Heritage Insider

We are Heritage Insider Ltd., the team behind the Greedy Squirrel website and lots more besides.  Welcome to our little corner of the internet. Please make yourself at home.

We are specialists, here to help you with any aspect of your project, whatever stage it is at, from planning through to evaluation.

Our wide-ranging experience spans right across the heritage sector, from museums and galleries to historic houses, conservation organisations, parks and gardens. We understand how organisations work and can help with a range of services specially tailored to your project and organisation.

The spectrum of services we offer ranges from high level organisational strategic planning or venue master planning to product development and staff development.  We help heritage professionals like you to develop your visitor experience through interpretation, learning and engagement. If you are applying for funding through the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF), we can support you in your application, whether you need full-on activity planning support or simply to have your project document reviewed by an experienced and objective partner.

You can see some of our previous and current projects here.

The people

We are a small team, but what we lack in numbers we make up in ambition. In case we have not had the pleasure of meeting you yet, then here’s a little more about us:

Kate has been helping to create inspiring visitor experiences in the visitor destination, culture and heritage environment for
over 14 years. Kate has worked in key heritage learning roles for Leeds City Council Museums Service, the Royal Geographical Society, the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority and the National Trust before starting her own consultancy in 2007. Outside of work Kate is a keen kick-boxer and loves to cook.

Judith is our Business Administrator, our secret weapon in keeping everything in order. She understands client needs from a project and helps to make sure everything runs smoothly. Judith also deals with all our orders, and organising training packages. Outside of work Judith is a keen horse rider.

Jemma supports our projects to ensure they are as effective as possible. With a keen eye for details developed in the financial and policing sectors over the past 12 years, Jemma brings a wealth of organisational knowledge, forward thinking skills and enthusiasm to every project. Outside of work Jemma enjoys exploring new places and spending time with her husband, son and crazy working cocker spaniel Willow.

Nikki brings flexibility; many years working in the corporate sector, private sector, the start-up business arena and freelance working, means that Nikki’s skills are hugely transferable to meet a colourful range of needs. An energy for people gives Nikki that creative edge. Nikki is a keen runner, snowboarder and mum to 2.4 children.

Heather‘s background is as a Primary School teacher, having trained to teach 3-11 year olds, taught as a classroom teacher, and then having worked specifically with children with Special Educational Needs.  Currently, she also works for a publishing house on a digital educational website part-time and has a good eye for detail.  Heather enjoys sewing and spending time with her family in her spare time and is also trying to get from couch to 5K!

Katie has 15 years of experience designing, delivering and evaluating learning activities for museums and heritage sites. From the Imperial War Museum London to celebrating North West suffragists she uses collections to uncover hidden histories and bring stories to life for schools and family audiences. She’s worked on NLHF projects and visited museums as a teacher and a family visitor.  She lives in the Peak District with her husband and children.

MarkMark is our Fresh Eye Visit technician, also in training to be a heritage stone mason working on historic houses. Mark’s days are taken up visiting heritage sites, with a particular but not exclusive, interest in manor houses. A jet-skiing, travelling and boxing enthusiast, you’ll also see Mark buzzing around the country on his beloved electric bike as his preferred mode of transport.

Meet the youngest members of the team! Kitty, Waffle and Lola are our super fun and lovable team mascots. Kitty has already attended several meetings and is well on her way to becoming a fully fledged member of the team.  Waffle & Lola love visiting the dog friendly heritage sites, especially the big open fields and anywhere that they can swim. They are high energy like the rest of the team and enthusiastic about joining in wherever they can.

Our Values

We are committed to an ever improving environmental and social responsibility policy, not because we think it looks good, but because we care. Read more about the ways we try do our bit for the environment.

The Facts

  • We are split over two offices plus three satellite locations, helping us cover every corner of the UK.
  • Our northern office is set just north of Leeds, near the lovely town of Horsforth. Our southern office is a homely little space just outside Bath with spectacular views of the Cotswolds.
  • On average, we have about 9 different types of tea stashed in our kitchen at any one time. So if you are ever passing by, please do stop in for a cup.
  • Since 2013 we’ve helped 34 different organisations secure funding of over £36.3 million.
  • Read more about those organisations and their projects here
  • Please freely read the testimonials dotted around the website, kindly supplied from clients and delegates: professionals, just like you.

Want to work with us on your next project? Get in touch today to discuss how our super team can come and help yours.