The winners of the prestigious Luxury Briefing Awards 2019 were announced on Monday 28 October, at a celebratory evening ceremony hosted at The Savoy, London.
More than 350 guests and Luxury Briefing subscribers were in attendance on the night, as well as a host of noteworthy representatives from luxury brands.
Hundreds of nominations were submitted by Luxury Briefing subscribers across 10 categories. They were then compiled to create a definitive short-list of nominations before the winners were hand-picked by a judging panel of industry experts during a day of evaluation and discussion.
An additional six awards were presented by Sir Eric Peacock, Chairman of Luxury Briefing, which were chosen independently of the judging panel by the board of directors.
‘Once again, the Luxury Briefing Awards have shone a light on the incredible innovation and excellence occurring across all sectors of the luxury industry. We received an overwhelming number of nominations this year and the calibre of entries was outstanding. Congratulations to all our winners and finalists’, said CEO of Luxury Briefing, Nigel Fulcher.
The twelve judges, all notable thought leaders from across the luxury industry, included:
Sir Eric Peacock, Chairman of Luxury Briefing; Alistair Crane, Hero; Christine Gaskell CBE, The Royal Automobile Club; Clive Jackson, Alyssum Group; June Sebley, Signature Elite Class: Melanie Grant, 1843 Magazine, The Economist; Michael Sheridan, Sheridan & Co: Peter Crome, The Carnegie Club at Skibo Castle; Sebastian Conran, Sebastian Conran Associates; Simon Clare, Lotus Cars; Theo Fennell, Theo Fennell; and Tim Jackson, British School of Fashion.
The ceremony, held at London’s iconic The Savoy hotel, was hosted by Chair of Luxury Briefing Awards Judging Panel, Charlotte Metcalf, and screenwriter and BBC Four panellist, Kit Hesketh-Harvey. Entertainment was provided by the comical cabaret duo, Kit and McConnel.
Top executives from leading luxury brands presented the awards, including Igor Stopnikov, Attilus Caviar; Nicky Valentine, Creed; Jean-François Ferret, Small Luxury Hotels of the World.
Nominations for next year’s Luxury Briefing Awards will open in mid-2020.
With thanks to the Luxury Briefing Awards sponsors and partners: 44°N, Attilus Caviar, Creed, Hero, Ivar, Lime Creative, Quintessentially Travel, Rémy Martin, Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH), Swarovski, Taylor Bloxham, The Ascotian Club, The Savoy.
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Congratulations to the winners and finalists of the 2019 Luxury Briefing Awards
1. COMMITMENT TO POSITIVE CHANGE
Sponsored by Quintessentially Travel
Awarded to: Victor
Highly Commended: Face Halo
Nominees: Alphonse Island, Seychelles; Face Halo, Victor, Sabi Sabi Game Reserve.
2. INSPIRATIONAL DIGITAL CONTENT
Sponsored by Lime Creative
Awarded to: Charlotte Tilbury
Highly Commended: Connolly
Nominees: Connolly, Charlotte Tilbury, Dior, Leica Cameras & Belstaff
3. INNOVATION IN TECHNOLOGY
Sponsored by Hero
Awarded to: Hasselblad
Highly Commended: Princess Yachts
Nominees: Annoushka, Aston Martin, Hasselblad, Princess Yachts.
4. INNOVATION IN BEAUTY
Sponsored by Creed
Awarded to: Charlotte Tilbury, Airbrush Flawless Foundation
Highly Commended: Elemis, Superfoods Skincare
Nominees: Charlotte Tilbury, Elemis, Tom Ford, Westman Atelier.
5. EXCELLENCE IN LUXURY LEISURE
Sponsored by Small Luxury Hotels of the World
Awarded to: Seabourn
Nominees: Belmond, Edge Retreats, Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Quintessentially Travel, Seabourn, Urban Resort Concept
6. EXCELLENCE IN CRAFTSMANSHIP
Awarded to: Ralph & Russo
Highly Commended: Alexandra Llewellyn
Nominees: Alexandra Llewellyn, Attilus Caviar, Backes & Strauss, Charbonnel et Walker, Creed, Remy Martin, Ralph & Russo
7. OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO CHARITY
Sponsored by Aston Martin
Awarded to: Prism the Gift Fund
Nominees: Charlotte Tilbury, The Goring, Prism the Gift Fund, Swarovski Foundation
8. INSPIRING CREATIVE DESIGN
Sponsored by 44°N
Awarded to: Timothy Oulton
Highly Commended: Tom Davies
Nominees: Aston Martin, Bob Bob Cité, Savoir Beds, Timothy Oulton, Tom Davies
9. LUXURY RETAILER OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Attilus Caviar
Awarded to: Fortnum & Mason
Highly Commended: Timothy Oulton
Nominees: Creed Boutique, Farfetch, Fortnum & Mason, Selfridges, Timothy Oulton
10. LUXURY ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN OF THE YEAR
Sponsored by Taylor Bloxham
Awarded to: Belmond – The Art of Gastronomy
Highly Commended: Hennessy XO – The Seven Worlds
Nominees: Belmond, Bentley, Hennessy XO, Lanserring, Princess Motor Yachts, Rimowa
The Luxury Briefing Awards
Chosen independently of the judging panel, presented by Sir Eric Peacock, Chairman of Luxury Briefing:
THE AWARD FOR EMERGING BRAND
Awarded to: Connolly
THE AWARD FOR LUXURY BRAND OF THE YEAR
Awarded to: Lotus Cars
THE LUXURY BRIEFING SPECIAL AWARD
Awarded to: Alexis & David Lewis, Sunseeker
THE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING BUSINESS INDIVIDUAL
Awarded to: Annoushka Ducas
THE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT
Awarded to: Ralph & Russo
THE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL
Awarded to: Vartkess Knadjian, Backes & Strauss