News Archive


Introduction to 2014/15 Programme in Luxury Management at London Business School

Following a successful inaugural year of the Walpole Programme in Luxury Management at London Business School, Walpole joined a meeting of LBS's Retail and Luxury Goods Club on Wednesday 17th September to officially introduce the 2014/15 Programme.

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Finance and Legal Directors’ Dinner 2014

The 2014 Walpole Finance and Legal Directors’ Dinner was held on Wednesday 17th September at Mosimann's Club, Belgravia, with guest speaker Lionel Barber, editor of the Financial Times.

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Home Secretary announces further improvements to the UK visa system

As a founding member of the UK China Visa Alliance, Walpole welcomes the latest announcement by the Home Secretary of new measures to streamline the processes for applying for a UK and a Schengen visitor visa.

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Jeremy Franks: A Tribute

It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Jeremy Franks. Jeremy was Chairman of Walpole (then The Walpole Committee) from the mid-nineties to 2000, and a former CEO of Daks Simpson.

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Walpole British Luxury Awards: Nominations now open

Walpole British Luxury has opened nominations for the 13th annual Walpole British Luxury Awards, in association with Coutts.

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Michelle Emmerson becomes Chief Executive of Walpole

We are delighted to announce that Michelle Emmerson has been appointed CEO of Walpole British Luxury with immediate effect.

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Meet the Members at Royal Ascot

Thankfully the sun shone again for our second 'Meet the Members' event at Royal Ascot last week.

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Jo Malone MBE joins the board of Walpole British Luxury

The Chairman, Managing Director and Board of Directors of Walpole British Luxury are delighted to announce the appointment of iconic businesswoman Jo Malone MBE to the Walpole board with immediate

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AN INSIGHT INTO GLOBE SHOPPER TRENDS at The Savoy

Join Walpole British Luxury at the 2014 Global Blue annual Forum into Globe Shoppers, and enjoy an evening networking with London's top retailers, banks and hoteliers.

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BUILDING ON PROGRESS: A REPORT FROM THE UKCVA

Home Secretary Theresa May attended a launch at the May Fair Hotel.

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GREAT Festival: Walpole swaps London for Istanbul

Over 400 companies from the UK and Turkey came together to discuss creative business at the GREAT Festival of Creativity Istanbul, which was curated in part by Walpole British Luxury.

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CEO & Creative Directors’ dinner at Home House

The Walpole British Luxury CEO & Creative Directors’ dinner was held on Monday 2nd June in the beautiful surroundings of private members’ club Home House.

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'Luxury should be for everyone': The Telegraph reports on GREAT Festival Istanbul

'Luxury should be for everyone'

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Meet the Members: an update from Milligan

'The ultimate luxury shopping experience is coming to Birmingham'

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GREAT Festival of Creativity in Istanbul

Walpole British Luxury is one of the curators of the GREAT Festival of Creativity, an inspirational and cutting-edge UK-Government-led exhibition showcasing the very best of creativity and innovation in business, which will take place in Istanbul from 20th to 22nd May.

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Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional film

Watch the Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional film, created in celebration of the the second-annual Walpole Crafted showcase.

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Crafted Class of 2014: Mentors Announced

Walpole British Luxury, in association with Vacheron Constantin, announces the mentors for the Crafted Class of 2014. These nine mentors have been specially selected from across the luxury and craft industries, and paired with their respective craftsmen by a committee led by Crafted Chairman and Founder, Guy Salter.

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An April Update: The latest news, activities and offers from Walpole and our members

Read the latest news, activities and offers from Walpole British Luxury and our members in April's update to our membership. Click below to read more.

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Crafted: Press Coverage

The 2014 Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional showcase, in association with Vacheron Constantin, at the Royal Academy took place from Thursday 3rd to Saturday 5th April.

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Programme in Luxury Management: the next stage

The seminar stage of the 2014 Walpole Programme in Luxury Management at London Business School, in association with Charles Russell, is now complete.

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Crafted: An Exceptional Week

"Quality and scarcity are what the craftspeople at the Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional exhibition were all about.

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Crafted Showcase at The Royal Academy

For full details on this year's Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional Showcase, in association with Vacheron Constantin, please visit the dedicated microsite

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Important EU announcement which affects the luxury industry

In positive news for our industry, the luxury sectors have today been recognised by the European Union as driving a ‘European industrial renaissance’ in terms of competitiveness, growth and jobs a

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Events, Activities, Offers: Spring has a lot in-store for Walpole & our Members

The March Walpole British Luxury eNewsletter was distributed to members on Friday 14th March. Please click the link below to read the latest from Walpole and our partners.

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ECCIA Roundtable with Spanish Ambassador Alfonso Dastis Quecedo

Our lobbying work as a member of the European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance continues; Michelle Emmerson and Michael Ward - president of the ECCIA, Walpole Board member and MD of Harrods - travelled to Brussels on 24th February to attend the fourth ECCIA roundtable, hosted by the Spanish Permanent Representative, Ambassador Alfonso Dastis Quecedo.

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Brands of Tomorrow 2014: application date

As one of Walpole British Luxury's key activities, Brands of Tomorrow is a very important part of the way we help develop new businesses in the luxury sector, and it is for this reason that we are looking at new ways to improve it year upon year.

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Women in Luxury: a lunch at The Connaught

Walpole British Luxury was delighted to hold the inaugural Women in Luxury lunch, in association with Lloyds Bank Private Banking, at The Connaught, Mayfair, London, on Wednesday 12th March.

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Meet the Crafted Class of 2014

Walpole British Luxury is delighted to announce that the nine makers chosen to participate in the 2014 Walpole Crafted programme, in association with Vacheron Constantin, have been selected.

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A night at The Savoy for Marketing & Communication Directors

Walpole British Luxury once again brought together senior executives from across the luxury industry for our annual Marketing & Communication Directors' Dinner.

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Share your news and offers with the British Luxury industry

Did you know that as a member of Walpole British Luxury you can now share all your news, events and offers with the wider luxury industry through our exclusive member portal?

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A February Update: Crafted, your Content & the 2014 Calendar

The February Walpole British Luxury eNewsletter was distributed to members on Friday 7th February. Please click the link below to read the latest from Walpole and our partners.

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Save the date for ‘Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional’

Walpole British Luxury, in association with Vacheron Constantin, present the second ‘Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional’; a celebration of innovative British craftsmanship which brings together some of the UK’s best contemporary designer makers in an annual showcase, set to take place at the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts, Burlington Gardens, from 3rd to 5th April 2014.

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The 2014 Walpole Crafted Programme: Enter Now

Contemporary and traditional artisans and designer makers are invited to submit their applications for the 2014 Walpole British Luxury Crafted Programme, in association with Vacheron Constantin.

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Programme in Luxury Management: Get involved

Discover how your brand can benefit from the Walpole Programme in Luxury Management at London Business School.

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Chairman & Chief Executives' Dinner 2014

The 2014 Chairman and Chief Executives' Dinner was held on Tuesday 28th January at The Dorchester on Park Lane.

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'UK visa rules deter Chinese shoppers'

A recent article 'UK visa rules deter Chinese shoppers' by Claire Adler, published in the Financial Times, discussed the work of the UK China Visa Alliance, of which Walpole British Luxury is a founder member.

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Chairman & Chief Executives' Dinner: Speakers Announced

Walpole British Luxury's first major event of the year, the Chairman & Chief Executives' Dinner takes place on Tuesday 28th January at The Dorchester.

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Walpole 2014 British Luxury Yearbook

The 2014 Walpole British Luxury Yearbook is a large-format coffee table tome dedicated to showcasing the very best of the industry through insightful features, updates on Walpole's activities and indepth member spreads.

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New Year Honours for Julia Carrick & Sue O'Brien

Walpole British Luxury is delighted to announce that Walpole Global Ambassador Julia Carrick and Walpole Board Director Sue O’Brien have been awarded OBEs in the 2014 New Year Honours.

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Watch the highlights of the Walpole Awards 2013

The Walpole British Luxury Awards for Excellence 2013, in association with Coutts, took place on Monday 18th November at Banqueting House in London.

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Michael Ward announced as President of ECCIA

Following a meeting of its Executive Team yesterday, the European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance (ECCIA), of which Walpole British Luxury is a founder member, is delighted to announce Michael Ward, Member of the Board of Walpole British Luxury and Managing Director of Harrods, as the new President of ECCIA, from 1st January 2014.

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Walpole welcomes Vice President Tajani

Tuesday 3rd December saw a gathering of European dignitaries, politicians, luxury leaders and opinion influencers at a high-level lunch at The Connaught hosted by Walpole British Luxury in honour of Antonio Tajani, Vice President of the European Commission responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship.

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Hello, Paul: Members Meet The Design Museum

As part of our popular 'Meet the Members' programme of monthly events, November saw a select group of members welcomed to the Design Museum for an exclusive private tour of Hello, My Name is Paul Smith, a new exhibition dedicated to the iconic British designer.

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Celebrating success: Brands of Tomorrow Alumni Dinner

Walpole British Luxury's Brands of Tomorrow programme, in association with Mishcon de Reya, has been nurturing and supporting the next generation of British luxury brands since its inception in 2007. On Tuesday 26th November, alumni and mentors from the hugely successful programme came together at a very special dinner at Mosimann's private dining club in Belgravia.

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12 Days of British Luxury

Purveyor of gorgeous jewels Astley Clarke has collaborated with fellow Walpole members The Dorchester, Rococo Chocolates, Orlebar Brown, Harper's Bazaar and Temperley London on a very spe

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Angela Ahrendts accepts a Medal of Excellence

Angela Ahrendts, departing Chief Executive of Walpole British Luxury member brand Burberry, gave a passionate, emotional and inspiring speech after being awarded a Walpole Medal of Excellence for her visionary eight-year leadership of one of Britain's most revered luxury brands. The Medal of Excellence was awarded during this year's Walpole Awards for Excellence at Banqueting House, London, which were presented by Ben Fogle.

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And the winners are...!

The Walpole British Luxury Awards for Excellence 2013 took place on Monday 18th November at Banqueting House in London. Presented by adventurer, presenter, author and broadcaster Ben Fogle, the event recognised some of the industry’s most exciting and innovative brands and individuals; highlighting the level of quality, design, service, and talent within Britain and the international luxury industry.

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A Nigerian Insight at The Goring

'Is Nigeria becoming the new luxury brand hot-spot of the world?' This was the question posed at our latest Walpole British Luxury Insight Lunch, held on Wednesday 6th November at The Goring, London.

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Announcement of new Managing Director at Walpole British Luxury

Walpole British Luxury is delighted to announce the appointment of Michelle Emmerson as Managing Director, with immediate effect. 

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The 2013 Walpole Luxury eBusiness Forum: A Report

The 2013 Walpole Luxury eBusiness Forum, in association wtih Barclays, was held in the Princess Anne Theatre at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly on Wednesday 9th October 2013. A truly inspirational day, attendees were given expert insights from those at the leading edge of digital luxury.

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Meet the Members: An Adventure on the Orient Express

Walpole British Luxury's Meet the Members events are now taking place monthly, and we were delighted to join the Orient Express on Friday 4th October for a scenic adventure onboard the iconic British Pullman steam train.

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Walpole and London Business School announce pioneering new luxury programme

Walpole British Luxury and London Business School are delighted to announce the inaugural Programme in Luxury Management, in association with Charles Russell.

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Digital Luxury: Love it, hate it - you can't ignore it

Digital is a topic which divides the luxury industry. For every brand such as Burberry who fully embraces open-to-all eCommerce, there’s another like Chanel who wishes to keep luxe in the rarefied world of the high-end store. But whatever your stance on the issue, the world wide web simply cannot be ignored.

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Julia Carrick stands down as CEO of Walpole British Luxury

The Board of Walpole British Luxury announces that Julia Carrick, who has been the Chief Executive of Walpole since 2000, has decided to step down from her role, but will continue her close relationship with Walpole and become Walpole’s first Global Ambassador and a member of the Walpole Advisory Council.

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Share your news with the British Luxury industry

We always want to know what you, our members, are up to, and like to share you news with the rest of the British luxury industry. Please do keep us updated by emailing Jenni Rayner on jenni.rayner@walpolebritishluxury.co.uk, just like RADA did...

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UKCVA 2013: Statistics

The Chinese are the single biggest source of global tourism income spending £67 billion while travelling abroad in 2012, according to the UN World Tourism Organisation.

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UKCVA August 2013 Update

Following a successful meeting at Number 10, the Alliance is confident that the Home Office has accepted our principle premise that the way to increase significantly the number of Chinese visitors is the find ways of enabling them to apply for both a UK and a Schengen visa at the same time.

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UKCVA July 2013 Update

Representatives from the UKCVA, including Walpole British Luxury Chief Executive Julia Carrick, met with the Home Office, The Cabinet Office and No 10 to promote its position on Tuesday 9th July.

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UKCVA June 2013 update

The Alliance met with Mark Harper, Immigration Minister, and Sarah Rapson, new Director General of Immigration and Visas, to brief them on the Alliance’s proposals for significantly increasing Chinese visitor numbers.

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UCKVA: An introduction

As part of our remit, Walpole is focused on lobbying the UK government and other governing bodies both in Europe and further overseas on issues that affect the British luxury industry. As part of this, Walpole British Luxury is leading a campaign with the UKCVA to reduce the incredibly complex and lengthy visa regulations for Chinese visitors to the UK.

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Walpole Scottish Medals of Excellence 2013

Fourteen years ago we held our first-ever Scottish Medals of Excellence ceremony - an event which then, and today - focuses on rewarding and celebrating truly inspirational Scots who typify all that is excellent about Scotland.

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Meet the Members

As well as the networking opportunities available through our programme of events, Walpole British Luxury is dedicated to finding new ways of nurturing relationships and communications between our members.

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A new digital future for Walpole British Luxury

With the Walpole British Luxury eBusiness Forum taking place in October, we have been inspired to look at our own digital strategy.

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The UKCVA and Number 10

Representatives from the UKCVA, including Walpole British Luxury Chief Executive Julia Carrick, met with the Home Office, The Cabinet Office and No 10 to promote its position on Tuesday 9th July.

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The latest on luxury: all the news from Walpole and our members

Welcome to the latest newsletter from Walpole British Luxury. We are aware that the introductions to the last few editions have focused somewhat on the weather – and this one is no exception as we bask in the glorious heat of a long-awaited British summer. But while it is tempting to leave behind desks and offices for roof terraces and parks, there is so much happening in British luxury that we daren’t turn our backs for a second.

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Walpole Awards for Excellence - nominations now open

The annual Walpole Awards for Excellence, in association with Coutts, honour individuals and companies in the luxury arena who exemplify British excellence across 10 categories.

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The 2013 British Luxury Press Day at Somerset House

Our annual British Luxury Press Day was held in The Navy Board Room and Portico Rooms of Somerset House on Wednesday 19th June.

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The latest on the UK China Visa Alliance

The Alliance met with Mark Harper, Immigration Minister, and Sarah Rapson, new Director General of Immigration and Visas, to brief them on the Alliance’s proposals for significantly increasing Chinese visitor numbers.

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Walpole British Luxury Press Day at Somerset House

Our annual British Luxury Press Day will be held in The Navy Board Room and Portico Rooms of Somerset House on Wednesday 19th June.

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Walpole MD, Finance and Legal Directors Dinner at Home House

Our annual Walpole British Luxury Executive Dinner series ended on Monday 10th June with our MD, Finance and Legal Directors Dinner at Home House.

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The Walpole Luxury Summit: Eastern Growth

The annual Walpole British Luxury Summit on Eastern Growth at 195 Piccadilly - the home of BAFTA - took place on Tuesday 21st May 2013, in association with Barclays.

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CEO & Creative Directors Dinner at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour

We held our second-annual CEO & Creative Directors Dinner at Design Centre, Chelsea Harbour on Tuesday 14th May 2013.

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UK luxury sector forecast to double in size over the next five years

We are delighted to announce the launch of our annual UK luxury benchmark survey, in collaboration with Ledbury Research, which provides an authoritative study of senior luxury executives in the UK.

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Congratulations to Walpole's Chairman, Ben Hughes

Ben Hughes, Walpole British Luxury's Chairman and Global Commercial Director and Deputy CEO of the Financial Times, has two incredible reasons to celebrate today.

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The UK China Visa Situation – Make your voice heard

As a founding member of the UK China Visa Alliance (UKCVA) Walpole British Luxury invites you to share your views on the issue of the UK China visa system as part of new research by the UKCVA.

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Brands of Tomorrow 2013 – Images from the launch

Here at Walpole British Luxury we do love to throw a good party, and there are few better reasons to do exactly this than for the announcement of the Walpole 2013 Brands of Tomorrow on Monday 22nd April.

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Introducing the 2013 Brands of Tomorrow

Monday 22nd April saw Walpole British Luxury unveil this year's participants on the Brands of Tomorrow programme, in association with Mishcon de Reya.

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Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional showcase – thank you

The inaugural Walpole Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional showcase, in association with Vacheron Constantin, took place at Somerset House from Thursday 4th to Saturday 6th April.

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We want to know what's happening in British Luxury?

It may be snowing in April, but here at Walpole British Luxury we prefer to focus on somewhat hotter news.

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Crafted: A panel Discussion with the experts

It was an early start after a brilliant Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional launch party

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Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional launch

The launch party for Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional took place on Wednesday 3rd April in the Seaman's Hall at Somerset House. 

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Walpole welcomes Coutts CEO Michael Morley to the Board

Walpole British Luxury is delighted to announce the appointment of Michael Morley, Chief Executive of Coutts & Co, to the board of directors.

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The Walpole British Luxury Showcase 2013

The Walpole 2013 British Luxury Showcase has now been distributed to our members and the wider luxury industry.

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Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional showcase

Walpole British Luxury is delighted to announce the inaugural Crafted: Makers of the Exceptional showcase at Somerset House on Thursday 4th

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Latest activity from the ECCIA and Walpole British Luxury

We are delighted to share with you details on the continued progress by the ECCIA, the European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance, of which Walpole British Luxury is an active founder member alongside its French and Italian counterparts, Comité Colbert and Altagamma.

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Appointment of Sue O’Brien to the board of directors

Here at Walpole British Luxury we are delighted to announce the appointment of Sue O’Brien, CEO of Norman Broadbent, to the board of directors.

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Marketing and Communication Directors' Dinner 2013

On Tuesday 5th March we were delighted to welcome Marketing and Communication professionals from across the British luxury industry to a Laurent-Perrier Champagne reception and sumptuous three-cou

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Brands of Tomorrow 2013 – Applications now closed

Applications for the 2013 Brands of Tomorrow programme have now closed.

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The 2013 British luxury Chairman and Chief Executive Dinner

Walpole British Luxury held its annual Chairman and Chief Executives Dinner at The Connaught Hotel, Mayfair, on Tuesday 6th February, bringing together senior management and infl

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Norman Broadbent becomes Walpole's newest Corporate Partner

One of the greatest challenges facing many businesses – alongside product integrity and profitable growth – is all aspects of people and leadership; we all seek to constantly innovate and create a

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Brands of Tomorrow 2013 – How to Apply

Walpole Brands of Tomorrow, sponsored by Mishcon de Reya, nurtures and supports the UK's finest emerging talent within the UK luxury sector. 

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BRITAIN IN PANAMA 2013: Connecting Retailers in Latin America's Shopping Hot Spot

Your invitation to Britain in Panama 2013.

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Chinese Visas – an update

As part of our remit, Walpole is focused on lobbying the UK government and other governing bodies both in Europe and further overseas on issues that affect the British luxury industry. 

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2013 programme of Executive Dinners announced

The Walpole Executive Dinners are always highly anticipated, with tickets to these prestigious events by invitation only.

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Walpole Crafted 2013 – Participants Announced

Following a rigorous selection process, we are delighted to announce that the following individuals and companies have been selected as participants on the 2013 Walpole Crafted mentorship programm

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Festive news and offers from our members

Season's greetings from all at Walpole British Luxury.

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Best-of-British at the Goring

We love seeing our members collaborate, so we’re delighted The Goring’s Christmas trees have been designed by Linley, Fortnum & Maso

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What a night! The Walpole Awards for Excellence 2012

The eleventh annual Walpole British Luxury Awards for Excellence, in association with Coutts, were held on Mond

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Walpole Awards for Excellence – Nominations announced

Walpole is delighted to announce the nominees for the 11th Annual Walpole Awards for Excellence, in association with

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About Mishcon de Reya, Brands of Tomorrow sponsor

Mishcon de Reya is delighted to sponsor Brands of Tomorrow, and passionately supports the next generation of British luxury talent.

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Greetings from Hong Kong

Walpole British Luxury has exchanged London for Hong Kong for the week, as the co-host of last night’s Creativity i

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Walpole Crafted 2013 – Applications now open

We are delighted to announce the launch of Walpole Crafted mentorship programme for 2013. 

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Walpole Board of Directors

We are delighted to announce two new appointments to the Walpole Board of Directors: Michael Ward, Managing Director of Harrods, and Jonathan Heilbron, Chief Executive Officer of Thomas Pink. 

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Global Blue Launches Global Shoppper Index for Asia-Pacific

We are delighted to announce that Global Blue has joined our esteemed roster of Corporate Partners – and today launches their insightful

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Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts Gala in association with Coutts and Walpole

On Thursday 6th December, The Prince’s Foundation for Children & the Arts, in association with Coutts and Walpole, will take over the Victoria & Albert Museum for a magnificent gala.

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The Walpole Luxury eBusiness Forum 2012 – an overview

Walpole’s seventh annual Luxury eBusiness Forum once again brought together an esteemed group of innovators and leading figures in the fields of luxury and online

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Walpole and French Chamber of Commerce Cocktail Evening

British and French luxury was celebrated at the May Fair Hotel on Wednesday 10th October by Walpole and the French Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain, in association with the Financial Times

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Announcement of groundbreaking European Commission recognition

We are delighted to announce the European Commission’s recent landmark recognition of the high-end luxury sectors as a cultural and creative force; a recognition which is the result of two years o

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Insight Breakfast – Panama: Latin America’s Emerging Retail Hotspot
On Thursday 18th October, we invited Walpole members to join us in the stunning surrounds of Mossiman’s private dining club in Belgravia to feas
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Luxury e.Business Forum – the agenda

We look forward to welcoming you all to our Luxury e.Business Forum on Wednesday 10th October at the Royal Automobile Club in Pall Mall. Please see below for the agenda. 

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Luxury e.Business Forum – new speakers announced

Walpole is delighted to announce a new line-up of experts, practitioners and investors from the luxury and online worlds who will speak at our Luxury eBusiness Forum, in association with Barclays.

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Luxury e.Business Forum – buy your ticket now

For the seventh year in a row, Walpole brings together experts, practitioners and investors from the luxury and online worlds for our annual Luxury eBusiness Forum, in association with Barclays.

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Crafted 2012 – latest workshops

Two Crafted workshops took place on Wednesday 19th September at The Brand Union.

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Luxury in the Middle East

The Luxury in the Middle East workshop, in association with Chalhoub, was held in the beautiful surroundings of The Savoy on Thursday 20th September.

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Introducing our new Corporate Partner, Global Blue

Walpole is delighted to welcome Global Blue as a Corporate Partner, joining our esteemed roster of existing partners: Barclays, Chalhoub Group, Davenport Lyons, Design Centre Che

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CRAFTED AT DECOREX 2012

Crafted were delighted to be a part of Decorex International, the annual luxury interior design event which celebrated its 35th anniversary this year.

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The Walpole Awards for Excellence 2012

The highlight of the British luxury calendar, the 11th annual Walpole Awards for Excellence, in association with Cou

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LUXURY IN THE MIDDLE EAST WORKSHOP IN ASSOCIATION WITH CHALHOUB

The Middle East remains a crucial component in the continued growth of the global luxury market and is anticipated to increase by 15% this year, according to research from Bain & Co.

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China Entrepreneur Club (CEC)

China's appetite for luxury brands remains strong evidenced by the recent visit of the China Entrepreneurs Club and meetings with the British luxury industry.

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Brands of Tomorrow - Workshop 2
The second workshop in the 2012 Brands of Tomorrow programme took place on Thursday 5th July and was kindly hosted by programme sponsor, Mishcon de Reya.
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About Crafted

Crafted is a mentoring programme passionate about connecting the skills of those who have built successful businesses with those who have the potential to do so. Launched in 2009, Crafted provides mentoring and business advice for up to 12 craft entrepreneurs each year selected by a panel of industry experts. The programme's aim is to enable emerging craft businesses to develop their business skills, while connecting luxury businesses with a new generation of skilled craftsmen.

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About Brands of Tomorrow

Walpole Brands of Tomorrow helps nurture and support the UK’s finest talent within the luxury sector. Launched in 2007, the bespoke mentorship and coaching programme helps aspiring British luxury brands of the future to fulfil their potential and become global leaders in their field. Supported by Mishcon de Reya, our programme takes selected companies through a cycle of quarterly educational workshops on areas, such as business planning, marketing, distribution and internationalisation, and one-to-one mentorship meetings with some of the UK’s most experienced luxury entrepreneurs.

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Walpole's Celebratory Activities

In this historic year that commemorates Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and Walpole’s 20th Anniversary, Walpole organised a number of events to celebrate.

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ECCIA Study Reveals the Importance of the European Luxury Sector

A study has found the European luxury sector is a model for sustainable growth. Commission Vice-President Antonio Tajani has announced a political action plan to ensure the competitiveness of the sector.

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Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2012

Discover the brands selected as the Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2012, in association with Mishcon de Reya.

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Walpole & LBS Business Plan Competition Prize Giving

Walpole and London Business School, in association with Charles Russell, are delighted to announce the winners of the Innovation in Luxury Business Plan Competition.

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Diamond Jubilee Exhibition

Walpole, in partnership with Coutts, Getty Images and Claridge’s has launched a special exhibition of 60 photographs, many previously unseen by the public to c

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Walpole & LBS Business Plan Competition Workshop

Innovation in Luxury Business Plan Competition workshop with Ben Elliot, Quintessentially; Mark Henderson, Gieves & Hawkes; Linda Tipping, Theo Fennell and John Ayton, Bremont.

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Hindustan Times Mint Luxury Conference

Walpole partnered with the Hindustan Times on the Mint Luxury Conference in Mumbai for the first time this year. The annual conference was titled “Luxury in India. At the tipping point”.

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Lunch with European Commission Vice President, Antonio Tajani

Walpole was honoured to welcome Vice President Antonio Tajani for a high level discussion of the value of the luxury and fashion sectors to European growth and competitiveness.

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Launch of the Innovation in Luxury Business Plan Competition

Walpole and London Business School, in association with Charles Russell, launched the Innovation in Luxury Business Plan Competition, to promote and inspire innovation in the British luxury industry.

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Crafted 2012

Discover the craftmakers selected to be on the Crafted 2012 programme.

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ECCIA Welcomes the European Commission Supporting the European Fashion Industry

The European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance supports the proposals announced by Vice President Tajani at the high level lunch on the competitiveness of the fashion sector.

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ECCIA Welcome Meisterkreis Deutches Forum fur Luxus

The European Cultural and Creative Industries Alliance welcomes the launch of MEISTERKREIS - Deutsches Forum für Luxus, the organisation which will represent high-end German companies.

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Launch of Circulo Espanol del Lujo Fortuny

On the seventh of June, the Casino of Madrid hosted the official launch of the Circulo Español del Lujo Fortuny, an association founded by a group of companies in the Spanish luxury sector.

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Crafted's Big Win at The Balvenie Masters of Crafts Awards

Crafted's importance in supporting the leading craft talent in the UK was underlined at The Balvenie Masters of Craft Awards Ceremony as four of its participants collected awards.

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Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2011

Discover the brands selected as the Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2011, in association with Mishcon de Reya.

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Crafted 2011

Discover the craftmakers selected for the 2011 Crafted programme.

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Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2010

Discover the brands selected as the Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2010, in association with Mishcon de Reya.

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Crafted 2010

Discover the craftmakers selected for the 2010 Crafted programme.

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Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2009

Discover the brands selected as the Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2009.

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Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2008

Discover the brands selected as the Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2008.

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Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2007

Discover the brands selected as the Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2007, in association with Mishcon de Reya.

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