HRH Duke of York opens new Hypnos contract factory

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Luxury bed manufacturer Hypnos welcomed HRH Duke of York on Wednesday, to officially open its new contract factory in Castle Donington.

The state-of-the-art premises on Station Road houses the contract arm of the business which produces beds and mattresses for the hospitality market, including some of the world’s leading hotel chains, such as the Marriott, Corinthia, InterContinental Hotels Group and Premier Inn. It also caters to the independent boutique hotel market, making a range of products which meet the diverse and bespoke needs of this sector.

With environmentally friendly technology, showrooms, design studios and training facilities, the premises has received an investment of over £750,000 to help Hypnos meet growing demand for its beds in Europe and around the world, as well as fast growing UK market segments, such as the serviced apartment sector.
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Ashridge House welcomes a royal visitor

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On Wednesday 13th April 2016, HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York, visited Ashridge House, home to Ashridge Executive Education (part of Hult International Business School) near Berkhamsted.

This was the first royal to visit Ashridge House since 1823, when a very young Queen Victoria visited and planted an oak tree that survives to this day on the South Lawn.

The Duke’s visit had a dual purpose: to see and understand what Ashridge offers from an education perspective, as well as to open our refurbished East Wing and The Duke of York room within it. The East Wing of the House, sits on the site of what was the White Lodge, which along with the Red Lodge flanked the monastic house as it was during Elizabeth I’s time. Read More

HRH, The Duke of York awards outstanding performance from UTC students

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Earlier this month over 100 students from UTCs across the country received a royal invite from HRH the Duke of York, KG, to attend the 2016 Duke of York Awards Ceremony at St James’ Palace in London.

The Duke of York Awards for Technical Education, now in their third year, recognise the hard work of UTC students who have pursued and performed well in technical subjects including engineering, health sciences, advanced manufacturing and computer science. Nomination is based on successfully completing work experience placements, academic achievement and developing workplace skills.
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Pitch@Palace 5.0

The Duke of York hosts Pitch@Palace 5.0

Pitch@Palace 5.0 took place at St. James’s Palace on 7th March, 2016. The Duke of York founded Pitch@Palace to support Entrepreneurs with the amplification and acceleration of their business ideas. Pitch@Palace 5.0 followed Pitch@Palace Boot Camp at the University of… Read More

Big Bang Fair 2016

The Duke of York meets the Young Engineers School of the Year finalists

The Duke of York, Patron of Young Engineers, attended the Big Bang Fair 2016 at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham on 17th March, 2016. The Big Bang Fair is a national celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths for… Read More