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Member of the Week | Browns Hotel

Located in London’s most exclusive borough, Brown’s Hotel is a microcosm of chic, modern and arty Mayfair making it the ideal base for luxury travellers. Contemporary design and an eclectic collection of works by leading artists including Tracy Emin, Rankin and Bridget Riley combine to give Brown’s its inimitable style and a charismatic air that brings guests back time and time again.

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Member of the Week | Bremont

Bringing bespoke watchmaking back to Britain. Bremont is an award-winning British luxury watch company inspired by a love and passion for aviation, engineering and adventure.

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Brand Snapshot | The Savoy’s American Bar is named the World’s Best Bar

The Savoy's iconic American Bar has been named the world’s best bar at the ninth annual World’s 50 Best Bars awards.

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Member of the Week | Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

1904, Manchester. A great automotive pioneer and adventurer meets with an innovative engineer and one of Great Britain’s most cherished brands is born.

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Member of the Week | DAKS

DAKS is an elegant and luxurious British heritage brand providing exquisite clothing for both men and women. Proud and rightful owners of three Royal Warrants.

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Brand Snapshot | Corinthia London’s new BodySPace

London’s most respected fitness gurus have landed in Corinthia Hotel London. Stephen Price, of state-of-the-art Chelsea wellness consultancy SP & Co. and David Higgins, trainer to Hollywood’s elite and Godfather of Reformer Pilates as Founder of Bootcamp Pilates and Ten Health have joined in a dynamic partnership to bring a revolutionary new hybrid fitness concept BodySPace to the hotel.

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Member of the Week | Jimmy Choo

One of the worlds most iconic shoe brands, Jimmy Choo offers must-have and bespoke pieces providing an empowered sense of glamour and a playfully daring spirit. The height of luxurious footwear.

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Member of the Week | Rodial

Pairing world-class anti-aging ingredients with ground-breaking innovation, Rodial products are the luxury skincare essentials. Recommended by dermatologists and plastic surgeons the products have instant and long lasting benefits.

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Member of the Week | Gieves & Hawkes

Gieves & Hawkes have over 200 years' experience in creating the finest bespoke garments. The pre-eminent English tailors are internationally renowned for quality with an impressive dignitary cliental.

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Member of the Week | Chapel Down

In the depths of England's green and pleasant lands, Chapel Down are creating a mouthwatering collection of wines, beer and ciders. The combination of perfect chalky soils and cool Kentish climate result in world-class products that are distinctive in both taste and quality.

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Brand Snapshot | Glyndebourne Opera Cup

Walpole member Glyndebourne announces the inaugural Opera Cup - an international competition for opera singers designed to discover and spotlight the best young singers from around the world, offering a top prize of £15,000 and a platform for launching an international opera career.

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Member of the Week | Ettinger

One of the finest luxury leather goods manufacturers in Great Britain, Ettinger continue to set the bench-mark in British luxury for authenticity and craftsmanship. Founded in 1934 they remain the only leather goods manufacturers with a Royal Warrant to HRH The Prince of Wales.

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Member Insight | Seven days of Style

Walpole Member Sunday Times Style, the iconic weekly luxury fashion and beauty glossy, will now have digital-first approach with ‘Seven days of Style’ – an innovative, digital content strategy featuring exclusive and engaging video content on ‘Style Play’ (the magazine’s first video hub which will launch on Sunday 17th) alongside social development through platforms including...

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Member of the Week | Bentley Motors

An icon of British motoring excellence, Bentley Motors boast an unparalleled 95-year heritage of creating powerful, handcrafted luxury cars from their factory in Crewe, England - and is today's Walpole Member of the Week.

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Member of the Week | dunhill London

From the ultimate luxury of bespoke suits to custom-made luggage, since 1893 dunhill's creations are as revered and exceptional as their London flagship store, Bourdon House.

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Brand Snapshot | Royal Academy of Dance ‘Silver Swans’

The Royal Academy of Dance has launched Silver Swans®, a pilot initiative offering ballet classes specifically for the over-55s and taught exclusively by Silver Swans Licensed Teachers in the UK and the USA.

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My life’s work | Fiona Livingston, Co-Founder of Studiofibre

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week, Fiona Livingston, Co-Founder of Studiofibre, a multi-disciplined, award winning design company.

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Member of the Week | Corinthia Hotel London

One of the most luxurious places to lay your head in London, the Corinthia Hotel offers world-class accommodation and service, just moments from the Thames. Today, this grand establishment joins a number of London's other five-star hotels as Walpole's member of the week.

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Meet the Maker | Craig and Rebecca Struthers

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from within the Walpole membership, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing Craig & Rebecca Struthers, co-founding directors of award-winning watchmakers Struthers London.

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Member of the Week | Cadogan Estates

One of London’s best-loved neighbourhoods, Chelsea is known today for its luxurious shopping, high-end dining, beautiful homes, independent boutiques, iconic hotels, rich history and full cultural calendar. The Cadogan Estate spans 93 acres of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and has been under the same family ownership for almost 300 years - and is today's Walpole Member of the Week.

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Meet the Maker | Aiveen Daly

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from a Walpole member company, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing Aiveen Daly, founder and director of specialist luxury upholsterers, Aiveen Daly.

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Brand Snapshot | Focus/17 at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, trends, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, the six-day event Focus/17 at the Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour.

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My Life’s Work | Renée Kuo

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week Renée Kuo, Managing Director of Debrett’s on the importance of being happy in your own skin, yoga and faith.

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National Afternoon Tea Week | Laurent-Perrier on the Belmond Nothern Belle

The tradition of a British afternoon tea meets the allure of luxury train travel with an added dash of sparkle. The Champagne Laurent-Perrier Afternoon Tea is the ultimate indulgence aboard Belmond Northern Belle.

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National Afternoon Tea Week | Rosewood London

Afternoon Tea Week is that time of the year when we celebrate the great British tradition of Afternoon Tea. This year's Afternoon Tea Week runs from 14th - 20th August.

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National Afternoon Tea Week | World of Wedgwood

We’re celebrating National Afternoon Tea Week with daily features on some of our members’ amazing afternoon tea offerings. Today, World of Wedgwood have a special offer for guests to mark the event.

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National Afternoon Tea Week | Debrett’s Etiquette Guide to Tea

We're celebrating National Afternoon Tea Week with daily features on some of our members' amazing afternoon tea offerings. Today, Debrett's shed light on the origins and etiquette of afternoon tea.

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National Afternoon Tea Week | Prêt-à-Portea at The Berkeley

National Afternoon Tea Week begins today, and to take part we're celebrating Walpole members' afternoon tea offerings, beginning with The Berkeley's famous Prêt-à-Portea.

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My life’s work | Simon Cotton, CEO of Johnstons of Elgin

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week Simon Cotton, CEO of Johnstons of Elgin - makers of cashmere and fine woollen cloth, knitwear and accessories in Scotland - on ensuring the longevity of the 220-year-old heritage brand, and being inspired by the mills of Elgin and Hawick.

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Member of the Week | Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour's dedication to design excellence is impressive. With 120 showrooms and over 600 brands, nowhere else will you find such a high concentration of design’s biggest names shaping luxury interiors today – all at one address.

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Meet the Maker | Alexandra Llewellyn

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from within the Walpole membership, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing Alexandra Llewellyn, creator of bespoke backgammon boards, and an alumnus of Walpole’s Crafted programme, as well as a current Brands of Tomorrow participant.

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Brand Snapshot | The Connaught

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, trends, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, the stunning new neighbourhood restaurant at The Connaught, headed up by internationally renowned chef, Jean-Georges Vongerichten.

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My Life’s Work | Vartkess Knadjian, CEO, Backes & Strauss

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week Vartkess Knadijian, CEO of the world's oldest diamond company, Backes & Strauss.

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Member of the Week | Hotel Café Royal

Previously the haunt of famed patrons, from royalty and celebrity, to the creative and the notorious, Hotel Café Royal, London has been an established and iconic landmark on the British capital’s social scene for over a century. In its recent reincarnation as a luxury hotel, Hotel Café Royal remains an established favourite for locals, while becoming a global destination.

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Meet the Maker | Nerida Fraiman

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from within the Walpole membership, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing the milliner Nerida Fraiman, who is also one of the exceptionally talented mentees on this year’s Crafted programme

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Brand Snapshot | Duke & Dexter

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, trends, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, British footwear designers, and Walpole 2017 Brand of Tomorrow, Duke & Dexter's super stylish Summer loafers.

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My Life’s Work | Iain Watson, Founder and CEO, David Collins Studio

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week Iain Watson, Founder and CEO, of the world-renowned David Collins Studio on British luxury as the counter point between heritage and innovation and how he regrets not relocating to New York in the 90s

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Member of the Week | Champagne Laurent-Perrier

If you've ever attended a Walpole event you will no doubt have enjoyed a flute or two of delicious Laurent-Perrier; one of Walpole's longest-standing sponsors. Founded in 1812, the world-renowned Champagne house is guided by a respect for nature and wines, a passion for quality, and is today Walpole's Member of the Week.

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Brand Snapshot | James Cropper

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, trends, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, speciality paper merchants, James Cropper on the current trend for the most elusive paper colour – black.

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My Life’s Work | Kate Percival, CEO and Co-Founder, Grace Belgravia

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week Kate Percival, CEO and Co-Founder of Grace Belgravia, London’s only Health, Wellbeing and Lifestyle Club for women, discussed her passion for preventative medicine and how, despite having a hugely successful career, her big break came when she gave it all up to study for a Master’s degree.

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Meet the Maker | Miriam Hanid

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from within the Walpole membership, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing Miriam Hanid, artist and silversmith, and one of the exceptionally talented mentees on this year’s Crafted programme.

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Member of the Week | Smallbone of Devizes

It’s been a thrilling and industrious year for this dynamic global purveyor of bespoke fitted cabinetry. Smallbone of Devizes is rapidly evolving a diverse portfolio of wares, including a range of immaculately executed custom-made furniture for individual spaces.

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Brand Snapshot | Rosewood London

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, Rosewood London and its very first summer GQ pop up bar

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My Life’s Work | Frazer Thompson, CEO, Chapel Down Group

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. Today, Frazer Thompson, CEO of English wine maker, Chapel Down discusses how having a team that you can trust can be the best part of the job and how he finds inspiration in the things he cannot do.

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Adare Manor Announces New General Manager

Paul Heery is appointed General Manager at Adare Manor, as the famed castle and golf resort enters its final stage of restoration.

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Member of the Week | Wedgwood

Iconic luxury brand Wedgwood is a testament to British entrepreneurial spirit and craftsmanship. For over 250 years, Wedgwood Product and Design Development has taken place in the UK, guaranteeing English authenticity and values.

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Meet the Maker | Ana de Costa

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from within the Walpole membership, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing Ana de Costa, creative director and proprietor of Ana de Costa London, and one of the exceptionally talented mentees on this year’s Crafted programme.

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Brand Snapshot | Glenmorangie

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, Glenmorangie, the name synonymous with Single Malt Scotch Whisky, which the company has distilled in Scotland since 1843, recently announced news of a rather different kind.

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My Life’s Work | Michael Ward, Managing Director, Harrods

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. Today, Harrods Managing Director and Walpole Chairman, Michael Ward on fairness, laughter and always balancing the books.

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Member of the Week | Boodles

Today’s Member of the Week is leading purveyor of gorgeous jewels, Boodles. Dedicated to championing exemplary British craftsmanship and creativity since 1798, Boodles' designs are today a firm fixture on the red carpet and at the Royal Ballet, with a collaboration inspired by the iconic organisation.

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Meet the Maker | Hugh Miller

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from within the Walpole membership, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing Hugh Miller, designer and furniture maker, and one of the exceptionally talented mentees on this year’s Crafted programme.

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Brand Snapshot | Hamilton & Inches

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, one of the most significant announcements for the Scottish jewellery industry in generations, luxury jewellery house Hamilton & Inches has been revealed as an official jeweller for Scottish Gold.

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My Life’s Work | Sheena Gill, Chairman, GGMR and Shen London

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week we are delighted to meet Sheena Gill, Chairman of GGMR – the creators of Walpole’s new website - and founder of luxury jewellery brand, Shen London. Sheena discusses her love of the royal family, good manners and maintaining ambition as an entrepreneur.

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Brand Snapshot | Dovecot Tapestry Studio

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, Dovecot Studios' exquisite Chris Ofili tapestry, on display now at The National Gallery.

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My Life’s Work | Michael Wainwright, Managing Director, Boodles

In this weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week, ahead of The Boodles Tennis Challenge, we meet Boodles Managing Director, Michael Wainwright, who discusses why he hopes family values will always be at the heart of the company.

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‘Festival in a Day’ at Chewton Glen

On one of the hottest days of the year, Saturday, 16th June 2017, Chewton Glen hosted the ultimate festival experience, organised by driving force and BBC Radio 2 broadcaster Chris Evans. This is the tenth year that Chewton Glen has supported Chris Evans’ fundraising efforts for BBC’s Children in Need appeal, and the anniversary celebration resulted in an exceptional ‘Festival in a Day’.

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Meet the Maker | Vivien Sheriff

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from a Walpole member company, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing Vivien Sheriff and her eponymous millinery brand.

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Brand Snapshot | RWD

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, RWD's success at the World Superyacht Awards and the launch of its latest new project, the stunning Hasna.

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My Life’s Work | Juliet Slot, Commercial Director, Ascot Racecourse

In this new weekly series, we meet a Walpole member senior executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week, ahead of Royal Ascot, we meet Juliet Slot, Commercial Director, Ascot Racecourse who discusses the importance of taking a moment to enjoy successes and her own experience of riding a racehorse.

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Walpole Editorial | Taste by Marcus Wareing

Marcus Wareing, owner of Walpole member Marcus Wareing Restaurants, and BBC MasterChef judge puts pen to paper as he discusses his culinary journey - from the Sunday roasts that were the highlight of his childhood to the importance of all six senses in creating Michelin-star-worthy food.

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Member of the Week | Harrods

Harrods began as a wholesale grocer and tea merchants in east London, first opening its doors in 1834. Since then, it has grown to become the world’s most famous department store, known for its unrivalled range of luxury merchandise.

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Meet the Maker | Callum G Robinson

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from a Walpole member company, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing Callum G Robinson Creative Director at Method Studio.

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Brand Snapshot | dunhill London

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, campaigns, and launches from Walpole’s members. Today, fresh from London Fashion Week: Men’s, dunhill London’s stunning new Autumn Winter 2017 September collection, and a look ahead to its Spring Summer 2018 collection from new Creative Director, Mark Weston.

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My Life’s Work | Robert Ettinger CEO, G Ettinger

In this new weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week, Robert Ettinger, CEO of luxury leather goods specialists, G Ettinger, talks Royal Warrants, building a luxury brand and Sachertorte.

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John Ray appointed Creative Director at Thomas Pink

Thomas Pink has announced the appointment of John Ray as Creative Director.

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Member of the Week | Smallbone of Devizes

Every Thursday we profile a Walpole member who has featured in the 2017 Walpole yearbook A Sense of British Luxury. This week, the focus is on leading interior designer in handcrafted custom-made and luxury kitchens, bedrooms and bathrooms, Smallbone of Devizes.

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Meet the Maker | TJ Brown, Savoir Beds 

Each week we ‘meet a maker’ from a Walpole member company, shining a light on the highly skilled craftspeople creating British luxury products and experiences. Today, introducing TJ Brown, Master Craftsman at luxury bedmaker Savoir Beds.

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Brand Snapshot | Temperley London

Each week we bring you the most up-to-date news, campaigns and launches from Walpole's members. Today we take a look at Temperley London's double-digit growth and Alice's upcoming book launch.

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My Life’s Work | Balthazar Fabricius, CEO, Fitzdares

In this new weekly series, we meet a Walpole member chief executive to discover what makes them tick, how they define success, and what keeps them awake at night. This week, Balthazar Fabricius, CEO of bespoke bookmakers Fitzdares, talks about the importance of finding a mentor and his joy in discovering the perfect gift. 

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