Bourne shoe shop is life and sole of footwear sector
Family footwear firm North Shoes has scooped its ninth industry ‘Oscar’ in eight years.
The shoe retailer, with a store in North Street, Bourne, was named ladies’ independent footwear retailer of the year at the 2019 Footwear Industry Awards in Birmingham.
Managing director James North – the fifth generation of the family at the head of the company, which was launched in Bourne in 1876, hoped the winning streak for customer care and foot-fitting service would continue. He said: “We’ll continue to do what we do best during 2019. We opened our fifth store last year in Lincoln, while many other independents are closing shops – who knows, we might make it ten awards in 2020!”