The Heritage Skills HUB project began life in the East Midlands in January 2009 and was funded by the East Midlands Centre for Constructing the Built Environment (EMCBE) Ltd and English Heritage. Its success in raising awareness about traditional building skills resulted in further funding from English Heritage in the West Midlands and the HUB extended to cover the whole of the Midlands region.
Following the closure of the EMCBE in December 2011, supporters of the HUB decided to create a Community Interest Company to allow its work to continue.
This new social enterprise is a membership based organisation which has at its heart some of the most renowned traditional skills craftsmen and women in the UK.
It provides a signposting and information service on issues relating to traditional buildings skills, materials, conservation & sustainability.
Heritage Skills HUB raises awareness of the importance of heritage craft skills across all sectors – professionals, training providers, clients, contractors, property-owners, volunteers, community groups, heritage organisations, sector skills councils and other support agencies – to try to ensure the continued preservation and sustainable use of traditional buildings.