IHBC’s HESPR ‘Special Interest News’: DB on Levelling Up, from IHBC’s 2021 Yearbook

logoIHBC’s heritage business register HESPR – our Historic Environment Service Providers Recognition quality assurance scheme for heritage services – emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts, and this week features Designing Buildings’ Newsletter, circulated to 15,000 registered users, headlining the IHBC’s 2021 Yearbook article on ‘Levelling Up’ by IHBC trustee and Communication Secretary Dave Chetwyn.


Dave Chetwyn writes:

Levelling up is currently a much-used, but rather vague term, described by a BBC Today programmepresenter as a phrase that means everything and nothing at the same time. Discussion of levelling uphas included diverse subjects like transport and infrastructure, planning, housing, jobs, education and skills….

To help in answering this question, it may be useful to attempt a definition of levelling up as measuresto tackle geographical economic inequalities….

From my own experience these geographical economic variations are often reflected in the attitude of communities, businesses and plan-making bodies to heritage. In high growth areas, there is often a more protectionist perspective and sometimes a perception that heritage is a barrier to growth. In under-performing areas, heritage is often viewed as a means to achieving economic development and regeneration….

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As IHBC marks a quarter of a century since our incorporation as a professional body supporting and accrediting built and historic environment conservation specialists send us your ideas on how to mark this special year! Email Jude at support@ihbc.org.uk

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For more on HESPR and how to become a HESPR member see hespr.ihbc.org.uk

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For a free promotion of your tendering opportunities and work needs to the IHBC’s HESPR members, please send details and links to Joanna at contact@ihbc.org.uk, as soon as possible.

Tenders can also be advertised for a fee with IHBC Jobs etc, including a targeted email to 2500+ recipients as well as full coverage on our NewsBlog alerts and social platforms (membership and followers c.25,000) and websites with c. 250,000 visits a month. Contact Joanna at contact@ihbc.org.uk

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