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FAME response to proposals for the Neighbourhood Planning and Infrastructure Bill in the Queens Speech 2016

We note the government’s plans to support growth and deliver new infrastructure through further proposed reform of the planning system and are concerned over the potential negative impact these could have for the protection of the UK’s archaeological heritage. Current planning policy places an emphasis on sustainable development, balancing the needs of economic growth with, […]

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FAME respond to UK media reports that Britain is running out of archaeologists

The Times, Radio 4 and The Daily Mail report that Britain has a serious shortage of archaeologists to handle the expected wealth of artefacts uncovered during the HS2 project. Historic England chief executive Duncan Wilson said that the project could be delayed unless hundreds of archaeologists are trained to deal with this unprecedented opportunity to […]

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Provisional Running order and advance details for the FAME Forum 2016

Challenges in UK Archaeological Capacity: Opportunities for sustainable growth Friday 24th June, Merchant Adventurers Hall York The recovery in the construction market together with plans for large scale investment in infrastructure present the archaeology sector with opportunities for growth over the next 5 to 10 years. The challenge is to how to grow capacity and capability […]

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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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