Hi, I’m Dr Mike Nevell, the Industrial Heritage Support Officer for England.
I’m an industrial and landscape archaeologist with more than 30 years of experience in the heritage sector. I’ve run archaeological landscape projects, excavated stationary steam engines, recorded industrial buildings such as textile mills and railway warehouses, and worked on with many museums and heritage sites on exhibitions and museum displays. I’ve taught undergraduate and post-graduate students at Manchester and Salford universities, and organised many extra-mural classes on industrial archaeology and heritage. I helped to set up the first European Route of Industrial Heritage networks in the UK and more recently have been involved in looking at the impact of climate change on heritage. I’ve also been Chair of the Association for Industrial Archaeology, a Trustee of the Council for British Archaeology and chair of the CBA North West Industrial Archaeology Panel. I’ve written many books on industrial heritage and archaeology topics.
I provide support for industrial heritage sites and the organisations that run them, focusing on preserved, publicly accessible sites across England. This includes providing an advisory support service, both directly and via partnership working, developing and consolidating new partnerships, UK-wide links and best practice connections within and outside of the heritage sector including the development of the regional Industrial Heritage Networks (IHNs); developing collaborative regional and national funding bids and undertaking publicity and advocacy work through a range of forums and media.
I’m passionate about industrial heritage and archaeology, its importance nationally and internationally, and our responsibility to take care of it sustainably. I look forward, as IHSO, to sharing my enthusiasm with the large number of heritage organisations and industrial heritage supporters that care for our industrial past.
Please get in touch and I’ll do my best to help you find the particular support or advice that you need.