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News from FAME

CDM 2015 Revisions and Archaeology

The revised Construction (Design and Management) Regulations (CDM 2015) came into effect on the 6th April. The key changes have been well publicised, and the HSE has now provided FAME with clarity regarding their exemption for ‘pre-construction archaeological investigations’. The exemption means that archaeological investigation is not ‘construction work’ within the defined meaning, and is therefore […]

FAME Reorganisation – New Chief Executive search

FAME, the voice of commercial archaeology managers and employers, is reorganising. As part of this process we are seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive to represent FAME with major stakeholders and to take lead responsibility for FAME’s advocacy work, with effect from July 2015 when our present CEO, Malcolm Cooper, is due to step […]

English Heritage – Heritage Information Access Strategy, Business Process Mapping

English Heritage (now Historic England) have released a report on Business Process Mapping of Historic Environment Information as part of their wider study towards a heritage information access strategy. This report can be found in our library under England/English Heritage/HIAS 7066.   Malcolm Cooper CEO, apoplectic Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employers

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 […]

Which Archaeologist? FAME guidance on the Procurement of Archaeological Services

FAME has re-released its guidance on the procurement of archaeological services. The purpose of the document is to foster an intelligent approach to the purchase of archaeological services as part of the development process. The guidance is intended to establish parity with the approach that clients would employ to purchase other professional input for their […]

New Members for FAME

We a very pleased to announce that FAME has been strengthened by two new members. We would like to welcome the University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), whose most recent projects have included the recent very high profile project (undertaken in collaboration with the Richard III Society and Leicester City Council) to locate the grave […]

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 […]

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