With a strong commitment to education, he is a visiting lecturer in Design Creativity, at the University of the West of England and contributes to other design courses. Mark is widely lauded for his supreme contribution to design and education. In 2009 he was invested with the Fellowship of the City & Guilds Institute (FCGI) in recognition for his support for training and education in furniture-making and the design industries. In the same year he was awarded the medal of the Order of the League of Mercy (OLM) for his support of the teaching charity Dyslexia Action. In the 2010 New Year’s Honours List, Mark was awarded an OBE for Services to the Furniture Industry and to Charity.
The inaugural SBID Fellowship Award was presented in 2010 to Mark Wilkinson OBE with the British Consulate in Milan to honour his skill and contribution to craftsmanship in kitchen and furniture.
The investiture of Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is the culmination of a year of honours for the designer, who is considered one of the finest in the World.