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Contract Opportunity: Retail Development at Whitchurch Silk Mill

Whitchurch Silk Mill Trust is seeking to appoint a Consultant to develop a Retail Development Plan for the Mill's Heritage Lottery Funded 'Preserving the Fabric' project.

Whitchurch Silk Mill is a working museum, the only example in the UK of an historic silk mill open to the public, where visitors can watch skilled workers operating the machinery and then buy something in the shop made from silk woven on site.

Sustainability is key to the long term viability of Whitchurch Silk Mill. The Trust's vision statement is: "The Mill is a self-sustaining, living, industrial heritage site that weaves silk and enthrals all who walk through its doors."

We are committed to maintaining the Silk Mill as a major heritage site in North Hampshire, increasing visitor numbers, engaging more fully with the local community and increasing weaving capacity. We have 13 employees, 75 volunteers, and 25,000 visitors a year.

Closing date: 9am Friday 3 June 2016

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