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:

FAME respond to UK media reports that Britain is running out of archaeologists

The Times, Radio 4 and The Daily Mail report that Britain has a serious shortage of archaeologists to handle the expected wealth of ...
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Archaeological Apprenticeships

Last year a group of employers and organisations,  including FAME members, was successful in securing Trailblazer status under a Department ...
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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 ...
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FAME Response to CDM 2015

FAME has responded to the HSE consultation on the review of the CDM Regulations. There was a deep division of ...
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CDM 2014 to exclude pre-construction archaeology?

A new consultation by HSE proposes that pre-construction archaeological work will be excluded from the new CDM Regulations. The 10-week consultation ...
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The future of local government archaeology services: FAME response

FAME has responded to the government's review of the future of local government archaeology services, expressing its concern at the ...
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English Heritage New Model consultation: FAME response

FAME has responded to the English Heritage New Model consultation. Though we have no objection in principle to the proposed ...
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The future of local government archaeology services: call for written evidence

In response to issues raised by representatives of the archaeological sector at an event organised by the Archaeology Forum in ...
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Proposed cuts to services in Worcestershire

Worcestershire County Council is consulting on a proposed funding cut of 44% by 2016 to its highly-acclaimed Worcestershire Archive and ...
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