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05 November 2014

The Walpole Awards 2014: The Film

The 2014 Walpole British Luxury Awards took place on Monday 3rd November at the V&A, London.

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Walpole British Luxury Awards 2014

Michelle Emmerson
Chief Executive Walpole

We are in the stunning surroundings of the Victoria and Albert Museum for the Walpole British Luxury Awards.  It is the night that everybody comes out and celebrates the importance of British luxury.

Jeremy Hicks
Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover

And we now employ thirty two thousand people here in the UK.  In our supply chain a further two hundred thousand people are employed so a significant and growing brand.

Demetra Pinsent
CFO, Charlotte Tilbury

These awards epitomise what is fantastic about British luxury.  They are hugely important.  They bring together the industry in a way that we don’t see elsewhere.

David Weir
Director, Dovecot Studios

What makes British luxury so desirable is a valuing of craftsmanship and the hand made.

Jeremy Hicks
Managing Director, Jaguar Land Rover

And what a collection of brands, you almost want to take a snapshot to see the company that we are all in.

Stephen Alden
CFO, Maybourne Hotel Group

British luxury and British premium products have become something which give you competitive advantage.  I think it is unique.  I think there is a sense of specialness about it which makes it very competitive on the International scale.

Jodie Kidd
Presenter and Model

It is just wonderful that we can celebrate all these incredible geniuses.

Demetra Pinsent
CFO, Charlotte Tilbury

A real recognition of all the creative talent that is in this country.

Joan Burnstein CBE
Owner, Browns

Walpole is luxury and everything we do I hope is pure luxury.  I am a great admirer of everything that Walpole stands for.

Alexandra Shulman
Editor-in-Chief, British Vogue

It felt wonderful to be able to give the lifetime achievement award to such a worthy winner as Mrs Burnstein.  She epitomises taste, style and a real understanding of what fashion and luxury has to be.

Joan Burnstein CBE
Owner, Browns

Really exceptional, a great honour and Alex’s introduction was overwhelming.

Michelle Emmerson
Chief Executive Walpole

The atmosphere was incredible. I think we have got some fantastic winners but also lots of fantastic brands that were nominated and they are all equally sharing in the success.  I think there is no better opportunity than right now for some of those young emerging British brands to get noticed and start to develop and to grow Internationally.

Jodie Kidd
Presenter and Model

It is an exciting time for British luxury and I just can’t wait to see what happens next year.

Walpole British Luxury Awards 2014