Awards & Achievements


Milly J Shoes has been awarded


• Current 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 Aawards - 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 / Etailer 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


• 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 Larget 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


• 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 fot St Mary's High Schooll, 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 therapuetic volunteer for the Alzheimer's Society (2015 Onwards)


Milly J Shoes in print


• Featured in Marry in Norfolk Magazine (2018)

• Featured in the Norfolk Evening News (2018)

• Featured in Vanilla Magazine (2018)

• Featured in the EDP Newspaper ( thrice 2018)

• Featured in New York Magazine - Footwear Plus (December 2017)

• Featured in Your Norfolk Wedding & Norfolk Bride (December 2017)

• Featured in Vanilla Magazine (December 2017)

• Featured in North Norfolk News (2017)

Featured in  EDP (August 2017)

• Featured in Out On A Limb Magazine (2017)

Featured in KL Magazine (June 2017)

• Featured in the EDP (May 2017)

• Featured in Vanilla Magazine (April 2017)

• Featured in the Resident Magazine (2017)

• Featured in Norfolk Magazine (2017)

• Fearued in Vanilla Magazine (2017)

• Featured in Archant's, Bride Magazine (2016)

•In Your Herts & Beds Wedding Magazine (2016)

•Invited to write article for Archant's, Bride Magazine (2016)

•Asked for Bridal trends featured in Huffington Post (2016)

•Featured in Precious Success (2016)

•Featured in Griffinity Coaching (2016)

•Featured in Germany's Cavallo Magazine (2016)

•Featured in Women in Trade Magazine (2015/16)

•Featured in Footwear Today (2015)

•Featured in Horse & Hound Magazine (2015)

•Mentioned in Asiana Weddding Magazine (2015)

•Quoted in the Independent Newspaper (2015)

•Featured in Pinstriping & Kustom Graphics Magazine (2015)

•Featured on celebrity in Heat Magazine (2015)

•Featured in Hertfordshire Life Magazine (2015)

•Featured in Your Herts & Beds Wedding Magazine (2014)

•Featured in Tiara Bridal Magazine (2014)

•Featured in High Heel Heaven, written by collectibles and antiques expert and TV presenter, Tracy Martin (2013).

•Featured in Mtv Style, (2012)

•Featured in Huffington Post, (2012).

•Featured in New Magazine (2011), Reveal Magazine (2012), Ok Magazine (2012), Out On A Limb Magazine (2013), Lifestyle Magazine (2012), We Heart Design Magazine (2012). Sun Newspaper (2012), Hello magazine (2012), Unreality TV magazine (2014) and magazine (2014),  Footwear Today (2014).

• Newspaper articles (national and local)


Milly J Shoes on TV


•Interviewed on BBC News Look East (2017)

• Interviewed on Mustard Tv (2016)

•Major contract won to create shoes for television network UKTV for tv show campaign - Get Me to the Church (2016)

•Shoes sported and shown off on ITV'S Soap Awards on Air (2015)

•@Millyjshoes tweet mentioned on Restoring Britain's Landmarks, Channel 4seven (2015)

•Milly herself on BBC The Voice, including a broadcast of providing Kylie Minogue with her specially designed chocolate shoes  (2014)

•Shoes commissioned by BBC The Voice For Kylie Minogue - (2014)

•Milly pitched to the four experts in Four Rooms, Channel 4 Summer (2014)

•Milly herself interviewed with a range of her shoes on Chrissy B Show, Sky TV August (2014)

•Shoes featured in ITV This Morning  as worn and discussed by Jodie Marsh (2012)

•Commissioned to make shoes for Melanie Sykes for ITV’s Lunch With Gino & Mel (2012)


Milly J Shoes on Radio


•Milly herself on BBC Radio Norfolk about Milly J Shoes and All About Shoes (September 2017)

•Milly herself on BBC Radio Norfolk about Milly J Shoes and All About Shoes (December 2016)

•Milly herself on BBC Radio 3 Counties speaking about Milly J Shoes (Feb2015)

•Milly herself on BBC Radio 3 Counties speaking about Milly J Shoes (Nov 2015)

•Milly herself on BBC Radio Northampton speaking about Milly J Shoes (2012)


Milly J Shoes following  


•Many celebrity customers ; including Alex Proud, Melanie Sykes, Rupert Grint & Family, Hollyoak’s Jessica Ellis and Eastenders’ Cheryl Fergison, who commissioned a pair for  her role in  the pantomime, Jack & The Bean Stalk (2014).


•Many celebrity fans and wearers; Bret Freeman, Boy George, Nancy Sorrell, Sinitta, Colleen, Goggle Box's Sandra,

Nolan, Ian Somerhalder, Russell Kane, Josie Stevens Mtr, Cast of Towie, Jodie Marsh, Sheridan Smith, Kat Von D, Emma Willis, 2Shoes, Sam Buttery, Carrie Preston, Jodie Prenger, Gretchen Rossi, Nicola Mclean, David Sonnenthal, Kylie Minogue.


Milly J Shoes invitations


• Member of the Norwich Lanes Association (2017)

• Invited again to become a member of the exclusive, Women of the Future Network by Pinky Linani CBE (2015)

•Invited as a member and awardee of Theo Paphitis’ business group SBS 2013 and again in January 2015 and (2016)

• Invited to become a member of the exclusive, Women of the Future Network by Pinky Linani CBE (2015)

• Invited to be represented by the CAN Group 2012 and (2014)

• Invited to become a British Footwear Association Associate member (2014)

•Deichmann (Hamburg, Germany) invited Milly to exhibit her shoes and present and award their annual event ‘ Shoe Step of the Year’, November (2014)

•To be guest speaker and expert at the D’avenue Fashion Event in London (2012).

•Brand gifter for the MOBO Awards for Emelie Sande (2012)

•Liverpool Fashion week exhibitor and guest speaker (2012)


Milly J Shoes On the Red Carpet


•Invited to present a Footwear Industry Award at the awards of the same name (2016)

•Worn on the British Soap Awards' Red Carpet by celebrity, winning her the best dressed of the event! (2015)


Milly J Shoes Entrepreneurial Endeavours


• Stocked in Alby Crafts Arts and Design Centre (2017)

• Milly J shoes displayed Norwich's, The Tannery Branch (2017)

•Milly J opens new retail Shop, All About Shoes in Norwich's Trendy, The Lanes on Benedicts Street (2016)