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Selling the benefits of archaeology: integrating with geotechnical works

We routinely piggy back aspects of early stage geoarchaeological survey on geotechnical test-pitting and coring, saving money and time in the process. However, it’s also possible to see archaeological investigation as a great opportunity to give the geotechnical team enhanced access to the site, with better opportunities for more cost effective and accurate sampling. Not […]

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FAME Forum 2016, 24th June, York: Challenges in UK Archaeological Capacity –Opportunities for Growth

This years FAME Forum will once again be held in York, supported by the York Archaeological Trust, at the historic Merchant Adventurers Hall in Fossgate. This year’s theme addresses one of the key challenges facing our sector; how to respond to the pressures of a growing market, both at an Industry and organizational level. How […]

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Archaeological Apprenticeships

Last year a group of employers and organisations, including FAME members, was successful in securing Trailblazer status under a Department of Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) scheme to establish apprenticeships in Historic Environment Practice. The proposal is to establish an overarching qualification – “Historic Environment Practitioner” -which will provide the basis for a number of […]

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New Members

FAME continues to attract new members and this month we are delighted to welcome the following organisations: Heritage Business International: based in the US, but operating across Canada, Australia and in the UK HBI offer research and training services together with business consulting aimed at heritage organisations. If you want to improve your business performance, get in touch. […]

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2015 Archaeology Market Survey

Hot on the heels of the 2014 market survey comes that for 2015. This important piece of work undertaken by Landward Research, jointly for FAME and CIfA, describes the commercial archaeology sector as of the end of March this year. You will want to look at the detail to compare your organisation’s position with others […]

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FAME News 18 now available

The latest FAME news is now being sent out to members and is available to download from the members library under publications, using this link. It includes updates from the Chair Tim Maylim and outgoing treasurer Hester Cooper-Read, summaries of the FAME forum in June, the latest on CDM, and an overview of FAME consultations. […]

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Fame Forum presentations now available

For all those who made it to this years FAME FORUM 2015 in York, and also for those who missed it, the powerpoint presentations are now available for viewing in the Members Library. The talks covered some critical topics for commercial archaeology including the pros and cons of shift working (using the experiences of MoLA in London […]

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Heritage Market Survey 2014

FAME are pleased to present the results of the Heritage Market Survey, 2014, commissioned with CIfA and Historic England, and undertaken by Landward Research. The survey focused on data collected  from commercial organisations (including FAME members) for the end of the financial year 2013/2014 and provides an overview of the structure of the sector, employment numbers and […]

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FAME announces new CEO

FAME announces today that it has appointed Nick Shepherd as its new CEO. Nick is a highly experienced archaeologist, trained at Birmingham University, and has previously worked with Oxford Archaeology and CGMS Consulting. Nick said: ‘I am delighted to join FAME as its new CEO, contributing to the further growth and development of the organisation […]

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