Programmes Archive


Benefit from the global expertise at London Business School

London Business School was recently placed at the top in the Financial Times global report on MBA programmes, and Walpole members now have the unique opportunity to become involved with this world

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London Craft Week

Walpole is a strategic partner for the first-ever London Craft Week, alongside the Mayor of London, Crafts Council and Heritage Crafts Association. We are advising on, and contributing content to, this new initiative which will run from 6th to 10th May 2015 in Central London.

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Programme in Luxury Management 2015

The participants in the 2015 Walpole Programme in Luxury Management at London Business School have now been selected.

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Brands of Tomorrow 2015: Next steps

In association with Mishcon de Reya.

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UKCVA Latest News

As reported in the press on Thursday 13th November, there have

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Brands of Tomorrow: Applications now open

Walpole is now inviting applications for the 2015 Brands of Tomorrow programme, in association with Mishcon de Reya.

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WALPOLE BRANDS OF TOMORROW 2015

Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 2015, in association with Mishcon de Reya, is opening for applications shortly.

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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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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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BUILDING ON PROGRESS: A REPORT FROM THE UKCVA

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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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Brands of Tomorrow 2013 – Applications now closed

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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