Our unrivalled experience, unruffled approach and appetite for strategic and technical challenge helps heritage and cultural organisations deliver inspiring projects and successfully plan for change in changing times.

Glevum have helped cultural sector organisations raise £70M funding from HLF and private donors.

Our full cycle project support has directly helped deliver £40M of capital projects and activity plans.

We've been doing this successfully since 2002.


Our approach

We’ve been developing and delivering Heritage Lottery Fund projects since 2002, coupling passion for heritage work with consummate professionalism.

We offer a very personal, flexible and professional service and we’re comfortable working with a wide range of clients and multi disciplinary teams across both the public and voluntary sectors.

Our consultancy process has been carefully evolved to meet client needs as well as those laid down by the HLF. We recognise that HLF projects are holistic by nature, developing and delivering both the capital and activity works whilst simultaneously ensuring a seamless interrelationship between the two. Over the years we have combined our experience in delivering the large capital and activity programmes to good effect and have developed and delivered some very successful projects.

We offer more than generic project consultancy services. Simon Hawkins is a qualified heritage professional and has been involved in developing and maintaining high professional standards. This added depth and understanding of the heritage allows us the ability to add valuable expertise to projects. We can quickly spot potential “cracks” within overall projects and can react quickly to fill them and keep the project on track and scope. We also help clients extract strong overall value from projects through maximising the grant level from HLF, driving value through all stages and ensuring the maximum number of people benefit during the project whilst leaving a sustainable long term legacy.

Our team


Simon has been a committed heritage sector professional for 25 years. After graduating from University Of Wales in 1987 he obtained a coveted and internationally competitive place at the University Leicester (Certificate in Museum Studies). He then worked in National Museum of Wales in Cardiff, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery and the University Museum in Oslo. In 1993 Simon was appointed by Kent County Council as the County Museum Officer managing the museum service and delivering a countywide advisory service to the heritage voluntary sector. 

Simon was professionally elected Chair of the South East Museum Service in 1996. In 1998 he obtained his first successful Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) award. In 2003 Simon established Glevum Consulting Ltd to apply more widely his skills in fundraising and project management and pursue his passion for the wider heritage.  Since then he has delivered £20m of external funding, with the majority of this being HLF projects.


Having spent a number of years working in the IT departments of IPC Magazines and Penguin Books as a business analyst Katie was delighted to join Glevum at its outset in 2003.

She is a qualified PRINCE II practitioner and is highly organised in the delivery of project management documentation and process. Katie provides a vital support and monitoring role into all Glevum projects and is well experienced in the HLF lottery application and delivery process.

Katie has a degree in History of Design and very much enjoys working within the heritage, arts & culture sector.


Jane is an experienced heritage professional, having spent a number of years working across the heritage, arts and museum sector. Jane has joined Glevum from Historic England, where she brings with her expertise in grant giving, planning process, statutory legislation and constructive conservation.

Jane has a degree in History from Canterbury Christ Church University followed by a post graduate qualification in Heritage Management gained at the Ironbridge International Institute for Cultural Heritage (University of Birmingham).

Her skills include effective grant assessment, administration and project management, deep understanding of historical significance, conservation principles and heritage at risk, implication of planning legislation and its impact on the historic environment, knowledge of various grant resources and schemes and their criteria and post completion conditions.

Jane has experience in delivering engaging heritage interpretation, having worked in various learning and visitor service roles across heritage attraction and museums in Kent. Most recently Jane has provided support across Historic England’s London Planning Team. Gaining thorough knowledge of London and South East’s historic environment, including listed buildings, Conservation Areas and Scheduled Monuments.

 Jane is delighted to join Glevum and assist in supporting local and nationally significant heritage projects.

ALISON SMITH, Project manager

Alison is a capable and experienced project manager, accustomed to dealing with small and large projects across the third sector, including heritage, arts and culture, science, leisure and tourism, and health and social care.

Alison is a postgraduate researcher in the Faculty of Media and Communications at Bournemouth University, researching the role and impact of large visitor attractions in regenerating communities and building public engagement in the UK.

Her skills include fundraising, media relations, public consultations, communications, social media marketing, and designing and delivering project evaluation programmes.

Alison lives in Dorset and enjoys running and sea swimming.