Burberry Group Plc

Burberry Group Plc

Burberry Group Plc

Date Founded



Horseferry Road, Horseferry House, London, SW1P 2AW, GBR

Type of Company


Employees (Worldwide)



Apparel & Footwea

Company Description

brand Founded in 1856, Burberry today remains quintessentially British, with outerwear at its core. Digital luxury positioning and the optimisation across innovative mediums of the trench coat, trademark check and Prorsum knight heritage icons make the brand purer, more compelling and more relevant globally, across genders and generations. Business Disciplined execution, constant evolution and balance across channels, regions and products underpin the management of the business. Innovative product design, digital marketing initiatives and dynamic retail strategies drive consistent performance. Culture A closely connected, creative thinking culture encourages cross-functional collaboration, intuition and a meritocratic ethos. United by open communication and a pure brand vision, and inspired by the company’s core values – Protect, Explore and Inspire – compassionate global teams give back to their communities through the Burberry Foundation and socially responsible initiatives

Executives & Employees

Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer

Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer

Chief Creative Officer

Chief Information Officer

Chief People & Corporate Affairs Officer

Chief Marketing Officer

Chief Customer Officer

Chief Supply Chain Officer

Chief Design Officer

Chief Merchandising Officer

Board of Directors

Chairman, Bgip & Chairman of the Blackstone Group International Partners LLP Private Equity at The Blackstone Group LP

Chief Executive Officer & Director at ITV Plc

Operating Partner at Castanea Partners, Inc.

Executive Director, Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer at Burberry Group Plc

Founder at Siempre Holdings LLC

Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer at Sky Plc

President, Development, Architecture, Design & Construction at Park Hotels & Resorts, Inc.

Chair, Client Service at Eden McCallum LLP

Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Telefónica SA

Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer at Burberry Group Plc

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Recent Transactions
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Coty, Inc. purchases Burberry Group Plc /Beauty Brands from Burberry Group Plc

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Burberry Group Plc purchases Sparkle Roll Holdings Ltd.

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Burberry Group Plc purchases Kwok Hang Holdings Ltd. /50 Retail Stores Ops from Kwok Hang Holdings Ltd.

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Legal Advisor

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Global Coordinator

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Advisors & Consultants

Former Chief Executive Officer & Chief Creative Officer at Burberry Group Plc

Legal Advisor

Partner at Dentons

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Executive Managing Director at Newmark Knight Frank


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