Entrepreneurial, British luxury brand, Savernake Knives, founded in 2015 by Directors Laurie Timpson and Philip Shaw, has been selected as one of the 2019 Brands of Tomorrow by Walpole. Celebrating and honouring exceptional brands and individuals across the luxury sector, Savernake Knives sits alongside 11 others that have captured Walpole’s attention. Timpson and Shaw, will now embark upon a year-long programme of workshops and mentoring, aiding the brands develop, business skills and helping Savernake Knives to accelerate its business growth.
Trailblazing innovators, Timpson and Shaw have doubled the size of the business over the past year, but the pair have many more identified ambitions and as such Savernake Knives is delighted to be partnered with some of the UK’s most experienced luxury leaders who will provide 12 months of personal mentoring.
Following a recent round of private fundraising, and with new investors on board, the pair has been able to move and expand the Savernake Knives operation to a 5000sqft old sawmill located in the parish of Savernake. With a new manufacturing team in place, and increased capacity, Savernake Knives’ manufacturing capability is only improving.
“We are enormously grateful and proud to be selected as one of Walpole’s Brands of Tomorrow for 2019. We have developed our company, sales and products organically over the past three years and have reached the stage where we will benefit massively from the mentoring, connections and the insight that the Brands of Tomorrow programme is able to offer us,” said Director of Savernake Knives, Laurie Timpson.
“Every single one of our knives is made from scratch for each of our customers, to their exact specifications, and delivered in a matter of days. We’re not aware of anyone else that can offer this level of intimate customisation, and hope that through a stimulating and challenging 2019 we can learn to stay ahead of the pack, maintain our dedication towards perpetual improvement and start to look beyond the borders to the global market,” he added.
Brands of Tomorrow is Walpole’s flagship development programme and supports the success and dynamic growth of the luxury industry through transference of skills, experience and know-how to ensure continued creative development. It creates mutually beneficial relationships between established and up-and-coming luxury brands and individuals, which not only allows the British luxury sector – and the wider business economy – to thrive, but to flourish.