Yvonne Conchie is an independent participation & engagement consultant. She works with communities and organisations to develop and deliver projects which look after and celebrate:

our landscapes, wildlife and culture,

through science, humanities and the arts.

Yvonne is skilled in helping people to develop ideas, engage audiences and secure funding. She has over 25 years’ experience helping people to enjoy and discover the distinctive wildlife and history of the North of England.  Yvonne supports organisations and community groups wishing to research, plan, fund, manage and evaluate projects, which are often financed through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Yvonne has a deep understanding of sustainability in rural communities – people who live in and manage protected landscapes. She champions experience-led learning for all ages and abilities, and aims to make it easier for people to enjoy, develop and share their skills, delights and knowledge.

Through Conchie & Co: Community, Heritage & Learning Yvonne is able to draw together a team of artists, archaeologists, tech developers and other experts to deliver affecting interpretation, learning, promotion and digital content to help projects deliver memorable activities that reach higher numbers of people.

Based near Hexham on the edge of the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Conchie & Co are well placed to cover the coasts, cities and countryside across the North East and North West of England and the Scottish Borders.

Previous clients include: Kielder Partnership, Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site, Northumberland National Park Authority, Friends of the North Pennines AONB, Elsdon Parish Council and Epiacum Heritage Ltd.

See current projects.