Jenny Gibbs OBE Presented Award by HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales at Investiture Ceremony at Windsor Castle
Congratulations to KLC founder and principal, Jenny Gibbs OBE, who attended the Investiture at Windsor Castle and was presented her award from HRH Prince Charles, Prince of Wales.
This is to recognise Jenny receiving an OBE in the New Years Honours List for services to Higher Education and the Interior Design Industry over the last 40 years.
Jenny’s passion for education has always stemmed from a desire to make positive changes in people’s lives and to demonstrate the real value of design. KLC courses are based around real life projects and Jenny has encouraged these projects to be community-based wherever possible.
Always determined to enrich the student experience, Jenny’s latest initiative is KLC Connect, which helps students to bridge the gap between their course and employment. KLC Connect facilitates students to foster strong links in the design community with the close support of industry and KLC alumni representatives.
Jenny also established the Design Changes Lives Foundation, which works with local Councils and schools to give talks and run competitions to inspire young talent about the potential of design as a career. It also provides some funding, as well as expertise, to help make effective changes and improvements to healing and care environments such as schools, hospitals, hospices, youth clubs and refugee centres.
Needless to say, KLC is very proud and Jenny is thrilled, albeit in her usual modest way.