Awards & Achievements

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Milly J Shoes has been awarded

 

• Chosen as Norfolk's Top 100 Most Inspiring Women - EDP (2019)

• Winner Wedding Specialist, Shoe Store of the Year - Luxury Travel Guide Awards (2019/20)

• Finalist for two Drapers Footwear Awards - Footwear Designer of the Year and Best Sustainability Initiative of the Year (2019)

• Finalist for The Footwear Friends Award (2018)

• Finalist for Drapers Footwear Awards for Footwear Designer of the Year (2018)

•  Winner of the EDP and Archant Wedding Innovation Award (2018)

•  Finalist for 3 EDP Bride Awards - Bridal Jeweller or Accessory Designer of the Year, Bride Innovation of the Year & Newcomer of the Year (January 2018)

• Finalist for High Street Entrepreneur of the Year - NATWEST's Great British Entrepreneur Awards (2017)

• Finalist for Footwear Friends Awards (2017)

• Finalist for the Drapers Awards Footwear Designer of the Year (2017)

• Finalist for Best Use of Technology / E-tailer for the Footwear Industry Awards (2016)

• Finalist for NatWest's Great British Entrepreneur Awards for Creative Entrepreneur of the Year (2016)

• Nominee for 8 Footwear Industry Awards Including Footwear Designer of the Year (2016)

•The First Woman of Colour in the UK to Have Won a Major Footwear Designer of the Year Award

•Voluntary Services to the Alzheimer's Society Award (2016)

•Nominated for Positive Role Model in the National Diversity Awards for (2016)

•Finalist for the Federation of Small Businesses Awards - Hertfordshire, Creative Business of the Year (2016)

•Current Winner of the Prime Minister Endorsed, Precious Awards for Outstanding Woman in the Creative Industries

•Footwear Designer of the Year Winner from the Footwear Industry Awards (2015)

•Finalist For 2 Footwear Industry Awards for (2016) Footwear Designer of the Year and Fashion Brand of the Year

•Finalist for Drapers Awards Footwear Designer of the Year (2015)

•Theo Paphitis SBS Business of the Month Winner (2015)

•The Theo Paphitis Small Business Award Winner (2012)

•The Jacqueline Gold Woman in Business Award Winner (2012)

•Footwear Designer of the Year; Highly Commended Winner, Footwear Industry Awards (2014)

•Shortlisted in 2012, 2013 and 2014 for 4,7 and 9 footwear awards and for 9 awards in 2015, Footwear Industry Awards.

 

Milly J shoes has exhibited at

 

• HSBC Norwich pop-up (2019)

• Maids Head Hotel permanent display (2019)

• Maids Head Hotel Wedding Supplier Open Day (2019)

• EDP Bride Wedding Show, Norfolk Showground (2019)

• EDP's Dunston Hall Wedding Show (2019)

• Current Exhibition in Kings Lynn Museum, Shoes exhibition (2017)

• Current Exhibition at the award-winning North Norfolk Information Centre in Conjunction With the North Norfolk District Council (2017)

• Current Exhibition in the UK's Largest Exhibition Space for Craft and Design - The National Centre for Craft and Design (alongside shoe greats) (2017)

• Sprowston Wedding Show (2017)

• Girls Night - Norwich School (2017)

• The Most Curious Wedding Fair (2017)

• The Forum Spring Wedding Fair, Norwich (2017)

• EDP's Dunston Hall Wedding Show (2017)

•Credit Suisse's, Empowering Women and Diversity Event, Credit Suisse Canary Wharf (2015)

•Shoe sculpture permanently displayed in London's, Proud Camden (2015-)

•Germany's Shoe Step of the Year (2014)

•The Funky Art Gallery in Barcelona, Amsterdam and London (2011-2013)

•Saatchi Online, sold and exhibited, UK, (2013)

•Aim for Art Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK, (2012)

•Northampton Shoe Museum, UK, permanent exhibit since (2012)

•Three shoe sculptures are exhibited in the award-winning gallery, Gallery 1066, Baldock, UK

 

Milly J Shoes Community Spirit

 

• English + Speaker and Footwear Workshop"er" (2019)

• Partnership with The Maids Head Hotel Norwich (2019)

• Took her young mentees from NWHS to the East Anglian Air Ambulance to meet the team and hear their inspiring stories (2019)

• Footwear Footprint Campaign *covered in the news (2019)

• Singer for the Mudeka Foundation (2018)

• Mentor Norwich High School for Girls Inspiring Women Initiative (2018)

• East Anglian Air Ambulance Connection (2018)

• Speaker and prize giver for High Achieving Students' Event (2017)

• Chosen by two students of the National Centre for Craft and Design to be their inspirational artist for their Arts Award application (2017)

• Invited to Handmake a Pair of Shoes for the National Centre for Craft and Design's, Youth Group to Their Specs and Exhibited (2017

• North Walsham School Mentor (2017 onwards)

• Speaker and workshop leader for St Mary's High School, Croydon (2017)

• Arts and Design educational speaker for Sheringham School (2016)

•On Judging Panel for St Francis' Fashion Expo (2016)

•Speaker alongside Professor Dame Athene and others in Cambridge's 3rd Most Deprived School (2016)

•Inspiring the Future Speaker (2016)

•Inspirational Speaker for Speakers for Schools (2016)

•Motivational Speaker and Special Guest and Ambassador for Women for Women's Event for International Women's Day at St Francis' College (2016)

•STEM, Innovation and Creativity Ambassador and speaker for Kings Langley School (2016)

•Performing Arts and therapeutic volunteer for the Alzheimer's Society (2015-2016)