Hotter Shoes chief operating officer Robert Perkins is a strategic leader with a 30-year track record in building market-leading, premium footwear and clothing brands in over 40 international markets.

His wide-ranging board level experience in eight countries includes CEO, president, MD, chairman, NXD, PLC and operations director roles as well as multiple successes in transitioning founders, managing multiple shareholders, investment due diligence and raising private equity/bank finance.

In his role at the UK’s biggest shoe maker, the three-times Queens Award winner is responsible for the smooth and efficient running of one Europe’s most advanced shoe making facilities which makes a pair of shoes every 20 seconds.

Since joining the company in 2015, Robert has built new systems in design, product development, manufacturing and warehousing and leads a successful team which delivers flawless execution and rapid growth.

Hotter is an omni-channel retailer selling its stylish, comfortable shoes at over 76 stores across the UK, and an international call centre at its Lancashire HQ which also serves its US market.

Robert describes himself as a passionate and visionary leader with an energising, empowering, entrepreneurial and consensus building style, who values organisational agility, ambition, teamwork and partnerships.