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Golden Shears 2015

Golden Shears winner Joe Holsgrove, apprentice at Denman & Goddard
Silver Shears winner Dionne Reeves, apprentice at Huntsman & Sons
Rising Star winner Nuriya Kabirova, studying at UCA Rochester

Many thanks to:

Our competition finalists

Shahad Albeshr
Vanessa Black
Claudia Chan
Hannah Cooper
Jack Dorman
Sebastian Espinosa-Girandez
Nathalie French
Joe Holsgrove
Ashleigh Jones

Maya Justin
Nuriya Kabirova
Lili Liu
Emma Mortimer
Laura Peters
Melissa Phillips
Haddon Pratt
Dionne Reeves
Jessica Robinson

Madara Rozensteina
Shannon Scott
Hazel Symons
Maria Thelin
Florence Tudgay
Hiu Tung
James Weir
Ng Yee Ki

Our main supporters​

The Merchant Taylor’s Company

Capit B Trust

Savile Row Bespoke

Chivas

All other supporters​

  • Burnstein & Banleys
  • Dege & Skinner
  • Gieves & Hawkes
  • Hardy Minnis
  • Holland & Sherry
  • Savile Row Style Magazine
  • Harrisons
  • Groves & Lindley
  • Henry Poole
  • Savile Row Gin
  • Scabal

Style judges

  • Jodie Kidd
  • Betty Jackson
  • Piers Linney
  • Jennifer Sunders
  • Lord Grade of Yarmouth

Technical judges

  • Jonathan Becker, Couch & Hoskins
  • Alan Bennett, Davies & Son
  • Joe Morgan, Chittlebourgh & Morgan
  • Kathryn Sargent, Kathryn Sargent
  • Brigette Stepputtis, Vivienne Westwood

Participating companies and colleges

  • Anderson & Sheppard
  • C&P Tailors
  • Cad & the Dandy
  • De Montford University
  • Denman & Goddard
  • Ede and Ravencroft
  • English Tailoring
  • Havering College
  • Henry Poole & Co
  • Huntsman & Sons
  • Inkberrow Design Academy
  • Norwich University of the Arts
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Richard Anderson
  • Savile Row Academy
  • Sheffield Hallam University
  • Stowers Bespoke
  • Timothy Everest
  • UCA Rochester
  • Welsh & Jefferies