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Heritage Trust Network Conference 2018

Principal sponsor of conference 2018

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 out in force, running advice surgeries both days.

We are very grateful for the support of Historic Environment Scotland who are providing our conference venues and hosting us at The Engine Shed and our conference dinner at Stirling Castle.

Historic Environment Scotland is the lead public body established to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment. They are also responsible for more than 300 properties of national importance.

Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers is an insurance and risk management company. We work with a number of heritage sites and museums and understand the unusual needs of Building Preservation Trusts.

Hayes Parsons Insurance Brokers are sponsoring the drinks at our Conference Dinner at Stirling Castle. They will have a presence at the conference; presenting top tips about identifying and managing risk through the life cycle of a building project. Please also visit them in the Exhibition Area.

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 a heritage consultant; 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. For these reasons, they are pleased to be sponsoring the student and youth bursary scheme at the conference where they will also be exhibiting. Do stop by the exhibition area to say hello.

Donald Insall Associates is an award-winning architectural practice and historic buildings consultancy specialising in the care, repair and adaptation of historic buildings, as well as designing new buildings for sensitive sites. For over 60 years, we have pioneered a pragmatic and creative approach to managing change in the historic environment.

While we see every project as unique, our aim is always conservation, which means balancing the preservation of a building or place with the need for intervention to ensure its continued vitality.

Donald Insall Associates are sponsoring our conference mural artist!

CT: Accountants Advisors is an independent accountancy firm based in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Inverness. They have a heritage of over 130 years providing technical support on accounting and tax matters across a range of sectors and services. The partnership consists of over 120 staff and ten partners who also provide niche services such as addressing specialised VAT queries, offering an outsourced payroll function and giving independent examination help to small charities.

CT: Accountants Advisors will be offering a workshop on the first day of conference. They will have a presence in the Exhibition Area on day two. Please do pop by to speak to them.

Gillespie Macandrew is a leading independent Scottish law firm providing legal services to businesses and individuals and their families.

Our advice covers all areas of commercial, private client and property law and we can also advise on disputes and tax matters.

With offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth, we can serve clients from across Scotland and the wider UK.  Find out how we can help you by visiting

Gillespie Macandrew will be sharing their top tips on how charity Trustees can be more legal savvy.

The practice of Elder and Cannon was established in 1980. Its reputation has been built on achieving excellence over a diverse range of building types often in challenging and sensitive contexts. It has a strong design philosophy and seeks to provide each project with its own identity through creative solutions evolving these thoughtfully to meet and exceed client expectations.

Guided by a belief that the nature of our surroundings has a direct influence on our lives, we strive for quality in all aspects of our work.

Director Tom Connolly will be share his experiences of working on historic buildings with heritage trusts and will offer advice on how to collaborate with an architect to achieve the best results in your Capital Works.

Christians provide a wide range of measured land and building survey services throughout the UK. Specialising in the surveying, recording & documentation of historic buildings and heritage projects we bring a proactive approach and new technologies to providing our clients new levels of data and information to aid in the protection, management  & restoration of the UK’s greatest assets.

Christians will have a presence at conference to show what is achievable with today’s technology and what we can look forward to in the very near future. Please come and visit us in the Exhibition Area.

The National Churches Trust is the national, independent charity
dedicated to promoting and supporting church buildings of historic,
architectural and community value across the UK.

The Trust, founded in 2007, is the successor to the Historic Churches
Preservation Trust (HCPT), created in 1953. We receive no income from the government or church authorities, and therefore rely on voluntary contributions from our supporters to undertake our work.

The National Churches Trust will be introducing their new MaintenanceBooker Service on Day 2 of the conference and will also have an exhibition stand.

Community shares are a way for people to invest in what matters to them. This form of finance has helped to fund shops, pubs, community centres and even a distillery.

Community Shares Scotland can provide hands on support and guidance to anybody who wishes to raise money this way.

We still have opportunities for your company to exhibit in our Market Place, or sponsor different elements of conference.

See our sponsorship packages