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Golden Shears 2013

Golden Shears winner Emily Squires, apprentice at Henry Poole & Co.
Silver Shears winner Jennie McWalter, apprentice at Anderson & Sheppard.
Rising Star winner Yan Zhang, studying at Havering College.

Many thanks to:

Our competition finalists

Jennie Adamson
Elizabeth Coley
Laura Doyle Cooney
Andreas Feet-Martinsen
Alberto Fernandez Perez
Danielle Jude
Angela Law
Tring Le
Samantha Makepeace

Emma Martin
Josie Matheson
Jennie McWalter
Ellen Olsson
Ellie Pitham
Sam Purnell
Patricia Recht
Dionne Reeves

Bethany Reynolds
Danielle Ross
Yae Seung Lee
Emily Squires
Lauren Taylor
Anna-Luisa Wilheim
Judy Yun Yeongmi
Yan Zhang

Our supporters

The Merchant Taylor’s Company

Capit B Trust

Creative Skillset


The Pollen Estates

Savile Row Bespoke

Style judges

  • Hilary Alexander
  • Raymond Blanc OBE
  • Nick Hewer
  • Lloyd Johnson
  • Joanna Lumley OBE

Technical judges

  • Richard Anderson, Richard Anderson
  • Alan Bennett, Davies & Son
  • Peter Day, Denman & Goddard
  • Joe Morgan, Chittleborough & Morgan
  • Kathryn Sargent, Kathryn Sargent

Participating companies and colleges

  • Anderson & Sheppard
  • Colchester Institute
  • De Montford University
  • Dege & Skinner
  • Fashion Tailoring Academy
  • Havering College
  • Henry Poole & Co
  • Huntsman & Sons
  • Inkberrow Design Centre
  • Kirklees College
  • LCF
  • Maurice Sedwell
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Samuels Tailors
  • Welsh and Jefferies