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CRM Financial Performance Statistics Released for 2018

FAME member, Heritage Business International L3C (HBI), has released the results of its annual Cultural Resources Management (CRM) Financial Performance Survey for 2018. The report that details internal business statistics for CRM firms. The report is used by firms to benchmark their performance against competitors in the industry, as a check on financial health, and […]

The Future of ScARF

The the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is looking to plan for the future development of the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework (ScARF). To accomplish this they have launched a survey. The survey covers the national framework and emerging regional frameworks: Future Thinking on Carved Stones in Scotland; RARFA; SESARF, HighARF, SIRFA, and PKARF.  If you […]

Apprenticeships update (England) from CIfA

On update from CIfA on development of archaeology apprenticeships in England:   Apprenticeship standards development In England, work has progressed on the development of Trailblazer Apprenticeships through three Historic England convened working groups. The groups have overseen the development of apprenticeship standards covering archaeology, conservation and historic environment advice. The archaeology working group is chaired […]

FAME Quarterly Market Confidence Index Report Q4 2018

The Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) is the voice of archaeological employers and managers in the United Kingdom, and the only organisation solely devoted to representing their interests within the profession and the business world. FAME started life in 1975 as the Standing Conference of Archaeological Unit Managers, before changing the name to […]

FAME FORUM 2019: Building a Healthier Workplace

When and Where: Friday, June 21st, The Merchant Taylors Hall, Aldwark, York YO1 7BX This year’s FAME Forum takes as its theme ‘Building a Healthier Workplace’. Our focus is firstly on well-being, and particularly on mental health. HSE statistics show that 15.4 million working days are lost a year due to stress, depression or anxiety […]

Archaeology Recommended to be Added to the Shortage Occupation List

FAME is proud to report that the Migration Advisory Committee has recommended that archaeology jobs be included on the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) based upon the evidence we provided, in cooperation with CBA and CIfA. You can read our full response here. The Migration Advisory Committee recommendation is: “We recommend including archaeologists within SOC code […]

Notice and Agenda for FAME AGM

This is the notice to FAME members of the AGM Please register for the AGM at this Eventbrite event https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fame-annual-general-meeting-tickets-62317938632 Notification of FAME 2019 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Barley Hall, 2 Coffee Yard, York, YO1 8AR on Thursday 20th June 2018 commencing at 5.30pm Agenda Apologies Register of approved voting members and declaration of quorum Minutes […]

Common Travel Area and Archaeology

While it is still unknown how, or if, Brexit will occur there is some good news for FAME members working across the UK and Ireland. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the UK and Irish Governments to continue the Common Travel Area (CTA) regardless of the outcomes of Brexit. The MoU sets […]

FAME Welcomes New CEO

The Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers is very pleased to announce the appointment of its new CEO, Dr Kenneth Aitchison, who takes up the post from the beginning of May 2019. Kenneth is a founder and director of Landward Research Ltd and has been actively involved in high level engagement with UK and European […]

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