A Day Out at Goodwood Revival

I don’t believe in the ‘free lunch’. Catholic guilt and a strong sense of morality means that as a business our teams as discouraged from accepting the inevitable invitations which come our way from suppliers. In the past they used to be lavish; centre court at Wimbledon, helicopter ski trips …

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Twenty Years and Still Going

It’s just a year like any other but reaching 20 years in business is quite a milestone. People often ask if I ever dreamed that we could get so big. But when you start a fashion company from your kitchen table your ambitions are pretty realistic; design, sell, deliver, balance …

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And the Winner is…

Awards ceremonies appear to continue to be all the rage; in fact there was a time when we could have spent a day a week entering competitions. Since we are now a ‘mature’ company – this being our 20th year – we don’t really think that we need the publicity …

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Happy International Women’s Day, 2013

International Women’s Day was created more than 100 years ago at a time when sexual inequality was rife and the dissatisfaction of  ‘the fairer sex’ started to gather momentum alongside the birth of some (for the age) radical ideologies. The social networks of the time slowly mounted campaigns to bring …

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My Famous Uncle

I’d like you to meet my brilliant uncle … There’s nothing like having a famous uncle. As a small child, growing up in the relatively sheltered city of Brussels (where my father was working) and then near Abergavenny in the Welsh countryside, my imagination would run wild with the stories …

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