Jeremy graduated with a degree in Economics from Exeter University in 1996. He worked briefly in the City of London carrying out economic research for the Association of British Insurers. However, the rising popularity of social and ethical investment led to a re-evaluation of priorities and a move to the charities and social investment sector and, eventually, to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Jeremy has worked at the Heritage Lottery Fund for over 17 years. He has experience of most of HLF’s grant programmes and has monitored BPT and townscapes projects across the South West, Wales and East Midlands. He is currently the Casework Manager of the HLF East Midlands team. He retains a close interest in BPTs and used this experience to help HLF develop the Heritage Enterprise programme. He is passionate about the importance of providing practical and sustainable new uses for old buildings. Done properly, they rejuvenate deprived communities, provide jobs, develop skills and foster local pride. Jeremy speaks occasionally at Historic England, HTN and BPT events and is an active member of the East Midlands Heritage Forum.
He continues to support the New Economics Foundation and its work to pursue an economic system where people and the planet matter.