UK’s Luxury Squad Gains Three Impressive Recruits

UK’s Luxury Authority Welcomes Three New Members.

The Walpole, UK’s luxury industry, announced three new members: historic Chesterfield-crafter Fleming & Howland, storied hatmaker Christys’ Hats, and Rocco Forte Hotels’ The Balmoral.

The UK’s Reigning Luxury Authority Expands with Three New Members; @The Balmoral by @Rocco Forte Hotels

UK’s Luxury League Scores Three Big Wins with New Members.

Walpole is a trade association that represents the British luxury industry. Founded in 1992, it is a non-profit organization that aims to promote, protect, and develop the UK’s luxury sector. Walpole’s members include some of the UK’s most prestigious luxury brands, such as Burberry, Harrods, Rolls-Royce, and many others. The organization works to support the growth of the British luxury industry by advocating for its interests with government and media, organizing events and networking opportunities, and providing resources and information to its members.

@Fleming & Howland

Historic Chesterfield-crafter Fleming & Howland

Fleming & Howland is the creator of the world’s best-known British sofa and chair design: the Chesterfield. This highly distinctive visual design has been preserved using the same techniques since its origins over two centuries ago. As a small cottage industry, the family migrated from the forests of High Wycombe to the plains of Lancashire where it quietly operates under an exclusive direct-to-consumer business model. The brand’s philosophy? Trends come and go, fashions change with the seasons, but quality and style are eternal.

To find out more read the interview with Paul Fleming, Managing Director of Fleming & Howland.

@Fleming & Howland

@Christys’ Hats

Christys’ Hats

Now celebrating its 250th year, Christys’ Hats’ passion for impeccable quality and skilled craftsmanship has passed through generations of hatmakers, safeguarding Christys’ red and gold insignia as a symbol synonymous with fine traditionally crafted hats. Today, the company still produces its hats using traditional methods at its factory in Oxfordshire, England. The journey is such that its craftsmen and women train for many years to develop their hatting skills, and Christys’ prides itself on the unique craftsmanship still applied to their hat making.

Read the interview with Jonathan Boston, Managing Director of Christys’.

The Balmoral

For over a century, The Balmoral has made a home at Edinburgh’s most prestigious address, No 1 Princes Street. A landmark Rocco Forte hotel set in the heart of Scotland’s capital city, The Balmoral combines stunning views and warm hospitality with world-class facilities, creating the perfect luxury urban retreat. Standing proud since 1902, the historic building’s majestic clock tower dominates the Edinburgh skyline.

To find out more about this latest Walpole Member, read the interview with Richard Cooke, Cluster Managing Director for Rocco Forte Hotels, United Kingdom.