Contemporary fine jewellery brand Tessa Packard London revealed as one of the talented entrepreneurs chosen to join the 2017 Walpole Brands of Tomorrow programme.
In the glamorous setting provided by the Hotel Café Royal in London, Walpole announced the twelve highly contested places for their prestigious 2017 Walpole Brands of Tomorrow programme, in association with Mishcon de Reya and Sloane Point Partners and celebrated a decade of nurturing the tastemakers of the future.
Tessa Packard London was proud to join the select group of trailblazing luxury brands, which includes board game designer Alexandra Llewellyn and accessories brand Hillier Bartley, on the esteemed programme which now in its tenth year provides a series of yearlong workshops and one-on-one mentorship from some of the UK’s most experienced luxury leaders and entrepreneurs. Past mentors have included Gillian de Bono; Editor of the FT’s How To Spend It, Nick and Giles English; Co-Founders of Bremont and Jo Thornton; Managing Director of Moet Hennessy.
Founded in 1990, Walpole is a unique alliance of 170 of Britain’s finest luxury brands, including Burberry, Alexander McQueen, Rolls-Royce and Boodles, whose mission is to promote, protect and develop the unique qualities of British luxury: the long tradition, rich heritage, superior craftsmanship, innovation, design, style, and impeccable service at the heart of the industry – currently worth over £32 billion to the UK economy and predicted to reach £51 billion by 2019.
Those brands selected for the Brands of Tomorrow programme, whose inspiring alumni include The Business of Fashion and Emilia Wickstead, exemplify the highest standards of quality, style, innovation and craftsmanship and all aspire to develop into full Walpole members, with the ultimate goal of becoming an established and highly successful British luxury brand, paving the way for generations to come.
“We are so proud to see how far the brand has come in the three years since we launched”, comments Founder and Creative Director Tessa Packard. “To have been selected for such a venerated programme as Walpole’s Brands of Tomorrow is an honour, considering the impressive past alumni to date. We are confident the brand will continue to grow in the years to come and that with Walpole’s support, we have a bright future ahead of us.”
Jonathan Heilbron, Chairman of the Walpole Brands of Tomorrow programme, Walpole Board Director and CEO of Thomas Pink commented: “We are immensely proud to be celebrating ten years of the Walpole Brands of Tomorrow programme and the Class of 2017 is a group of superb talent who we cannot wait to work with over the next twelve months, alongside a team of some of the luxury industry’s very best brains. These brands, designers and craftspeople are leading the way for the future of luxury and to be able to give all of them the opportunity to grow and develop through such a unique platform is a huge honour.”
Michelle Emmerson, Walpole CEO commented: “The Walpole Brands of Tomorrow programme continues to go from strength-to-strength and now in its 10th year the class of 2017 is as strong and exciting as ever. This programme enables Walpole and its members to play a vital and proactive role in supporting the next generation of talent and emerging luxury brands. We are incredibly proud of this initiative and the many brands who have taken part over the past decade.”