In recognition of its commitment to the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) initiative, Huthwaite International has achieved membership of the charity’s prestigious Charter Programme. The leading behaviour change consultancy has received this accolade as a result of the high quality training and development support it continues to provide DofE staff.

Since its inception in 1956, the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award has been dedicated to the personal development of young people from all backgrounds. With the widest reach of any UK youth charity, more than ¼ million young people – many from disadvantaged backgrounds – undertake inspiring DofE programmes to achieve Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards every year.

Tony Hughes, managing director, Huthwaite International, was invited to Buckingham Palace to receive the DofE Charter on behalf of his company from the Earl of Wessex. “At Huthwaite International, we are delighted to join like-minded clients such as Dell Corporation, CSC, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte, together with organisations such as Cadbury Foundation and Vodafone UK Foundation, in gaining Charter membership for our valued contribution to the DofE,” says Hughes.

“We take great pride in being able to offer our services to DofE staff in pursuit of such a worthy cause. And, as a former teacher who ran the scheme in school, I personally am extremely pleased to be able to show our support in this way.”