Applications for Brands of Tomorrow 2018 are now open

Applications for Brands of Tomorrow 2018 are now open.

Please download the application form here.

Brands of Tomorrow helps aspiring British luxury companies of the future to fulfil their potential. These are brands with a turnover of under £5 million that will pioneer growth, export goods and services, create employment and drive innovation in luxury in the coming decades. Founded in 2007, Walpole’s Brands of Tomorrow has helped develop and nurture over 80 emerging luxury brands through a 12-month programme of networking, workshops and mentorship, and proudly seen them become leaders in their respective fields. Please click here to read the latest Brands of Tomorrow brochure.

Alumni from the programme include numerous success stories such as shoemakers Charlotte Olympia; men’s leisurewear designers Orlebar Brown; jewellers Astley Clarke and Shaun Leane; and British watchmakers Bremont; as well as fashion brands Emilia Wickstead; Zoe Jordan; Osman and Goat. All of these companies have seen accelerated growth, international development and access to inspirational business leaders in the luxury community. Click here for the full list of alumni.

To be eligible, companies must have an annual turnover between £200,000 and £5 million, be a UK registered company, no older than 10 years and demonstrate the highest standards of quality, design and craftsmanship, together with an aspiration to develop into full Walpole members.

Full criteria for selection: 

– Brands must be positioned in the luxury sector
– British and registered in the UK
– Have a turnover between £200k and £5m
– Be no older than 10 years
– Have a clear vision for their future
– Have an entrepreneurial management style
– Should be open to external investment
– Brands should expect to become a member of Walpole at the end of their year on the programme.*
*Walpole will extend a special Brands of Tomorrow membership rate for 2 years – £100/month via direct debit

Applications are made by completing the application form and returning it to: applications@thewalpole.co.uk.

Applications close on the 3rd of November 2017.