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 have 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 Hawkins, DIRECTOR Bsc AMA FGS

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 county-wide advisory service to the heritage voluntary sector. 

Simon was professionally elected Chair of the South East Museum Service in 1996 and is currently a member of the Institute of Directors. 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 £20million 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.

Catherine Hawkins bsc , assistant PROJECT manager & business analyst

Catherine is an experienced manager and business analyst. Catherine joined Glevum in 2017 after 27 years working at a senior level for the NHS.  She is a qualified PRINCE II practitioner and  brings extensive project/organisational management skills as well as highly evolved business planning skills and project delivery experience.

ALISON SMITH, principal consultant (evaluation)

Alison has worked with Glevum since 2014. Alison has professional and academic expertise in public engagement and impact evaluation across arts, museums, and heritage. Alison is an experienced social researcher and organisational ethnographer. She is currently a doctoral researcher and associate lecturer in the Faculty of Media and Communications at Bournemouth University. Alison has an extensive knowledge of the relevant academic literature on community engagement and impact evaluation, both theoretical and empirical.

She brings a wide range of experience from the heritage, cultural, third and private sectors in the design and delivery of rigorous and appropriate mixed-method evaluations. She is experienced in effective research design, and adept in the use of qualitative and quantitative methods, including focus groups, qualitative interview, survey, participant observation, document analysis, and content analysis.

Alison’s academic and professional fields of interest: Public and Community Engagement, Cultural Policy Studies, Impact and Evaluation. Alison’s particular focus is cultural policy and organisational studies in the cultural sector, including change management, organisational and cultural change, and institutional formation.