Who we are



Nic Allen established Crambeth Allen Publishing in 1991. The primary aim of this award-winning company has been to document the practicalities of implementing architectural and engineering design: in print, online and through events.

Frances Halahan ACR, FIIC, is the owner of Halahan Associates, museum and conservation consultants. Halahan Associates specialises in collection management and care for private collections, historic houses, museums and galleries.

Dr Sara Lunt’s last role at English Heritage was as Senior Curator, West Territory. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Andean Studies, the Society of Antiquaries of London and an Associate Honorary Research Fellow at the Institute of Archaeology (UCL). She is a trustee of The Hosking Houses Trust, a charity providing accommodation for women artists.

Alison Richmond (Chair) is a conservator and the former Chief Executive of the Institute of Conservation. She has lived experience of mental health and believes in the healing power of heritage.

Johnny Tipler is a freelance motoring journalist, historian and author with over 35 books published on a variety of motoring topics. He is a major contributor to 911 & Porsche World, Classic Porsche and Porsche Post magazines.

Danny Whatmough is a senior PR and marketing professional specialising in PR and digital/social media. He is Managing Director at Red Consultancy where he leads the agency’s consumer division, PLAY, and the social team, Shiny Red. A music graduate, he currently volunteers with a homeless choir called Choir With No Name.



Laura Drysdale worked in conservation and museum management at the Victoria and Albert Museum, English Heritage and the Museums Libraries and Archives Council. Latterly she supported marginalised people in hostels and their own homes for Stonham Homestay, Julian Support and Together for Mental Wellbeing.

Consultants and volunteers

We work with people who are wellbeing workers, artists, psychologists, musicians, administrators, archivists, academics, group analysts, archaeologists, bookkeepers, doctors, volunteers, poets, curators, peer support workers, nurses, accountants, photographers, designers, librarians, social workers, PR execs, administrators, historians …..