Our intern, Dan Harrison, has been awarded a prestigious Queen Elizabeth Scholarship (QEST) to train with us for a year. The funding will help cover his tutoring. Dan begins his training with us on 11 July and will work alongside James and me to develop in design and make skills and also learn about the marketing and managing of a craft-based business.
Dan has just completed a foundation degree at Rycotewood Furniture Centre, Oxford City College. He has already spent two years as our part-time intern while he completed his degree. He previously studied Sustainable Design at Falmouth University and completed a 5-year apprenticeship in joinery.
Dan was one of 20 scholars selected from over 200 applicants for the award. The award is given by the Royal Warranty Association and is under the patronage of HRH Queen Elizabeth II.