Our team

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Our global network is a unique dimension that adds value…

Michael Walter, Senior Partner

Michael leads every project team personally.

An acknowledged expert in brand & product development, international marketing, retail management, and strategic planning. He was Worldwide Marketing Director of Dunhill plc, where he lead the team responsible for the transformation of Dunhill from a smokers’ requisites business to a luxury goods brand. As Managing Director of Aquascutum plc, he achieved record sales & profits in multiple successive years. He organized the sale of Lillywhites in Great Britain and set up the Harrods International retail JV in Japan. Michael led the teams that have been the recipient of the Queen’s Award to Industry on five occasions (two for Dunhill and three for Aquascutum).

Chris Walter, Partner

An acknowledged expert in trend interpretation, quality control, design, sourcing and production, Chris has managed product & brand development projects for Muji, Paul Costelloe, Joseph and Mitsubishi Corporation.

Annie Gurney, Director Client Services

Annie has been involved in the fashion apparel and accessory business since leaving university. She is a fluent Italian and French speaker and has spent a number of years living and working in Italy. Annie has been responsible for new business, sales support and training, acting as the liaison between the London Studio and a number of brands and designers including De Marchi Sport Srl, Emma Hope Limited and, most recently Nava Srl based in Italy and representing such brands as Carhartt, Converse Italia, Edwin, Fila, Havaianas, Maina Yachting, New Balance, New Era, Nike, Paul Frank, Sessun the Nava own-brand.

Global network

Over the years we have developed lasting relationships with colleagues and clients around the world.

From time to time, members of our network contribute specialist advice to our projects.

A unique dimension that adds value to our depth of intelligence, creating an additional competitive advantage for us and our clients.