National Lottery Heritage Fund Business Planning Consultancy Projects

As National Lottery Heritage Fund  business planning consultants we specialise in preparing business plans for National Lottery Heritage Fund projects. This includes market assessments and audience research, option appraisals, advice on governance and staffing, competitive analysis, visitor modelling, developing forecast trading profiles, developing marketing plans, preparing risk assessments and evaluation plans.

What helps us to deliver robust business plans for National Lottery Heritage Fund projects?

Our sister company operates CONKERS, a 120 acre woodland discovery and adventure centre; the National Brewery Centre, a major heritage experience in Burton upon Trent; Kent Life, a heritage park in Maidstone and the Cotswold Country Park and Beach near Cirencester. This hands-on experience is of real benefit alongside our work on heritage and commercial business planning consultancy projects. We are more than happy to provide study tours of these attractions.

While we don’t prepare activity plans, interpretation plans or designs, we regularly work with activity planners, interpretation experts, architects and designers.

We have worked on a number of exciting and challenging Heritage Lottery Fund business planning projects. These include Ditherington Flax Mill in Shrewsbury, Houghton Hall Park in Dunstable, Bowring Park in Knowsley, Merseyside and more recently the Sussex Wildlife Trust’s new Rye Harbour Discovery Centre project.  Follow the link to find out about our National Lottery Heritage Fund Business Planning projects.

We are commercial in our outlook and recognise the many challenges of developing and operating a financially sustainable visitor experience.

“PSC supported us to create a business plan for a new visitor centre at Rye Harbour. This built on work we had carried out, but ensured a well-researched and more thorough approach than we had capacity or experience to deliver ourselves. Kevin and Richard bring direct and practical experience of visitor centre management, so the document is well-grounded in reality. We were also then able to submit this with our bid to the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  Richard and Kevin were great to work with – very professional, clear and they produced a thorough and robust document for us. They were very personable and always happy to speak on the phone to ensure clarity. They also kept to all their tight deadlines which was very appreciated, considering how many different people were giving detailed feedback on their drafts! I am happy to recommend them to others.” Tor Lawrence, CEO, Sussex Wildlife Trust

Top left image kindly supplied by Houghton Hall Park

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to discuss our Lottery and visitor experience work please don’t hesitate to call Richard Linington on 07866 742628 or email