Our Members

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

Email: carole_ashby@yahoo.co.uk

Eleanor Bennett, Artist

Eleanor is a freelance artist, musician and art and health practitioner
Tel: 07531 797809
Email: eleanorbennettarts@gmail.com

Andrea Brook, Artist

Email: andreabrook2@btinternet.com

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.

Duxbury Designs

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!

Former TV writer/producer Jenny reveals the hidden beauty in grains of sand through her microphotography.
Tel: 07803 127605
Email: jenny@sandgazer.com

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
Email: jmr@jmr.org.uk

Lynne Shaw, Artist

Email: lynneshawstudio2.9@gmail.com

Jen Southern

Jen is a digital artist working at the Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts at Lancaster University.
Tel: 0772 0771 930
Email: jen@theportable.tv

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

Email: Rebecca@rebeccalanyon.co.uk 

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
Email: divinggannets@yahoo.co.uk

Building and Design

Rachael Hamilton, Architect

Tel: 07913 388124
Email: rachael.hamilton@hotmail.co.uk

Heron Decorating Services

Stephen Walmsley runs a decorating business and upcycles furniture from his workshop at Halton Mill.
Tel: 07952 893634
Email: stepheng.walmsley@tiscali.co.uk

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
Email: jonny@murtonandco.co.uk

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 fionafrank@gmail.com .

(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 Grant

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
E-mail: asimong@gmail.com

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


Charlie Pass works from The Hive running WildAid, a charity that connects people, particularly children, to wildlife.
Email: wildaiduk@gmail.com

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.

Digital Creatives

Forgebank Films

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
Email: alisoncahn@gmail.com

Invosoft Ltd

Ben Heron provides online booking and website solutions for private holiday home owners and agents.
Tel:  01524 489401
Email:  benheron@invosoft.co.uk

Jono Symonds Photography

Jono is an award winning wedding photographer who travels the world capturing couples’ stories on their special day.
Tel: 07935 740675
Email: info@jonosymonds.com


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
Email: adele@moonloft.com

Educational Consultants

Anna Grant

Anna is social researcher and project manager in academic, public and private sector settings, currently working in the education sector.
Tel: 07780 674124
Email: anna.grant@alphaplusconsultancy.co.uk

Still Thinking (UK) Ltd

Barry Hymer and Elizabeth Dawson run an educational consultancy providing in-service training for schools and conference presentations.
Email: stillthinkinguk@aol.com


Complete Homeopathy

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
Email: dawnkeyse@gmail.com

Will Medd, Coaching

Will aims to provoke his clients to discover clarity, courage and commitment in their work and lives.
Tel: 07792 689857
Email: coaching@willmedd.com  website www.willmedd.com

Nicky Morris Tai Chi

Nicky runs weekly Tai Chi classes at Halton Mill
Tel: 07949 912540
Email: beardsworth72@hotmail.co.uk

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: vicstar2005@yahoo.co.uk 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.

Gareth Briggs

Tel: 07552 622955
Email: garethsbriggs@gmail.com

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
Email: kevin.frea@haltonlunehydro.org

Luneside Computers

James Bellarby
Tel: 07751 330181
Email: james@bellarby.co.uk

Luneside Consulting

Steve Wrigley
Tel: 07929 167795
Email: steve.wrigley1@gmail.com

Bettina Röhricht, translator

Bettina is a trained translator specialising in scientific and journalistic texts. She works from The Hive, translating from English and Portuguese into German.

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
Email: nolan@hexinduction.com

Simon Withey

Tel: 07980 125393
Email: simon-withey@yahoo.com

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.

*Community Spaces

LuneLab Makerspcae

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.
LuneLab Makerspace