Leadership

Robb Reader: Florian Lemberger

One of the first words to leave his lips was “Porsche”. So we shouldn’t be surprised that Florian Lemberger, a former Swiss corporate financier, ended up, in 2014, founding a network of the world’s most discerning car collectors whose average collection is worth around £20m. Three years on, the Supercar Owners Circle offers members – who, along […]

Robb Reader: London tailoring maestro Tony Lutwyche

Army officer turned tailor Tony Lutwyche wove himself into British tailoring folklore when, in 2006, he rescued a 1930s hand-tailoring workshop – artisanal employees and all – back in 2006. Now operating from his atelier in Mayfair, Lutwyche is making his mark across The Pond, having leased the entire third floor of 717-719 Madison Avenue.

Robb Reader: Smallbone’s Iain O’Mahony

‘Smallbone of Devizes’ is, to those whose culinary inclinations are infused with a passion for achingly tasteful design, a canonised name. The Wiltshire-based bespoke kitchen design business has over 40 years’ experience in the field: so how does Iain O’Mahony – Special Projects Director for the Canburg Group, which has  Smallbone of Devizes under its […]

Robb Reader: Cherie Spriggs, Head Winemaker at Nyetimber

Remember when the phrase “English wine” was an oxymoron? English wines are winning awards and plaudits the world over, with home grown sparkling wine, in particular, competing with Champagne now thanks to the chalky, sheltered South Downs region being similarly suited to the grape varieties of that region. And, at the vanguard of the English […]

Robb Reader: James Eden, owner, Private White V.C.

At the peak of the Industrial Revolution, so much cotton was spun in Manchester – a third of the world’s output – it was nicknamed ‘Cottonopolis’. The north of England’s textile industry has since withered, but some entrepreneurs are working to resuscitate it. Entrepreneurs like James Eden. Having ditched a career in finance to convert […]

Robb Reader: Macallan Creative Director Ken Grier

As creative director of luxury whisky brand Macallan, Dumfries-born Ken Grier oversaw a hike in sales from 1.8 million bottles in his first year on the brand to 12 million in 2017. He also masterminded the building of the brand’s new £140m distillery, holds two Guinness World Records for the price of a bottle of whisky […]