Walpole Awards 2019 | Luxury Maker of the Year

Making is at the heart of the British luxury experience, and this award, held in association with Elite Associates, is presented to the brand that has demonstrated excellence in craftsmanship, and a commitment to the development of these skills through apprenticeships and education. 


Church’s heritage can be traced back to 1617, when Anthony Church, a master shoemaker handcrafted shoes in Northampton, a town historically renowned for producing fine footwear. His descendants followed in his footsteps, establishing Church’s & Co in 1873. The company continues to produce men’s and women’s collections in Northampton, where Church’s shoes are a byword for craftsmanship and timelessness.

Hamilton & Inches

Established in 1866, Hamilton & Inches is Edinburgh’s premier destination for fine jewellery and silverware and is the only fine jewellers in the world to have access to Scotland’s rare and precious gold, the first to ever be commercially mined in the country. Housing three floors of artisanal workshops above its iconic central Edinburgh showroom, the company has held the Royal Warrant for over 120 years.


LINLEY has a world-renowned reputation for fusing innovative design with superlative cabinet-making. LINLEY has always worked with the best designers, craftspeople and materials in the creation of each product or interiors project with the brand’s ‘secret ingredient’ its bespoke, individual approach.

Princess Yachts
Princess Yachts is a British luxury yacht manufacturer specialising in vessels ranging between 35 to 130 feet. At Princess, each yacht is meticulously sculpted around owners’ enjoyment of them; focussing on attention to detail, innovation and craftsmanship. The Princess reputation for design, engineering and manufacturing excellence has earned the company global appeal and established it as the UK’s leading luxury yacht brand.

Ralph & Russo

Ralph & Russo is the only British brand in over 100 years to be accepted by the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. With craftsmanship at the heart, Ralph & Russo continually pursue excellence and the very best in design striving to set new standards of quality by fusing tradition and modern luxury at one of the world’s largest atelier in the heart of London.