The Goring scoops the award for Best British Luxury Service award at the Walpole 2011 Awards & Medals of Excellence
Jeremy Goring is congratulated by actor Hugh Bonneville
London 15 November 2011: The Goring was recognised for its uniquely personable English style of service last night at the 2011 Walpole Awards. Walpole, the not-for-profit organisation that represents the British luxury industry and 170 leading luxury brands including Harrods, Burberry, Jimmy Choo and Mulberry, announced the winners of its annual awards last night (November 14) this year sponsored by Coutts.
Over 500 leading figures from the British and International luxury industries attended the event including Michael Ward, MD of Harrods, Caroline Rush, CEO of British Fashion Council, and Sarah Burton, Chief designer for Alexander McQueen, Thierry Outin, MD of Hermès, Emma Hill Creative Director of Mulberry, Natalie Massenet, CEO of Net-a-Porter, Brent Hoberman, Founder of Mydeco.com. Also present were actor Hugh Bonneville of Downton Abbey and Lucia van der Post, the leading commentator on the luxury industry, both of whom were presented with a Medal of Excellence.
Jeremy Goring and The Goring’s General Manager Graham Copeman went on stage to accept the The Best Luxury Service award from Helen Croft of sponsors Mishcon de Reya and Walpole Member Gianluca Brozzetti of Roberto Cavalli. The award was presented to the British Luxury Brand that embodies the finest standards of service through exceptional innovation, consistent excellence and clear mastery in 2011.
- The Goring - The Winner
- The Savoy
- The Balmoral
- Galvin Brothers
- Dinner by Heston Blumenthal
- Gianluca Brozzetti – Walpole / Roberto Cavalli
- Martin Skan – Skan Enterprises
- Marcus Wareing
- James Lohan – Mr & Mrs Smith
- Ian Ewart – Coutts
Walpole is now the largest European Luxury organisation of its kind, representing over 170 leading British luxury brands and cultural institutions. The organisation provides over 40 events each year together with industry insight for member companies as well as mentoring entrepreneurial emerging British businesses, the UK’s finest craft makers and lobbying the UK government and the EU on behalf of the industry. As part of the European Creative and Cultural Industries Alliance, Walpole ensures that Europe’s luxury industries are valued, protected and promoted.
Julia Carrick, CEO of Walpole commented:
“The British Luxury Industry continues to perform exceptionally well and has grown significantly with London now the third largest international luxury market in the world. Through incredibly challenging economic times, the luxury sector is showing great resilience and we are confident that it will continue to flourish.”
Jeremy Goring accept the Best Luxury Service Award from Gianluca Brozzetti of Roberto Cavalli and Helen Croft of Mishcon de Reya (Sponsor of the Best for Service category) as The Goring’s General Manager Graham Copeman looks on
During his acceptance speech at The Walpole Luxury Awards, Jeremy Goring proudly thanked all his staff without whom, he insisted, The Goring simply would not exist. Acknowledging The Goring’s utter Britishness, Jeremy assured the awards guests that “even our toast is truly British.”
Jeremy Goring and Graham Copeman celebrate with the judges after receiving the Best Luxury Service Award at The Walpole Luxury Awards at The Banqueting House.