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Walpole British Luxury unveils 'Excellence' award nominees
Oct '13
Walpole British Luxury, the not-for-profit organisation which represents over 175 British luxury brands, is delighted to announce the nominations for the eagerly awaited 2013 Walpole Awards for Excellence.

Now in its 12th year, the Walpole Awards for Excellence, in association with Coutts, honour individuals and companies for their work in the luxury sector, both in Britain and around the world, celebrates their outstanding achievements in the fields of design, craftsmanship, business and culture. Past award winners include Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Mulberry, Erdem, Net-a-Porter, Claridges, Chanel, Ferrari and Land Rover, to name just a few.

The winners of the 10 awards will be announced at the Walpole Awards of Excellence on Monday 18th November 2013 at the Banqueting House, Whitehall.

The ceremony will be presented by Ben Fogle, an acclaimed English adventurer, writer and broadcaster and attended by 500 luxury industry guests. This year’s judges for the Walpole Awards include Caroline Rush, CEO of the British Fashion Council; Michael Ward, MD of Harrods; Jonathan Akeroyd, MD of Alexander McQueen; Jonathan Heilbron, CEO & President of Thomas Pink; Nick Candy, Founder of Candy & Candy; Hilary Alexander; Earl of March & Kinrara, Goodwood; Joan Burstein CBE, Browns Fashion; Theo Fennell, Founder of luxury jeweller Theo Fennell, amongst many others.

Ben Hughes, Chairman of Walpole British Luxury commented: “The Walpole Awards for Excellence are one of the most anticipated events in the luxury calendar. They are an opportunity to celebrate the incredible talent within the industry, and the brands and individuals who embody all that ‘excellence’ represents. This year, the standard of nominations is incredibly high, and we look forward to revealing the winners at the Banqueting House on 18th November.”

Michael Morley, Chief Executive of Coutts & Co and a member of Walpole's Board of Directors, commented: "Coutts is delighted once again this year to be supporting the Walpole Awards for Excellence.

"The luxury industry is of increasing importance to the UK and makes a vital contribution to our economy, on a domestic and an international scale. The Awards provide the opportunity to celebrate the high calibre of talent within the industry and the role that established and emerging luxury brands have made in forging Britain’s reputation as a centre of excellence within the international luxury arena."

The 2013 Walpole Awards for Excellence are held in association with title sponsor Coutts. Category sponsors include: Laurent-Perrier, McArthurGlen Group, Admirable Crichton, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Mishcon de Reya, Chivas Regal 25, Design Centre Chelsea Harbour, Swarovski and Luxury Jersey.

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