnoticed.

The recognition of our members at the Drapers Footwear Awards 2024 is a source of immense pride and inspiration. We look forward to more milestones of success and collaboration in the future, driving the footwear sector to even greater heights.

Here’s to celebrating our achievements and paving the way for continued excellence in the footwear industry!