About Walpole

Walpole is a unique alliance of 170 of Britain’s finest luxury brands with a mission to promote, protect and develop the unique qualities of UK luxury: the long tradition, rich heritage, superior craftsmanship, innovation, design, style, and impeccable service at the heart of the industry – currently worth over £25 billion to the UK economy, a leading creator of jobs and major contributor to the British economy. 


Walpole was founded in 1990 by top tier British companies and takes its name from the great statesmen Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745).

With five levels of entry, membership is by invitation and recommendation from an existing member. Strict membership criteria apply.

Ben Hughes is Walpole’s Chairman and heads up the board of esteemed industry experts from a breadth of different luxury sectors.