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"Formed in 1990 by top tier British companies, including British Airways, Chewton Glen, Coutts & Co, DAKS Simpson, the Financial Times, The Savoy Group and William Grant & Sons, the membership provides a community for the exchange of best practice ideas to drive business development in both the UK and export markets. For the first time, British excellence was given a collective voice in the increasingly competitive global market: through Walpole these companies aimed to promote, recognise and maintain the highest standards of British commerce and industry. In 2005, Walpole made a strategic decision to refine its mission statement from promoting British excellence to promoting British luxury. Walpole takes its name from the great statesman Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745). A highly regarded commercial minister famous for his energetic promotion of overseas trade, he laid the foundations for an era of prosperity and peace in Britain." [1]


Accessed August 2012: [2]


Web: http://www.thewalpole.co.uk

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  1. Walpole History, organizational web page, accessed August 30, 2012.
  2. Walpole Board, organizational web page, accessed August 30, 2012.