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The Walpole Power List 2019 | 50 Most Influential People in British Luxury

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The inaugural Walpole Power List, in association with Inzito and Coutts, was revealed at a party at Ennismore Sessions House last week and I’m absolutely over the moon to say that I’ve been named one of the 50 Most Influential People in British Luxury!

Following Walpole’s same-day announcement that the British luxury sector is now worth £48 billion to the UK economy – an increase of 49% in four years – the Power List celebrates the people steering the sector to success with its roll call of the 50 Most Influential People in British Luxury: the Entrepreneurs, Founders, Game-Changers, Gurus, Heroes, Legends, Mavericks, Rising Stars, Storytellers and Tastemakers within the Walpole membership.

“British luxury has a unique sensibility – its products and experiences make the country famous throughout the world for creativity, craftsmanship, innovation and the ability to conjure new, exciting, relevant stories from a magical past. But what makes British luxury a £48 billion power house is the exceptional ability of the people inside its brands, and Walpole’s annual Luxury Power List recognises and celebrates fifty talented individuals and their impact on this extraordinary, fast-growing sector.” - Helen Brocklebank, CEO of Walpole 

Naturally, I’ve been included in the “Mavericks” category - a fact I’m highly proud of! Thrilled to be sitting alongside the other Mavericks:

Alan Scott, Creative Director, Johnstons of Elgin
Marcus  Wareing, Chef Patron, Marcus Wareing Restaurants
Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle, Co-Founders, House of Hackney
Justin Redman, Director & Co-Founder, RWD
Jessica McCormack, Founder, Jessica McCormack

Thank you so much to Walpole for this wonderful honour. I plan to live up to my title…


Kate & the Halfpennys xxx