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Oldminster Ltd Company Profile

Introduction We are delighted to have the opportunity to present our company profile to you, which we hope is a useful introduction to the services we offer. In 2010 a well respected Lichfield company called Linford Bridgeman sadly ceased trading after a hundred and thirty years. In response to this loss, local heritage consultants Greenwoods decided to establish Oldminster - a new company within its Group, in order to complete a number of Linford projects and subsequently fill the gap in this specialist market. Oldminster has now successfully established itself as a specialist in restoration, conservation and preservation. We employ many ex-Linford master craftsmen including masons and joiners and have successfully completed a number of complex restoration projects. We are very proud to have retained these traditional craftsmen and their knowledge and experience, working from a Lichfield base as Linford Bridgeman had done for a century before.

Tracery Restoration – St Barnabas Church

Oldminster is just one part of a Group of companies with twenty five years experience of working on Heritage Projects, including those for ecclesiastical clients, building preservation trusts, universities & local authorities. We have offices in Lichfield and Cheltenham. Oldminster’s expertise extends to the following:             

Restoration Advice and Consultancy Preservation and Consolidation of Building Fabric Stone Masonry and Carving – repair and replacement Joinery, Wood carving and Carpentry Ecclesiastical Project – Re-ordering & quinquennial maintenance General Contracting – Refurbishment and New Build Disaster Response – Fire, Flood, Collapse – protection and consolidation Fund raising support, advice and Consultancy Project and Commercial Management Site supervision, clerk of works & masonry inspection services CDM Co-ordination Options Appraisal and Business Planning Fire Risk Assessment

Barn Conversion Herefordshire

We understand the complexities of working on Listed buildings and have experience of Grade 1, Grade 2* and Grade 2 properties as well as Scheduled Ancient Monuments. We have worked closely with key stakeholders and Grant funders in the sector such as English Heritage, Architectural Heritage Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund, Victorian Society, Georgian Society, the Country House Foundation, etc. We understand their objectives and requirements and can help our Clients realise their own plans within what can be a very complex framework of legislation and funding criteria. The vast majority of our work has been within the ‘Third Sector’, working for Building Preservation Trusts, Community Groups, Faith Groups, Charities, etc. Our largest Client remains the Church of England having worked on a large number of Church projects over recent years. However, we are also very adept at working with Commercial Clients or private individuals who find themselves having to deal with a listed building as part of a larger project or as their private residence, and are therefore unaccustomed to the issues this raises. We have successfully completed a number of projects where a combination of contemporary design elements and older restored or preserved elements has been required.

Church Café Extension Birmingham

We have a proactive and enthusiastic approach to our projects and are very proud to play our part in preserving these important buildings for the future. Should you require any further information please visit our website or Contact:-

Steve Hunt Operations Director Oldminster Ltd Oakwood House Whittington Hurst Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 8QW Tel: 01543 432266 Email:

Manor House Restoration Peterchurch


Company Structure

Dave Crump Group Managing Director

Dave McIntosh Health & Safety Manager

Rob Pell Joinery Manager

Debbie Crump Group Marketing Director

Steve Hunt Operations Director

Eric Knight Masonry Manager

Support Services Claire Ward – Office Manager

Paul Trueman Commercial Director

Paul Hanbury Business Development

Jeremy Stone Funding Specialist

Specialist Subcontractors & Suppliers

Project Experience We enclose some relevant project profiles – should you require further information on any of these please do not hesitate to contact us.

Manor House Restoration Peterchurch


Our Team We enclose CVs of our key Senior Staff – should you require further information on any of these please do not hesitate to contact us.

Norman Gatehouse Conversion - York

Technical Support As well as delivering our own projects, our expert craftsmen and suppliers can provide a range of services to support Clients, Consultants, Engineers and other contractors for example:

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Stonework advice and design Assessment of fire damage to stonework Clerk of work services Stone draughtsmanship, scheduling and procurement Stained Glass advice Project Programme and Cost Advice Monitoring for Banks or other funders

Norman Gatehouse Conversion - York

Funding Assistance Many heritage and restoration projects have very complex funding arrangements. Others have great difficulty in securing sufficient funding to complete the works. We have worked with all the main grant funders who support these projects and many smaller less well known ones. All have their own criteria, management and procurement requirements and timescales. An understanding of these issues can be fundamental to a project being viable or not. We are able to support out Clients in establishing potential funding, assist in making applications and manage the process thereafter on their behalf if required. With the mix of skills and experience we have in the group, we are also able to advise on ways to develop the project design to achieve best value and to maximise grant funding eligibility. In addition we can advise on long term viability for projects, which is a key criteria for most funders. We can assist in putting together business plans, options appraisals, volunteer time management and identifying potential end users and income streams.


Church Extension Birmingham

References Referee 1 Laura Norris Operations Director The Vivat Trust Wellbrook Manor Peterchurch Hereford HR2 0SS Tel: 01981 550747 Email:


St Mary and St Margarets Church Birmingham

Referee 2

Freda Evans St Barnabas Church St Barnabas Vicarage 26 Church Road Erdington Birmingham B24 9AX Tel: 0121 373 0884 Email:


St Barnabas Fire Damaged Church Restoration

Giving Something Back For many years we have built our reputation on projects which bring benefits to the community. This has been our core business and our client include many charitable organisations, housing associations, and community groups. One of the key aims for many of the projects we are involved with is to ensure social inclusion by offering extended services to the local community. The Group’s long term involvement with major regeneration initiatives such as Bournville Village Trust (South Birmingham) and North Solihull Regeneration (North Birmingham) has helped to shape these inner city communities where the built environment is a key element of social as well as physical improvement. All companies within the Group endeavour to support our own local communities whenever possible. We carry out a degree of pro-bono work for community groups as well as actively fundraising for our company charities on an on-going basis. We have been able to help a number of our charitable clients with ‘Volunteer days’ with teams from Oldminster and Greenwoods helping in any number of ways from garden clearance to decorating. In 2011 we actively supported the following charities and organisations:       

The Vivat Trust The George Coller Memorial Fund The Birmingham Foundation MacMillan Nurses St Giles Hospice, Whittington St Mary and St Margaret’s Restoration Fund Help For Heroes

Oldminster Team – Vivat Trust Volunteer Day

Company Information The following information is provided as may be required by the Client’s procurement team. Company Name: Oldminster Developments Limited Contact Details: Mr Steve Hunt Oakwood House Whittington Hurst Lichfield Staffordshire WS13 8QW Tel: 01543 432266 Fax: 01543 433619 Email: Company Registration Number: 06727087 Year of Registration: 2011 VAT Number: 121816441 Insurances: Employers Liability - £10million Public Liability: - £10million Contract Works: £5million

St Barnabas Church Interior

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Company Profile