Lifetime award for David & Christopher Nieper

David Nieper and Christopher Nieper were presented with an ECMOD Direct Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony in London.

Nigel Swabey, president of the CatEx Direct Commerce Association and chairman of direct retailer Scotts and Co., who presented the award, said: “Ever since the launch of the first David Nieper colour catalogue in 1984, I have been tracking the remarkable progress and achievements of this dynamic father and son team and I’m full of admiration for what they have done to build their business and establish David Nieper as a quintessentially British brand.

“While the vast majority of UK clothing brands have abandoned UK garment manufacturing, David and Christopher have stuck to their guns and persevered with UK design and manufacture across their range.

“They have succeeded with this strategy by making a virtue of the very ‘Britishness’ of their designs and the quality of their manufacturing process.”

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