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By millyjshoes, May 26 2020 11:08AM
With the exciting launch of, Norfolk Talks last week, I was invited to chat to Stephen Bumfrey of BBC Radio Norfolk about thefine East Anglian people we have set to be a part of the series.
In his usual ubeat manner, he was able to get me to reveal a few of the fabulous inspirers!
The interview can be heard at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p08cf5w3 timing, 3:32:18
By millyjshoes, May 26 2020 10:57AM
I tentatively approached Archant with an idea and this is what I came up with! A new series of videos featuring some of Norfolk’s best known personalities and entertainers is being launched to inform and entertain people in the county through lockdown and beyond.
By millyjshoes, May 26 2020 10:43AM
During Covid-19, the EDP has been very loyal and supportive of local business. Of course, locality of the news is important to the newspaper.
I received the news of being a Drapers Footwear Awards finalist during the height of lockdown, and The EDP Newspaper were keen to publicise this news to their readership.
The link can be found below. Happy reading!
By millyjshoes, Mar 20 2020 05:36PM
Last week and (possibly the last talk I will do for the forseeable future due to the current situation - Covid-19), I was invited to share my story and business journey at The Assembly Rooms in Norwich.
It was a bustling room full of professional ladies from law firms including Steeles, Howes Percival and financial planners such as Loveday and Partners, to The Style Show and Jarrolds. However, due to Covid-19, you could see the numbers were more subdued than normal.
However, after a fine lunch supplied by The Assembly House, I took to the stage to share with the room my unusual story. It went incredibly well and I look forward to giving more talks after this has all blown over.
Please stay safe. Please also see the, Your Dream Shoes to Wear page for our Covid-19 promise to you.
By millyjshoes, Feb 26 2020 10:29PM
Finding new routes for success hasn't always been easy, but can help inspire innovation. And this is what I hoped to share with Sydenham High School for Girls when I was invited in to share my astory two weeks ago. Thank to the school for hosting my lecture for their Socrates programme.
You can read the article here *copy and paste the link.
By millyjshoes, Feb 26 2020 10:20PM
As always, Bridemagazine put on an amazing two day show for the bridal public at the Norfolk Showground last weekend. From catwalks sponsored by Bullens Jewellersto back drops supplied by Big Smiles Photography to wonderful hotwl services offered by The Maids Head Hotel. It was lovely to meet both new and seasoned suppliers.
By millyjshoes, Feb 26 2020 09:50PM
I was invited by BBC Radio Norfolk to come into the studio to chat to Graham Barnard for the run-up yo Norfolk Day on the 27th July.
The county will be getting into the spirit of the annual event, as will Milly J Shoes! Find out what swe get up to soon.
By millyjshoes, Feb 26 2020 09:40PM
With Mother's Day approaching, it was nice to find a kind write up in the EDP Newspaper featuring Milly J Shoes' and The Maids Head Hotel's Mothering Sunday event, It was in fact listed as one of their top 5 treats.
We are hosting another fun and creative decadent afternoon tea and shoe accessory making workshop held at the iconic hotel.
Please see the home page for details.
By millyjshoes, Feb 5 2020 11:01PM
Milly J Shoes is thrilled to have been shortlisted for two Footwear Industry Awards. Receiving accolades from the industry heavyweights themselves is very humbling.
The categories I am shortlisted in are, Footwear Designer of the Year and Accesory Brand of the Year!
By millyjshoes, Feb 5 2020 10:39PM
In a mad rush, I received a call from the BBC Look East news team wanting to come in to chat to me - immediately. Catching wind of a special shoe I had just finished making for The Bridewell Museum.
The museum is holding a pop up event all this month in celebration of Norwich's historic shoe trade. The exhibit features shoes created by a cross section of women, with a special Milly J shoe sculpture which will be permanently housed in the Bridewell shoe section.
If you've not visited the museum, it has a magnificent room dedicated to John Newstead, a local pharmacist who received an MBE for his services to the pharmaceutical trade. Collections of quaint and curious artefacts from the Victorian era fill jars and shelves and my - it is a sight to behold! Inspired by this, the shoe scuplture created was in homage to this.
I will reveal the shoe properly soon.
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