Heritage and Traditional Build Conference – Celebrating Our Rich Heritage: Preserving Traditions and Building a Sustainable Future


Heritage and Traditional Build Conference

Celebrating Our Rich Heritage: Preserving Traditions and Building a Sustainable Future

Are you passionate about preserving our rich heritage and traditional building techniques? Join us at the prestigious Clermont Hotel Charing Cross for an inspiring and informative Heritage and Traditional Build Conference, where experts and industry leaders come together to share their invaluable insights and experiences.

Speakers and Agenda

10:00am – Arrival, Registration and Networking

10:30am – Welcome from Clare Watson, Chair of NFB Heritage and Traditional Build Group

10:40am – KEYNOTE: Mark Cregan, Construction Director and Tim Davies, Stonemason Specialist for Simpson (York)

  • The Clifford’s Tower for English Heritage – Discover the captivating history of Clifford’s Tower and its significance in English Heritage preservation efforts

11:25am – Lizzie Glithero-West, The Heritage Alliance in conversation with Rico Wojtulewicz, NFB 

  • The Heritage Manifesto: Built Environment, Planning, and Decarbonisation

12:00pm – Coffee Break and Networking

12:15pm – Clive Johnson, Duchy of Lancaster and Construction Clients Leadership Group 

  • Gain valuable insights into the Heritage Client’s Perspective, understanding their vision for conservation projects

12:50pm – Lunch and Networking

13:35pm – Michael Goodger, The Prince’s Foundation

  • Michael’s presentation will focus on the Prince’s Foundation’s Build Craft Programme and Building Arts Programme, the efforts of the Foundation to build heritage skills for the future and the key learning for contractors from the Foundation’s experience of running two programmes

14:10pm – Claire J Wallbridge, Natural Stone Industry Training Group 

  • Discover the importance of ‘Keeping Heritage Skills Alive’ and how it contributes to the sustainability of our heritage sector

14:45pm – Coffee Break and Networking

15:00pm – KEYNOTE: Clare Watson, Bernard Watson and NFB Heritage Group Chair 

  • Uncover ‘The Art of Heritage Painting and Decoration’ and how it contributed to preserving our cultural legacy

15:35pm – The NFB Heritage Group 

  • Learn about the prestigious ‘Heritage Approved Contractor Mark (HACM)’ and its impact six months on

16:00pm – Closing Comments


This conference is a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the world of heritage preservation and traditional building methods. Whether you’re an industry professional, a history enthusiast, or someone who appreciates the beauty of our past, this event will leave you inspired and motivated to make a difference.

By attending this conference, you’ll be joining a community of like-minded individuals, all committed to safeguarding our heritage for future generations. Network with experts and take home valuable knowledge to implement in your own projects.

– Gain insights from prominent experts and industry leaders in heritage preservation.
– Update your knowledge for traditional building methods.
– Network with peers and potential collaborators in the heritage field.
– Be inspired to play an active role in preserving our cultural legacy.
– Elevate your professional profile with valuable knowledge and expertise.

Be a part of this transformative event and make a lasting impact on the future of heritage conservation.

Attendees are issued with a digital certificate of attendance, detailing the duration of the conference and the topics covered, so that delegates may use it as evidence of CPD.


September 7, 2023

Start Time

10:00 am


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