“Crafted is a mentoring programme passionate about
connecting the skills of those who have built successful businesses with those
who have the potential to do so.
Crafted has been developed by Walpole and Arts &
Business to enable emerging craft businesses to develop their business skills
while connecting luxury businesses with a new generation of skilled craftsmen,
and promoting the craft component in luxury in a fresh, contemporary and
sustainable way” www.thewalpole.co.uk/about-crafted
Whilst at John Galvin
design, Alistair was able to see first hand their fabulous workshop and
beautiful furniture – including an exquisite whisky cabinet, as well as meeting
Eddie the dog!
"As mentors to the Crafted class of 2014, these experts
from across the craft and luxury industries will provide one-to-one advice and
coaching, helping their respective mentees to take their businesses to the next
commercial level. These supremely skilled craftsmen are Britain's
luxury brands of tomorrow and we look forward to seeing them become firmly
established as future major players in the global luxury market.” Michelle Emmerson, Walpole's Managing Director.