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Blues sponsor shines at industry awards

24th February 2015

Fine footwear retailer The Brogue Trader - one of the official sponsors of Cardiff Blues - is celebrating after being recognised by the British Footwear Association at its annual Footwear Industry Awards.

The Brogue Trader, owned and managed by father and son team, Chris and Keiron Macnamara, has been awarded New Independent Footwear Retailer of the Year for 2015.

The Cardiff based, family-owned independent retailer – who this season are kindly sponsoring first team hooker Rhys Williams, displaying its company logo pitch-side and has become a member of the TWL Sky Lounge on match days – opened in the Morgan Arcade just over a year ago.

Owner Chris Macnamara said: “Ultimately, our customers are our biggest critics, but the Footwear Industry Awards are especially important because winners are voted for by members of the footwear trade. It is a completely independent endorsement, and recognition of the success of our business, by our peers.”

Matthew Church, Sponsorship Manager at Cardiff Blues, added: “Our congratulations go to The Brogue Trader for this prestigious award. We have really enjoyed working with Chris and his team this season and everyone at Cardiff Blues looks forward to them collecting many more deserved accolades in the future.”

The Brogue Trader stocks some of the world’s finest footwear brands, and gentleman’s accessories, including Loake, Herring, Sebago, Joseph Cheaney and Oliver Sweeney.

Chris added: “Our first year has exceeded all our expectations, both financially and emotionally. I love shoes, I’m passionate about fine footwear and great service. Winning New Independent Retailer of the Year 2015 has honestly been the icing on the cake, we’re so proud.”

For more information on The Brogue Trader visit, follow them on twitter at @broguetrader_ or call 0843 658 1812.