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More than 130 businesses including Victoria Beckham and M&S unite in calling for the abolishment of the despised ‘tourist tax’.


Sir Rocco Forte, Chairman, Rocco Forte Hotels

Sean Doyle, CEO and Chairman, British Airways

Thierry Andretta, CEO, Mulberry

Neil Clifford, CEO, Kurt Geiger

Caroline Rush, CEO, British Fashion Council

Alex Beard, CEO, Royal Opera House

Anya Hindmarch, Founder and CEO, Anya Hindmarch

Fraser Brown, Director of Retail, Heathrow Airport

Sir Paul Smith, Designer, Paul Smith

Tom Athron, CEO, Fortnum & Mason

Jonathan Akeroyd, CEO of Burberry

Helen Brocklebank, CEO Walpole

Hannah Colman, CEO, Jimmy Choo

Christopher Cowdray, CEO, Dorchester Collection

Dee Corsi, CEO of New West End Company

Paul Barnes, CEO, Association of International Retail

Gianfilippo Testa, CEO, Alexander McQueen

Paul Jackson, General Manager, Claridge’s

Manju Malhotra, CEO, Harvey Nichols

John Durnin, Managing Director, Bicester Village

Knut Wylde, general manager of The Berkeley

Eric Heerema, Chairman and CEO, Nyetimber

Kiki McDonough, Founder and Creative Director, Kiki McDonough

Sandeep Bhalla, General Manager of The Connaught

Theo Fennell, Founder, Theo Fennell

Andrew Stembridge, Executive Director, Iconic Luxury Hotels

Franck X Arnold, Regional Vice President and Managing Director, The Savoy London

Christian Bachler, Executive Vice President, Wedgwood

Guillaume Marly, General Manager, Hotel Café Royal

Andrew Henning, general manager of Grosvenor House Suites

Antony Lindsay, CEO, Faberge

Thomas Kochs, Managing Director, Corinthia London

Michael Wainwright, Managing Director, Boodles

Philipp and Mark Mosimann, Mosimann’s Private Dining Club

Michael Bonsor, Managing Director, Rosewood London

Claire German, CEO, Chelsea Harbor Design Centre

Julia Carrick, CEO, Julia Carrick Luxe

Hugh Seaborn, CVO and CEO of Cadogan

Joanne Rees, General Manager, Elizabeth Gage

Trevor Pickett, CEO, Pickett

Brian Duffy, CEO, Watches of Switzerland Group

Pamela Harper, Chairman and CEO, Halcyon Days and The Caverswall China Company

Giles English, co-founder, Bremont Watch Company

Chris Roberts, Managing Director, Como Holdings

Sophia Hirsh, Managing Director, Hirsh London

Nicholas Bond, owner and director, Franchetti Bond

George Somlo, Director, Somlo Antiques London

Adil Mehboob-Khan, CEO, Liberty London

Luca Donnini, CEO, Temperley London

Derrick Hardman, Managing Director, Global Blue (UK)

David Edwards, Managing Director, Seiko UK

Robert Ettinger, CEO, Ettinger London

Charlie Pragnell, General Manager, Pragnell

Annoushka Ducas, Founder and Creative Director, Annoushka Jewellery

Erdem Moralioglu, Designer and Philippa Nixon, CEO, Erdem

Sean Gilbertson, CEO Gemfields

Adrian Maronneau, Managing Director, Bucherer UK

Nicholas Brooke, CEO, Sunspel Limited

Simon Cundey, Managing Director, Henry Poole

Martin Mason, General Manager, Tricker’s

Sacha Rose, CEO, Derek Rose Ltd

Charlie Holland, CEO, Gusbourne Fine English Wines

Julian Moore, Managing Director, Dr. Harris

Hilary Freeman, Managing Director, Edward Green

Jamie Gill, Executive Director, Roksanda

Chris Gaffney, CEO, Johnstons of Elgin

Steven Medway, Chief Executive, Knightsbridge Partnership and King’s Road Partnership

Baton Berisha, CEO, The Wolseley Hospitality Group

Jonathan Reekie, Director, Somerset House Trust

Chrissie Rucker, Founder, and Mary Homer, CEO, The White Company

Philip Mold, Founder, Philip Mold and Company

Prudence Gibson, Founder and Creative Director, EPOK

Ewan Venters, CEO of Hauser and Wirth

Jeremy Morris, CEO and Creative Director, David Morris Jewels

Emma Willis, Owner, Emma Willis

Joanne Taylor-Stagg, General Manager, The Athenaeum Hotel and Residences

Mark Evans, Managing Director, Bentley and Skinner

Ben Dalrymple, general manager of Lock and Co. Hatters

Emmy Scarterfield, Designer, and Dickie Higgins, Managing Director, Emmy London

Henry Deakin, General Manager, Deakin and Francis

Dean Girling, Director, Gaziano and Girling

Sue Medway, Director Chelsea Physic Garden

Archie Hewlett, Founder, Duke and Dexter

Fedro Gaudenzi, Founder and Director, Fedro Gaudenzi

Jonathan Church, Joint Director, Cheaney Shoes Ltd

Irene Mateides, Founder and Publishing Director, FMS

Robert Ogden, Executive Director, Richard Ogden Ltd

Andrew Guest, Commercial Director, Thomas Goode and Co. Ltd

Emma Fox, Chief Executive, Berry Bros. and Rudd

Lalage Beaumont, Owner, Lalage Beaumont

Steve Murdoch, Head of Retail Operations, Crockett and Jones

Roger Thornton, Head of Real Estate, Burlington Arcade

James Sleater, Director, Cad and The Dandy

Victoria Houghton, CEO, Hamilton and Inches

Natalie Lake, CEO of Really Wild Clothing

Pippa Anderson, Owner, Pippa Anderson

Joanna Wood, CEO, Joanna Wood

Tim Gosling, Director, Gosling

EmmaJane Knight, Founder, EmmaJane Knight

Adam Holdsworth, owner and creative director, N. Peal

Joanne Milner, General Manager, Garrard

Ros Morgan, Chief Executive, Heart of London Business Alliance

Sheherazade Goldsmith, Co-Founder and Designer, Loquet London

Peggy Porschen, Creative Director, Peggy Porschen Group

Simon MacLachlan, Owner and Director, Piccadilly Vaults

Kim L Winser, Founder and CEO, Winser London

Martin Nicholls, Managing Director, Norton & Sons

Susannah Lovis, Owner, Susannah Lovis Jewelers

Kevin Martel, Founder, Martel+Ram

Matthew Wildsmith, Owner, Wildsmith Jewellery

Marie Leblanc, CEO, Victoria Beckham

Kieran McCarthy, Joint Director, Wartski

Taj Phull, General Manager, Huntsman

Anda Rowland, Vice Chairman, Anderson & Sheppard

Olivier Bonnefoy, Founder, Gentlemen’s Tonic

Anke Summerhill, Creative Director and Owner, Minotti London

Stephen Webster, Founder and Creative Director, Stephen Webster

Tobias Caesari, Senior Vice President, UK and Ireland, Planet

Claire Zambuni, Director and Founder, Zambuni

Sari Wildsmith, Founder, Ambustum

William Skinner, Managing Director, Dege & Skinner

Carine de Koenigswarter, CEO, Swaine

Josephine Jenno, Founder, Casa by JJ

Adam Rogers, Owner, Address

Susie Reid Thomas, Founder and Creative Director, Twilight Trees

Stuart Machin, CEO of Marks & Spencer

Dominic Sebag-Montefiore, Managing Director, Edward Sexton

Fiona Dreesmann, Founder, Fiona Finds

Paul Garrett, General Manager, Fox Umbrellas

Shannon de Boissard, co-founder and CEO, Percy & Reed

Bernard Dreesmann, Chairman, Morley Stores Group

Caroline Andrew, Founder, Caroline Andrew

Stephen Murphy, Chairman, Authentic Bespoke Limited and Budd (Shirt Makers)

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