For over 45 years we have been active in conservation and regeneration across the North East of England, North Yorkshire and Cumbria. As a civic trust we champion public involvement in the processes that shape the environment, often working with local groups. As a building preservation trust, we tackle dereliction on the high street and in the countryside, from modest local landmarks to the rescue of nationally important heritage on the brink of being lost. As a consultancy, we provide independent expert advice to all those who need it, brokering solutions to sensitive development issues and securing the resources needed to convert liabilities into assets. As a charitable company, NECT is overseen by its board of trustees, all of whom work voluntarily, in their own time, for the Trust.
In recent years we have delivered nearly £10 million of projects, generating jobs in areas of deprivation and contributing to the local economy. Our contribution to regeneration is in raising the standards of design and traditional heritage skills, as well as education. NECT's aim is to improve the contribution the environment makes to the quality of life for all in the region, its cultural identity and its creative potential.