THI2 Skills and Training

  • Stone Carving Taster Session - Vintage by the Sea
    Stone Carving Taster Session - Vintage by the Sea
  • Stone Carving Taster Session - Vintage by the Sea 2017
    Stone Carving Taster Session - Vintage by the Sea 2017
  • Stone Carving Workshop March 2017
    Stone Carving Workshop March 2017
  • Decorative Plaster Workshop March 2017
    Decorative Plaster Workshop March 2017
  • Vintage by the Sea Stone Carving 2
    Vintage by the Sea Stone Carving 2
  • Stone Carving Workshop March 2017
    Stone Carving Workshop March 2017
  • Stained Glass Workshop - October 2014
    Stained Glass Workshop - October 2014
  • Intermediate Lime Workshop April 2018
    Intermediate Lime Workshop April 2018
  • Introduction to Lime Mortar - May 20118
    Introduction to Lime Mortar - May 20118
  • Introduction to Rolled Sheet - July 2018
    Introduction to Rolled Sheet - July 2018
  • Stained Glass Windows - March 2018
    Stained Glass Windows - March 2018
  • Traditional Signwriting - 9-10 August 2018
    Traditional Signwriting - 9-10 August 2018
  • Window Dressing Masterclass
    Window Dressing Masterclass

The difference that the THI has had on people has not just been achieved by the capital schemes. The complementary initiatives programme has made a wider and long-lasting impact on the community.

Sustainable Businesses

Over the course of the THI provided training opportunities to a total of 60 businesses during the duration of the THI and engaged with a total of 70 businesses through the Window Dressing competitions.

19 independent businesses benefitted from one-to-one advice provided by the local Bay Business Centre. Businesses were able to get neutral feedback on their business and further advice and support towards the creation of a short-term action plan. They were also to obtain a small grant of to implement these changes, matched by the Bay Business Centre.

Window Dressing and Retail display masterclasses - training was provided to over 40 busineses during the four years of annual competitions, covering themes such as 'Eric's birthday' and 'Summer of Sport' to commemorate the Olympics.

The sustainable business activities, particularly the window dressing competitions, encouraged business owners to consider and improve the external appearance of their properties, created publicity for the project and provided an opportunity to update stakeholders on the judging panel with project-related progress in a fun and engaging way.

Heritage Skills and Education

The Heritage Skills and Education element has delivered over 200 direct training facilities, from lead to lime and carving to cornicing. It has further indirectly supported and helped initiate access to more formal training opportunities such as the RIBA conservation courses and the CSkills Repair of Old Buildings course.

Further the prohect has tried to aid wider understanding about the care of pre-1919 buildings through the promotion of the annual National Maintenance Week, via leaflet drops, press releases, the donation of appropriate source material to Morecambe Library, and further through the creation of repair guidance.

 


Last updated: 25 June 2019