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
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
Brands of Tomorrow
Brands of Tomorrow
19th Oct 2021
Araminta Campbell: The sky's our inspiration, not our limit
Renowned luxury textile designer, Araminta Campbell, leads the field with launch of new collection this October 18th, showcasing how luxury can be both stylish and sustainable
Meet the Mentor
Meet the Mentor
12th Oct 2021
Sean Ghouse, Director of Retail UK at Fortnum & Mason
In our ‘Meet the Mentor’ mini series we meet the senior leaders from the Walpole membership who are generously giving their time to support up-and-coming talents in the British luxury industry. Today we meet Sean Ghouse, Director of Retail UK at Fortnum & Mason. Here Sean shares what he has learnt through being a mentor, as well as his advice for budding entrepreneurs, and what he wish he knew when he started out