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Walpole Future of British Luxury Summit 2021
A New Era for Luxury
Monday 6th September
At the Londoner
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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

Sustainability News

Ormonde Jayne
Ormonde Jayne
14th Jul 2021
Removing the term 'oriental' from fragrance
Linda Pilkington, founder of perfume house and Walpole member Walpole member Ormonde Jayne, discusses how cultural change is affecting the world of fragrance, and how diversity and respect for all cultures, races, religions and people is key to the brand's philosophy.
Sustainable Stories
Sustainable Stories
23rd Jun 2021
The quest to be Paper Perfect with G . F Smith
Paper, by its very nature, is one of the world’s most sustainable and renewable materials. Continually recycled and natural, it can repeatedly be brought back to life and repurposed. G . F Smith papers have a low environmental impact in its manufacturing, and many of the papers it carries have specific environmental accreditations.
Sustainability Stories
Sustainability Stories
22nd Jun 2021
Return Recycle Reward with Molton Brown
Molton Brown are excited to announce their ‘Return. Recycle. Reward.’ scheme is now launching nationwide after successfully piloting at select stores. As Molton Brown bottle caps, pumps and Hair Care collection bottles are not widely recycled in the UK, this scheme ensures that each and every component of your used product is transformed and given a new life.