Rollasole's founder, Matt Horan, was awarded a £5,000 (€6,251-$7,838) bursary at the eighth Footwear Friends Annual Awards, on Nov. 6, after taking the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers Award for Innovation at the London-based event. Solillas won the Micro-Pak award worth £2,500 (€3,125-$3,919) plus a 12-month mentoring program. The Meltzer Travel Award, which helps the winning brand with trade show costs and also includes a mentoring program, went to Dear Frances.

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