On the evening of Monday 20th November 2023, 400 luxury industry creatives, executives and influencers gathered for the Walpole British Luxury Awards 2023 to celebrate the British brands and individuals who contribute unique and exquisite products to UK luxury, as well as those who define the exciting creativity, innovation and global cultural relevance of Great Britain. The ceremony, which took place beneath the glittering chandeliers of The Ballroom at The Dorchester in London's Mayfair was hosted by actor Lydia West and attended by guests including Charlie Casely-Hayford, Sabrina Elba, Malachi Kirby, and Lady Amelia Spencer, to name only a few.
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"Since their inception in 2001, the Walpole British Luxury Awards has celebrated the supercharged combination of culture, creativity and commerce that is a signature of British luxury’s global appeal. Fast forward to this evening’s awards and it’s clear that the defining mix of arts and business is still the bedrock of luxury’s success," said Helen Brocklebank, Walpole's Chief Executive. "In a country renowned for its storytelling, every Walpole award has a tale to tell of individual triumphs, of Britain’s extraordinarily rich and diverse history and of the talent, ingenuity, creativity and innovation of its people."
"My congratulations to tonight’s winners and thanks to all our sponsors and partners without whom this evening would not have been possible."
> Scroll down to see all the winners on stage in our gallery
And the winners are...
CULTURAL & SOCIAL CONTRIBUTION
The Royal Academy of Arts x Claridge's
GREAT CREATIVE BRITONS
Ozwald Boateng OBE
Sonya Boyce OBE RA
David Harewood OBE
LUXURY IN THE MAKING in association with Elite Associates
SUSTAINABLE LUXURY BRAND OF THE YEAR in association with Investec
Neal's Yard Remedies
MADE IN THE UK in association with the Department for Business and Trade
BRANDS OF TOMORROW in association with Mischon de Reya
Edward Bulmer Natural Paint
BAZ & Co
GAME CHANGER in association with Laurent-Perrier
CREATIVE COLLABORATION in association with Moneypenny
Brown's Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel & Sir Paul Smith
Wayne McGregor CBE
VISIONARY in association with WOLF
BRITISH LUXURY BRAND OF THE YEAR in association with Times Luxury
A few final words of thanks...
The Walpole British Luxury Awards 2023 began with a Laurent-Perrier Champagne reception, followed by a three-course dinner featuring burrata with Jerusalem artichoke, followed by corn-fed chicken with truffle jus, and finished with a raspberry and fig tart with olive oil and raspberry sorbet, accompanied by wine from Berry Bros. & Rudd.
Gift bags were filled with kind contributions from a range of Walpole members, including self-care products from fellow Brands of Tomorrow, AKT London and MONPURE, with additional gifts from Neal's Yard Remedies, Charbonnel et Walker, and Fortnum & Mason, among others.
Wildabout provided flowers and foliage to dress The Ballroom in coral and blue, pink and green to echo the schemes of the Walpole Book of British Luxury 2023/2024, as designed by Wedgwood. Music for the evening was provided by ALR Music, with a string quartet welcoming guests and spectacular show piece which concluded the awards ceremony, guiding guests into the afterparty where a the ALR Live Experience DJ kept all dancing into the small hours.
Photos by Adam Duke. adamdukephotography.com