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FROM BANKING TO BOOKS – HOW TO QUIT THE CORPORATE WORLD WITHOUT LOSING THE PLOT

webimage                   Born in an ancient town between Bordeaux and Cognac, educated at the Sorbonne and King’s College London, she trained and practised as a lawyer before becoming an investment banker in the City of London –  a foreigner and a female in a male-dominated sector….. Sounds like a fascinating fictional character! But in fact Freddie P Peters lived that life for more than 25 years - and then gave it all up to become a professional writer. Collapse, the first book in her ‘Henry Crowne: Paying the Price’ trilogy w...

WALPOLE’S BOOK OF LUXURY 2018

                      The launch of the 2018 Walpole Book of Luxury – which, at 192 pages is the biggest yearbook Walpole has ever produced – took place this week at a glittering party at Simpsons in the Strand, London. Pictured are (l to r):  Sue Thorne and Andrew Wiles (Wiles & Thorne PR, representing Peter Reed International), Pauline Hudson-Evans (Co-Founder & Director Hudson Walker International), writer Lucia Van Der Post, and Emma Jones and Rachel Vosper (Rachel Vosper Ltd). Walpole represents more than 200 luxury British brands and its mission is to promote, protect and develop the business of luxury in the UK. Already ...

CULTIVATING THE COURAGEOUS

                          In today’s culture there is a tangible pressure to make ‘right’ decisions that keep in time with the fast paced rhythm of the world. However, we forget that making a choice is a courageous act in itself. This was the premise of Yonder Collective’s latest event on a chilly night in London recently when more than 60 individuals gathered to share conversation and ideas over good food, gin cocktails and wine. With the theme of ‘Cultivating the Courageous’ guests considered how inspiring decisions can be made with confidence, that courage is cultivated through the small decisions we make every day an...

HWI & WALPOLE CRAFTED

Walpole’s Crafted programme was founded in 2007 by Guy Salter OBE MVO with the aim of finding and nurturing talented craftspeople, keeping their skills alive and showcasing their talents to a wider audience. The programme has set out to foster a sense of entrepreneurialism in highly skilled artisans, from cabinet makers to ceramicists, milliners to textile designers and printers and to develop the commercial side of their business. Part of the programme includes providing one-to-one mentorship and a series of developmental workshops with some of the UK’s leading luxury leaders on topics such as PR & Marketing, Intellectual Property, Finance, HR, Digital and so on. Hudson Walker International was delighted t...