Celebrating Excellence: Highlights from the Walpole British Luxury Awards 2023

See the inimitable brands and individuals who took home trophies at the Walpole British Luxury Awards 2023.

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On the evening of November 20th, 2023, the prestigious Walpole British Luxury Awards took center stage, honoring the crème de la crème of the UK’s luxury industry. The glittering event, hosted at The Dorchester in London’s Mayfair, brought together 400 luminaries from the world of luxury, including actors Lydia West, Charlie Casely-Hayford, Sabrina Elba, Malachi Kirby, and Lady Amelia Spencer, to celebrate the outstanding contributions of brands and individuals to British luxury.

Helen Brocklebank, Walpole’s Chief Executive, reflected on the unique blend of culture, creativity, and commerce that defines British luxury on the global stage. “In a country renowned for its storytelling, every Walpole award has a tale to tell of individual triumphs, of Britain’s extraordinarily rich and diverse history and of the talent, ingenuity, creativity and innovation of its people,” she remarked.

Let’s take a closer look at the remarkable winners who took home trophies at the Walpole British Luxury Awards 2023.

  • Cultural & Social Contribution
    Winner: The Royal Academy of Arts x Claridge’s

This award recognizes the collaboration between The Royal Academy of Arts and Claridge’s, showcasing the powerful intersection of art and hospitality, contributing to the cultural landscape of Britain.

  • Great Creative Britons
    Winners: Ozwald Boateng OBE, Sonya Boyce OBE RA, David Harewood OBE

Celebrating individuals who have made significant contributions to the creative industries, this year’s honorees include the trailblazing Ozwald Boateng, the renowned artist Sonya Boyce, and the accomplished actor David Harewood.

  • Luxury in the Making
    Winner: Matthew Cox

In association with Elite Associates, this award acknowledges the craftsmanship and dedication of Matthew Cox, highlighting his exceptional skills in the art of luxury creation.

  • Sustainable Luxury Brand of the Year
    Winner: Neal’s Yard Remedies

In association with Investec, this award commends Neal’s Yard Remedies for its commitment to sustainability and eco-conscious practices, setting a standard for the industry.

  • Made in the UK
    Winner: Sunspel

In association with the Department for Business and Trade, Sunspel receives accolades for its unwavering dedication to producing high-quality, British-made luxury goods.

  • Brands of Tomorrow
    Winners: Goldfinger, Navygrey, Difference Coffee, Makers Cabinet, Edward Bulmer Natural Paint, Roxanne First, MONPURE, AKT London, Holmes Bespoke, BAZ & Co, Maison Margaux, Anglo-Italian

In association with Mischon de Reya, these emerging brands represent the future of British luxury, showcasing innovation, creativity, and a commitment to excellence.

  • Game Changer
    Winner: Anabela Chan

In association with Laurent-Perrier, Anabela Chan is recognized for her transformative impact on the luxury landscape, pushing boundaries and redefining what is possible in the industry.

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  • Creative Collaboration
    Winner: Brown’s Hotel, a Rocco Forte Hotel & Sir Paul Smith

In association with Moneypenny, this award celebrates the seamless collaboration between Brown’s Hotel and Sir Paul Smith, demonstrating the power of partnerships in creating unique luxury experiences.

  • Artistic Pioneer
    Winner: Wayne McGregor CBE

Recognizing Wayne McGregor’s groundbreaking contributions to the arts, this award celebrates his pioneering spirit and innovative approach to movement and choreography.

  • Visionary
    Winner: Torsten Müller-Ötvös

In association with WOLF, Torsten Müller-Ötvös is honored for his visionary leadership, driving innovation and setting new standards in the luxury automotive industry.

  • British Luxury Brand of the Year
    Winner: Boodles

In association with Times Luxury, Boodles is crowned the British Luxury Brand of the Year, standing out for its commitment to craftsmanship, elegance, and timeless style.

As the curtain falls on the Walpole British Luxury Awards 2023, these exceptional winners stand as a testament to the enduring spirit of British luxury, blending tradition with innovation and creativity.

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