Let us introduce you to our first female bespoke apprentice

Let us introduce you to our first female bespoke apprentice

If you follow us on Instagram you may have seen Adele Williamson.

Adele has made history by becoming the first female apprentice at Tricker's. Graduating De Montfort University (DMU) in Leicester in 2016, Adele was named in the UK's top 15 young designers in the Cordwainers' National Footwear Student of the Year Awards. She was also shortlisted for the coveted Christopherson prize during DMU's degree show.

Adele during DMU's Degree Show

Read about her show here - http://www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/news/2016/august/class-of-2016-dmu-grad-becomes-first-female-apprentice-at-historic-footwear-factory.aspx Working alongside Kevin and Tom in the bespoke team, Adele is working under the tutelage of master shoemaker Scott McKee.In her words, "As a maker it’s a really authentic place to work and I really couldn’t be working anywhere better. It’s such a novelty working in a big factory with such a rich history. There are old lifts with metal shutters just like the ones in the Titanic film and 100-year-old work benches! With so much tradition and so many new skills to learn, I feel like I’ve started uni again.”

Adele in the Telegraph Magazine 18.3.17

Read the full article shown above which appeared earlier this year in the Telegraph Magazine.

Recently awarded a QEST position (Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust), Adele received her apprenticeship certificate from Mr Nick Farrow, President of the Royal Warrant Holders Association.

Adele and Nick Farrow 

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Adele featured on the back page of QEST magazine Spring 2017

If you would like to read more about our bespoke department based in our Northampton shoe factory, click the links below: