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Brian Kitson

Born in Sheffield, Brian Kitson graduated in Modern Languages from Cambridge followed by Russian in the Army. He joined Burberry in 1958 and, after promoting export sales notably in the USA, he went on to run the Burberry manufacturing and wholesale business.
He left in 1980 to start his own retail and manufacturing business, while also working as a consultant, mainly in Japan.
He now divides his time between Suffolk and Arizona.

Brian Kitson
Author's Books
Tales of a Grandfather

‘I was born into a time you now study at school as history…’First conceived as a personal memoir to give his grandchildren – all born in the 1990s – some sense of what life was like two generations earlier, Brian Kitson’s Tales of a Grandfather has a resonance...

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Burberry Days

At the end of the 1950s the 100-year-old clothing firm Burberry was a troubled company with an uncertain future, whose new owners did not know what to do with it once they had secured it.Brian Kitson joined Burberry in 1958 expecting a temporary summer job and stayed for over twenty years. His resea...

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