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Monthly Archives: September 2014

  • September 16, 2014


    Begg & Co is proud to announce that The Conran Shop has handpicked Begg & Co scarves and throws to feature within The Conran Shop’s ‘A Festival of Britain’ for Autumn/Winter 2014.

    Begg & Co’s quintessentially British throws will be a perfect addition to The Conran Shop’s choice of accessories from British brands and designers. The latest collection will be showcased in MaryleboneChelsea and Paris stores and combines elements of British humour, heritage and innovation.

    Begg & Co Wispy scarves will be part of the Best of British gift range, which includes an array of exclusively designed products found across technology, fashion, food, textiles, home decoration, music and sports.

    The Conran Shop is synonymous with iconic design classics so as a luxury Scottish brand Begg & Co that combines heritage and history with a contemporary aesthetic we are thrilled to be part of this showcase of British design” says Ann Ryley, Sales and Marketing Director at Begg & Co.

    A Festival of Britain’ will launch in time for the annual London Design Festival from September 13.

  • September 12, 2014


    Begg & Co shortlisted for Premium Brand of the Year category at the Drapers Awards 2014

    All of us here at Begg & Co are delighted to have been shortlisted for the Premium Brand of the Year category at the Drapers Awards 2014. We are thrilled to have the Begg & Co name held in such high regard alongside the other impressive and established brands on the shortlist. We can’t wait until November 20 and wish everyone in all the categories the best of luck,” Ann Ryley, sales and marketing director, Begg & Co

  • September 2, 2014

    Scott Dunn

    Meet The Getaway Guru

    Discover where a holiday expert like Kate Pittam, PR & Partnership Manager at Scott Dunn, goes to escape the world and what she packs to go there.


    What is your 'not-been-yet-but-I-can-dream destination' in the Scott Dunn portfolio and why?
    I fell in love with Africa when I went on my first safari when I was 14, and have been desperate to go back ever since. I would love to stay at one of the Singita safari camps – they are the ultimate in interior design, understated luxury and service.

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    Where have you been that you now tell everyone that they must, must, must go? Why?
    Oooh – it’s so hard to choose. Gili Lankanfushi in the Maldives is one of the best for barefoot luxury. You don’t wear shoes for the entirety of your stay, and you are supplied with bicycles to whizz around the island on. Pure heaven. 

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    Also a Scott Dunn ski chalet – once you have done a ski holiday in this way it is hard to imagine staying anywhere else.

    What are the top three criteria that makes a Scott Dunn holiday a Scott Dunn holiday?
    We listen and tailor our holidays around our guests to ensure we create the perfect trip for them.

    Our service is wonderful and our guests trust us, not only to tailor the right holiday for them, but to look after them from the moment they speak to one of our specialists, until after they have returned home. We take care of our guests every step of the way.

    We have amazing first-hand knowledge - our travel specialists visit all the places we sell, so know our properties and the local area inside out.

    When you travel for work what always makes it into your suitcase?
    I am not very good at packing – I always end up taking way too much! But when travelling with work, my mini iPad is a must, I love Liz Earle skincare because with flying and air-conditioning my skin really dries out, and a good cover up like one of your Wispy scarves.

    If you could choose one Begg & Co scarf to take you around the world and back which one would it be and why does it work for every destination?
    I love the Wispy scarf in silver or shell – this style is light, beautifully soft and these are both perfect colours to match with pretty much any outfit. The Wispy is also the ideal cover up for when you are a little chilly on a plane, visiting a temple, or sheltering from the wind.

    Scott Dunn organises luxury tailor-made holidays all over the world. For more information please visit or call 020 8682 5000