The Shoe Consultant
Advising shoe brands globally
How to start a shoe brand course
Are you excited at the thought of starting a shoe brand, but uncertain of all the steps to take it to market?
This comprehensive online course will take you from a head full of ideas to being well on your way to launching your shoe brand.
So, no more excuses, you can finally start the shoe brand you have been dreaming of!
The online course is for you if:
- You want to fill the knowledge gaps blocking your progress so you can launch your shoe brand
- You want to save money on development, manufacturing, marketing, unsold stock & storage
- You need expert support to help you successfully launch your sustainable shoe brand
- You seek industry insights so you can build your confidence and avoid costly mistakes
- You just want everything you need to know all in one place, so you can learn flexibly from anywhere
Consultancy for shoe brands
I help start-ups launch shoe brands into any market in the world. I also work with established UK based shoe brands and independent retailers, to help them increase their sales. I have over 20 years of expertise within the footwear industry so why not let me help you turn your plans into reality?I’m a start-up
I delight audiences with captivating talks about the fascinating world of women’s shoes. I have extensive public speaking experience from delivering keynote presentations in large auditoria to talking to smaller groups. If you are looking for an entertaining and upbeat speaker for your event contact me today.More
As a columnist, features writer and guest blogger, I have no end of topical and witty shoe stories to win over your readership. My writing style will hook readers in, engage with their emotions and bring a smile. My shoe stories are drawn from my extensive personal experience and are always crammed full of practical tips.More
Susannah was brilliant to work with! She was an invaluable support during the early days of our shoe and brand development. From market research to sample production Susannah gave tons of smart, actionable advice to help create the best possible product. Overall an amazing person to have on your team when starting a shoe brand. I look forward to working with her again in the future.
Alastair M. Entrepreneur
Where to start ... as there are so many positive aspects to working with Susannah! She was instrumental in helping our new shoe brand articulate our vision into measurable goals that were attained through continued interaction with her via our bi-monthly zoom calls. These calls were a mixture of fact-finding, industry insights, and tactical recommendations that helped propel our startup to the growth targets we set forth at the beginning of the engagement with her. I would highly recommend Susannah for any shoe company looking to gain an achievable advantage in your target market. Thank you again Susannah!
Dustin Skundrick Chief Executive Officer | Fly Soul
It was lovely to meet you last night, albeit virtually. I should like to thank you upon behalf of our members for giving your talk entitled ‘How to find beautiful, comfortable, shoes’. It is a subject close to any woman’s heart as was demonstrated by the discussion at the end. It was interesting as to how you came to be a shoe consultant and your 7 tips will remain in my brain when I am next able to actually buy a pair of shoes from a shop.
Moira Ensoll President | Marden WI
[after Susannah connected me with shoe designers] I was planning to write you and mention how wonderful my conversations have been thus far with each of the designers, and how they each speak very highly of you. I’m so glad we chose to move forward with you for consulting work – I knew I made the right choice!
Being new to the industry, I needed help with developing the product and navigating the industry. However, I quickly realised that Susannah's skill set and knowledge extends way beyond those two aspects. She was able to advise on branding, marketing, client outreach, leveraging social networking (in very creative ways!).....basically all aspects of starting/running a footwear brand! She was also able to reach into her network for additional advice and support where needed. I found Susannah to be very responsive to my needs and was able to work to my strengths and also help address my weaknesses. I am confident that investing in Susannah will yield great returns in the future!
Kishan B. Entrepreneur
Susannah has great knowledge of the footwear industry having lived and breathed shoes from a young age. I recently invited her to speak as an expert speaker as part of our ‘small business support webinar series’ for Ethical Brand Directory - and we received wonderful feedback. Susannah has a great speaker presence online (I’ve also seen her present live at a Pure London Trade show) and her charming nature comes across wonderfully. I definitely recommend Susannah for any speaking engagement, as well as those who want to work with a consultant and get started with a sustainable footwear brand.
Roberta Lee Founder | Ethical Brand Directory
Susannah’s approach was not only focused, but intuitive too. Gauging my business needs and the way I operate and working closely to find ways to go forward in my own way. Her knowledge base was helpful and she was happy to share this in our sessions. But remember, she wants you to be proactive! Thanks Susannah, I’ll certainly be back soon.
Milly J (Emily Jupp) Founding Artist/Designer | Milly J Shoes
It was a real delight to share the stage with Susannah at a recent event. She's an authentic, warm and energetic speaker who clearly knows her audience and everything that matters when it comes to shoes. Her story, expertise and years of experience shone through during her talk.
Abigail Ireland Director | Peak Performance Strategist
Earlier this year I had the pleasure of engaging Susannah to co-curate the inaugural Made-to-Order Luxury Affair. I was already familiar with her work as The Shoe Consultant. Susannah is highly regarded in the footwear industry and working alongside her to bring our event into existence, left me in no doubt that Susannah was the perfect choice! Susannah came on board and hit the ground running. She immediately acquired an in depth understanding of made to order fashion. In curating, her care and attention to detail was faultless, her structured systematic approach to scoping out and delivering tasks was both concise and timely. Susannah's commitment to ensuring no effort was spared no stone unturned is the reason why she will remain my first choice to work with curating future events. Thank you Susannah.
Atiti Izogie Designer | Eyato London
Susannah’s session on “How to find Comfortable, Beautiful Shoes” was informative, unique and engaging. The whole group felt engaged and we all learnt what to look for when buying the next pair of killer heels! Thank you Susannah!
Amy Verdon Events and Partnership Manager | Miss Jones PA
Susannah was very lovely to work with. Being a new brand she guided me with some key things which helped reassure my direction before launch. She is great with knowing what is going on when it comes to new processes and upcoming seminars which can further advance your skill sets as a business. I would definitely recommend her to anyone in the beginning stages of their business as she would be a good support to help you focus on a clear direction and guide your brand into the starting phases.
Andrea Luis Footwear designer and owner | Andrea Lorenzo
I met Susannah in PURE LONDON Trade Show, in February 2019. She did an amazing speech on sustainability in the shoe industry and beyond. As a shoe sustainable brand co-founder, it was really rewarding to learn more on the subject. Well done!