Elizabeth Perkins is the Support Officer for the West Midlands, with an additional specialism in business planning.
Elizabeth has over 30 years’ experience of working in heritage, starting at the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. After as a spell as an Inspector of Historic Buildings for an earlier manifestation of Historic England, she moved into heritage project management where she has worked for the last 15 years tackling historic building at risk projects. Working as Director of Birmingham Conservation Trust, she was responsible for the Back to Backs project, now run by the National Trust, and for the Coffin Works project, both multi award winning projects.
Since leaving the Trust she has worked on the Ditherington Flax Mill project (first iron framed building in the world) where she secured £23m in funding for the repairs to the building. She also helped draft the successful £5m HLF bid for the Hartlebury Castle BPT and managed a partnership project in Birmingham for the National Trust and Canal and River Trust. For the last year she has worked for the UK Association of Preservation Trusts, as Funding and Technical Officer, managing their transition to Heritage Trust Network and advising members on funding.