Bourne firm North Shoes wins third industry award

North Shoes award EMN-150223-150731001
North Shoes award EMN-150223-150731001

A family shoe firm has scooped its third national award.

North Shoes, which is based in North Street, Bourne, and also has stores in Red Lion Square, Stamford, and Peterborough, claimed the independent men’s retailer of the year accolade at the 2015 Footwear Industry Awards.

Cheryl, Taylor, editor of Footwear Today Magazine, which promoted the awards, said: “North Shoes are to be congratulated on their achievement in winning the Men’s Independent Retailer of the Year Award 2015.”

It’s the third title for North Shoes, which has also won the independent family retailer and ladies’ independent retailer crowns in previous years at the awards.

The 2015 presentations were made at the National Motorcycle Museum in Solihull to honour the best in the UK shoe retail industry.

James North, the fifth generation at the head of the family firm, said: “It’s amazing that a small retailer with just three shops, like North Shoes, can win a national award - beating off national independent retailers who have a shop in every large city in the country!

“The award celebrates the very best in standards in shoe retail and I’m extremely grateful to all the staff at North Shoes’ three shops for their continued quality service to our customers.

“And it’s great that when an independent retailer is passionate about a brand - in our case Loake - it gets recognised.”

James received the award from comedian Paul Sinha, who compered the evening.