CONSULT ROBINSON, led by Carol and Frank Robinson is based in Northumberland, North East England. The partners’ experience includes working in the public, private and charity sectors. Through both independent work and employee roles we have an excellent track record for reliability, getting results and working effectively to tight timescales.
- Port of Blyth, – 2015 a successful application for the Port to host the Sail Training International’s Tall Ships Regatta 2016. This involved working with partner organisations to present how the port and region could best meet the aims and criteria of Sail Training International in encouraging captains, crew and volunteer trainees to visit Blyth as part of their North Sea Regatta series.
- Flodden 500 is in the 4th and final year of activities commemorating the anniversary of the battle of Flodden in 1513. A current exhibition in Berwick-upon-Tweed Museum will move to Coldstream Museum later in 2016. This cross border project leaves a legacy of an increase in Ecomuseum sites relating to the battle, a Borders branch of Young Archaeologists Club, a vibrant Till Valley Archaeology Society able to take on future projects and a wealth of knowledge about the places, events and people involved in the battle. Consult Robinson led the development and wrote the successful Heritage Lottery Fund Stage I and Stage II applications for this project which has engaged with so many people across the Scottish – English border.
- Epiacum Heritage Ltd – We have an association with Epiacum over several years, our latest involvement in 2015 was an Options Appraisal. This was commissioned as part of an HLF Start Up Grant project, “Establishing Epiacum”. Facilities and interpretation on site have been improved during 2016 as part of Hadrian’s Wall Connect project funded by Visit England.
- Lowick History Group – 2014, visioning evening to move forward on aspirations to investigate the history of a village in the ‘Shadow of Flodden’. The group is now working on towards producing a Village Atlas and pursuing the stories of events post the battle of Flodden.
- Active Northumberland, – 2015 supported a successful application to Visit England to fund Hadrian’s Wall Connect. A project where destination management organisations work in partnership to enhance connectivity between the sites along the Hadrian’s Wall corridor, transport links and tourism businesses. The Hadrian’s Wall Connect initiative is an opportunity to raise awareness of Hidden Gem sites such as Epiacum through marketing initiatives such as the website, social media and the Gateway Hubs.
- Northumberland County Council – 2014, “Re-profiling Peregrini”, a Heritage Lottery Funded Landscape Partnership project on Lindisfarne (Holy Island) and adjacent Northumberland coast. Through negotiation with partners of the scheme we were successful in our commission to reduce the budget from £2,400,000 to £1,800,000 to enable the project to proceed.
- Royal Northumberland Yacht Club – 2013-15, Preservation of a Timber Light-vessel. A successful Stage I application to Heritage Lottery Fund for a development grant. As a result of marine surveys carried out during development, restoration costs rose considerably. This mitigated against a Stage II approval from HLF. However the following achievements from work during the Development Stage have prompted continued progress: Small grants have enabled priority restoration elements to take place. Additionally, the Friends of LV50 Lightship, established during the HLF application process with facilitation from Consult Robinson, has remained active. The Friends are now researching the history of the ship as a “floating light house” and her role as a club house for RNYC.
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