Walpole announces shortlist for 2016 awards
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
Ralph & Russo
Best British Cultural Experience, in association with London Advertising
Fashioning a Reign exhibition at The Royal Collection Trust
Royal Ascot Ladies Day
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
Digital Innovation in British Luxury
The Champion of British Luxury Overseas, in association with Freight Brokers
Jaguar Land Rover
Soho House Group
The Champion of British Luxury Sustainability, in association with Premier Tax Free
House of St Barnabas
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