Bentley wins at Walpole Awards 2017
Bentley has been honoured at the 16th annual Walpole British Luxury Awards ceremony at The Dorchester, London, in the Luxury Maker of the Year category.
Receiving the award on behalf of Bentley, Stefan Sielaff, Bentley’s Director of Design, said: “I am delighted to accept this award for Luxury Maker of the Year as it recognises Bentley’s dedication to design excellence and the strength of our unequalled skills base among our craftsmen and women who work in our factory in Crewe. Their expertise, dedication and passion for the brand make it a world leader in the automotive sector.”
“Our devotion to exquisite craftsmanship and our training of new craftsmen and women is a commitment to the future development of British luxury, the living heritage of centuries of skilled artisan hand work.”
Helen Brocklebank, Walpole CEO, said: “It’s never been more important to recognise the towering contribution British luxury makes to the UK. The brands and individuals we celebrate tonight add to the cultural and economic richness of the British Isles through regional job creation; the simultaneous preservation of, and innovation in, making and manufacturing skills; a strong focus on export and, of course, their overriding creativity, artistry and passion.”
Now in its 25th year, Walpole promotes, protects and develops the unique qualities of UK luxury through its mentoring programmes, events, research and public affairs with the UK government and related organisations in Europe.
Hosted by the Oscar, Tony and BAFTA award-winning actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, CBE, the awards celebrate the success of the extraordinary brands and individuals that make the British luxury industry the world leader it is today.