Brymbo Steelworks near Wrexham in North Wales closed in 1990. Employing over 2,500 people at its peak, the site has a heritage of iron working that goes back to the 18th century. More than that, the site sits on top of a 300 million year old fossil forest, only discovered when the site was being cleared. Plans include opening up the whole site for visitors. Julia Holberry Associates have written the Interpretation Plan for the site and are mentoring the staff in writing an Activity Plan in support of their Round 2 bid to NLHF.
Julia Holberry is a fully qualified curator and Prince2 Project Manager and is accustomed to managing complex programmes with many interlocking strands of work. As a consultant she specialises in Heritage Lottery Fund bid documents and, since 2003, she has project managed 28 HLF bids and Activity Plans for heritage organisations, tourist attractions and museums, helping clients to secure nearly £109 million from external funders. In the past year she has worked on six successful HLF bids, helping to secure £55.7 million for clients.