The Class of 2021
Miller Harris
Dai
House of Hackney
Bremont
Astley Clarke
Sabina Savage
Alexandra Llewellyn
The Alumni
Previous programme participants include numerous success stories such as Bremont, House of Hackney, Orlebar Brown, Emilia Wickstead, Nyetimber, Astley Clarke and Miller Harris. All of these companies have seen accelerated growth, international development and access to inspirational business leaders in the luxury community.
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The Experts
Co-Chairs

Balthazar Fabricius

CO-CHAIR, WALPOLE
BRANDS OF TOMORROW
Balthazar Fabricius co-founded turf accountancy Fitzdares in 2005. In 2007, Fitzdares became an inaugural Walpole Brand of Tomorrow and is now proud to be bookmakers to the British luxury sector.

Chris Downham

CO-CHAIR, WALPOLE
BRANDS OF TOMORROW
A chartered accountant, Chris was previously CFO and CEO of luxury media company BOAT International, and holds advisory and board roles with several companies.
Mentors
BEC ASTLEY CLARKE MBE
Former CEO & Chairman of Astley Clarke

CAROLINE ATTWOOD
Consultant: Fashion, Luxury & Lifestyle

JOHN AYTON MBE
Chairman, Annoushka Jewellery

GILLIAN DE BONO
Former Editor, FT How To Spend It

SALLY BRITTON
Intellectual Property Partner, Mishcon de Reya

RICHARD CARTER
Director of Global Communications, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars

LEWIS COHEN
Commercial Contracts Partner, Mishcon de Reya

SIMON COTTON
CEO, Johnstons of Elgin

ALEXANDRA CURRIE
Head of Strategy & Project Management, Farfetch

SARAH ELTON
Consultant and Creative Chairman, Debrett’s

NICK AND GILES ENGLISH
Co-Founders, Bremont Watch Company

TANIA FOSTER BROWN
Marketing and Communications Director, Selfridges
SEAN GHOUSE
Head of Retail UK, Fortnum & Mason

MARK HARVEY
MD, Chapel Down

HARRIET HASTINGS
Founder & Managing Director, The Biscuiteers

ALISTAIR HUGHES
MD, Savoir Beds

SEBASTIAN MANES
Buying & Merchandising Director, Selfridges

MICHAEL MORLEY
Head of Wealth Management UK, Deutsche Bank

MERIBETH PARKER
Head of Business Transformation, News UK

DEMETRA PINSENT
CEO, Charlotte Tilbury

GUY SALTER OBE MVO
Chairman, London Craft Week

ALEXANDRA SHULMAN CBE
Journalist, Consultant & Commentator

JUSTIN STEAD
CEO, Radley

MICHAEL WARD
Managing Director, Harrods

WILLIAM WOODHAMS
CEO, Fitzdares

Brands of Tomorrow News

Brands of Tomorrow
Brands of Tomorrow
7th Dec 2021
Anna Mason opens central London Maison
Leading British luxury womenswear designer, and Brand of Tomorrow alumna, Anna Mason is bringing her brand vision to life for a post-pandemic world.
Walpole Collaboration - Brands of Tomorrow
Walpole Collaboration - Brands of Tomorrow
30th Nov 2021
Gordon & MacPhail x Method Studio
For the first time in the 125-year history of Gordon & MacPhail, a carefully curated selection of Private Collection whiskies is presented as a unique set. The ultimate Christmas present for one very lucky whisky enthusiast, the private collection showcase is presented in a bespoke Scottish oak cabinet created by former Walpole Brand of Tomorrow Method Studio, and crafted from staves from one of the whisky’s original cask
Brands of Tomorrow
Brands of Tomorrow
26th Oct 2021
Performance Denim from Dai
As we count down the days until applications for the 2022 Brands of Tomorrow programme close at the end of this month, we hear from Joanna Dai, founder of her eponymous "workleisure" brands Dai on her exciting new product launch, Performance Denim. The comfiest, most eco-friendly jeans you will ever own, and they're Made in England too