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1878

The City and Guilds of London Institute is founded by the City of London and 16 livery companies

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1879

Establishment of Finsbury Technical College and City & Guilds Art School

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1881

The Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) becomes the first President of The City and Guilds of London Institute

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1900

Royal Charter of Incorporation granted by Queen Victoria

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1907

Foundation of Imperial College

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1951

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh is appointed President of The City and Guilds of London Institute

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1971

The City & Guilds Art School becomes an independent trust

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1990

City & Guilds expands internationally

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2001

ILM is formed, following the merger of the National Examination Board for Supervision and Management and the Institute of Supervision and Management

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2009

The City & Guilds Group enters a joint venture with Manipal Global Education, to form Manipal City & Guilds in India

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2011

HRH The Princess Royal is appointed President of The City and Guilds of London Institute

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2012

The City & Guilds Group acquires Kineo

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2013

The City & Guilds Group acquires Kineo Pacific

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2015

The City & Guilds Group acquires The Oxford Group

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2015

The City & Guilds Group acquires Kineo South Africa

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2015

The City & Guilds Group acquires Nine Lanterns, based in Melbourne, Australia

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2015

The City & Guilds Group launches the Princess Royal Training Awards – a new honour for employers who have created outstanding training and skills development programmes

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2016

The City & Guilds Group acquires Digitalme, a digital credentialing organisation that recognises individuals’ competencies and supports employers in finding talent for their businesses.

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2016

The City & Guilds Group acquires Adelaide-based e3Learning – one of Australia's largest dedicated corporate elearning and compliance providers.

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2017

Leading Cumbrian-based specialist training provider Gen2 joins the Group