Branding, retail and fashion expert
Type of expert: Branding, retail and fashion expertAreas of expertise: Arts, Beauty, Broadcasting, Business, Business women, C-Suite level, Celebrity, CEO, Digital, Expert Women, Fashion, Retail
Tessa is an award-winning branding and communications expert who has crafted her trade over 25 years working in fashion, lifestyle and entertainment PR. With offices in Glasgow and London, this Scot is known for her incredible entrepreneurial spirit. Having set up the Scottish Fashion Awards 14 years ago, she was honoured with a CBE for her contribution to fashion and textiles in 2016. After devoting much of her life to promoting and nurturing new fashion talent from Scotland she was also given an Honorary Doctorate by the Glasgow Caledonian University.
Tessa has been included in The Sunday Herald’s ‘Scotland’s Most Influential Women’ feature, and The Herald’s ‘Scotland’s Top Power Players’. She was also an avid campaigner with the ‘Better Together’ campaign during the Scottish referendum and appeared on Sky News, BBC Newsnight & BBC Question Time. She has contributed to many broadsheets and tabloids as a brand, retail & fashion expert, served as Fashion Editor at Large for The Herald and wrote for The Sunday Times Scotland as a political commentator. Being a mother of 4 and married for 22 years, Tessa is redefining the role of women in power.
Honoured by the British royal family for founding the Scottish Fashion Awards and her services to fashion and business.