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Annual Survey of Suppliers to the Heritage Market

FAME and CIfA, supported by English Heritage, have appointed Landward Research Ltd to undertake annual surveys of suppliers to the Heritage Market. You will be contacted in the near future by email to ask if you to answer the questions in this survey. It is seeking information as it applied to your organisation on 31 March 2014 […]

Celebrating Development-Led Archaeology

English Heritage is leading an initiative to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the introduction of  Planning Policy Guidance Note 16, Archaeology and Planning (now replaced by NPPF) which introduced a robust system for development-led archaeology in England. The intention is to hold an event (with an accompanying publication) later in 2015 to explore the achievements […]

FAME Winter Newsletter

FAME has released its winter newsletter (FAME News 17). This includes news of the recent FAME Board decision to invite commercial archaeological organisations based in the Republic of Ireland to join our organisation. Updates are also provided on our activities and liaison with key sector organisations including English Heritage and the IfA. The newsletter can […]

Welcome from the incoming Chief Executive, Malcolm Cooper

Malcolm Cooper has now taken up the position of Chief Executive of the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME). Malcolm said “I am delighted to take up this exciting role with FAME and I am looking forward to working with the members to ensure that professional archaeology continues to develop and prosper over the […]

FAME News 16: Summer 2014

The volume of work undertaken by the Board continues to rise, and our biggest challenge at present is finding time to devote to the success of FAME on a voluntary basis. We have started to tackle this by allocating specific responsibilities to each Board Member, with the expectation that delegation and co-opting staff from our […]

New CEO for FAME

FAME CEO Adrian Tindall is stepping down after nearly five years in the role. He will be succeeded by Malcolm Cooper, formerly Regional Director with English Heritage and Chief Inspector with Historic Scotland. Adrian said of his role at FAME “It’s been a hugely rewarding time, during which I feel FAME has moved forward significantly […]

FAME News 15: Spring 2014

As we develop FAME’s agenda and influence, the capacity of our CEO and elected Board members is becoming increasingly stretched, and so responsibilities have been divided up between different members of the Board. The list of consultations to which we’ve been asked to respond has been impressive – including HSE’s proposed revision of the CDM […]

ATF Training Award 2014

The ATF Training Award recognises and promotes best practice in training or professional development in archaeology. The award aims to recognise excellence in the fields of learning, training and professional development and is open to archaeological organisations, individuals, partnerships and collaborative projects throughout the United Kingdom, whether paid or voluntary. This year, ATF will be […]

FAME News 14: Christmas 2013

The increased rate of economic recovery is, I hope, leading to improved opportunities for our members and for employment within archaeology. As usual we are operating in an environment full of change, and there are many threats to the heritage sector which will undoubtedly impact on us all.

FAME News 13: Summer 2013

As incoming Chair my first newsletter must include a big thank you for the contribution Gary Brown has made over the past two years to further developing the activities of FAME. FAME News 13 Summer 2013

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