“Britain’s luxury brands represent the very best this country has to offer - Walpole’s mission is to help these businesses realise their potential”
Michael Ward
Chairman of Walpole &
Managing Director of Harrods
What Walpole does

Representation

Campaigns and lobbying, presenting sectoral requirements to government
Trade missions and promotional campaigns overseas
Practical guides and assistance with trading overseas
Development of policy initiatives

Community

Invitation to the full Walpole Events programme, including webinars and, where practical, in-person events
Content on the Walpole website and Daily Digest. For example, CEO interview, Brand Snapshot
Introductions to key contacts in other brands to facilitate sharing of best practice and collaboration
Support on social media
Extended network throughout the UK, Europe and in key overseas territories

Knowledge

Access to the Walpole Research and Insights programme
Access to thought leadership from key partners and Walpole proprietary research
Library of reports and past publications
Assistance and research with specific issues
Insight on brand positioning and key economic and consumer trends
Orlebar Brown
House of Hackney
Bremont
Fitzdares
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Lock & Co. Hatters
Harris Tweed

Membership
in numbers

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.

133
Brands of Tomorrow
Since 2007, including Bremont, Orlebar Brown, Fitzdares and House of Hackney
848
Miles
The distance from the Rolls-Royce Motor Cars factory in Goodwood, via The Royal Mint in Pontyclun, near Cardiff, to Harris Tweed in
the Outer Hebrides
35k
Subscribers
Our digital audience through web, email and Instagram
250
Members
Partners, Members & Friends
11
Sectors
Automotive, Aviation
& Yachting
Beauty & Grooming
Culture
Fashion & Accessories
Food & Drink
Hospitality & Services
Jewellery, Watches
& Precious Metals
Interior Design, Home
& Craftsmanship
Media
Property & Estates
Retailers & Etailers
345
Years
Since member
Lock & Co. Hatters
was founded
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Member Criteria
To qualify for core membership applicants must demonstrate how they meet the following criteria:
The Company is primarily based in the UK and must have or be a brand with a British product or service to offer.
 
The Company’s origins should be British, but need not be British owned.
 
The Company is outstanding in its own particular field and has a luxury brand or brands that exemplify the highest standards in terms of quality, style, design, craftsmanship, creativity, service, innovation and sustainability.
 
The company should have a brand or brands with an international reputation or aspire to promote them through international channels.
 
The Company is well established, has been trading for no fewer than three years and has a minimum turnover of £5 million.*
The Company endorses Walpole’s purpose, shares the same objectives and will actively participate in pursuing Walpole’s aims on behalf of the luxury sector.
 
The Company can demonstrate that they are taking action to prioritise sustainability within their business and sign up to our three sustainability commitments, which can be found in our Sustainability Manifesto.
 
The Company can provide a reference from a current Walpole brand if asked to do so by the Walpole board.
 
The Company has the capacity to designate a member of staff to champion the Walpole relationship
 
*Exceptions apply for certain categories of businesses, e.g., crafts-led or eligible early stage businesses – please enquire for details.

Member News

Sustainability
Sustainability
26th Jan 2022
Walpole x Great British Brands ZERO: An interview with Joanna Dai, founder of women's tailoring label Dai
Dai gained B Corp certification in 2020 and is a signatory to the UN Fashion Industry Charter for Climate Action (UNFCC). Last year the company offset 25 per cent of its total carbon emissions by contributing carbon credits on 100 per cent of its shipments through DHL’s GoGreen Climate Neutral service, which invests in internationally-recognised climate protection projects. Since its launch in 2017, Dai has been a pioneer in sustainable materials innovation and tech-enabled fit.
Walpole Weekend
Walpole Weekend
21st Jan 2022
William Wolfe’s Guide To Excellent Living In London: Floris
Family-owned fragrance house Floris takes the spotlight this week as we continue our series of extracts from 'William Wolfe's Guide To Excellent Living in London': a quintessential A-Z of the best that the city has to offer.
The Power List
The Power List
20th Jan 2022
Tastemakers: Anna Mason
In our first Power List interview since the launch last week we profile Anna Mason, founder of her eponymous womenswear maison, and former Walpole Brand of Tomorrow. Read on to discover what she's most excited about for 2022...