The Heritage Crafts Awards are now open with six brand new awards for 2023. The Awards, which have been running since 2012, celebrate and highlight the traditional living crafts that contribute to British heritage. New Awards this year include a new Lifetime Achievement Award supported by the Marsh Christian Trust, to recognise a heritage craftsperson who has demonstrated an outstanding contribution to their specific craft over 25 years or more. The Award celebrates a lifetime’s dedication to...
Digital Development Manager
“Stoo-uht Tuh-kuh” | he/him
Stuart manages the Foundation’s digital strategy and is passionate about using technology to improve user experience in all of our Award and grant application processes.
He has experience developing websites (including this site and the Princess Royal Training Awards) and devising CRM strategies and also lends advice and expertise to the Foundation’s charity partners.
When he is not at work he enjoys gardening, DIY, and spending time with his two young children.
intellection | empathy | learner | developer | connectedness
The latest stories from Stuart Tucker on the City & Guilds Foundation website:
Applications for Cockpit September intake now open including six funded places
For over 30 years, Cockpit has provided funded and subsidised studio spaces for talented craftspeople in London, along with in-house business support and coaching. Applications are now open for our September intake, with a number of funded places you can apply for listed below. The deadline for applications is 11th April. The Radcliffe Emerging Maker Award is for a maker from any craft discipline who has already reached a level of excellence in skill and is looking to take their practice to...
Gower College update: £100k project to support at risk young people into secure employment funded by the City & Guilds Foundation
In this video, Gower College Swansea gives an update on the progress of our strategic partnership to support learners at risk of dropping out of education, overcome barriers and find positive ways to gain skills and enduring work. The funding is aiming to put up to 200 young people through a Transition & Engagement support programme, designed to raise aspirations and help disadvantaged and disengaged learners to develop and enhance existing skills to prepare them for the world of work. You...
Creating a diverse and inclusive online experience for our community
To support our diverse range of stakeholders who visit our websites, the City & Guilds Foundation now provides enhanced accessibility support online to create a barrier-free user experience. We pride ourselves by going the extra mile to always improve communication and quality of service for our customers and staff. To fulfil this mission, we now provide Recite Me assistive technology on our websites, to enable all our website visitors to customise their experience in a way that best suits...
Applications for the London Creative Network (LCN) Programme at Cockpit open until 08 August 2022
The London Creative Network (LCN) Programme at Cockpit is a professional development programme designed to provide free creative business support to craftspeople who have talent and aspiration to succeed. They are now inviting applications to join them from September to December 2022. What's included Whatever stage you are in business or practice, confident communication is key to success. This autumn, our workshop programme will focus on advancing your business practice through communication...
Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) Applications for funding opening 11 July 2022
The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring craftspeople working in a broad range of traditional and contemporary skills, from farriery and thatching to jewellery design, glassblowing and millinery. Our next application round is open 11 July - 15 August 2022 and we are looking for more talented applicants - would you be able to help us spread the word to your members, followers and network?...
Why The Master Innholders will be reapplying in the future
Programme Director Dr Hilary Cooke, talks about what sets the Princess Royal Training Awards apart from other award programmes. Hilary delivers training on behalf of The Master Innholders who achieved a Princess Royal Training Award in 2021.
What winning the Award means for Eyres Monsell primary school
Kerry Hill, headteacher at Eyres Monsell primary school, talks about what receiving a Princess Royal Training Award meant to them and how they are working at tackling mental health in the education sector.
What achieving an Award means for EDM Zone
Production Manager and former apprentice Roger Wilson talks about how EDM Zone invest in apprentices and how achieving a Princess Royal Training Award in 2021 is having a positive impact on the business.
How IBM recruits a diverse workforce
IBM Foundation Managers Joel Thomas and Kelly Markwick talk about how IBM are actively recruiting a diverse workforce. IBM achieved a Princess Royal Training Award in 2021.