The Voice of Commercial Archaeology

News from FAME

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 […]

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. […]

Fame Forum presentations now available

For all those who made it to this years FAME FORUM 2015 in York, and also for those who missed it, the powerpoint presentations are now available for viewing in the Members Library. The talks covered some critical topics for commercial archaeology including the pros and cons of shift working (using the experiences of MoLA in London […]

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 […]

FAME announces new CEO

FAME announces today that it has appointed Nick Shepherd as its new CEO. Nick is a highly experienced archaeologist, trained at Birmingham University, and has previously worked with Oxford Archaeology and CGMS Consulting. Nick said: ‘I am delighted to join FAME as its new CEO, contributing to the further growth and development of the organisation […]

FAME Forum 2015 – Programme

Colleagues FAME Forum 2015 We are pleased to announce the final programme for the FAME Forum which takes place in York on Friday 26 June 2015 at the Merchant Adventurer’s Hall, Fossgate, York, YO1 9XD 9.30        Coffee 9.45        Welcome and Introduction 10.00     Building Relationships: Development Perspectives on Archaeological Procurement Grant Lock, Senior Heritage Consultant, Nathaniel […]

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

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