Who’s at The Mill

The members of our cooperative are our tenants, coworkers, tutors and others who use our facilities. 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

Andrea Brook, Artist0F4BFBAF-DE56-4B9F-BD9B-DD1E689AFA68

I am a mixed-media artist with a love of bookmaking and calligraphy.

Email: andreabrook2@btinternet.com

Carole Ashby, Artist

Email: carole_ashby@yahoo.co.uk


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.



Colette Bain

Colette is a mixed-media artist inspired by nature, folklore and the uncanny, with a particular fascination with we use animals to represent aspects of ourselves. www.emmaswolf.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.


3377_414757538574097_1715169845_nEleanor Bennett, Artist

Eleanor is a freelance artist, musician and art and health practitioner. She creates paintings, illustrations and digital art inspired by nature; she goes into an environment and then creates work in response in the studio.
Tel: 07531 797809
Email: eleanorbennettarts@gmail.com


Hannah Crawford Leighton, Artist

Hannah is a feminist painter from Devon who specialises in portraiture, inspired by issues around women’s health. As well as creating artworks on these themes, Hannah also paints traditional portraits for families and weddings.


Janet Mary Robinson, ArtistButtermere-Autumn-JM-Robinson

Janet is a painter and illustrator. She runs art classes for adults at the Mill.
Tel: 07786 868783
Email: janet@jmr.org.uk

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

IMG_1521 lynneLynne Shaw, Artist

Freelance contemporary mixed media artist working from a shared studio in Halton Mill.
Email: lynneshawart@gmail.com

Rachel Hearne Jeweller

Rachel Hearne has been handcrafting jewellery for over 20 years and exhibits her work internationally.  She offers one to one tuition and workshop classes both from her studio and on occasion Halton Mill.  She is currently teaching beginning, intermediate and advanced courses in creative metalwork and jewellery through Lancaster Adult Learning at Halton Mill.

With Love & Light

Sarah Livingstone: Memorial Glass art.  Creating handcrafted memorial glass art pieces

Building, Design, Energy and Sustainability consultants and practitioners

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 Consulting Ltd

Steve Wrigley, a Chartered Engineer, runs Luneside Consulting from the Hive. Specialising in community energy, renewable energy, energy efficiency and most things ‘Sustainable’ that need either a project manager or technical consultant.
e mail: steve@lunesideconsulting.co.uk
phone: 07929 167795

MORE Renewables

More Renewables is a community energy organisation for the Morecambe Bay area and owns the solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Mill.
Email: info@morerenewables.co.uk

Rachael Hamilton, Architect

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

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 works with a community organisation in Scotland and does some of that work from the Mill. She also runs a website to promote the art of her aunt, the late  Glasgow artist Hannah Frank.
tel 07778 737681
email fionafrank@gmail.com
(Fiona is also a director of Green Elephant and Operations Manager at Halton Mill.)

Jan Maskell

Jan is a Chartered Psychologist, registered as an Occupational Psychologist with the Health and Care Professionals Council and works as a freelance consultant focusing on personal and organisational development.
She is a tutor for leadership and management development programmes at Lancaster University, an executive coach and works with individuals and business to improve their environmental sustainability.

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, Campaigning Organisations and
Social Enterprises

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.

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. Freshly made coffee, cakes and lunches on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays – she also runs cookery classes and will cater for your event outside these days.


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

Digital Creatives

Alison Cahn

Alison Cahn is a writer, communications consultant and film maker. She works part time for Lancaster University’s Environment Centre, is a partner in Forgebank Films, a director of Halton Mill and helps manage The Hive.  

alisoncahn@gmail.com;  www.alisoncahn.com; 07946 488959

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

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

Luneside Computers

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


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

chris archerPitch Digital: Chris Archer

Fast track your project using Pitch Digital’s industry leading ‘content first’ approach to web design, keep costs low and have hands-on input to create your site.  Pitch Digital was created with young businesses and mind, so your site can grow.
T:  01228 807 111

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

Rainbow Therapies at The Rainbow Room

Becky Dallender has created a gorgeous, light, healing space in her studio and retreat at Halton Mill, offering Reiki, Crystal healing, Indian Head massage and Aromatouch massage technique.  Her studio can also be booked by the hour, half-day or a full day.
Tel: 07974752610
Email: rainbowtherapies@hotmail.com
See the Rainbow Room page for details of therapies and treatments at the Rainbow Room with Becky Dallender, Louise Jolly and Sarah McMaster.

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

*And more…..

Bettina Röhricht, translatorbettina

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

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Katie Jenkins is developing a range of dog shampoo made from naturally derived ingredients. Katie is delighted to be using the Mill as a virtual office.
Tel: 01524 383547
Mob: 07787 922024
E-mail: katie@doghairday.com
Website: http://www.doghairday.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/doghairday
Twitter: @doghairday

Gareth Briggs

Tel: 07552 622955
Email: garethsbriggs@gmail.com

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Kathy Bashford occasionally works from the Hive.  She offers cycling activities to schools, groups and individuals through Pedal and Scoot, and sometimes other self-employed work too varied to list.

Dr Maria Angeles Solera Garcia

Maria Angeles is a freelance research scientist.


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: stuart@stuartnolan.com

Water Rescue Systems Ltd

Company Directors/Lawrence Harris and Andy Laird. Accomplished white water kayakers and rescue professionals Lawrence and Andy develops innovative rescue products to aid rescue professionals in flood and swift water environments. Offering a range of inflatable rescue boats and equipment, currently deployed with UK Mountain rescue teams and Fire and Rescue Services. Water Rescue Systems also develops inflatable Rafts and Kayaks under their brand “Bull Rafts” these boats are the official raft of the British Rafting Team.
Tel: 07710410453
Email: Lawrence@waterrescuesystems.com

*Community Spaces

LuneLab Makerspace

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

*Classes at the Mill – meet the tutors

Kizzy Felstead Halton Ukes

Kizzy Felstead, musician and teacher, runs workshops, teaching Ukulele at the Mill.  These are run in blocks of 4.  For further information, please checkout the Facebook page (Halton Ukes) or email haltonukes@gmail.com.

Nicky Morris Tai Chi

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