The Class of 2023
Miller Harris
House of Hackney
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

Balthazar Fabricius

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

A chartered accountant, Chris was previously CFO and CEO of luxury media company BOAT International, and holds advisory and board roles with several companies.
Annalise  Fard

Annalise Fard

Director of Beauty, Home & Fine Jewellery and Watches, Harrods
Fard is the Director of Beauty, Home and Fine Jewellery & Watches at Harrods. She works to elevate the store’s position in these categories and to ensure they host a world-class luxury offering of products and brands.
Carla  Filmer

Carla Filmer

Global Communications Director, Manolo Blahnik
Filmer is a Communications Director and Global Brand Manager with over 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles representing some of the world’s most iconic brands, from Louis Vuitton to Lancôme.
Sean Ghouse

Sean Ghouse

Director of UK Retail, Fortnum & Mason
Ghouse has worked in retail since 1993 for brands including Harrods, Nike, Dunhill, Watches of Switzerland Group and LVMH. As Director of UK Retail at Fortnum & Mason, he is passionate about guiding the next generation of retailers to contribute to societal change.
Jon  Graham

Jon Graham

Chief Executive Officer, Miller Harris
Currently Chief Executive Officer of British luxury fragrance house Miller Harris, Jon’s over 30-year retail career has seen him managing the roll-out of luxury brands in Europe, USA, Asia, Middle East and Australia through a multi-channel approach to business.
Nick Keyte

Nick Keyte

Chief Product &Brand Officer, Charles Tyrwhitt
A graduate of London College of Fashion, Keyte has worked at Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, Gieves & Hawkes and now at Charles Tyrwhitt, where he serves on the board. Keyte enjoys supporting people and business development, especially at tech start-ups and online retailers.
Justin  Stead

Justin Stead

Chief Executive Officer, Radley
Previously to his role at Radley, Stead was the Chief Executive Offiver of AurumHoldings (now the Watches of Switzerland Group). Stead is an advisor to Desmond & Dempsey and founded the Aurelius Foundation, which supports young people through Stoic philosophy.
Michael  Ward

Michael Ward

Managing Director, Harrods
Ward joined Harrods as Managing Director in 2005, where he has overseen programmes of expansion within the store, as well as the transition to new ownership by the Qatar Investment Authority. Michael is currently Chairman of Walpole.

Brands of Tomorrow News

Summer Series
Summer Series
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Coffee cocktails to make for buzzy summer nights
Warm days and balmy evenings demand luxurious libations that keep the party going way past sundown. With that in mind, we spoke to Amir Gehl, Founder and CEO of Difference Coffee (one of our Brands of Tomorrow 2023), to tell us four chic caffeinated cocktails you can create using coffee pods
Summer Series
Summer Series
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Maison Margaux's Louisa Preskett on setting the perfect summer table
Warm days and balmy evenings in the summer always inspire our desire to move our meals alfresco – but how to do it right? Louisa Preskett, Director of homeware label Maison Margaux (one of our Brands of Tomorrow 2023) give us her top tips for creating a tablescape for your guests that will enable you all to soak up the sun in style
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Welcome to Walpole
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Tom Cotton and Dina Jahina introduce eto
Learn a little more about our latest Walpole member, award-winning wine preservation decanter-maker, eto, in our interview with Founders Tom Cotton and Dina Jahina