“I like your style.”

Alwyn Jones
Conservation Architect
Cardiff

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“Hilary always listens. Her advice is underpinned by her years of senior management experience so it is both practical and appropriate.  
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Maggie Appleton, Chief Executive,
Luton Cultural Services Trust


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Oxfordshire County Council,
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Shropshire County Council
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North Lincolnshire Council


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Dr Scott Cooper, Director
Fulham Palace


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Sarah Levitt, Head of Museums & Heritage
Leicester City Council

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Royal Shakespeare Company


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Swindon Borough Council


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Maurice Wilmot, Chairman
Classic Boat Museum


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Oxfordshire County Council


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Derbyshire County Council
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Judith Martin, Secretary,
Industrial Buildings Preservation Trust


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