Born in Somerset, ed. Kingswood School, Westminster College.
Founded Mulberry 1971.
Chairman of London designer collections 1976.
Won 3 Queens Awards for Export.
Opened 50 Mulberry shops and corners around the world.
Created Mulberry Home collection in 1990.
Named Classic British designer 1992.
Opened Charlton House hotel in 1996, awarded Michelin star in 1st year.
Launched Mulberry on Stock market in 1996
Started Sharpham Park Brand with organic farm in 2003.
Opened Kilver Court Designer Village in 2011, winning UK Designer shopping centre 2018.
Married with 3 sons and 4 grandchildren.
Historic car and yacht racer, winning GP’s through UK & Europe 1975-2010.
Hobbies: Tai chi, garden designer/chief weeder(!) and tennis.