We are delighted to have been nominated in Walpole's 2016 British Luxury Awards in The Champion of British Luxury Manufacturing category. The Awards cover 10 categories and the winners will be announced at a glittering awards evening at The Dorchester, London, on Monday 14th November.
Now in its 15th year, these prestigious annual awards are a celebration of the exceptional brands and individuals that make the UK luxury industry the world leader it is today.
The other nominees in 'The Champion of British Luxury Manufacturing' category are Bremont, Holland & Holland, Mulberry and Sunseeker.
The other nine categories include British Luxury Brand of the Year, Best British Cultural Experience, Best British Luxury Craftsmanship, Digital Innovation in British Luxury, The Champion of British Luxury Overseas, The Champion of British
Luxury Sustainability, Leader in Luxury, Outstanding Achievement in British Luxury and Emerging British Luxury Talents.
Commented CEO, Robert Ettinger, “As one of the few remaining British leather goods manufacturers with our factory in Walsall outside Birmingham, we are thrilled to have been nominated for this award alongside such esteemed British brands. This year we have been privileged to work with the government's GREAT Britain campaign to create a leather masterpiece, in collaboration with Gaziano & Girling shoemakers, which is now touring the world to demonstrate the design talent and exceptional craftmanship skills of the UK's leather goods manufacturers . We very much look forward to the awards evening and the announcement of the winner.”
Masterpiece created for the GREAT campaign
Walpole is a unique alliance of 170 of Britain's finest luxury brands. It promotes, protects and develops the unique qualities of UK 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.