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DRAPERS FOOTWEAR AWARDS SHORTLIST 2019 – CUSTOMERS IN THE NEWS

 

This year’s ceremony will recognise and celebrate the footwear’s very best from across the UK and Ireland. For 2019 they have 18 exciting categories up for contest, including International Footwear Business of the Year and Best Sustainable Initiative of the Year. We are pleased to announce that 3 of our customers have been shortlisted!

MEN’S FASHION FOOTWEAR BRAND OF THE YEAR – LOAKE

Loake Shoemakers is a family run business based in Northamptonshire, internationally renowned for its quality and fine manufacturing of Goodyear welted gentlemen’s footwear since 1880.

Loake have been partners with Prima Solutions for over 15 years, utilising the PrimaNet Production Module to control their intricate manufacturing process involving some 200 operations  and enhanced management reporting, providing detailed insight and analysis of the entire production process to ensure efficiency and to support effective decision making across the entire production facility.

They recently won Men’s Brand of the Year in the Footwear Industry Awards for the second year running.

Find out more about Loake by visiting their website here

Download the Loake Case Study from our Download Centre here

 

KIDS FOOTWEAR BRAND OF THE YEAR – START-RITE SHOES

Established in Norwich in 1792, START-RITE is the UK’s oldest children’s shoe company. Dedicated to creating quality, durable, stylish kids shoes and boots at affordable prices – Fitted footwear for children of all ages.

Their partnership with Prima Solutions began back in 2002 when our PrimaNet modular enterprise-wide business solution was first introduced and has since become a key component of START-RITE’s operations, providing a flexible and responsive platform for running a lean, service-oriented and international business.

The brand was also short-listed for the same award in 2018.

Find out more about START-RITE by visiting their website here

Download the START-RITE Case Study from our Download Centre here

 

BEST FOOTWEAR STORE DESIGN – JOSEPH CHEANEY & SONS

The heritage footwear brand celebrated 130 years of trading in 2016; committed to continuing the production of high quality shoes entirely made in Northamptonshire, from the cutting out of the leather to the final polishing, just as it was in 1886.

Prima Solutions have now been working with Joseph Cheaney & Sons for over 15 years and during that time they have forged a genuine trusted partnership. The PrimaNet modular system provides true scalability to manage and adapt the growing needs of the business and its users, giving them a competitive advantage over their rivals.

Cheaney collected Gold for Store Design at the 2018 POPAI Awards for their ‘retail shopper experience’ and ‘Best Small Store’ at the Retail Week Interior Awards 2017 for their new Covent Garden store. They have now been short-listed for Best Footwear Store Design in the Drapers Footwear Awards 2019!

Find out more about Cheaney by visiting their website here

Download the START-RITE Case Study from our Download Centre here

To see all of the companies short listed, view this link