The members of our cooperative are our tenants, coworkers and users. They come from a wide range of sectors including: digital creatives, artists and craftspeople; business support; health and wellbeing; campaigning groups; researchers; educational consultants and more. Many live at the award winning Lancaster Cohousing eco community, next door to the Mill. Others come from the local village, Lancaster, the Lune Valley or further afield.
Artists and Craftspeople
Carole Ashby, Artist
Eleanor Bennett, Artist
Eleanor is a freelance artist, musician and art and health practitioner
Tel: 07531 797809
Andrea Brook, Artist
Chris Coates – carpenter, author, performer
As well as being a Green Elephant director and Mill caretaker/site manager, Chris is a carpenter, author and performer who makes things and makes things happen. He has a long history in the cooperative movement and is a former Green Party councillor.
Katie Duxbury is a costume and fashion designer inspired by colour, historical fashion and the natural world. She creates unique pieces for exhibitions, events and special occasions, as well as working as a freelance costume maker and dresser in theatre.
Jenny Natusch – Sandgazer!
Janet Mary Robinson, Artist
Janet works as a painter and natural history illustrator, specialising in the portrayal of the natural world. Her paintings are featured in private collections worldwide and she also runs art classes from her studio at the Mill which she shares with other artists.
Tel: 07786 868783
Lynne Shaw, Artist
Catriona Stamp – Artists Books
Catriona is an artist specialising in artists books and site specific art. She is concerned with how people relate to their surroundings and how to capture that in interesting ways.
Rebecca Willmott, Artist
With Love & Light
Sarah Livingstone creates unique glass art pieces as a beautiful everlasting memorial of a loved one using a small amount of ashes.
Tel: 07740 878989
Building and Design
Rachael Hamilton, Architect
Tel: 07913 388124
Heron Decorating Services
Stephen Walmsley runs a decorating business and upcycles furniture from his workshop at Halton Mill.
Tel: 07952 893634
Tom Lelyveld MEng(Hons) CEng, Sustainability and Advanced Design – Aecom
Tom is a sustainable energy specialist who leads the North of England sustainability team for AECOM, a multi-disciplinary engineering company. When not working at AECOM offices in Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool, he works from the Hive coworking space.
Murton & Co Chartered Surveyors
Jonny Murton runs a private practice providing advice and certification on energy efficiency to residential and commercial property sectors.
Tel: 01524 548313 or 07858 249259
Business Support and Development
Fiona Frank, Soundboard Consultancy
Fiona is an oral historian and networker who supports people and organisations to reach their potential. She is working with Will Medd to provide supported and transformative Writing Retreats at Halton Mill. She also promotes the art of her aunt, the late Glasgow artist Hannah Frank (1908-2008). tel 07778 737681 email firstname.lastname@example.org .
(Fiona is also a director of Green Elephant and Operations Manager at Halton Mill.)
Mandy Reeves, Freelance Personal Assistant
Mandy works as a freelance personal assistant providing a range of office support services to individuals and small business owners. With a friendly and flexible approach, she can organise your paperwork, tackle your to-do list and restore balance to your life.
Tel: 07967 593523
Simon is a consultant for personal / venture / technology development specialising in: ICT; systems; individuals; organisations; values; P2P; collaboration with CETIS: e-portfolio; skills; interoperability.
Tel: 07710 031657
Charities, NGOs and Campaigning Organisations
Jo Lyon – Knowledge sharing and collaboration technology specialist
Jo works “remotely” part-time as the head of Oxfam’s Information & Knowledge Management team. She works directly with and on behalf of colleagues all over the world. She also does some consultancy work based around writing, knowledge sharing and collaboration.
Linked In: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/lyonjo
Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR)
Stuart Parkinson heads this international membership organistion which promotes science, design and technology that contributes to peace, social justice and environmental sustainability though research, education and campaigning.
Camera woman/editor Frances Bowen and BAFTA winning producer Alison Cahn produce high quality promotional and educational videos with a documentary feel. They specialise in the environmental, community and educational sectors, helping individuals and organisations tell their stories. .
Tel: 07946 488959
Ben Heron provides online booking and website solutions for private holiday home owners and agents.
Tel: 01524 489401
Jono Symonds Photography
Jono is an award winning wedding photographer who travels the world capturing couples’ stories on their special day.
Tel: 07935 740675
Adele Armistead and Sarah Maginness run ethical web and graphic design services. As well as being a director of Green Elephant Cooperative, Adele is in charge of the Halton Mill brand.
Tel: 01524 489510 or 07967 727623
Anna is social researcher and project manager in academic, public and private sector settings, currently working in the education sector.
Tel: 07780 674124
Still Thinking (UK) Ltd
Dawn Keyse has been practicing homeopathy for over 20 years incorporating flower essences, natural nutrition and NLP where appropriate. She runs events in nutritional healing from Halton Mill, from simple workshops to certified courses endorsed by the Nutritional Healing Foundation.
Tel: 07515 426670
Will Medd, Coaching
Nicky Morris Tai Chi
Nicky runs weekly Tai Chi classes at Halton Mill
Tel: 07949 912540
Pura Vida @ the Mill
Vicci has created a gorgeous, light, healing space in her studio and retreat at Halton Mill, offering natural beauty treatments and holistic therapies including aromatherapy, indian head massage and reflexology. Her studio can also be booked by the hour, half-day or a full day.
Tel: 07854 844899
Email: email@example.com website http://www.puravidahaltonmill.com/
Dr Maria Angeles Solera Garcia
Maria Angeles is a researcher at the Environment Agency, who works part time in The Hive.
Tel: 07552 622955
Halton Lune Hydro
Halton Lune Hydro raised more than £1 million through a community share offer to build England’s biggest community owned hydro on a weir near Halton Mill, which now provides us with clean, renewable electricity.
Tel: 01524 220010
Tel: 07751 330181
Tel: 07929 167795
Bettina Röhricht, translator
Stuart Nolan, Research Magician
Stuart combines the traditional disciplines of impossibility with original research into how we are deceived by language and gesture.
Tel: 07939 030 618
Tel: 07980 125393
You can flourish
Linda Smalley runs the Halton Mill cafe as a social enterprise which works with marginalised people to increase their skills and confidence around cooking, eating and literacy so they learn while you eat.
A community workshop where makers of all descriptions can meet, make, mend, tinker, play, learn, swap skills and work on both individual and collaborative projects.