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By millyjshoes, Nov 30 2017 11:46AM

I was delighted to be phoned up by the heavy weight New York footwear magazine, Footwear Plus to be interviewed for their winter publication.


The magazine is circulated throughout American and Canada and is both in digitial and hard copy format.

By millyjshoes, Nov 17 2017 10:24AM

I was thrilled to be inviited to the school that I mentor at, North Walsham High School, to help celebrate their annual high achievers' awards night.


Celebrating the high academic achievements of a select few in the class of 2017,I was honoured to not only give a speech about my journey, but also to hand out certificates to the students.


I was joined by Chris Lee of the RAF who gave a funny account of his military life.



By millyjshoes, Nov 14 2017 12:09PM

A lovely day was had at Norwich High School For Girls' annual Christmas market. An array of artisans flocked to sell their beautiful handmade goods at the well respected school. Milly J Shoes was delighted to meet both old and new faces.

By millyjshoes, Oct 18 2017 10:17AM

Last night saw a host of NATWEST Great British Entrepreneur Finalists gather at the RBS head offices in London. Celebrating the finalists before the grand award's ceremony next moth. Meeting with some very inspiring businesses. The cocktails and stories were flowing everyone revved up about what brought them there in the first place. Reminding us all of the importance of being a unique entrepreneur.

By millyjshoes, Sep 15 2017 01:36PM

Receiving an email from BBC News Look East's, Susie Fowler-Watt inviting me onto their news couch was quite surreal. Upon hearing of my shoes, awards and business endeavours, Susie immediately got me to chat to both her and Stewart.

A fascinating evening going behind the scenes, finding about the news process. Susie was enthralled by her Milly J Shoe clips and plans to visit the shop soon!

The footage can only viewed until 7pm GMT tonight. http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b094dg76/look-east-evening-news-14092017

the footage begins at 20:06 timing.

By millyjshoes, Sep 15 2017 01:09PM

Following the fabulous news of my award shorlists, I was delighted to be invited on BBC Radio Norfolk to chat all things shoes and awards. A fun interview that made me feel at ease.

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, Aug 17 2017 10:44AM

As part of my commitment to society and the community , I am often asked to attend talks, seminars, schools and institutions to share my story. A surviving against the odds story that encourages the community and especially the youth to find other routes within their lives through the power of creativity, the arts, entrepreneurship and STEM.


So it was a true honour to have been chosen by North Walsham High School to be a part of their mentoring scheme several months ago with a minimum two year commitment. As an ongoing commitment, I have of course many things in store for my very inspirational students.

By millyjshoes, Aug 17 2017 10:35AM

I was thrilled to have been contacted by the National Centre for Craft and Design's, Learning and Engagement department to be chosen as two of their students' Inspirational Artist for their Arts Award application.


The NCCD has a fantastic programme for the youth to inspire them to get more creative and ambitious as young artists.

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