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Derwen is honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

This is a top business award endorsed by Her Majesty the Queen.

The Queen's Award for Enterprise logo, in gold.Derwen College is one of just eight UK businesses awarded in the ‘Promoting Opportunity’ category.

The award recognises the education and vocational training we provide for young people from across the UK.

We are very proud of the businesses at our on-site ‘Marketplace’. Students learn work skills in our garden centre and shop, café, restaurant, charity shop and training hotel. We also work hard to forge partnerships with national and local business ensuring quality external work placements for students.

Royal reception

Principal Meryl Green attended a winners Reception at Buckingham Palace in July 2022, hosted by the then, HRH the Prince of Wales.

The Queen’s Award was presented to the College by the the King’s representative Shropshire Lord Lieutenant Anna Turner in September 2022. 

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