(P162) Steve Dowbiggin Receives OBE

The Palace - December 2007 Issue 12, page 5

Steve Dowbiggin, CEO at Capel Manor College at Crystal Palace, received his OBE at an Investiture held at Buckingham Palace.

Steve Dowbiggin said "It was an amazing event and a great honour. Prince Charles was obviously very aware that my OBE recognised the work of everyone at Capel Manor and of the achievements of students, because he asked me specific questions about the College and our plans for the future. He also reflected on his visits to the College and asked to be remembered to all his friends at Capel.

For me it was so appropriate to be Invested by Prince Charles because of his support for Capel Manor College and everything we are trying to do to promote horticulture and landbased studies and careers in London.

London is one of the greenest cities in the world - with nearly 70% of its area either greenspace or water. Increasingly Londoners and London companies are recognising and valuing this and that is leading to a major increase in demand for the College's services."

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