Category Archives: Foster & Son team introductions

Foster & Son – Richard Edgecliffe-Johnson

Richard Edgecliffe-Johnson: What is your background and what brought you to Fosters? I started my career in a small branch of Barclays Bank, literally adding up the figures by hand, making the tea and stoking the coal fired boiler, and … Continue reading

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Foster & Son – Emma Lakin

Emma Lakin: What is your background and what brought you to Fosters? I studied Textile & Fashion Design at Brighton University 12 years ago during which I did a placement in a shoemaker’s workshop. This helped me to realise that … Continue reading

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Foster & Son – Gerry Holtz

Gerry Holtz: What is your background and what brought you to Fosters? I have spent the last 20 years working in retail including running my own business to working at Suit You – Moss Bros and Savoy Tailors Guild in … Continue reading

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Foster & Son – Lucy Smith

Lucy Smith: What is your background and what brought you to Fosters? I graduated from Corwainers College in 2012 with the aim to finding a job where I would be working creatively with my hands.  I then took on a … Continue reading

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Foster & Son – Richard Quelch

Richard Quelch: What is your background and what brought you to Fosters? I started my shoe adventure around 5 years ago with Crockett & Jones where I learnt a lot about the Northampton footwear industry and the shoe world in … Continue reading

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Foster & Son – George Wakeford

George Wakeford: What is your background and what brought you to Fosters? My family have had a presence in the shoe industry for generations in Somerset and as such I have always been fascinated by the shoe trade. I came … Continue reading

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