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The New Craftsmen

A new luxury retail operation, established in December 2012 representing high quality British craftsmanship to buy or commission.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Retailing / Distribution
  • Location GBK Restaurants Ltd, Lindsey Street, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Currency GBP
  • Employees 2
  • Website

Company Summary

We are creating a £5m business in a sector which is currently dis-organised & lacking in high quality retail outlets, but worth in excess of £1bn in the UK. The revenue stream will be three-fold: commission on sales, margin on limited edition product & income from related “talent management” . The business is promoted by a strong on-line presence & a dynamic promotional campaign. Our target market will be buyers of art and luxury goods.


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    Mark Henderson

    Mark Henderson is Chairman & co-founder of The New Craftsmen, Chairman of Gieves & Hawkes, the iconic British tailoring company,
    a director of Walpole, which furthers the interests of the British luxury industry; Chairman of the London Luxury Quarter, Vice-Chairman of the UKCVA which campaigns to simplify the visa system for Chinese visitors to the UK; & on the Council of the Royal Warrant Holders Association.

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    Natalie Melton
    Managing Director

    An entrepreneurial and creative professional with a passion for design and craftsmanship.
    MD of The New Craftsmen since Dec 2012.
    Freelance consultant for the cultural sector May 2011-December 2012, specialising in marketing, fundraising and project management.
    Commercial Director Arts & Business October 2005- May 2011, working with leading business working in the arts.

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    Catherine Lock
    Creative Director

    Catherine spent 15 years as a product, trend and brand developer for British high street brands such as Sainsbury’s, Habitat and John Lewis, working with factories and craftsmen internationally. In 2010 her focus became British Made, when she toured the British Isles to meet regional craftsmen and traditional manufacturers, building her knowledge of materials, processes and provenance.