About Walpole

Walpole is a unique alliance of Britain’s finest luxury brands. Representing a diverse range of businesses, what unifies Walpole members is their commitment to the best – in quality, design, craftsmanship, service, tradition and innovation. Together Walpole members represent an industry predicted to be worth £12.2 billion by 2017, a leading creator of jobs in the UK and a major contributor to the British economy. Their mission: to promote, protect and develop the British luxury industry, both at home and abroad.
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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.