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By Heritage Craft Alliance Ltd, Sep 25 2014 10:18AM

This is a press release by Hartlepool Borough Council - another collaboration which we are extremely happy to be part of.

"The project is being piloted by Hartlepool Council in partnership with the other Tees Valley local authorities, Hartlepool College of Further Education, Hartlepool Adult Education, the private and public sector Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership and Heritage Craft Alliance - a specialist training organisation dedicated to preserving historic buildings and the crafts and skills which maintain them".

By Heritage Craft Alliance Ltd, Sep 2 2014 10:27AM

Leeds City Council has received over £845,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund for a new "Re-Making Leeds" Project.

The money will be used to support a heritage construction skills project that will focus on providing the practical heritage skills needed to maintain, repair and refurbish pre-1919 residential, commercial and institutional properties in Leeds.

Heritage Craft Alliance are pleased to be confirm that they are to provide the specialist training services for this project. This will commence with the delivery of a Level 2 Award in Heritage Construction in October and continue through 2014 into 2015. This will be through the delivery of short courses focused on skills training for the heritage sector across a range of disciplines.

More information on this project can be found on Leeds City Council's website at

By Heritage Craft Alliance Ltd, Jul 18 2014 09:00AM

Hambleton District Council presented its first ever business awards on 17th July 2014 to showcase the range and diversity of businesses in the area and celebrate their achievements.

We are very proud to announce that Glenn was awarded the Apprenticeship Champion Award for support and recruitment of apprentices within the business.

Award in hand, Glenn said:

" I was thoroughly delighted to have been nominated in this category and am genuinely thrilled to have won. It's a good feeling to know that your peer companies and local stakeholders think highly of your business. I am especially grateful to Hambleton Borough Council, who have given us the opportunity to showcase our business. Well done to all those who took part.

I hope the Hambleton Business Awards go from strength to strength over the upcoming years. "

The awards were set up to reward the businesses and individuals within local companies who have made a positive difference. Glenn was nominated by Henry Ropner of the Thorp Perrow Estate who felt that Glenn deserved recognition for his hard work within the sector.

" Glenn engenders great loyalty and trust amongst not only the people who work for him but those who work with him as clients and potential employers of apprentices. The apprentices themselves leave having developed not only specialist skills but confidence and a long lasting relationship with Heritage Craft Alliance. " - Henry Ropner of Thorp Perrow Estate

View Glenn's nomination video here

The reasons behind Glenn's nomination & win:

Heritage Craft Alliance Ltd (HCA) was founded in 2009 by Glenn Young from offices in Bedale town centre. Glenn built up a network of clients and almost immediately became the foremost company in heritage skills assessment. Since then the business has restored and relocated to a purpose built Training Centre on the Thorp Perrow Estate in Bedale, opened in 2011 by Rt Hon William Hague MP. Crafts of all kinds are catered for and in some cases uniquely within the UK.

Glenn has championed the provision of traditional skills training in the heritage construction sector over many years. This small company has delivered in excess of 400 advanced heritage skills qualifications across the UK, and many more courses, up-skilling our current workforce. The company has also been instrumental in giving access for young people to education and training in this sector for the first time in 40 years. This has been achieved by the preparation and accreditation of Advanced National Aapprenticeship frameworks. These were written by Glenn and endorsed by NOCN (now ONE Awards) and CITB. These have been successfully delivered at the HCA Training Centre at Thorp Perrow.

The learning on offer embraces an understanding of monumental, domestic, commercial and ecclesiastical property, which in the UK we have come to appreciate as a major part of our cultural and historic inheritance, this allows these young apprentices and those who follow, to become the next generation of skilled builders and craftsmen necessary for the care and maintenance of our built heritage.

One of HCA’s current apprentices is looking forward to a career as a Carpenter/Joiner working for the National Trust whilst another is running his own business based in the Hambleton district.

Glenn has been the leading light and inspiration in the sector having realised his ambitious vision for the now fully accredited apprentice courses. Partnering with master craftsmen, both locally and across the country, HCA is ensuring that there will be a crucial transfer of skills and knowledge to the next generation of heritage construction professionals. Along the way HCA has partnered with some of the foremost, influential organisations in the UK such as The National Trust and the Canal and Rivers Trust, both of whom are continuous and supportive clients. HCA is now recognised as the go-to apprentice training provider for this specialist sector and is aiming to become a National Centre of Excellence for specialist construction skills.

Recently the business has worked with the Tees Valley sub region of Local authorities, helping them to generate new jobs and training in the sector. This project is unique and will offer many young people the opportunity to be a part of the future of our built heritage. Glenn passionately promotes similar projects being rolled out in other regions.

The business had small beginnings in 2009, from one person and two sub-contractors in 2009, the business now supports: four PAYE staff (all residents of Hambleton); two Hambleton SME’s (HCA’s Website designer, Liquid Creation & Accountant, AD Book-Keeping) and ten sub contract tutor assessors.

To find out more about Heritage Craft Alliance's work and Apprenticeships, please visit .

Alternatively, you can call Glenn or Jude on 01677 422289 or email .

By Heritage Craft Alliance Ltd, Apr 24 2014 09:58AM

We are pleased to announce our involvement in a brand new Heritage Skills Apprenticeship programme that has been developed in partnership with Tees Valley Unlimited, Hartlepool College of Further Education, 5 Tees Valley Local Authorities and English Heritage.

The project aims to increase the number of qualified crafts personnel within the Tees Valley who will have the skills base to assist in the conservation and maintenance of the sub-regions built heritage.

We are looking for both Apprentices and Employers within the Heritage and Constuction sector to take part in the scheme.

To find out more, call Jude or Glenn on 01677 422289.