Julia Carrick

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"Julia Carrick began her career at the BBC World Service. In 1985 she joined the Financial Times where she now combines her role with that of Chief Executive of Walpole; the body for British Luxury. Julia has successfully launched important businesses in the luxury goods industry. Achievements include founding the award winning How To Spend It magazine where as Publisher she continues to be involved with its development and franchise, and the founding of Walpole... Julia also undertakes lobbying and consultation work with the UK Government and the EU. This has become an increasingly important aspect of Walpole’s remit. She represents the interests of the British luxury industry on a variety of important consultations on competitiveness and innovation, the cultural and creative industries and electronic commerce. Julia works closely with the French, Italian, German and Spanish counterparts, Comité Colbert, Altagamma, Meisterkreis and Circulo Fortuny, under the newly formed European Creative and Cultural Industries Alliance. She also meets with Commissioners, BIS, OFT and Number 10 thus ensuring that the British luxury industry’s position is understood, valued and protected. More recently she has joined a task force headed up by Lord Adonis." [1]


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  1. Walpole Julia Carrick, organizational web page, accessed August 30, 2012.