Congratulations to all of the Winners:
Luxury Lifetime Achievement
Harold Tillman, CBE
A retail entrepreneur and investor, Harold has led and shaped the British fashion industry for the past 50 years. Formally the head of Jaeger and Aquascutum, he was also chair of the British Fashion Council and is currently Chairman of the Ethical Fashion Forum, Former Chairman of the Alumini Board of the University of the Arts and Fashion Matters Fundraising for Students and a former trustee of the V&A.
He was awarded a CBE in recognition for his achievements in being a driving force for the Fashion Industry and is now a champion of sustainability through Common Objective.
Luxury Business Leader 2018
Tamara Ralph, Ralph & Russo
In just 10 years, the winners have turned a small couture atelier into a global powerhouse. The first British couture label in a century to show at the official Paris Couture Week in 2014, Ralph & Russo has been making waves ever since. Boasting a client list that includes international celebrities, billionaires and royalty, the dynamic two, have now established themselves as one of the most ‘go to’ luxury brands in London. Global expansion is on the cards and new boutiques are planned around the world.
Luxury Sustainability 2018
Since set up in 2001, Stella McCartney has focused on sustainability, creating ethical fashion, employing fur-free fur, skin-free skin, faux leather and trainers without glue – leading the way and shaping the sustainability agenda as it is today. Stella McCartney’s tenacity in building a luxury fashion brand while maintaining environmental values has inspired many others to follow her lead. Constantly innovating, Stella McCartney stands above and beyond others.
Jennifer Ewah, Eden Diodati
Luxury Business Rising Star – Young In House Lawyer of the Year
Alexandra Simmerson, Michael Kors
Our rising star winner is one of the newest lawyers at her company and has distinguished herself with her energy and knowledge of the world of social media, influencers, IP, and numerous other areas – all contributing to the growth of an explosive American brand. Recruited by her organisation during law school by making an impression as an intern at the company, Alexandra is part of a relatively small team of exclusively women. In two years she has earned the praise of her colleagues and distinguished herself by hard work and business acumen with a deep understanding of the marketplace.
Luxury Entrepreneur 2018
Rob Jones and Catherine Teatum, Teatum Jones
Rob Jones and Catherine Teatum are unique talents in the industry – they combine unique creativity with a strong human and ethical message in each and every of their collections – creating beautiful fashion with meaning and substance. They are fiercely true and passionate about their vision and do not compromise their authenticity and understanding of how to run a fashion business whilst delivering a strong creative.
Luxury Business In-House General Counsel of the Year
Greer McMullen, Coty
In the two years since Greer joined Coty, he has made an impact not only on the legal side of the organisation but on the actual business. His track record of supporting highly commercial and innovative businesses is reaping dividends as the company expands though a series of acquisitions and innovative licensing deals – all part of actively transforming the business into a digitally innovative company. Whilst overseeing a growing international legal team, Greer has been part and parcel of the Coty’s move to the next level. His dynamic leadership in this fast changing environment makes him the perfect candidate as this year’s Luxury General Counsel.
Luxury New Business Award
Aldis Firman, Lilou et Loic
A London-based start-up, in the last 12 months, Lilou et Loic has expanded their brand to six countries including opening an office in New York and opening 12 new retailers in the UK in the last six months. Lilou et Loic was the only Home Fragrance Brand gifting at this year’s Oscars. They continue to supply the Royal Household creating bespoke seasonal fragrance candles and diffusers. Their Founder’s dedication to growing the award-winning brand makes Lilou et Loic this year’s winner of the Luxury New Business Award.
Luxury Business In House Legal Team of the Year
Seddiqi Holding Legal Team
Seddiqi Holding Legal Team advised on all the aspects of the fast-growing show, Dubai Watch Week, providing the business with an IP strategy, managing influencers and e-commerce sales, construction issues and legally guiding the marketing team. Furthermore, they assisted in worldwide expansion issues to catapult the event. External legal spend was curtailed with the majority of work done inhouse. The team is an example of how a legal team can proactively work to expand and develop a business.
Luxury Deal of the Year
Virgin and Dentons
The Award goes to a strategic partnership agreement which delivered a new service in an extremely tight time frame. The deal saw Virgin becoming a preferred retail financial partner in the UK from 2018. The deal required intense periods of negotiation in a very short timeline.
Luxury Law Firm of the Year
Bargate Murray is an award winning boutique luxury asset law firm specialising in the niche areas of superyachts, private aviation and private residential property. Bargate Murray has extensive experience with Superyachts acting on ground breaking projects, recently this includes a 147m German build project. Bargate Murray is also working with technology experts, leading the charge in the development and application of Blockchain technology in the luxury asset sector, specifically with regard to how it may be used to bring about new efficiencies in the jet charter market.