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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 […]

Record Levels of Commercial Investment and Employment for Archaeologists in the UK: Press Release

Headlines Record Levels of Commercial Investment and Employment for Archaeologists in the UK. Summary The latest Archaeological Market Survey report is now available. Key Findings £239m investment in the economy through applied archaeology In financial year 2017-18 the sector grew in terms of the number of employees , financial turnover,and profit levels. 6,812 people were […]

Archaeological Market Survey Report 2015/2016

The latest Archaeological Market Survey report, produced by Landward Research on behalf of Historic England, FAME and CIfA is now available. Providing a unique analysis of the archaeological sector as part of the overall UK economy, the report is based on survey responses from FAME members and CIfA Registered Organisations. Key Findings • The market […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pay and archaeology: a joint statement by IfA, FAME and Prospect

The Institute for Archaeologists (IfA), pills Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers (FAME) and Prospect have been working together as part of a wider remuneration working group convened by IfA to consider how best to facilitate an industry approach to improving pay and conditions. Following on from presentations made by all three organisations at an […]

Archaeology Labour Market Intelligence: Profiling the Profession 2012-13

The fourth survey of labour market intelligence for the archaeological profession has been published. Archaeology Labour Market Intelligence: Profiling the Profession 2012-13 repeats surveys previously carried out in 1997-98, 2002-3 and 2007-8, to compile a time-series dataset allowing trends to be identified with increasing confidence. The previous survey was carried out in 2007-8, immediately before […]

Archaeological market shows modest growth

The latest State of the Archaeological Market survey shows that the development-led archaeological sector grew modestly in the nine months to December 2012. The survey, carried out by Landward Research on behalf of FAME and the IfA, was undertaken alongside the forthcoming Profiling the Profession survey, which suggests that the overall size of the archaeological […]

IfA salary recommendations

Following the decision of IfA Council to discontinue making compliance with minimum salary recommendations an absolute requirement of Registered Organisation status, FAME is publishing this statement to set out its position on the issue: FAME exists to represent the views of employers and managers of archaeological organizations with the primary objective of carrying out commercially-funded […]

A survey of archaeological archives held by UK archaeological practices

FAME has carried out a survey of undeposited archaeological archives in England, Scotland and Wales. This was in response to the increasing concerns of its many members who hold completed archives that cannot be deposited because there is no store or museum able or willing to accept them. Of 46 responding organisations, two-thirds were from […]

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