All the Winners of the Great British Brands Awards 2024
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All the Winners of the Great British Brands Awards 2024

Sponsored by Rathbones

We are delighted to celebrate the best of Great British Brands with our 2024 awards, judged in a year of accelerating change and challenge.

The awards ceremony was held at The May Fair Hotel in London, with prizes custom-made by Thomas Lyte, one of the class of 2024 Great British Brands, and hosted by Paul Stockton, CEO of Rathbones, and Charlotte Metcalf, Editor of the book.

Great British Brands Awards 2024, sponsored by Rathbones

The categories are:

– The Judges’ Award

– A Friend to the Planet

– A Friend to Its Community

– A Friend to Craft

– Most Imaginative Product

The Award Winners

With thanks to our talented judges: Caroline Rush, Chief Executive of the British Fashion Council; Jamie Gill, Fashion & Luxury Executive; Nazy Vassegh, Cultural Connector, Strategist & Art Advisor; and Jennifer Mathias, Group Chief Financial Office for Rathbones Group PLC.

The Judges’ Award

A brand that has continued to excel and lead the way, growing and protecting its workforce, its skills, craft and quality, while forging strong bonds with its customers and finding ways to support people and planet.

Winner: Berry Bros. & Rudd

Berry Bros. & Rudd shop image showing lots of bottles of wine

The 325-year-old Royal Warrant holder constantly innovates – take BBX, its online private wine exchange, or its award-winning No.3 London Dry Gin. Meanwhile, it continues using its historic premises to entertain and forge close, lasting relationships with customers. All this, while raising a substantial amount for charity annually.

A Friend to the Planet

A brand that shows outstanding commitment to protecting and regenerating our planet and environment.

Winner: Barbour

Barbour campaign image of male and female model

For showing consistent commitment to preserving the planet and the British countryside and setting a bold example to the entire industry by defying fast throwaway fashion by continuing to extend the life of its garments through its circular Wax for Life initiative.

Highly Commended: Groundtruth

Groundtruth girl on cliff wearing black backpack

Driving positive change by making backpacks from recycled materials, using innovative methods to capture carbon.

A Friend to its Community

A brand that not just supports its own people and its value and supply chains, but also reaches out to its own communities.

Winner: Red Savannah

Red Savannah yacht in sea

For supporting the Rainforest Trust UK and fully engaging with, understanding and supporting local communities’ needs, while actively seeking suppliers who help eliminate the wealth gap that disadvantages some neighbourhoods.

Highly Commended: Difference Coffee

Difference Coffee tray with espresso cup and cigar

For improving the lives of growers and educating girls who otherwise might be engaged in child labour.

A Friend to Craft

Winner: Theatre Royal, Drury Lane

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

For using the magnificent, historic listed building as a vehicle to showcase the very best of British craft and, beyond the superbly restored theatre, for employing skilled artisans to create an all-day experience worthy of a five-star hotel.

Highly Commended: East London Parasol Company

East London Parasol Company green zig zag umbrella in garden

For continuing to make us smile with its beautiful, colourful and well-made parasols.

Most Imaginative Product

Winner: 886 By The Royal Mint

Tutamen earrings by 886 By The Royal Mint

For repurposing the Royal Mint’s manufacturing facilities to create original and sustainable jewellery collections, using gold reclaimed from electronic waste as well as being the first in its industry to use silver reclaimed from NHS and other hospitals’ discarded X-ray films.

Highly Commended: Alan Scott

Alan Scott Made to Measure Japanese Indigo Cashmere Stretch Denim Jacket and Jeans, shot by Bryan Adams

Alan Scott made to measure japanese indigo cashmere stretch denim jacket and jeans, shot by Bryan Adams

For creating a totally new patented stretch cashmere fabric for the innovative menswear brand, launched last year at Harrods.