Register of Architects
Accredited in Building Conservation

NHIG FREE online event

‘PROCUREMENT: How do you ensure good craftsmanship?’

Wednesday 2nd December    


FREE online event

Conversations Build Understanding

The second in a new series for all heritage professionals and practitioners in which invited guests compare their professional experiences through informal conversation. This FREE series is hosted jointly by the NHIG and Icon Metals Group

  • Sharing different perspectives helps build a much deeper understanding
  • Hear first-hand insights of the issues involved in decision-making
  • Ask the questions you don’t normally have the chance to ask

PROCUREMENT has become a streamlined management process. To win the work, it’s often a case of survival of the fittest or the boldest contractor. This event explores how best to navigate the procurement process in order to inspire and ensure good craftsmanship.

Bethan Griffiths, Ironwork Designer & Consultant, will be joined by Conservation Architect, James Sibson, and Ironwork Conservator, David James. Their discussion will be based on answering delegate questions, but will cover:

  • Why is there a perception that good craftsmen are hard to find?
  • Is it the specification or the craftsman that should be relied on most?
  • When procurement is let down by weak commissioning skills
  • How to establish positive working relationships between client and craftsman

Although this talk will focus on ironwork conservation, the same issues relate to other crafts, so everyone is welcome. Questions can be asked live, but if you have one ahead of the event, please email it to NHIG Administrator Jessica: 

Please book your place here