Walpole
British Luxury Summit
2022
A Radical New Vision
Monday 23rd May
In-person at The Londoner
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DAKS Simpson
The Savoy Group
The Financial Times
William Grant & Sons
British Airways
Chewton Glen
History
Formed in 1990 as ‘The Churchill Group’ by top-tier British companies, including British Airways, Chewton Glen, Coutts & Co, DAKS Simpson, The Financial Times, The Savoy Group and William Grant & Sons, the aim of the organisation was to promote British excellence, providing a community for the exchange of best practice ideas to drive business development. In 1992, The Churchill Group became Walpole, and in 2005, Walpole refined its mission statement from promoting British excellence to promoting, protecting and developing British luxury.
What Walpole does
Walpole is the UK’s only business organisation for luxury brands. Effective and influential, it speaks on behalf of more than 250 of Britain’s finest and most famous brands across a wide range of sectors, collectively worth £48 billion to the UK economy, contributing 2.4% of the UK’s GDP, and employing more than 160,000 people throughout the country.
Walpole’s members include British luxury icons such as Alexander McQueen; Burberry; Bentley; dunhill; Farfetch; Fortnum & Mason; Gleneagles; Glenfiddich; Harrods; NET-A-PORTER; The Macallan; McLaren; Mulberry; Penhaligon’s; Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; The Savoy and Wedgwood. It also represents many prestigious heritage brands - Church’s; Henry Poole & Co; Johnstons of Elgin; Ettinger; Lock & Co Hatters; Turnbull & Asser, for example - as well as emerging high-end British brands like Chapel Down Wines; Biscuiteers; Miller Harris and Bremont Watches, many of whom have come through Walpole’s flagship development programme, Brands of Tomorrow. Member brands are united by a common focus on discerning and affluent consumers and a shared mission to deliver world-class products and experiences.


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Walpole’s mission is to protect, promote and develop a sector that is the jewel in the crown of British business and a global calling card for British creativity, quality, entrepreneurship and sustainability, representing the very best Britain can do. Walpole achieves this by representing its members’ interests at home and abroad, building networks and encouraging collaboration within our community, and providing members with knowledge, insight and expertise.

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Meet the Speakers: Anant Sharma, Matter Of Form
Before the Walpole British Luxury Summit 2022 takes place on 23rd May at The Londoner hotel, we would like to introduce you to some of the speakers, panelists and moderators who will be appearing at the event. Today, we're talking to Anant Sharma, Chief Executive Officer of luxury brand and digital agency Matter Of Form, as he teases what he'll be speaking about at the Summit next week...
Corporate Affairs
Corporate Affairs
10th May 2022
Can your business afford to pay more tax? Your input required
The Treasury has opened a consultation on whether the UK should roll out an Online Sales Tax – and you have until Friday 20th May to give your feedback. Find out more information below, as well as links to view the document
British Luxury Summit
British Luxury Summit
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What's shaping the future of luxury in China?
China’s centrality to the future of luxury is undeniable, yet it remains a highly complex, but highly rewarding market to get right. Here, Adam Knight, Co-founder of cross-cultural consultancy TONG, teases the talking points he'll be covering in his appearance at the upcoming Walpole British Luxury Summit on Monday 23 May at The Londoner.