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By millyjshoes, Sep 13 2017 10:37AM

What a fabulous surprise to receive an email from NATWEST's, Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2017, saying that I have been shortlisted for an award! I have shortlisted for the High Street Entrpreneur of the Year Award for my brand, Milly J Shoes and shop - All About Shoes.


As the shop has only been open since last November, to receive recognition already is wonderful news.


The judges include James Caan CBE, Haley Parson OBE and many other notable business people. The awards are hosted in November with glitzy ceremonies taking place right across the UK. With despite being based in Norwich, my area will be London.


The judges said of my work:


“Understanding as a teacher and profound life experience are key driving forces within this entrepreneur as she journeys to fulfil her artistic potential. Milly J Shoes brings unprecedented creativity to footwear and fresh imagination to the high street.”



By millyjshoes, Sep 13 2017 10:24AM

After a few attempts and previously being told I was not ready, I am delighted to be shortlisted for the well respected Footwear Friends Awards.


The Footwear Friends Annual Awards are now established as one of the key awards for developing British Design talent.


These sponsored Awards enable Footwear Friends in recognising young entrepreneurs who are the future lifeblood of the industry.


The Awards for 2017include


The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers


Award for Innovation/ Entrepreneurship of £5,000, is to further Designers/Entrepreneurs business expertise. Additionally there is a twelve-month tailored mentoring programme by industry specialists.


Judges included Guy West of Jeffrey and CEOs of Clarks.



By millyjshoes, Mar 9 2017 10:32AM

Milly J is so thrilled to announce that after waiting to announce this news for two months, she is able to confirm that she has been made a finalist for the prestigious, Drapers Footwear Awards.


One of the biggest footwear awards in the world, the event sees the innovative and forward thinking brands and individuals of the footwear world! With last year's winner being Jimmy Choo's creative director and designer, Sandra Choi! So to be considered within this awards ceremony is a true honour.

By millyjshoes, Dec 23 2016 12:19PM

Milly J Shoes and Bridal Shoes of Milly J has excitingly been made a finalist for 2017's highly respected, Footwear Industry Awards! Taking the spot along with the likes of Skechers for Best Use of Technology / Etailer of the Year!


Wish me Luck - though don't forget that I have just launched my new retail shop - All About Shoes and so I am also a retailer now!

By millyjshoes, Nov 21 2016 10:34AM

I am so proud to have been given the nod again by the Footwear Industry Awards to be nominated for 8 Footwear Industry Awards!


As a small startup with my new venture underway, your support and votes would of course be appreciated.


Kindly vote for my hand crafted, bespoke shoes that I conceptualise and make myself - shoes that are deemed as Strikingly Unconventional!


Please vote for my 8 categories under Milly J Shoes here http://www.footwearindustryawards.com/vote-2017/


my categories are:


Ladies Brand of the Year

Fashion Brand of the Year

Footwear Brand of the Year

Platinum Shoe Award

Leader in Customer Service

Best Use of Technology

Personality of the Year

Footwear Designer of the Year



http://www.footwearindustryawards.com/vote-2017/


Thank you!

By millyjshoes, Oct 21 2016 10:25AM

I am thrilled to announce that I have made Natwest's, Great Bitish Entrepreneur Awards as a finalist for Creative Entrepreneur of the Year!


This was toatally unexpected and according to them, the competition was indeed very tight.


Past winners have included the founder of the Cambridge Satchel Comapany and the Lad's Bible among other big names!

By millyjshoes, Jun 22 2016 04:10PM

Proud to be mentioned under the business force that is Wenta in their newsapaper article yesterday!


Not long to go until many of their clients take to the grand awards event for the FSB Herts business awards. I am among fine players and proud to be shortlisted as a creative business of the year!

By millyjshoes, Jun 8 2016 04:22PM

I have excitedly been nominated for a National Diversity Award under the, Positive Role Model section!


If you feel I am indeed a positive role model, do please vote for me on my NDA profile at


https://nominate.nationaldiversityawards.co.uk/Nominate/Endorse/30070?name=Milly J


Thank you so much for your continued support x

By millyjshoes, May 7 2016 11:00AM

Being made a current finalist for the well respected, Federation of Small Businesses Awards, 2016 came as a lovely suprise. The FSB Awards are a national award, broken into counties. Covering my area, Hertfordshire and waving the flag for the Creative Business of the Year!


The awards ceremony will be held later in the year surrounded by grand settings in Hertfordshire and I'm proud to be a part of them.

By millyjshoes, Apr 26 2016 12:13PM

It was a real honour to be asked by the organisers of the prestigious, Footwear Industry Awards to present an award to one of the distinguished and very worthy finalists.


Footwear Today is the UK'S oldest Independent footwear magazine and I was of course more than thrilled to accept awarding at this year's Footwear Industry Awards! I presented, Shoe Gallery with the, Fashion Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year award, seen in the latest issue of the magazine.

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