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Mike Lea (Managing Director)
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Welcome

The North West’s Heritage buildings and monuments are important to us all. Just stop for a minute
and look around! These beautiful buildings and monuments give us a regional identity, and some of
them have worldwide recognition. The correct conservation, maintenance, repair, restoration of these
buildings and monuments is essential for their survival. To achieve this requires a fully trained and
skilled workforce. The new Heritage Skills Academy is committed to increasing the numbers of crafts
people available, from all walks of life.

Skills will be taught using first class professional tradespersons. Enabling those persons trained, to
gain specialist knowledge and skill of each trade, through a hands-on approach of flexible learning.
Our approach to training will go a long way in meeting the need for; sustainability, conservation,
regeneration, & energy efficiency, using a local workforce irrespective of who you are, or what you do,
gender or disability. In meeting the needs of the buildings and environment of the future.

We are proud to be different in our approach to meeting the individual’s choice of what particular skills
they need to try and of course become good at (Whether professional or layperson).
Some of these skills have sadly declined over the years. However, with the right training, the skills
required to work on these types of traditional buildings & monuments, will be revived, using traditional
materials, in order to conserve such buildings so that they are put back into use, for the benefit of the
whole community.

By working together we can revitalize our heritage buildings within the built environment in the North
West, by using traditionally skilled workforce trained here?

Hope you can join us in the near future
Regards

Mike Lea
Mike Lea BSc (Hons) MRICS, ICIOB, MBEng
(Founder & Managing Director)
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