An experienced, focused and highly motivated CEO with outstanding leadership and visionary skills, Ewan Venters has led the famous Piccadilly destination to a succession of major achievements during his eight years in post. Under Ewan’s leadership, Fortnum’s has recorded record sales and profits, and have also expanded beyond their historic London home into new locations including prestigious stores in Royal Exchange, Heathrow Terminal 5, St Pancras Station and Hong Kong. Ewan has been passionate about the creation of innovative products and takes pride in promoting the Fortnum & Mason brand worldwide.
What does it mean to you to be named a Walpole 2020 Power List winner?
It’s a great honour to be named a Walpole 2020 Power List winner – being recognised by industry peers and an organisation as prestigious and impactful as Walpole is incredibly meaningful.
Why do you think you were named on the List this year?
You’d have to ask the judging panel!
But as both a GREAT Ambassador and CEO of Fortnum’s – I’m incredibly passionate about what I do; I love food, I love bringing people together, I love retail and hospitality, and I love making a difference - and it’s fair to say, I’ve been somewhat vocal this year so perhaps that has something to do with it.