Walpole British Luxury has exchanged London for Hong Kong for the week, as the co-host of last night’s Creativity is GREAT week launch party and the Walpole Medals of Excellence.
Held at the British Consulate-General in association with Jaguar Land Rover, we presented our prestigious Walpole Medal of Excellence to businessman Dr William Fung, Chairman of Li & Fung Limited.
The Walpole Medals of Excellence honour individuals worldwide who exemplify excellence in their work and achievements across business, innovation, culture and philanthropy. Renowned for his entrepreneurial spirit and the Chairman of Li & Fung Limited, the world’s leading consumer goods sourcing company, Dr Fung is a truly deserving recipient of this year’s medal.
Dr Fung is also an alumnus and trustee of Princeton University; a non-executive director of HSBC Holdings; and an independent non-executive director of CLP Holdings Limited; VTech Holdings Limited; Shui On Land Limited; Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited; The Hong Kong and Shanghai Hotels; and Singapore Airlines. He joins an illustrious line up of former Hong Kong medallists including Dr Cheng, Li Ka Shing, Walter Kwok, Dickson Poon, Peter Woo, Kenneth Fang and Joyce Ma.
But our Hong Kong activities don't end there. As the co-host of the launch party for the Creativity is GREAT week, we are celebrating the very best of British fashion, luxury, design and craftsmanship in the city, which involves an active programme of events and activities from the 5th to the 11th of November. We have also been joined by the largest trade delegation of UK companies since the handover visit Hong Kong to build stronger ties with local businesses and better understand the opportunities in the market and across Asia.
Our activities in Hong Kong, and the GREAT week itself, have been supported by a proactive group of organisations including the British Fashion Council, The London Design Festival, the Crafts Council, FCO, UKTI, Aquascutum and Nyetimber.