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:

Archaeology Recommended to be Added to the Shortage Occupation List

FAME is proud to report that the Migration Advisory Committee has recommended that archaeology jobs be included on the Shortage ...
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Common Travel Area and Archaeology

While it is still unknown how, or if, Brexit will occur there is some good news for FAME members working ...
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Bullying, harassment and discrimination: a joint statement by CIfA, FAME and the Prospect Archaeologists’ Branch

We acknowledge that the problems of bullying, harassment and discrimination which exist in society are also present in our profession ...
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FAME and CIfA response to the “UK Shortage Occupation List” Consultation

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) recently put out a call for evidence for the "UK Shortage Occupation List". FAME and ...
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FAME to work with partners on bullying and harassment in archaeology

The UK workplace is coming to terms with issues around equality and diversity. It is clear that the archaeology profession ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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FAME position statement on archaeological archives

FAME undertook an extensive survey in 2012 of the problem for long-term storage of archives, and found there were 9000 ...
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