Local Business Woman Wins Top Wedding Industry Award
A local shoe designer picked up the award for East Midlands Wedding Accessory Designer of the Year 2017 last night at The Wedding Industry Awards.
Lace and Love is run by Amanda Weise of Barrow Upon Soar who designs one of a kind shoes for brides and shoe lovers alike. Lace and Love are now through to the national finals which will be held at Cafe de Paris in London on 12th January 2017.
The Wedding Industry Awards ( www.the-wedding-industry-awards.co.uk ) take place every year. Wedding suppliers across 26 different categories in 7 geographical regions of England (North West, North East & Yorkshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, East of England, South West and London & South East) battle to win their region before progressing to the national final. Each entrant is voted for by their clients from the past year only. Voters score the entrant out of 10 in 7 criteria giving a mark out of 70 and leave comments on the products and services received.
TWIA is not simply about the total number of votes gained by each entrant. In order to create a level playing field each entrant’s average voter score throughout the judging process along with the judges average score is calculated. The highest scorers are shortlisted to the regional finals.
This is the second award this year for Amanda, her custom designed shoes have also won her the title of Most Popular Shoe Designer Worldwide in the Wedding Industry Experts Awards 2016 for the second year running. Lace and Love swept the board with awards in the town, county, country and worldwide categories.
Amanda is aiming to make the feet of the world unique, one step at a time and shoe seems to be achieving that goal as their bespoke shoes have attracted people from all over the world. They cater for every taste, from rockabilly to steampunk, vintage to contemporary. They aren’t just for weddings either; Lace and Love provide shoes for all occasions.
“We pride ourselves on being unique and to win a second award this year is just phenomenal! Wedding Accessory Designer of the Year is such an amazing title to be able to have. The trophy is going to be displayed in pride of place on my mantle. To think the business all started by accident when practising to make my sisters wedding shoes and to be where we are now. I could never have imagined.
It’s really something I can be proud of and I hope that shows to my customers. I aim to give them the highest customer service when they book with me.
Our new ready to wear collection has been a hit and we are trying to grow that along with some new products to be unveiled next month- watch this space!”
Amanda is having an open day on 3rd December so pop along and take a look at some of the award winning creations. https://www.facebook.com/events/1092269230894718/?ti=icl
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