David Odgers ACR
After graduating in chemistry, I became an apprentice conservator at Wells Cathedral. I was a founder of Nimbus Conservation in1984 and Managing Director from 1991 to 2005 during which time the company undertook repair and conservation works to many important monuments, archaeological sites and historic buildings.
I set up Odgers Conservation Consultants in 2005, to provide advice and guidance to all those dealing with the care, conservation and repair of stone and plaster in historic buildings, monuments, sculpture and sites. As well as advice, I have written widely on the subject, I have been involved with a variety of research projects and lectured both in the UK and overseas.
Partner and then Managing Director of Nimbus Conservation. Having set up the partnership with three colleagues, the business became a limited company in 1991. It employed some fifty craftsmen and specialists and was involved in conservation of many historic buildings, monuments and archaeological sites. I was responsible for development of all areas of company activity and project director for major projects including four-year cleaning and conservation of interior of St. Paul's Cathedral.
Director and Senior Consultant at Odgers Conservation Consultants – established to provide support, advice and training for clients, architects, surveyors, national conservation bodies, local authorities and others involved in the maintenance, care and conservation of stone and plaster in historic structures. The work has recently included condition surveys, assessment and analysis at various historic buildings and sites including Durham Cathedral, Wells Cathedral, Palace of Westminster.