Introducing our Spring Network Champion




We are very pleased to announce our Spring Network Champion of 2017 is Paul Mullins, Head of Buildings at The Wallace Collection


Paul Mullins


We interview Paul for insight into his work, achievements and collaboration with other Network members. Choosing a Network Champion is all about recognising the outstanding work being done by an individual within the Network, both for their own organisation and the Fit for the Future group as a whole.


Can you tell us a bit about yourself and your role within the Wallace collection?

I’m Head of Buildings, and I’ve been here 3 years after a back ground of working in building management specifically in heritage and the arts.

I’m responsible for all of the maintenance, facilities management and refurbishment projects that are undertaken in the Museum and all of its sustainability work.


What do you enjoy most about your work?

I get to work every day next to some amazing and beautiful objects and work with some very dedicated people.


How are your involved in making your organisation more sustainable?

It’s a core part of my role and I’m responsible for monitoring our energy use and engaging with staff to increase their awareness and make sustainable changes to how they work.


Can you tell us about a project/ projects that you are particularly proud of?

We’ve managed a lot in the last 3 years but we’ve managed to reduce our electricity consumption by around £30,000 over the course of the last two years.


Which other organisations have you worked with through the Network and what have been the positive results?

I have had lots of conversations with different groups and I’ve always taken useful information or food for thought away with me.


What would be your future vision for the Wallace Collection in terms of sustainability?

We’re a long way away from making radical changes to how the building is run but really a sustained effort to take little steps and a few bigger jumps to continue improving our sustainability should be in our immediate future.