Catherine Lobley (1993-1995) went to Cordwainer’s after Pocklington having been inspired by Peter Edwards, Head of Art, to pursue her passion for shoe design. From there Catherine was headhunted to work at Kickers, followed by Dr Martens, then into private label and importing. She then settled in Sheffield to do freelancing while bringing up her young family. In 2011 Catherine decided to take the plunge and set up her own business, Poco Nido, designing and selling children’s shoes and clothing. The business has gone from strength to strength and she recently picked up her biggest order to date from Taiwan for 500 pairs of shoes. To read more about Catherine’s story click here or visit her web site: www.poconido.com.