HRH, The Duke of York awards outstanding performance from UTC stu…


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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Royal Approval For Forces TV

Forces TV

His Royal Highness The Duke of York has hosted a reception where he praised the Forces Broadcasters BFBS and Forces TV for their continued work in raising the profile of the Armed Forces.

Held at St James’s Palace, he stressed the importance of getting the message out, to support the British military. Read More

Chancellor opens week of graduation ceremonies


NEWLY-trained teachers from the University of Huddersfield were given a mission by their Chancellor, HRH The Duke of York, KG, “Go forth and educate!” he told them at the close of their graduation ceremony.

“It is up to you to be the inspiration for young people,” he said.

The Duke was launching a week of graduation ceremonies at the University, the first time he had done so since being installed as Chancellor in July. Students from the University’s School of Education and Professional Development were the first to receive their awards, which included a wide range of degrees, certificates and teaching qualifications. Read More

Cakes from East Lancashire good enough for royalty at London̵…

Lancashire Telegraph

CAKES from Ribchester were good enough for royalty when a family-run bakers supplied a palace event with thousands of “pops”.

Amy Gilmore and her husband David, owners of Polka Pops, were invited to supply cakes and chocolate pops for a royal event at St James’ Palace in London.

The budding baker was invited personally by HRH Prince Andrew, the Duke of York to supply his business event Pitch @ Palace. Read More

‘Unmade’ on demand jumpers win Pitch battle at St Jam…


Uniquely designed jumpers knitted in-store in just 90 minutes are coming to Covent Garden — with some serious establishment backing. Start-up Unmade — formerly Knyttan — uses a “3D printer for knitwear” to make its jumpers in-house for the same cost as those mass-produced in international factories.

The two-year-old start-up was named the winner of the fourth [email protected] — a biannual event run by HRH The Duke of York where 15 start-ups pitch their products to investors and businesses at St James’ Palace. Read More

Geri’s ‘perfect Pitch’ at Palace


An award-winning Coleraine chocolate maker yesterday showcased their products for royalty and business leaders at the [email protected] competition in St James’ Palace in London.

Chocolate Manor was one of just 12 elite UK food and drink businesses invited to take part in the prestigious entrepreneurial event – and the only one from Northern Ireland. Read More