QEST SUPPORTERS

QEST is immensely grateful to the following individuals and organisations for their generous support:

The 29th May 1961 Charitable Trust
The Alborada Trust
Allchurches Trust
Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation
The Anthony and Elizabeth Mellows Charitable Settlement
The Antiques Dealers Fair
The Arts Society
The Ashley Foundation
Bendicks (Mayfair)
The Battersea Power Station Foundation
David Blackburn
The Blagrave Trust
The Britford Bridge Trust
The Cambridge Satchel Company
The Charlotte Bonham-Carter Charitable Trust
Deakin & Francis
Donald Russell
The D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
The Dulverton Trust
The Edith Murphy Foundation
Ernest Cook Trust
Ettinger
The Finnis Scott Foundation

Garfield Weston Foundation
Halcyon Days
The Hedley Foundation
Tom Helme OBE
Hobs Reprographics
Howdens Joinery
John Lyon's Charity
John Smedley
John Walker & Sons
Johnstons of Elgin
Professor Mark Kaufman
The Kirby Laing Foundation
L G Harris Trust
Lock Hatters
The London Art History Society
Packexe
Penhaligon’s
The Pennies Foundation
The PF Charitable Trust
The Pilgrim Trust
The Pimm’s Company
The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Fund
The Radcliffe Trust

The Robertson Trust
The Royal Warrant Holders Association
R W Armstrong
Sandringham Association of Royal Warrant Holders
Sipsmith
Sleepeezee
The Stanley Picker Trust
Tanqueray Gordon & Co
Thomas Fattorini
Thomas Goode
Tricker’s
The Worshipful Company of Arts Scholars
The Worshipful Company of Broderers
The Worshipful Company of Carpenters
The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers
The Worshipful Company of Drapers
The Worshipful Company of Ironmongers
The Worshipful Company of Leathersellers
The Worshipful Company of Pewterers
The Worshipful Company of Saddlers
The Worshipful Company of Turners
Winch Design
The Wren Press

CASE STUDY - JohNnie Walker

In 2012, Johnnie Walker brought together more than 60 craftspeople, including its whisky blenders and coopers and QEST Scholars bookbinder Laura West and calligrapher Sally Mangum, to make a special edition Scotch whisky to celebrate HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.  The project raised £1 million for QEST and Johnnie Walker now enjoys working with a growing number of QEST Scholars.  Artist maker Daniel Durnin, watchmaker Craig Struthers, tailor Jennie Adamson and printmaker Jemma Gunning have all spent time in Scotland finding shared materials, knowledge, and skills with their crafts, and QEST fundraising events are supported by Johnnie Walker bartenders making British craft-inspired cocktails.

Case STUDY - JOHN SMEDLEY

In 2019, as part of their 235th anniversary celebrations, John Smedley launched a partnership with QEST for a series of events and collections to underline their commitment to British craftsmanship.  Ten QEST alumni were highlighted throughout the year, with events at the Jermyn Street store, features in multiple press articles and major print and digital advertising campaigns, films were showcased at 30ft high within Harvey Nichols, and an exhibition in central London for the year saw over 6700 visitors each week. Jeweller Kayo Saito represented the campaign at the launch of the 235 project in Tokyo where she discussed her work and QEST with HRH The Princess Royal. The scholars also modelled in the Smedley 235 campaign which documented their craft, and worked with the brand to create a customised garment blending knitwear with inspiration from their individual crafts. To date the project has reached over 7 million people worldwide.

Image ©Asia Werbel for the John Smedley 235 campaign

CASE STUDY - WINCH DESIGN

Winch Design appreciate that the success of their projects is wholly reliant on not just the skill of their talented design teams, but also on the dedication and skill of the craftspeople and artisans who bring their projects to life.  They are committed to supporting British craft and in 2020 sponsored their first QEST Scholar, Max Bainbridge.  In order to expose their whole team to craft and the work of QEST, they organised an away day at which nine QEST Scholars ran workshops for their staff, ranging from stone letter carving and ceramics, to sculpture, stained glass and leatherwork.