Last night saw the ‘Oscars’ of the luxury industry; The 2011 Walpole Awards for Excellence. We were extremely honoured to have been in the presence of the world’s leading luxury figureheads. Our client Royal Salute was a finalist in the category, “British Luxury Brand Overseas.” Winners on the night included Victoria Beckham, Emerging Luxury Brand. Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, British Design Talent. Hermes, International Luxury Brand. MRPORTER.COM, Luxury Brand Online. Church’s English Shoes, Luxury Craftsmanship. McLaren Automotive, British Luxury Brand.
Lucia van der Post, and Host, Hugh Bonneville (Robert, Earl of Grantham, in ITV’s Downtown Abbey), were awarded Medals of Excellence.
The evening was a superb celebration of all thing British and confirmed the importance the luxury industry in today’s economy.