A FAMILY business with a long-established shop in Hereford has been recognised with a top industry award.

Malvern-based Robin Elt Shoes has been awarded Ladies’ Independent Retailer of the Year.

The company also has shops in Hereford's High Town and Leominster's Corn Square.

The shoe shop was among the top players in the footwear industry to be recognised at a stunning awards ceremony at the National Conference Centre in Birmingham.

Among the winners was Managing Director, Jenny Elt, who runs Robin Elt Shoes independent stores found in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Devon.

The Footwear Industry Awards represent an independent stamp of approval of both technical excellence and outstanding reputation among industry peers. Retailers and brands across the sector nominate and vote for professionals to be awarded at the live presentation. These coveted awards provide recognition and highlight how much creativity there is to celebrate in the industry.


The family-business who this year celebrate 150 years of trading were also highly commended at the ceremony for ‘Men’s Retailer of the Year’ and ‘E-tailer of the Year’. These awards are designed to recognise excellence in both independent and multiple footwear retailers.

Managing director Jenny Elt says: “We are thrilled to have won this accolade. This award is testament to the hard work of the entire team at Robin Elt Shoes where we offer great service and present a superb range of shoes for our customers.”