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
I am a mixed-media artist with a love of bookmaking and calligraphy.
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 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.
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.
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
With Love & Light
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
Heron Decorating Services
Stephen Walmsley runs a decorating business and upcycles furniture from his workshop at Halton Mill.
Tel: 07952 893634
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: email@example.com
phone: 07929 167795
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
Rachael Hamilton, Architect
Tel: 07913 388124
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 an art gallery in London, and does some of the work for those organisations from the Mill. She also runs a website to promote the art of her aunt, the late Glasgow artist Hannah Frank.
tel 07778 737681
(Fiona is also a director of Green Elephant and Operations Manager at Halton Mill.)
Kerstin is a Hive hotdesker from Lancaster. She works as a Marketing Consultant and Copywriter at www.kerstincable.com, and also runs a project helping everyone learn languages at www.fluentlanguage.co.uk.
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, Campaigning Organisations and
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
Lancaster People’s Café
Lancaster People’s Cafe is a small charity, with an ethos of social inclusion. Our charitable objectives are around food poverty and reducing food waste. Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.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.
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.
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.
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 who provided online booking and website solutions for private holiday home owners and agents, sadly passed away in 2017.
Jono Symonds Photography
Jono is an award winning wedding photographer who travels the world capturing couples’ stories on their special day.
Tel: 07935 740675
Tel: 07751 330181
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
T: 01228 807 111
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
Pura Vida @ the Mill
Vicci Millican 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
See the Puravida page for details of therapies and treatments in Puravida with Becky Conner, Wendy Butler, Vicci Millican, Janey Todd and Jeni Clark.
Will Medd, Coaching
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
Damian Randle, ex-CAT and ex-lots of educational things, now does English language proofreading, mainly for Italian academics but others too.
firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com & 07811 089 878
English Edit UK: http://englishedituk.co.uk/
Tel: 07552 622955
Dr Maria Angeles Solera Garcia
Maria Angeles is a freelance research scientist.
Tel: 07980 125393
Stuart Nolan, Research Magician
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.
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.
*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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nicky Morris Tai Chi
Nicky runs weekly Tai Chi classes at Halton Mill
Tel: 07949 912540