Walpole reveals shortlist for 2016 British Luxury Awards

Walpole has announced its shortlist for this year’s 15th annual Walpole British Luxury Awards, which aims to celebrate exceptional brands and individuals for their work in the UK luxury sector and overseas.

The luxury trade body, which represents some of Britain’s celebrated luxury barns, such as Burberry and Alexander McQueen, has named the likes of Charlotte Olympia, Jimmy Choo and Stella McCartney among its shortlist for the British Luxury Brand of the Year award. Set to take place Monday, November 14 at The Dorchester, London, this year’s award ceremony includes 10 categories such as British Luxury Brand of the Year, Champion of Luxury Manufacturing, Digital Innovation and Leader in Luxury.

The winners of the awards will be revealed during the award ceremony and will be selected by a panel of judges led by Michael Ward, MD of Harrods and Chairman of Walpole, which includes 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).

“Walpole congratulates all of our members and nominated brands for their commitment to the exceptional – in quality, craftsmanship, design, service, tradition and innovation,” commented Michelle Emmerson, CEO, Walpole. “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.”

Walpole annual awards ceremony is the only of its kind which spans all sectors within the luxury market. Founded in 2001, the Walpole British Luxury Awards were created to honour those who showcase excellence in the luxury sector. The shortlist is as follows:

British Luxury Brand of the Year, in association with Laurent-Perrier

Charlotte Olympia
Charlotte Tilbury
Jimmy Choo
Princess Yachts
Ralph & Russo

Best British Cultural Experience, in association with London Advertising

Fashioning a Reign exhibition at The Royal Collection Trust
Royal Ascot Ladies Day
Tate Modern
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
Savoir Beds
Simon Rogan
Soane Britain

Digital Innovation in British Luxury

Anya Hindmarch
Banneya London
Magic Mirror

The Champion of British Luxury Overseas, in association with Freight Brokers

Jaguar Land Rover
Johnnie Walker
Soho House Group
Stella McCartney

The Champion of British Luxury Sustainability, in association with Premier Tax Free

House of St Barnabas
Rêve en Vert

Photo: courtesy of Walpole