LONDON, November 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Last night, industry CEOs and key figureheads gathered at the star-studded Walpole British Luxury Awards in London to share the success of exceptional brands, experiences and individuals in the luxury sector, both within Britain, and internationally.
Winners at the Walpole British Luxury Awards 2015 included:
Victoria Beckham: British Luxury Brand of the Year
Julia Peyton-Jones: Leading Light
Charlotte Olympia Dellal: Best Luxury Brand Ambassador
Emilia Wickstead: Best New British Luxury Talent
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red by Paul Cummins & Tom Piper at the Tower of London, Historic Royal Palaces: Best British Cultural & Creative Innovation
Goodwood: Best British Luxury Experience
Roger W. Smith: Best British Luxury Craftsmanship
Pippa Small: Most Socially Responsible British Luxury Brand
Valentino: Best International Luxury Brand
Continuing the celebration of British luxury, Walpole will be arriving in New York this week to participate in the 'GREAT Britain on Madison Avenue' promotion in partnership with the Madison Avenue Business District, which is taking place 5-8th November 2015.
During the four day showcase, a range of participating boutiques and businesses will celebrate their British luxury heritage, inviting the public to participate in a series of in store events, exhibitions and talks. Proceeds from the sales during the campaign will benefit Walpole member, Historic Royal Palaces, an organisation that works to preserve historic buildings in Britain, including Tower of London and Kensington Palace.
Michelle Emmerson, CEO of Walpole, said: "We were delighted to present awards to these exceptional British brands. The British luxury industry is thriving and its contribution to the UK economy - recently valued at £32.2 billion - is increasingly significant. The celebration in New York will reinforce the demand for British luxury and highlight the growing number of British brands that now call Madison Avenue home."