Our supporters

It is an old cliché, to say that the future is in the hands of the young. This is no longer true. The quality of life to be enjoyed or the existence to be survived by our children and future generations is in our hands now.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh KG KT


We would like to acknowledge, and are incredibly grateful, for the enduring support of our most committed supporters. Your support helps thousands of young people to unlock their potential through the DofE each year.


Strategic Supporting Partners


Gold Supporting Partners


Silver Supporting Partners


Supporting Partners

  • Abellio
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Mike Blackburn, CVO
  • Equinix
  • FirstGroup plc
  • The Goldsmiths’ Company
  • Halfords
  • Heathrow Airports Limited
  • The Holroyd Foundation
  • The Ingram Trust
  • The Kirby Laing Foundation
  • Legal & General
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Manheim
  • Mar-Key
  • Martin’s Properties
  • Mistral Bus & Coach plc
  • Mosaic Print Management
  • Stephen and Anne Pearson
  • The R. G. Griffiths Trust
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Royal Mail Group Ltd
  • Soho Estates
  • Specsavers
  • Stagecoach Group plc
  • St James’s Place Wealth Management
  • Travis Perkins
  • VINCI Construction UK
  • Wilson James
  • The Yusef Foundation
  • The Zochonis Charitable Trust


Fundraising committees


Women in Business

  • HRH The Countess of Wessex
  • Jackie Stevenson
  • Julie Walsh
  • June Sebley
  • Michelle Owen
  • Patricia Tehan
  • Ruth Anderson
  • Shadi Halliwell
  • Suzanne Lofthouse-Jackson


Development Group

  • Ashok Rabheru CVO DL
  • Simon Jones
  • David Semaya
  • Andy Milner
  • Patricia Tehan
  • Ruth Anderson
  • Tim Boughton


Property Committee

  • Gary Yardley
  • Ian Raeburn
  • James Cooksey
  • Peter Bill
  • Ross Ballingall
  • Sam McClary
  • Stephen Hubbard
  • Sue Brown
  • Susan Geddes


Duke’s 100 Golf Committee

  • Simon Jones – Chair
  • Alistair McKay-Forbes
  • Daphne Fagan
  • James Devane
  • John Spanswick CBE
  • Simon Holmes
  • Tove Goddard

Our Operating Partners

Without the significant resources of both time and money, invested by many local authority youth and education services, and the national voluntary youth organisations, DofE programmes would not be delivered so widely and so well.  We recognise, appreciate and thank them for their support.


Our celebrity supporters

We are proud of our many high-profile, celebrity supporters and thank them for their ongoing support, attending our events, presenting our Awards and helping to raise our profile.  Hear what some of them have to say!


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