The Voice of Commercial Archaeology

What we do

FAME is the distinctive voice of archaeological employers and managers, and the only organisation solely devoted to representing their interests within the profession and the business world.

We represent employers of one in three archaeological practitioners across the UK. Our membership includes over 50 archaeological practices, from small consultancies to the largest contractors, from across the UK and Republic of Ireland.

How it started

We started life in 1975 as the Standing Conference of Archaeological Unit Managers, before changing our name to FAME in 2008, to reflect more closely our purpose and membership.


To strive for a business environment where archaeological organizations can operate safely and sustainably, the well-being of employees is prioritised and archaeologists feel empowered to build careers and expertise, so that collectively we can conserve and advance knowledge of the past for the benefit of society.

Articles and Rules

FAME Rules FINAL 20.06.2017

FAME Revised Articles

Board and Executive

Chair: Tim Malim

Vice Chair: Chris Brayne

Treasurer: Jo Caruth

Health and Safety: Dan Poore

  • Stuart Palmer
  • Helen Hawkins
  • Robin Jackson
  • Tim Neighbour
  • Mike Kimber
  • Guy Hunt
  • Claire Cogar

Chief Executive: Kenneth Aitchison

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