projects & testimonials


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20160705_1053391Elsdon Pinfold – supporting a community group to collectively plan the way forward for making the most of their village green’s intriguing listed structure. 2016 £1,200




Living Wild at Kielder – Interpretation Planning for R2 HLF Heritage Grant submission for Kielder Water and Forest Park Development Trust 2016 £330,000



strobertnewminster-logo St Robert’s of Newminster, Morpeth – Fundraising and Action and Activity Planning for HLF Grants for Places of Worship R1 and R2 for the parishoners. 2016 £200,000


Nenthead Chapel logoNenthead Chapel Restoration – Audience Development and Training Planning for R2 submission of HLF Heritage Grant on behalf of the Nenthead Chapel community group 2015 £1,700,000


PrintDukesfield Smelters and Carriers Project – Project Management and Learning programme during delivery phase of the HLF Heritage Grant project on behalf of Hexhamshire and Slaley Parish Councils and the Friends of the North Pennines. 2013 – 2015 £280,000 AWARD WINNING

53. Pop Up – wall face portraits 2150x850 ms 11-08-14.inddWall Face Dispersed exhibition along Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site – Learning Programme development and delivery (including Bronze Arts Award) of Arts Council England Grant for Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site 2014-2015 £15,000


Allendale First community page First – Chair of comunity group investigatig social enterprise opportunities to convert a disused listed school building. HLF Start-up Grant. Allendale First 2015 £8,600


playgroup%20logoAllendale Preschool Improvement Plan – Chair of governors of local Charity, delivering organisational change and customer improvement ratings from 33 % to 100% 2010 – 13. Budget neutral


Nenthead Chapel Restoration

“Employing Yvonne is like calling in the reinforcement guard! You get the feeling that there’s a whole ‘other’ working with you and willing you to succeed. Yvonne threw herself into our project, bringing insight and clarity in a subtle and considerate kind of way. She is a font of knowledge and entirely professional. We would thoroughly recommend her.” … Continue reading Nenthead Chapel Restoration

Allendale Preschool Improvement Plan

After identifying significant issues in performance, communication, continuity  and morale, I led the voluntary committee and staff to plan and implement a costed improvement plan, tailored to the academic year and organisational priorities. After six months, with careful staff and service mentoring, evaluation results consistently demonstrate parents’ satisfaction levels at 100% (rising from 33%); numbers … Continue reading Allendale Preschool Improvement Plan

Wall Face Learning Programme

‘The Wall Face education programme was an innovative approach to using the Arts Award on a heritage related project – and it is a sign of its success that a whole of the school’s key stage 3 gained Arts Award Bronze through participating in it. A key element of its success lay in the way … Continue reading Wall Face Learning Programme

Allendale First

Allendale First – Scoping new life for the old school Leading a team of volunteers from the community, this social enterprise is researching viability for acquiring, developing & managing the buildings & land of the former Allendale First School. By hosting extended versions of existing local enterprises –  childcare, health and wellbeing, library services and … Continue reading Allendale First

Interpretation Planning for Living Wild at Kielder

Kielder Water and Forest Park Development Trust are leading the Living Wild at Kielder  partnership between Northumbrian Water, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Forestry Commission, the Environment Agency and other stakeholders. Conchie & Co collaborated with Marcus Byron Design for Interpretation during the HLF bid development phase to research, evidence and plan the interpretation for the project. … Continue reading Interpretation Planning for Living Wild at Kielder

Current Projects

Here is a selection of some of the projects I’m currently working on: Project Delivery Living Wild at Kielder Interpretation for Kielder Water and Forest Park Development Trust. December 2016 – September 2018 In collaboration with Marcus Byron Design for Interpretation we are delivering the outdoor and online elements of the Interpretation Plan we developed … Continue reading Current Projects