The Voice of Commercial Archaeology


As the representative of commercially-funded operators, FAME seeks to influence change within the management of the historic environment, through appropriate consultation with other sectors of the profession.

Through research, consultation, campaigns and relationship building we work to influence the policies of UK and local government and professional heritage practice throughout the UK and Ireland.

Through its advocacy activities FAME aims to:

  • Extend its reach and influence as the Voice of Commercial Archaeology
  • Enhance the market valuation of the contribution made to economic development and conservation by archaeologists and cultural heritage professionals
  • Grow our reputation as a valued and trusted consultee
  • Represent and promote the interests of members by leading debate with heritage organizations, government and the construction sector
  • Become the authoritative source of information on technical development, business practice and regulatory compliance for the sector

Browse some of our advocacy work here:

HS2 and Project Bank Accounts

HS2 Ltd has announced it will approve the use of Project Bank Accounts (PBAs) across key contracts on Phase One ...
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Letter from Archaeology to the UK Prime Minister

FAME and many of the leading archaeology bodies have written to the Prime Minister about upcoming changes to the planning ...
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Archaeology Industry Working Group Statement on COVID-19 Working

The following statement has been put out by the Industry Working Group. Please find the full signed version as a ...
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Mineral Extraction and Archaeology – Advice Updated

In 2008, the Minerals and Historic Environment Forum (MHEF) and Historic England produced a Practice Guide  'Minerals Extraction and Archaeology: ...
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Archaeology on the Shortage Occupation List: Omission Clarification

FAME, CIfA and CBA all respond to a consultation on what should be included in the Shortage Occupation List (SOL) ...
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Trial Pitting Questionnaire – Responses by 31st October

FAME have been in discussions with AGS – the Association of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Specialists – and we consider that ...
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HS2 Meeting – Input required

Dear Members, Ros Seal from HS2 spoke at the FAME Forum in June 2019, and she asked FAME to bring ...
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Historic England: Call for input on CPD courses

Please see the follow call for input from Historic England on training: Historic England is inviting views from sector colleagues ...
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The Future of ScARF

The the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is looking to plan for the future development of the Scottish Archaeological Research ...
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