Jason Isaacs to host the Walpole British Luxury Awards 2018

Fortnum & Mason, Sunseeker, Boodles, Royal Ballet x Erdem, Roja Dove, Donmar Warehouse and Mulberry join a prestigious collection of British Luxury Brands in the 2018.

Walpole is delighted to announce that world-renowned, Golden Globe, BAFTA, and International Emmy award-nominated actor Jason Isaacs is the host of the Walpole British Luxury Awards 2018, which take place at The Dorchester in London’s Mayfair on Monday 19th November 2018.

The Walpole British Luxury Awards celebrate and reward brands and individuals for their outstanding work in the luxury sector both in Britain and abroad. Jason Isaacs will present awards across nine categories from a shortlist of brands which include Fortnum & Mason, Sunseeker, Boodles, Royal Ballet & Erdem, Roja Dove, Donmar Warehouse and Mulberry.

Award winning actor Jason Isaacs whose career spans film, stage and screen including the universally acclaimed Harry Potter film franchise, commented: “It will be an honour to present the Walpole British Luxury Awards and celebrate the achievements of some of Britain’s most influential and creative individuals.”

Helen Brocklebank, CEO, Walpole, added: “I couldn’t be more delighted that Jason Isaacs will present the Walpole British Luxury Awards. Jason is not only one of my favourite actors, but one who, through his film, television and theatre work, has done so much to show what a powerhouse of creative talent Britain is today. Creativity is the engine of British luxury, and it’s terrific to have someone as talented as Jason to help us celebrate the many achievements of a sector worth over £32 billion to the UK economy and which, alongside our arts, culture and heritage, does so much to make Britain famous around the world.”

Over 350 top luxury industry creatives, executives and influencers will gather to applaud Britain’s longstanding luxury companies and emerging talent that have demonstrated the pinnacle of excellence in the last year. Past winners have included Charlotte Tilbury, Victoria Beckham, Jaguar Land Rover, Gucci, Emilia Wickstead, and Vanessa Kingori MBE.

The winners of the 2018 Walpole British Luxury Awards will be chosen by an esteemed judging panel. The panel was chaired by Michael Ward, MD, Harrods & Chairman, Walpole, and includes Helen Brocklebank, CEO, Walpole; Mark Harvey, CEO, Chapel Down; Gillian De Bono, Editor, How to Spend it; Michael Morley, Head of Wealth Management UK, Deutsche Bank Wealth Management; Mark Henderson, Chairman, Gieves & Hawkes; Richard Carter, Director of Global Communications, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars; Jonathan Heilbron, Chairman, Walpole Brands of Tomorrow; Philippe Warnery; Senior Vice President and GM of Estée Lauder; Dr. Frederick Mostert, Research Fellow, University of Oxford IP Research Centre and Justine Picardie, Editor-in-Chief, Harper’s Bazaar and Town & Country.

The 2018 Shortlist:

Luxury with a Heart, in association with MyLoveAffair
Atelier Swarovski, Cadogan, NSPCC & Harrods: Fashion Retold, G. F Smith, PORTER x Parley for the Oceans, V&A: Fashioned from Nature

Creative Collaboration, in association with LetsBab
dunhill x Hole & Corner: ‘Home of Craftsmanship’ at Bourdon House for LCW 2018, Farrow & Ball x The Rug Company: The Complementary Colour Collection, Jancis Robinson x Richard Brendon, Jo Malone London x Huntsman, Royal Ballet x Erdem

Cultural Contribution, in association with Wearisma
Donmar Warehouse, Glyndebourne: The Opera Cup, Lord Cholmondley: Houghton Hall and Garden, Natalie Livingstone and Tina Brown: Cliveden Literary Festival, The Royal Academy: 250 year Anniversary

Luxury Leader, in association with G. F Smith
Alison Loehnis, President, NET-A-PORTER and MR PORTER, Angus Cundey, Chairman, Henry Poole, David Armstrong-Jones, 2nd Earl of Snowdon, Roja Dove, Founder, Roja Parfums

British Luxury Overseas, in association with Forter
Fortnum & Mason, Molton Brown, Penhaligon’s, Royal Salute, Sunseeker

Luxury Maker of the Year – in association with Elite Associates
Ardbeg, Church’s, The Gleneagles Hotel, James Purdey & Sons, Mulberry

British Luxury Brand of the Year – in association with Laurent-Perrier
Belmond, Boodles, Bremont, Fortnum & Mason, Liberty London

The Brands of Tomorrow Award for Emerging Talent, in association with Mishcon de Reya, and Luxury Legend, in association with The Times Luxx and Style, will be revealed on the night.