Christopher Nieper, Managing Director of David Nieper and Founder of David Nieper Education Trust
Christopher joined the family business in 1986 and pioneered the company’s investment in consumer marketing, new manufacturing infrastructure and skills to deliver continuous and sustainable growth. Today, David Nieper enjoys record sales of its luxury womenswear.
In 2015 Christopher formed the David Nieper Education Trust and in September 2016, under Christopher’s management, the David Nieper Academy was opened and David Nieper became the first private, family fashion business to sponsor a British school with the aim of building a bridge between educators and employers.
Christopher will explain why the lack of skills present is by far the greatest threat to the renaissance of British fashion. He will talk about why he has adopted one of Britain’s very weakest secondary schools and discuss how he sees the future for its 850 pupils.
Christopher is a beekeeper, sportsman, school governor, and former non-executive director of Help the Aged.
Day One. 11am – 12pm Designing the skills agenda for manufacturing in post-Brexit Britain