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Walpole announces shortlist for 2016 awards

Oct 13, 2016

Charlotte Olympia, Charlotte Tilbury and Jimmy Choo are amongst this year’s nominees for Walpole’s British Luxury Brand of the Year award, presented with Laurent-Perrier.

Walpole announces shortlist for this year's British Luxury Awards - Walpole

The luxury industry body has announced the shortlist for this year’s 15th annual Walpole British Luxury Awards, which celebrate exceptional brands and individuals for their outstanding work in the luxury sector both in Britain and abroad.

Awards will be given across 10 categories which are British Luxury Brand of the Year, Best Cultural Experience, Champion of Luxury Manufacturing, Best British Luxury Craftsmanship, Digital Innovation, Champion of British Luxury Overseas, Champion of Sustainability, Emerging British Luxury Talent and Leader in Luxury.

The 2016 winners will be chosen by a panel of judges led by  Michael Ward, MD of Harrods and Chairman of Walpole and including Lucia van der Post, Sarah Anderson, (Head of Brand & Partnerships, GREAT Britain Campaign), Peter Ting, Gillian de Bono (FT How to Spend It), Marcus Waring (Restaurateur), and Richard Carter (Rolls-Royce Motor Cars).

The award ceremony will take place on Monday 14 November at The Dorchester, London.

“Walpole congratulates all of our members and nominated brands for their commitment to the exceptional – in quality, craftsmanship, design, service, tradition and innovation. This year’s shortlisted brands are the most exciting and pioneering companies and individuals from across the luxury sphere and it’s an honour to celebrate their significant achievements at the 2016 Walpole British Luxury Awards,” said Michelle Emmerson, CEO of Walpole.

The following companies, people and projects have been shortlisted:

British Luxury Brand of the Year, in association with Laurent-Perrier
Charlotte Olympia
Charlotte Tilbury
Jimmy Choo
Princess Yachts
Ralph & Russo

Best British Cultural Experience, in association with London Advertising
Fashioning a Reign exhibition at The Royal Collection Trust
Royal Ascot Ladies Day
Tate Modern
Vogue 100 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery
World of Wedgwood

The Champion of British Luxury Manufacturing, in association with G.F Smith
Holland & Holland

Best British Luxury Craftsmanship
Johnstons of Elgin
Rolls-Royce Motor Cars
Savoir Beds
Simon Rogan
Soane Britain

Digital Innovation in British Luxury
Anya Hindmarch
Banneya London
Magic Mirror

The Champion of British Luxury Overseas, in association with Freight Brokers
Jaguar Land Rover
Johnnie Walker
Soho House Group
Stella McCartney

The Champion of British Luxury Sustainability, in association with Premier Tax Free
House of St Barnabas
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