Roddie MacLean, Mattin MacLean Architects

Roddie’s expertise lies in adding value to property through a proper analysis of the use of space, exploiting light and volume to create liveable environments to meet modern lifestyles and the multi-functionality of contemporary business use. Based in the High Peak, the practice has considerable experience of work in sensitive rural environments, the Peak National Park and green belts.

Many of its projects involve historic buildings, often listed and / or in conservation areas. Roddie is also a developer, and manages a portfolio of retained property – residential, commercial and holiday accommodation. He has worked with Creative Heritage on a number of HLF Townscape Heritage schemes, including undertaking condition surveys and supporting the development of the detailed scheme plan for Carrington Street, Nottingham and Leeming Street, Mansfield.

He has contributed to feasibility studies for London Mill, Leek; Sheffield Old Town Hall; Hardwick Hall, Buxton and Ashton Town Hall.  Contact Roddie MacLean

Pete Brown, Access, learning & interpretation

Pete has worked with and for museums, galleries and historic houses for over 20 years, interpreting science, nature, art, history and human cultures for a wide range of audiences through learning activities, outreach, exhibition making and gallery development. He has worked with collections as varied as stingrays and steam engines.

He gained his MA in Interpretive Studies from the University of Leicester in 2009.
Pete has many years’ experience of audience development work, often aligning with and contributing to local and regional agendas such as community cohesion and regeneration and including visitors and users as advisers and co-producers, sounding boards and partners for piloting ideas.

His expertise also includes content development (research, writing and editing, liaison with designers and contractors); community and collaboration (outreach coordination, partnership brokerage and volunteer development); learning and engagement (programme development, delivery, evaluation and reporting), and strategy and management (planning and policy, workforce development and grant applications). Contact Pete Brown

Andy Perkin, Community & Enterprise Consultant

Andy has widespread experience supporting community organisations, including seven years working for Burslem Community Development Trust, co-ordinating a range of arts, community, heritage and environmental projects. With the Civic Trust Regeneration Unit, he supported projects to create and develop civic societies, and help design and deliver the Pathfinder Civic Societies residential courses.

With the Development Trusts Association and Locality, (the membership organisation for social enterprises), he supported self-sustaining community organisations, helped deliver the DCLG-funded Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning programme and was instrumental in designing and delivering five Planning Camps.

As a consultant for Burslem School of Art Trust he designed and delivered the Building Futures training programme for Stoke-on-Trent City Council covering urban design, planning, heritage protection and sustainable buildings, and co-wrote Locality’s Community-led Development Roadmap with Dave Chetwyn of Urban Vision Enterprise. Contact Andy Perkin

Chris Chadwick Consultancy

Chris Chadwick Consultancy provides a range of support for the cultural, heritage and arts sector. The practice specialises in learning, interpretation and audience development and works with individual museums, galleries and heritage sites across the UK to develop policies and strategies to improve resilience and sustainability.

Chris has 8 years’ experience as a Mentor and Expert Adviser on learning and participation for the HLF (Heritage Lottery Fund) and has helped develop a number of Activity Plans, resulting in successful round 2 applications to HLF, levering £15m of investment into the sector. Services also include Project Evaluation and Training. Contact Chris Chadwick