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Duke of York visits Tooley Street for Fire Station’s first birthday

Prince Andrew this week visited The Fire Station in Tooley Street to mark the first anniversary of the hub for social enterprise support organisations set up by PwC.

Duke of York visits Tooley Street for Fire Station’s first birthday

It is a year since Mayor of London Boris Johnson officially opened the Fire Station which houses the Brigade bar and restaurant as well as the School for Social Entrepreneurs and Social Enterprise UK.

The Fire Station is an initiative of PwC, the international accountancy firm which has its headquarters next door at More London.

On Thursday Prince Andrew met students and staff at the School for Social Entrepreneurs including Bilal Dunn who attended the school whilst serving a custodial sentence and whose organisation the Noor Initiative works with young offenders to delivers arts and social media educational programmes.

"It is fantastic to see our students get the recognition that they and their organisations thoroughly deserve," said SSE chief executive Alastair Wilson.

"We continue to be inspired by the innovation and the determination that our students show to provide solutions to the problems that they face within their communities."

After his tour of the centre the Duke stayed to lunch at Brigade, the restaurant run by the Beyond Food Foundation which helps people who are at risk of – or have experienced – homelessness to gain meaningful employment.

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