Introducing the 2018 Brands of Tomorrow
Last night, Walpole unveiled the emerging luxury brands selected for our 2018 Brands of Tomorrow programme at the iconic London department store, Fortnum & Mason.
Established in 2007, Brands of Tomorrow identifies 12 entrepreneurial British luxury brands that have captured the industry’s attention and, through a year-long programme of workshops and mentoring, helps them to develop their business skills and helps to accelerate their growth. Participants are paired with some of the UK’s most experienced luxury executives who provide 12 months of personal mentoring and one-to-one coaching; sharing their knowledge and expertise with the next generation.
Please click here to read the Brands of Tomorrow brochure 2018.
And the 2018 Brands of Tomorrow are…
Brands of Tomorrow is Walpole’s flagship development programme and supports the success and dynamic growth of the luxury industry through transference of skills, experience and know-how to ensure continued creative development. It creates mutually beneficial relationships between established and up-and-coming luxury brands and individuals, which not only allows the British luxury sector – and the wider business economy – to thrive, but to flourish.
Helen Brocklebank, Walpole CEO commented: “It’s excellent to see a diverse range of British luxury entrepreneurs entering the market from luxe sportswear to tailoring, skincare to whisky. With many success stories from the programme over the past decade, Walpole’s mentorship programmes ensure we are secure the future growth of the luxury industry in the UK. The sector as a whole is committed to creating a pipeline of luxury brands and to developing jobs and skills. It feels more important than ever that these new businesses are given the support they need.”
Now in its 11th year, the Brands of Tomorrow programme, in association with Michcon de Reya has included some of the UK’s best-known luxury business including Orlebar Brown, Charlotte Olympia, Nyetimber, Bremont and Emilia Wickstead. Past mentors have included senior executives from Selfridges, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars, Harrods and Oliver Sweeney. The Brands of Tomorrow are also given access to Walpole’s established membership of over 200 of Britain’s most prestigious luxury businesses and cultural institutions.