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training and education…

High quality training is essential to ensure that professionals are equipped to deal with the many issues facing town centres.

I provide specialist training and education services which are specifically tailored for the needs of your staff. This may be leading a walk-round survey examining historic buildings, a CPD lecture for staff or in-depth training for a small group of staff who deal directly with conservation of shopfronts.

new service for 2013: historic shopfronts master classes

I am delighted to announce a new service for 2013 delivering bespoke training sessions suited to the needs of your organisation. Choose from the following list of topics to create your own master class designed for your staff:

  •  Introduction to historic shopfronts: background and architectural history;
  • Materials and their conservation: dealing with the specialised materials used on shopfronts and in shop interiors;
  • Conserving traditional shopfronts: challenges and opportunities in dealing with shops in listed buildings and Conservation Areas;
  • Signage and advertising: improving the appearance of shopfronts without compromising the retail opportunity;
  • Facade enhancement schemes: maximising the benefit of grant schemes;
  • Researching historic shops: how to get the most out of archive records;
  • Shopfront Design Guidance: advantages and disadvantages of supplementary guidance.

Cost of masterclasses 

Each Masterclass topic costs £160.00. Booking of more than two topics will attract a discount. Travel and subsistence will be in addition to the fee. A full quotation will be provided, please contact me for details. I am always happy to accommodate particular local needs and requirements and will always ensure that the sessions meet your particular circumstances.

Recent Training Sessions

In February I delivered a Masterclass session in Campbeltown to a group involved in different aspects of conservation from building surveyors to signwriters. The session covered a number of topics and the feedback from those who attended was that the event was extremely positive and all felt that attendance had been very worthwhile.

I also delivered a session at the Govan Cross THI in Glasgow looking at historic shops and various conservation projects in Scotland..

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Ready for a tour of historic shops in Rothesay, February 2010

Ready for a tour of historic shops in Rothesay, February 2010. © Lorna Pearce