The Pattenmakers renewed their ancient links with the Footwear Industry just over 40 years ago. Consistent with the ethos of the London guilds to train their apprentices, the Young Managers Award Scheme was conceived by Past Master Richard Paice to encourage ambitious young managers to compete for a Pattenmakers’ award.
Young Managers Awards
The Young Managers Award Scheme was conceived by Past Master Richard Paice in 1985 to encourage ambitious young managers to compete for a Pattenmakers’ award to further develop their careers. Each year, we invite employers to put forward strong candidates with high potential for their future career. From those applications we short-list up to 12 candidates to be interviewed to compete for two awards, one for Footwear and one for the Facilities Management sector.
Each Award runs for twelve months the FM from January, and the footwear from March to April the following year. The two winners will be invited to attend the Pattenmakers’ Banquet at the Mansion House in January to receive their citations and award.
The actual awards consist of a cash prize of £500 and a training course specifically developed in conjunction with the applicant’s employer and designed to meet both the company and the individual’s needs. The Administrator of each scheme has full access to the Pattenmakers’ network to enable the candidates to develop their personal programme often including placements to experience other companies at first hand.
Additionally, award winners and those shortlisted are invited to attend their respective trade dinners, the two winners will receive Freedom of the Company i.e. become Freemen of the Livery, which also entitles them to be granted the Freedom of the City of London. In this way, these potential leaders of the future become engaged with the Livery, and it is hoped that they may wish to become Liverymen at a later stage.
The Scheme continues to be a valuable method of maintaining the Livery’s close links with the footwear industry and also the Facilities Management sector. At the same time, it ensures that talented young managers are given opportunities to broaden their understanding of their chosen trade. This is evidenced by the enthusiasm of employers in submitting candidates each year and in the successful careers enjoyed by the majority of Award Winners.
Court Assistant Jane Wilson manages the overall scheme and interview panels for the awards comprise individuals from their respective industries. David Emanuel leads the FM interview process; Jane Wilson leads the Footwear process.
- Interviews are held for both awards separately.
- All interview candidates are invited to the respective Trade Dinners.
- The winner of each award is invited to the Annual Banquet at the Mansion House in January, to receive their certificate and award.
Please click on the buttons below to enter either the Footwear or FM awards.
Hannah Coe 2023 Footwear winner
Agatha Le Moing 2023 FM winner