About Annette Cove Associates


Annette Cove is the owner and Managing Consultant of the leading international specialist recruitment agency: Annette Cove Associates.

A well-known and highly respected professional within the footwear and accessories industries, Annette works with some of the largest and most distinguished brands and businesses across the world. She uses her extensive experience, detailed knowledge of specialist roles and astute people management skills to connect clients with the highest calibre candidates across a broad spectrum of disciplines.

Her mission is to secure premium talent for her clients by identifying common values, matching essential competencies and managing multiple expectations for long term mutual client and candidate satisfaction.

Throughout the footwear and accessories sector – both locally and internationally, her global network runs deep within the very fabric of the industry. So, if you are looking to recruit for any of the disciplines below, Annette Cove Associates should naturally be your first port of call.

  • Board appointments
  • Heads of key business functions
  • Design, creative and trend
  • Client services and account managers
  • Buying and merchandising
  • Sales and marketing
  • Product and category managers
  • Operations, supply chain and sourcing and production
  • Product developers and technologists

The BFA is run for and by our members – by becoming a partner you join a network of some of the foremost businesses within the UK footwear sector. Whatever business products or services you are marketing, BFA members are always keen to adopt that which enhances their business, makes their operations more efficient or increases their profits.

The BFA hold regular networking events and themed webinars, where we encourage partners to take the reins and showcase their businesses and services to our membership. We also enable partners to have an input in what we say to the Government and we ensure they receive Whitehall’s responses first-hand.

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