Our tenants, coworkers & regular users come from a wide range of sectors including: digital creatives, artists & craftspeople, business support, campaigning groups & more.
After university Fay practiced as an accountant, qualifying fully in 2015. Following the birth of her eldest son, & with the accounting industry not calling her back, Fay was looking for a role to meet new people, & be part of an exciting community - & there was Halton Mill. Starting as the administrator in 2021, Fay can't wait to be part of the Mill's exciting future.
Annie is a director of Halton Mill and also one of the co-managers of The River Room. Her passion and love for Halton Mill meant that when a maternity cover opportunity arose which would allow a further insight into the workings of Halton Mill and the means to meet all of the tenants and users she jumped at the opportunity.
Annie is a yoga teacher and psychotherapist, offering classes here at Halton Mill and around the district.
Outside of The Mill, when she's not walking her dog - Sally, you'll find Annie plunging into cold water or on a lovely holiday with partner Paul.
Nick is new to The Mill team & is now working part time handling room bookings & events. He is your first point of contact for any enquiries about hiring the spaces, or putting on your own events at The Mill.
A qualified journalist who worked at the Lancaster Guardian for 12 years, Nick also organises Millfest, the Mill's own music festival. He aims to expand The Mill's offer of classes, live music & entertainment.
A dad of two, Nick enjoys spending time in the great outdoors, attending live music events & festivals, film, food, & a good pint of real ale.
As well as being the Mill caretaker/site manager and a Green Elephant director, Chris is a carpenter, author and performer who makes things and makes things happen.
Chris’s career started in theatre production and then morphed into being involved in housing co-ops and building co-ops as well as managing self-build projects for the voluntary sector.
Alison Cahn is a writer, communications consultant and BAFTA winning filmmaker.
She is a founding director of Halton Mill, where she was also Operations Manager until 2023.
Archihive architects are a family led Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Chartered architectural, interiors & design studio. Ran by Simon & Rebecca they specialise in ‘contemporary conservation’, with a sustainable and progressive design approach, & are experienced in working with historic buildings & in sensitive contexts and environments. They are a collaborative studio who looks to work closely with clients, specialists, artists & consultants to provide an exceptional architectural design service from concept to completion. Their primary aim is to provide design ‘collaboration’ with our clients & the public rather than ‘consultation’. See more on their website or on Facebook & Instagram.
At the moment Catriona (aka Kate) is excited by semi-abstract painting, creating scenes inside little recycled boxes & botanical drawing.
In the past Catriona has made artists books, pottery, done scraperboard, etching, collographs & screenprints on paper & on banners, site or archive interventions, & created sound art. Catriona is inspired by nature & our relationship with the world & each other.
She loves going for walks & square dancing, & belongs to two book clubs, & several folk clubs (she sings, plays the violin & banjo).
Zac from Current Conductors Ltd specialises in circuit board and electronic device repair, soldering & all things electronics. Serving both private & commercial customers, they repair anything from Laptops to Industrial Control Units.
Their aim is to save you money by repairing your items, rather than you having to buy new. This eco-friendly solution is minimizing electronic waste in landfills & protecting the environment.
Katie Duxbury is a costume & fashion designer inspired by colour, historical fashion & the natural world. She creates unique pieces for exhibitions, events and special occasions, as well as working as a freelance costume maker and dresser in theatre.
Katie has been working over recent years to make her creative practice more environmentally aware. This has meant stepping away from creating 'showpiece' costume using new-bought synthetic materials, & to carry forward only those aspects of her art which focus on found or waste materials, such as metal bottle caps, broken tents and boat sails. duxburydesigns.co.uk
Fiona Frank is a director of Halton Mill. Since her retirement as Operations Manager at Halton Mill her 'retirement' projects so far have included directing a festival about the Amazon to honour the lives of Dom Phillips and Bruno Pereira, murdered in Brazilian Amazonia in June 2022, teaching Zoom to community groups, coordinating "Musical Journeys" - a set of online concerts which raised over £7000 for Lancaster musicians & charities, & calling Klezmer dance with various bands.
She continues to promote the art of her aunt, the well known Glasgow Jewish artist Hannah Frank (1908-2008).
Contact Fiona on 07778 737681 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
After spending many years in the electrical industry, Carl of Green Wave Electrical has taken a step back from the wasteful, profit at all cost industry to create a company which is run a little differently. Bringing a purpose-driven approach which holds the environment and ethics at the forefront of the business. Sharing his knowledge and expertise to help make the best decision for your home or business.
Through Green Wave Electrical, Carl plans to help reduce climate change to protect the environment and to get energy independence to those who need it most.
Jo works remotely from the Mill for Forum for the Future, a global non-profit organisation, working in partnership with business, government, and civil society to accelerate the shift towards a sustainable future.
She supports colleagues around the world on knowledge management, information management, digital collaboration and learning.
Jono is a passionate visual storyteller; in other words a wedding photographer and filmmaker. He is a well-known music & celebrity photographer, having worked with the likes of Jessie J, Kylie Minogue, The Script, Ed Sheran & many more, he expanded into documenting weddings in 2010 & hasn’t looked back.
Inspired by human connection, contemporary imagery & capturing moments as they unfold Jono loves nothing more than travelling around the globe documenting destination weddings. He loves to create artistic portraits & reportage style moments, which have a strong cinematic feel and are heavily influenced by my work photographing in the music industry. jonosymonds.com
Lunebase is a creative design studio founded by Aaron Kara & Dr Tom Jamieson. Lunebase now consists of a small team of animators, writers, audio engineers, designers, programmers and learning architects - building beautiful digital experiences for happy clients.
View some of Lunebase's recent projects on their website: www.Lunebase.com
(Fun fact: Lunebase also produced the interactive 360 tour of our building! Check it out here)
Mandy Blackwell Recruitment is a boutique recruitment agency that helps people in the Lancaster area find new jobs with local companies. Mandy works in Finance, sales, marketing, engineering, IT and many more sectors, ensuring she provides a personable service.
If you want to find talented new staff, or, find a rewarding new job please visit the website where you will find a list of current vacancies & a contact number.
Miles is a self-employed software developer specializing in database & web development.
The Mill also allows Miles to explore his other enthusiasms: cooking & music making. Miles has fed many happy people at his Masala Kitchen popup and Xmas lunches. Musical contributions include solo synth for yoga sessions, events with his band, Elephant In The Room, & playing piano at occasional lunchtime concerts.
Minetech Services is a world-class team of mining technology experts providing consultancy, training & cutting-edge software solutions for continuous improvement in mine operations & asset health.
Minetech is led by Joe & Tom, who formed MTS in 2016, The idea was to reconnect mines with their technology & provide the expertise needed to start putting these systems to work as intended, and with a little imagination, push them even further. Fast forward to today and there are still plenty of mines with expensive technology sitting idle, ignored or misconfigured, and the vast, rich datasets they produce left untouched. minetechservices.com
Sarah originally trained as a potter & has had many different jobs since.
Sarah's ceramics are inspired by the River Lune, Morecambe Bay & the beautiful Lake District, making unique contemporary handmade hand decorated porcelain - sarahlivingstoneceramics.co.uk or see more on Instagram.
Sarah also offers small group & one-to-one throwing lessons, where she promises to teach you how to throw, find out more here - Riverside pottery.
A space to find Connection, Balance and Flow.
The River Room is a yoga & wellbeing studio, over looking the River Lune. The room is spacious and calming, a perfect getaway from our busy lives. We hold weekly yoga, meditation, Qigong, sound baths &Pilates classes with a variety of skilled teachers as well as workshops and retreats. The space is run by Annie & Liz, find our more here - theriverroom.org.uk
A relaxing light healing space offering reiki, crystal healing, indian head massage & aromatouch massage techniques. Becky also offers deep tissue massage, swedish massage, thai foot and hand massage, Tropic facials and access bars.
The space is ran by Becky Dallendar who offers a range of massage and healing therapies to uplift, relax and rejuvenate you! Mondays-Saturdays by appointment only.
The Rainbow Room is available for rent for very reasonable prices for small groups, 1-2-1’s and therapy sessions. Contact Becky at email@example.com
Tom is a sustainable energy specialist who leads the North of England sustainability team for AECOM, a multi-disciplinary engineering company from his own office at Halton Mill.
Claire Potter is author of the Little Blighters parenting books and the children's picture book Which Food Will You Choose?
She has also written for The Guardian, The Green Parent and other publications on family, food, travel & all things quirky!
She specialises in children's fussy eating and offers 1:1 sessions, talks and workshops on this topic. Visit her website at stopfussyeating.uk
Joe was born and raised on a family dairy farm in Farleton near Hornby and worked in the family business for the first 8 years of his career. Traditionally we processed the milk on the farm and sold it locally.
His passions are his family, partner Hannah and 3 year old George. Joe can often be found helping Hannah (who is a frustrated farmer) by mucking out pigs or collecting waste milk or brewers grains, he enjoys cycling, boxing and trading (foreign currency and precious metals futures).
Philip is a software engineer working remotely for a charity which aims to widen access to computing, communication and education.
He works most days in the Hive.
Outside work he likes fell running and other outdoor sports
Mark is the Senior Design Lead for a global sponsorship and live events agency, headquartered in Dublin.
In his spare time, Mark likes to watch his hometown football team- Barrow AFC. He also spends hours contemplating the meaning of existence (especially during Barrow games).
Charlie Pass works from The Hive running WildAid, a charity that connects people, particularly children, to wildlife. See more from WildAidUk at wildaid.co.uk, or contact Charlie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
He is also chief doughnut provider for The Hive.
Drawn to the rural & wild landscapes of northern England, Helen is a semi-abstract, mixed media artist, interested in the creative, spontaneous process of colour experimentation, mark-making and multi-layered collage, filling numerous sketchbooks, rather than working towards finished paintings.
Her inspiration arises from a deep connection with the local landscape & explorative, meditative walks, particularly in the Yorkshire Dales, the Lake District, & occasional forays into the mountains of southern Spain. This, enriched with a passion for landscape poetry through the eyes of poets such as Ted Hughes, Wordsworth, Seamus Heaney, Norman Nicholson provides a visual language to communicate seen & felt sensations. See more at Helen’s Instagram.
Born in Morecambe, Carole is the daughter of a local builder where she acquired her interest and pleasure of all things practical and creative. She chose to go to teaching training college in Coventry & discovered a love for working with children. She emigrated to Australia, but after 3 years came back to the UK and continued to teach in Lancaster for a further 35 years.
Carole joined The Mill when Lunelab first launched. A year later transferred to the artist studio where she now gets the opportunity to work and share ideas with other artists. email@example.com
Ryan & James run an organisation with 2 arms. The first arm is BEE Adventures CIC, a non-for-profit that’s focused on increasing outdoor participation among working class communities less likely to have opportunities to take on adventures outside. The second arm is High BEE Ltd, a business providing affordable transport for outdoor groups, special needs schools and the general public.
You may not see them much around the mill as they’re most likely up a mountain or driving a bus.
Cetis LLP is an independent Strategic IT consultancy, specialising in learning, education and training. They offer impartial, strategic and technical advice and guidance in educational technology and process innovation, and we provide discovery services, technology solutions and training.
See their website.
A software consulting company, specialising in custom R.D.M.S. leveraging the full power of Claris Filemaker Pro. Databases engineered for either: standalone, Server hosted or web applications.
They pride themselves in working closely with new clients on new projects to help them achieve their business aims. Also existing clients for new software mods are carefully guided through the stages of a development path.
Infinity3 are a award winning WordPress web design agency providing cost effective, high quality web design and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) services.
Through strategic website design that grabs the attention of your audience, we deliver high performing websites that help position and accelerate your brand. With an abundance of knowledge & experience, we know how to deliver beyond expectations.
As a Community Land Trust (CLT), and Exempt Charity, Lune Valley CLT are a not-for-profit, co-operative, member-run organisation. We are dedicated to providing affordable housing and other benefits for the local community.
Current site - Mill Lane, Halton / Website
Mainspring Arts is an innovative cross-artform organisation that provides creative opportunities for neurodivergent people.
We are dedicated to increasing neurodiversity in the arts; we do this through a varied programme of co-created training, bespoke mentoring, opportunities to make and share work, research and free resources, all designed by, with and for neurodivergent people.
More Renewables is a community energy organisation for the Morecambe Bay area and owns the solar photovoltaic panels on the roof of the Mill.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Website