The Duke of York heard about the pioneering work on student enterprise and entrepreneurship being led by Gazelle when His Royal Highness visited City College Norwich’s Startup Lounge last month.

Following a meeting with local dignitaries, businesspeople and students in the Debut Restaurant, over a light lunch prepared by hospitality students, The Duke of York met students from the

School of Foundation Studies and Skills for Life, and from the School of Health and Community Studies, in the college’s student market.

The Duke of York was then given a tour of The Startup Lounge, the unique new facility for developing students’ entrepreneurship skills.

During the visit, His Royal Highness met students behind web design start-up Spiderweb, fashion label Cocoon and successful music and media production company Interim Records.

Dick Palmer, principal of City College Norwich, said: “It was a great honour for us to welcome His Royal Highness to City College Norwich.

“The Duke of York is a strong supporter of youth enterprise and so we were particularly pleased to have the opportunity to share with him the innovative work by Gazelle to promote entrepreneurship in further education.”

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