Prince Charles has officially opened the Morphy Richards Engineering Education Centre.
The state-of-the-art facility on the Dumfries House Estate in East Ayrshire is designed to provide learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics to primary and early secondary school pupils. It is sponsored by the parent company of Morphy Richards: the global electrical manufacturer Glen Dimplex.
The programmes run at the centre aim to reflect The Prince of Wales’s commitment to enabling more young people to explore careers in engineering and technology. Following an official opening ceremony, The Prince of Wales met representatives from Morphy Richards and Glen Dimplex, as well as students making use of the new facility.
Martin Naughton, founder and chairman of the Glen Dimplex Group, said: “The Morphy Richards Engineering Education Centre is a fantastic facility and Glen Dimplex is absolutely thrilled and proud to support it.
“Since 1936, Morphy Richards has been at the forefront of British design and innovation and we passionately believe that giving our young people the opportunity and building blocks to learn is vital to promote exciting and valued career opportunities in this important sector.”