Savile Row tailor Andrew Ramroop wins Black British Business Award

Savile Row tailor Andrew Ramroop has been announced as the BBB Person of 2017 at Black British Business Awards on Thursday.

Andrew Ramroop has been named Black British Business person of the year - Photo: Black British Business Awards

Ramroop is the creative director and master tailor of bespoke Savile Row institution Maurice Sedwell, where he did his first apprenticeship in the Seventies.

He is also the founder of the Savile Row Academy, which offers master classes and professional workshops in pattern cutting, fitting and remarking, trousers and waistcoat making, and coat/jacket making, providing students with the skills and experience they need for employment in established tailoring houses.

Ramroop also designed several suits for Princess Diana, including the jacket worn by the Princess of Wales in her famous Panorama interview. He also created the midnight blue jacket she wore for the Martin Bashir interview in November 1995.

He was the first tailor to be made a Visiting Professor of the London Institute and received an MBE in 2008.

The Black British Business Awards celebrate exceptional performance and outstanding achievements of black people in businesses operating in Great Britain.

Sandra Federighi, the global chief financial officer at Stella McCartney, has been also recognised as a consumer and luxury leader.

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