The Voice of Commercial Archaeology

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The archaeological sector speaking with one voice

Recently FAME have begun to trial a relationship with the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists that sees us respond jointly to some of the calls for consultation that come from Westminster and the devolved assemblies in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Where there are shared concerns, the Council for British Archaeology and the Association of Local […]

FAME Forum 2017

Members and non-member are invited to the annual FAME Forum, to be held in York on Friday 23rd June. This years theme is Innovation and the focus will be on how new ways of working, new techniques and new technology are transforming how we investigate the past.  Faced with the demands of clients for more effective […]

Survey of Archaeological Specialists

Landward Research are undertaking a survey, collecting data on specialist skills, on behalf of the UK national agencies. FAME is working with Landward Research to support the project and to ensure that as many specialists as possible take part. The data gathered by the survey will be invaluable in helping FAME and it’s sector partners […]

FAME responds to parliamentary inquiry into Brexit impact on skills

Together with CIfA, FAME have responded to a consultation request from the All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment. The focus was future skills needs in the construction industry and the built environment professions and our focus was to draw attention to the shortage of skills in UK archaeology and the importance of […]

FAME members win prestigious engineering awards

FAME members, Museum of London Archaeology Service, Oxford Archaeology and Pre-Construct Archaeology are part of the Thameslink Borough Viaduct team that have won one of this years prestigious CEEQUAL Outstanding Achievement Awards for environmental and social performance in civil engineering, infrastructure, landscaping, and public realm projects. The CEEQUAL Awards returned for a special evening at the […]

Archaeological Market Survey Report 2015/2016

The latest Archaeological Market Survey report, prostate 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, drugs the report is based on survey responses from FAME members and CIfA Registered Organisations. Key Findings • […]

New FAME Business Support Service

FAME members can now access a suite of new business support services using their member login. Members can obtain up to date guidance, ampoule advice and template documents on a range of employment, health and safety, legal and business topics. Specific queries can be dealt with through a telephone helpline. If members have questions about their responsibilities […]

FAME respond to consultation on planning conditions

FAME have jointly responded, with the CIfA and the CBA,  to the governments consultation on planning conditions announced as part of the Neighbourhood Planning Bill. We have made clear that planning conditions play a crucial role in UK heritage protection and while we take note of numerous government statements that archaeology is not a target of the […]

Impact of BREXIT on commercial archaeological services

FAME recently carried out a rapid survey of members on the impacts of BREXIT on their organisation, and their predictions for the future. The survey can be read in full by members here. The main findings were as follows: Most businesses were experiencing steady or increasing workloads through 2016 despite Brexit There was much more uncertainty for […]

CSCS cards for archaeologists -a joint statement from CIfA and FAME

CSCS is the leading skills certification scheme within the UK construction industry. CSCS cards provide proof that individuals working on construction sites have the required training and qualifications for the type of work they carry out. The current system whereby most archaeologists gain CSCS accreditation will change in September 2017 when the current Construction Related Occupation (CRO) […]

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