Case Study

Women’s Leadership Programme helps Start-Rite Shoes strengthen its Executive team

A British family business for eight generations, Start-Rite Shoes has helped children explore in comfort and confidence for 226 years. 

The iconic Norfolk business has now promoted Jo to the role of Finance Director and Company Secretary and Ian Watson, Jo’s sponsor on the programme, credited the Women’s Leadership Programme as one of the driving forces behind the promotion.

“I thoroughly enjoyed the course and gained a great deal from it, both in terms of personal and professional development and the opportunity to build a network with other professionals.”
Jo Westaway, Finance Director and Company Secretary, Start-Rite Shoes