Royal Recognition for Andrew Collinge Graduates Hairdressing


Andrew Collinge Hairdressing has been awarded a Princess Royal Training Award for its commitment to excellence in training and skills development.

This prestigious award was presented by HRH The Princess Royal Wednesday 31 October 2018 at St James’ Palace.

Says Andrew, “To receive this prestigious Award from HRH The Princess Royal in recognition of our Graduate salons gives me great pride. These stand alone salons, founded by my parents, have over years produced some of our finest hairdressers and tutors, many of whom play key roles in the company today. The Princess Royal commented to me that she recalled awarding my father an OBE for services to hairdressing training and congratulated all involved on this continued success and commitment to training.”


Princess Royal Training Award


Continues Andrew, “The award ceremony at St James Palace was a very special occasion and I was particularly pleased to be able to share the occasion with Jane Wood, our Advanced Apprenticeship Training manager and Georgia Meacock, the current Andrew Collinge Graduate of the Year. Both are excellent representatives of all those who do fantastic work within our salons and training division.”

Says Andrew Collinge Managing Director, Charlie Collinge, “We are particularly proud not only to be the first hairdressing company to receive a Princess Royal Training Award but also the first Merseyside-based company to be awarded. I am very pleased for our Graduates Salon teams, and the Graduate Apprentices themselves, to be recognised. They are hard working and talented teams.”

“In an ever changing world, it continues to be critical for Britain’s businesses to invest in training … We are delighted that Andrew Collinge is among a diverse group of organisations achieving the Princess Royal Training Award standard in 2018. I congratulate them, and all of the organisations who presented examples of the innovative, inspiring and impactful training. They are truly worthy recipients of this rigorously assessed royal award and it is fitting that their achievements have been rewarded” says Chris Jones, Chief Executive of the City & Guilds Group.

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