Bacup Shoe Company

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The Bacup Shoe Company
Industry Footwear, Shoes
Founded 1928
Founder Ernst Goodwin
Headquarters Lancashire, England
Subsidiaries Redfoot[1]

The Bacup Shoe Company is a footwear company based in the village of Stacksteads, near Bacup, Lancashire, England. The Bacup Shoe Co. was founded and incorporated in 1928 by Ernst Goodwin.[2] The Bacup Shoe company was one of the last well known footwear manufacturers to stop manufacturing in the late 1990s and turn to importing footwear from the Far East.[3][4] Suppliers are based in China (where the company is also based), Vietnam and Spain.[5][6]


The Bacup Shoe Company was founded in 1928 by Ernest Goodwin, a former footballer for Manchester City F.C., along with shoemaker Walter Smith.[7] In 2002 the company opened a new division called Alpha Logistics & Warehousing to make full use of the available warehouse storage facilities and the talented local workforce.[8] Along with the expansion of its headquarters the company has recently launched a new girls shoe brand, named Redfoot After Party Shoe, which are a patented range of foldable shoes.[8]


  1. ^ Cornall, Vanessa (5 October 2011). "Bacup entrepreneur fails to scoop Dragons' Den investment". Lancaster Telegraph. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  2. ^ Wide Fitting Famous Footwear and Famous Foot Care Products by -
  3. ^ Lancashire County Council: Lancashire Profile
  4. ^ Retailing - UK News 1998
  5. ^ SHOEINFONET Wanted - Employee
  6. ^ "Bacup Shoes". Retrieved 15 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Adams, Chris (19 March 2014). "Historic Rossendale shoe companies to be immortalised". Lancaster Telegraph. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 
  8. ^ a b "Stepping Into the Global Market". SAP. Retrieved 2 November 2016. 

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