Our Sponsors

Heritage Trust Network Conference 2021

We are very grateful for the support of National Lottery Heritage Fund, who are funding this event as part of our Unlocking the Power of Communities programme. Find out more about the programme here.

The National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) is the largest dedicated funder of heritage in the UK. NLHF believes that understanding, valuing and sharing our heritage brings people together, inspires pride in communities and boosts investment in local economies.

The Architectural Heritage Fund is a registered charity, working since 1976 to promote the conservation and sustainable re-use of historic buildings for the benefit of communities across the UK, particularly in economically disadvantaged areas.

They are the leading heritage social investor and the only specialist heritage lender operating in the UK.

Where a building is listed, scheduled, or within a conservation area or of acknowledged historic merit – and potentially involves a change of ownership and/or use – they can help with advice, development grants or loans. Could your project be next?

The AHF can offer advice, grants and loans to projects that have the potential to deliver substantial social and economic benefits where they are needed most.

The AHF are the principal sponsor of this conference and the team will be running workshops on Thursday afternoon.

Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers is an insurance and risk management company. Their highly experienced team work with a number of heritage sites and museums and understand the unusual needs of Building Preservation Trusts. “If you are a heritage site, or have listed buildings, it is important to work with a company who appreciates the particulars of the claims process.  Potential rebuild times, the availability of particular materials, and specialist labour skills required along with the nuances of relevant interested bodies will all need to be considered when negotiating insurance protection.”

Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers are sponsoring the Conference Dinner and will have an exhibition stand in the Draper’s Hall on Friday 19th November. Be sure to pay them a visit and find out what support they can offer.

Logo of Buttress

Buttress is an AJ100 architectural practice which has been providing award-winning services to the heritage sector for more than 30 years. The practice’s team includes conservation accredited architects and heritage consultants; offering a full service from stand-alone historic research and analysis, condition surveys and conservation plans, to fully integrated architectural design services.

Buttress Architects are keen advocates for the development and preservation of heritage skills within the industry, and recognise the important role young people play in ensuring a sustainable future for the historic environment. This year they are sponsoring a bursary to help people who are young, unemployed or switching to a career in heritage, attend the conference. The Buttress team will also have an exhibition stand in the Draper’s Hall on Friday 19th November and will be offering 1-2-1 sessions throughout the day for any group who would like to pick the brains of a conservation architect or heritage consultant! Visit them for a chat and to find out more about their projects.

If you need financial help to attend our conference this year (ie. for travel, accommodation) please get in touch with sarah.pearce@heritagetrustnetwork.org.uk to access the Buttress support bursary.

“CFP is an award-winning landscape and heritage consultancy that has been developing and delivering high quality successful projects for almost 20 years. We have worked on over 550 projects across the UK including 140 National Lottery Heritage fund projects worth over £430m.

Our services include project development and management, audience development and activity planning, community consultation and stakeholder engagement, feasibility studies and options appraisals, business planning and evaluation.

We have used our skills and experience to help a diverse range of clients on projects including the restoration of castles, historic cemeteries, Georgian manor houses, a Cluniac Priory, industrial heritage such as the Newport Transporter Bridge and the Titanic anchor and a huge range of historic landscapes and urban parks. In Coventry we have worked on the restoration of London Road Cemetery (Grade I) and St Marys Guildhall (Grade I).”

Visit the exhibition stand that CFP will have in the Draper’s Hall on Friday 19th November and sign up for a 30 minute 1-2-1 session to discuss your project with them and gain some free expert insight into your goals.

Chiene + Tait LLP are based in Edinburgh, London and Inverness and have provided HTN members with advice for over 7 years and have extensive experience in the BPT sector.

Trusts contact Chiene + Tait at various stages of their project and queries can range from simply confirming current understanding to giving an approximate estimate on the potential VAT recovery of a project. The firm also provides advice to members on business plans, accountancy software packages and accounting practices.

Iain Masterton, expert in VAT will have an exhibition stand on Day 2 of the conference in the Drapers’ Hall, take this opportunity to chat to Iain about any of your finance related queries.

Donald Insall Associates is an award-winning architectural practice and historic buildings consultancy, specialising in the care, repair, adaptation and conservation of historic buildings, as well as designing new buildings for sensitive sites. For over 60 years, they have pioneered a creative approach to conservation, centred on the belief that change is continuous and buildings are, in effect, ‘alive’.

Insall recognise the key role that the voluntary sector plays in the conservation and care of our shared built heritage and like to express the Practice’s thanks through supporting the Heritage Trust Network.  The Architects and Historic Building Consultants actively support the individuals and organisations providing frontline care for historic buildings.

At this year’s Conference, Donald Insall Associates are supporting local artists by sponsoring the musical entertainment piece that will be performed live on Friday 19th November in the Draper’s Hall.

Community Enterprise provides development support to social enterprises, charities and voluntary groups to help make ideas a reality. As a social enterprise themselves 100% of profits are re-invested in supporting the further growth and development of communities across Scotland.  They have been working in communities across Scotland for over 30 years, delivering work that makes a clear and obvious difference.

At our 2021 Conference Community Enterprise are sponsoring our entertainment piece on Day 1, our online event. We are delighted to be able to support artists and introduce attendees to fresh talent!

No Ordinary Hospitality Management offers bespoke services to Trusts and owners desiring personalised and effective management solutions. Our skills and ability to adapt makes No Ordinary Hospitality Management a desirable option, no matter how small or large your venue. We understand that every property is different and we are not a one size fits all solution. We work with all types of property, from a 5* hotel to an independent café and anything in between. Our Portfolio includes , the grade 1 listed Coombe Abbey Hotel, St Marys Guild Hall in Coventry and the Historic Coventry Trusts visitor accommodation as well as cafes and retail outlets with Coombe Abbey Park.

No Ordinary Hospitality Management will have an exhibition stand in the Drapers’ Hall on Day Two. Take the opportunity to find out more about their work and possible future collaborations.

Experience Heritage brings history to life through engaging and interactive digital media. They specialise in 3D models, mobile applications and augmented and virtual reality. Having heritage backgrounds themselves, they are passionate about helping heritage organisations create immersive displays to engage audiences and make history more accessible. With this combined background in digital technologies and archaeology, they understand the specific needs of the heritage sector and their combined speciality saves time and money allowing clients to engage their audiences, ensuring crucial funding for conservation, expansion and upkeep. 

If you’d like to find out more about how heritage sites might utilise digital solutions for better engagement, get in touch at info@experience-heritage.com. Attendees will be able to see a direct message from the Experience Heritage team via a short video on Day 1 of the conference.

We still have opportunities for your company to sponsor different elements of conference.

See our sponsorship packages