Supporters & Partners


Poltimore House Trust is working with many supportive bodies to bring Poltimore House back to life.

English Heritage’s grant of £500,000 towards the first phase project, which will cost nearly £650,000, will enable us to start work.

We are working with the support of Devon County Council, East Devon District Council.

For grants, sponsorship, advice and services, we thank:
Apex Scaffolding, Exeter
Architectural Heritage Fund
Association of Preservation Trusts
Bagwells Ltd. Sidmouth
B&Q, Exeter
Bare, Leaning and Bare, Bath
Caradoc Doy, Horticulturalist (
Country Houses Foundation
EDF Energy
Exeter Historic Buildings Trust
Geoffrey Preston, Exeter
The Georgian Group
Health and Safety Associates, Bodmin
Heritage Lottery Fund
Innovation Centre, University of Exeter
Integral Engineering Design
Kenneth and Edwards Limited
Michelmore’s Solicitors, Exeter
Pixelinc, webdesigners, Bath
Simpson and Brown, Edinburgh
The Fine Art Print Company, Bath
TCL Group Ltd. (
Wolfson Foundation

We have had invaluable support in developing our vision from individuals and organisations, including:
Paul Goddard, Arts Council
Simon Timms, formerly Devon County Council
Stephen Guy, East Devon District Council
Arnold Root, formerly English Heritage
Nicki Lauder, formerly English Heritage
Lorna Turner, The Fruit Tree for Business and ESSENCE
Paul Schurer, English Heritage
Iain Hatt, Exeter College
Chris Lorimer, Bicton College
Ed Whitelaw, RIO
Tracy Hill, Integria Ltd
Frances Cambrook, Foundation Degree Forward
David McKinstry, The Georgian Group
James Moir, Association of Preservation Trusts
Josephine Brown, Architectural Heritage Fund and Association of Preservation Trusts
Trevor Barfoot, National Heritage Training Academy South West
Jane Davis, National Heritage Training Academy South West
Camilla Hampshire, Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
Andy Davey, Simpson & Brown
Jane Gill, formerly University of Exeter
Professor John Bessant, formerly University of Exeter, Business School
Professor Malcolm Kirkup, University of Exeter, Business School
Professor Henry French, University of Exeter, History
Professor Oliver Creighton, University of Exeter, Archaeology
Robin Jackson, University of Exeter, Innovation Centre
Linda Watson, University of Plymouth
Felicity Shillingford, artist
Geoffrey Preston, stuccadore and plasterwork sculptor
Julian Preston, photographer and film maker


Individual supporters include Patrons of the Poltimore House Trust:

Baroness (Joan) Bakewell, of Stockport in the County of Greater Manchester
Mark Poltimore (Seventh Baron Poltimore)
Len Scott 
George Ferguson CBE Mayor of Bristol
Dr Peter Addyman CBE