The Institute of Carpenters (IOC) has proudly announced the appointment of Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester as its esteemed Patron.

With a rich history dating back to 1890, the Institute of Carpenters has been a steadfast advocate for the carpentry profession, nurturing skill and tradition in woodworking crafts across the United Kingdom and beyond. 

The Institute of Carpenters is deeply honoured Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester has accepted the role of Patron. Her support underscores the importance of carpentry and woodworking skills in our society and acknowledges the invaluable contributions of carpenters to the built environment, heritage preservation, and craftsmanship traditions.

Her Royal Highness brings much dedication to her role, and her involvement will undoubtedly enhance and promote the status of the ancient profession of carpentry across the nation. As Patron, The Duchess of Gloucester will champion the IOC's mission to promote excellence and creativity in carpentry, support the development of aspiring and established carpenters, and celebrate the artistry and craftsmanship inherent in the profession.

"We are deeply honoured to have Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester as our Patron," comments Geoff Rhodes, IOC President. "Her support will undoubtedly elevate our efforts to promote the highest standards of craftsmanship and professionalism in the carpentry profession. We look forward to working with Her Royal Highness to advance our shared goals and inspire future generations of carpenters."

The IOC eagerly anticipates the opportunity to collaborate with The Duchess of Gloucester on initiatives that promote excellence, innovation, and inclusivity within the carpentry profession.