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'Hard-wiring Tomorrow's Success Today': Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 10 Year Anniversary

Posted on 05 February 2018

Mishcon de Reya recently hosted luxury entrepreneurs, Walpole alumni and mentors, and media at the Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 10 year anniversary party in London.

The reception took place following a panel discussion, 'Hard-wiring tomorrow's success today, with panellists including: John Ayton MBE (founder, Links of London and Annoushka); Frieda Gormley (founder, House of Hackney); Ilaria Pasquinelli (Global Brand & Propositions Director, WGSN); Bonnie Takhar (CEO & President, Charlotte Olympia); and Alice Temperley MBE (founder, Temperley London).

Moderated by Brands of Tomorrow chairman Jonathan Heilbron, the discussion uncovered the entrepreneurs' secrets of success as well as tips on future-proofing luxury brands.

Walpole is an umbrella organisation that promotes, develops and protects British luxury on the world stage.  It has more than 200 members covering the gamut of British luxury, from Burberry and Jo Malone London, through to Cliveden and Gleneagles. The Brands of Tomorrow programme, in partnership with Mishcon de Reya, is a mentoring platform for emerging luxury brands.

To view photos from the event, please click here.

Mishcon de Reya

‘Hard-wiring Tomorrow’s Success Today’:

Walpole Brands of Tomorrow 10 Year Anniversary

 

Helen Brocklebank

CEO, Walpole

Brands of Tomorrow as a programme which supports British luxury as a sector by creating a long-term pipeline of economic growth by building and supporting and sustaining new brands and helping them on their journey to be literally the brands of tomorrow. 

 

Lewis Cohen

Partner, Mishcon de Reya

Here at Mishcon we sponsor the Brands of Tomorrow programme.  Walpole is the organisation that is responsible for promoting, supporting and protecting British luxury brands on the worldwide stage. 

 

Camilla Elphick

Founder, Camilla Elphick

I can’t tell… saying to people enough how helpful Walpole Brands of Tomorrow have been to us.

 

Linda Pilkington

Founder, Ormonde Jayne

They are probably the best networkers you could ever possibly imagine to have on your side.  What do you need?  How can we help you?  Who do you want to sit next to at dinner?  Who would be good for you, you know, that you’d like to talk to?  I mean, they are doing it for you.

 

Alice Temperley, MBE

Founder, Temperley London

We had amazing support with press, amazing support with our clients that are still with us today.

 

Hugh Wolton

Commercial Director, Duke + Dexter

Brilliant joy of being able to learn more particularly about British craftsmanship and all the values and traditions and history it has and, I think it has just given us that extra creditability we need to move forward as a brand. 

 

Natalie Melton

Co-Founder, The New Craftsmen

As a new start-up there is no feeling like being able to control your destiny, to shape and realise a vision and bring it to life.

 

Freida Gormley

Co-Founder, House of Hackney

Start with your dreams, you know, launching and operating business and growing it takes a lot of energy.  It’s about a healthy measure of head and heart, I would say.

 

Alice Temperley, MBE

Founder, Temperley London

There are times where you think where you are living the life, we can make everything, we can do everything and we will do more lifestyle but the main thing is to focus on what you’re known for, what you are good at. 

 

Polly McMaster

Co-Founder, The Fold

Really having that true passion for it means that whenever you are sharing your story, you are talking to someone whether it be a customer, an investor, a supplier, if they really believe that passion they are so much more excited to get involved with what you are doing.

 

Helen Brocklebank

CEO, Walpole

It’s the only sector of the British economy which is customer critical to manufacture something in the UK.  The customer wants it made in Britain. 

 

Hugh Wolton

Commercial Director, Duke + Dexter

Now is the time to do it, I don’t see a better time for British luxury to be able to get ourselves out there and to be able to really ensure that we are projecting the best image of Britain as well.

 

Helen Brocklebank

CEO, Walpole

I think the exciting thing for me is you look at some of the brands in ten years who have been through the programme and they are now internationally famous and Walpole, and the members of Walpole, have played a real part in developing that. 

 

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