A unique alliance of 200 of Britain’s finest luxury brands, Walpole promotes, protects and develops the qualities of UK luxury.

In December 2017 Gaze Burvill were delighted to be welcomed as a Core member of the Walpole membership. It marks the first step in a year of celebrations as we mark our 25 years in business. As Gaze Burvill grows it is reassuring to know we can speak with established players in the industry to ask for their advice, get behind the scenes access and get firsthand information on lessons learned.

Dedicated to nurturing the next generation of luxury brands, craftsmen and leaders, Walpole connects Britain’s best up-and-coming talent with a network of senior mentors from within the established membership. Its programme of events, thought leadership activities and political and media engagement furthers the collective interests of Walpole’s members, ensuring the continued and future success of British luxury on an international stage.

Walpole is a not-for-profit organisation, funded entirely by a combination of annual member fees and corporate sponsorship.

Formed in 1990 as ‘The Churchill Group’ by top-tier British companies, including British Airways, Chewton Glen, Coutts & Co, DAKS Simpson, the Financial Times, The Savoy Group and William Grant & Sons, the aim of the organisation was to promote British excellence, providing a community for the exchange of best practice ideas to drive business development. In 1992, The Churchill Group became Walpole.

At the end of 2017 the Walpole held its annual awards night where Catherine Zeta-Jones hosted and the best of British luxury brands were celebrated. While they are ambitious aims, perhaps in 2018 we’ll see Simon receive an award?!


Michael Ward, Managing Director, Harrods, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Helen Brocklebank, CEO, Walpole