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A Royal Visit: Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal Opens City & Guilds Kineo’s Office

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal officially opened City & Guilds Kineo’s new offices at Sovereign House in Brighton today.

City & Guilds Kineo – a global leader in learning technology solutions – expanded its head office operations in 2013 to house over 150 members of staff.

The Princess Royal, who is President of the City and Guilds of London Institute, enjoyed a tour of the offices and experienced some examples of City & Guilds Kineo’s award-winning work. She also presented certificates to eight long-standing members of staff as recognition for their commitment to City & Guilds Kineo.

Speaking at the visit, Chris Jones, Chief Executive of City & Guilds said:

‘We are honoured that our President, The Princess Royal, has taken the Image: /m/0/sr-hrh.png

time to officially open City & Guilds Kineo’s new office and experience the innovation and creativity that happens here. The Princess Royal has always taken a keen interest in furthering the skills agenda, and it has been a privilege for us to demonstrate to her how learning technology will shape and impact education in the future.’

HRH The Princess Royal has been President of the City & Guilds since 2011. She took over from her father, HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, who stepped down after holding the role of President for 59 years.

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About City & Guilds

The City & Guilds Group is a global leader in skills education. Approximately 2 million people are currently working towards a City & Guilds qualification, which are offered in more than 20 sectors.

The City & Guilds Group operates in 80 countries, with regional offices in Hong Kong, Malaysia, Ireland, Hungary, Sri Lanka, Dubai, South Africa and New Zealand.

The City & Guilds Group includes:

City & Guilds Kineo, the leading workplace learning company which helps employers drive business performance through learning and technology

The Institute of Leadership & Management develops high-quality leadership and management skills – supporting individual career progression and business growth

The Centre for Skills Development, a not for profit research and development body that works to improve the policy and practice of vocational education and training worldwide

City & Guilds is a not-for-profit organisation. Any surpluses made through its work is reinvested into education or used for student support programmes.

City & Guilds is the premier sponsor of The Skills Show. The Skills Show is an annual celebration which showcases a range of skills, and inspires visitors to consider the training available and the career opportunities that this can lead to.