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WSET School London announces new School Principal

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WSET School London, the flagship provider of Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET) qualifications, has welcomed Richard Harding as the new School Principal.

New to the wine and spirits trade, Richard has a strong background in education and joins WSET School London from Nacro, a national education provider. Richard managed Nacro’s education delivery across London and the South of England, specialising in a wide range of vocational training spanning various sectors.

Richard is now responsible for maintaining the high teaching standards of WSET School London, managing and developing the team of WSET Certified Educators and planning the annual schedule of courses and additional tasting events.

WSET’s UK Business Development Director, Graham Cox, comments “Richard has extensive experience of managing the delivery of Ofqual-accredited qualifications in the public sector and has the key skills we require to manage the phenomenal demand for qualifications that the School sees. Richard is working with the existing teams to enable us to continue delivering world-class qualifications and additional learning programmes through our flagship school.

WSET School London Principal, Richard Harding, says, “I am looking forward to using the expertise I have gained in my previous roles in the education sector to lead the continual success of WSET School London. Having always had a natural passion for wine and spirits, I am thrilled to join this dynamic industry and help drive it forward by supporting professionals and consumers to become more knowledgeable.

While delivering WSET qualifications remains the focus of the flagship, the School has expanded its offer to provide further resources for the trade and consumers, from beginner to expert tasting events as well as careers seminars with WSET’s network of esteemed Alumni.

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