GCU honorary graduate and fashion publicist Dr Tessa Hartmann has been awarded a CBE.
She received the honour from HRH Prince William at a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace yesterday.
Dr Hartmann, managing director of fashion PR agency Hartmann Media, represents big name brands including Ralph Lauren, Swarovski and Louis Vuitton.
She began the Scottish-based PR agency with her husband, Sascha, in 2006, founding events such as the Annual Scottish Fashion Awards.
Dr Hartmann was awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of the University in 2012.