Jan. 10, 2013
Alex Peirce receiving certificate from Richard Kottler
-- Chatham Regional Sales Manager, Alex Peirce, completes the British Footwear Association’
s Foundation Course in Footwear Technology.
The industry-led 12 month course covers 10 technical modules including fitting; materials; construction;
design; supply chain; costing; quality systems and factory visits to British footwear manufacturers – giving students firsthand insight into how shoes are made.
Alex says, “As a young footwear professional, the course provided fantastic exposure to the industry. Some of the modules were particularly relevant to my current role, such as costing and design. Other subjects have deepened my understanding of the wider footwear trade, like the factory visits, which were brilliant, providing us with hands-on, valuable experience.”
Chatham’s managing director, Philip Marsh, adds, “We are extremely proud of Alex’s achievements this year and are delighted he has completed his Foundation Course in Footwear Technology. Our staff are our greatest asset and that is why we continue to support their professional development.”