A Royal Appointment: The IOC Announces New Patron

We are excited for our partners, colleagues and friends at the Institute of Carpenters (IOC) – they have just announced that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester has graciously agreed to become their 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. As a highly respected institution within the industry, the IOC is dedicated to upholding the highest standards of craftsmanship, training, and professional development for carpenters at every level.

Speaking on behalf of the Institute of Carpenters, Geoff Rhodes, IOC President, expressed profound gratitude for Her Royal Highness’s patronage, stating, “We are deeply honoured to have Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Gloucester as our Patron. 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.”

 This appointment marks an exciting new chapter for the IOC and will undoubtedly aid our joint venture to promote, support and develop Members.