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UK Construction Week beckons

Last week saw the UK’s largest construction trade event take place at the NEC in Birmingham, as part of the annual UK construction week.  Over 650 exhibitors attended with visitors exceeding 30,000 over the 3 days.  The exhibition featured nine different shows under one roof covering including the Build Show, Civils Expo and Energy 2016.  Working…
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Some very local community archaeology

During July, APS was able to participate in a community archaeology project literally on their doorstep!  As part of celebrations to mark Heritage Lincolnshire’s 25th anniversary, the Trust organised a weekend of test pitting in the village of Heckington, where their offices are situated. Nearly 50 villagers took part during the event, helping to dig, sieve,…
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Another accreditation awarded…

APS has updated its Accreditations and memberships page, following its successful application to join the Achilles UVDB.  Achilles UVDB is used by over 1000 buyers from a large number of UK utilities companies to find suitably qualified suppliers. Achilles works to ensure suppliers’ information is accurate via data validation, and also carries out desktop and…
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Vacancy – Trainee Pottery Specialist

Applications are invited for a trainee Pottery Specialist position. This post is aimed specifically at entry level applicants with an interest in developing a long-term career within this field.  Candidates wishing to apply should download the Pottery Specialist Information Pack and an Application Form. The closing date is Sunday 26th June 2016 with interviews likely to…
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Staff News: Welcome to Sean, Toni and Alex

APS is delighted to welcome three new members to the team who joined the organisation recently. Sean Parker (pictured) joins as our new Senior Project Officer with a specialism in geophysics and will be jointly responsible for the expansion of our geophysics work alongside Jonathon Smith. Toni White is our new Site Assistant and has been learning…
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Staff News: Academic and sector success

Congratulations to our Project Officer Ian Marshman (pictured), who has recently obtained his PhD from the University of Leicester.  Ian's doctorate thesis is entitled 'Making Your Mark in Britannia: an investigation into the use of signet rings and intaglios in Roman Britain.' In other finds related news, Senior Project Officer Alex Beeby has been successfully…
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CIfA Conference 2016

Between 20 – 22 April, five staff from APS and Heritage Lincolnshire attended the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists annual conference, held at the University of Leicester.  Over 350 archaeologists from across the UK and abroad came to the 3 day event to listen and contribute to a variety of sessions connected to this year’s theme,…
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APS is sad to report

It is with great sadness that we mark the loss of a dear friend and colleague, Barbara Tunnicliffe.  Her sudden and untimely death has been a shock to us all and our thoughts are with Barbara's family at this very difficult time. Liz Bates, Chief Executive Officer said, "We were devastated to  hear that Barbara…
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FAME beckons…

APS is pleased to announce it has recently joined the Federation of Archaeological Managers and Employees (FAME).  As a member, APS joins over fifty other organisations within the commercial archaeology sector working together to continually develop industry standards, review relevant policy and legislation and share best practice. Established in 1975, FAME represents archaeological practitioners within…
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Recognition of support for volunteers

At the end of 2015, our charity Heritage Lincolnshire was awarded Investing in Volunteers certification by the UK Volunteering Forum.  This award is the quality standard for all organisations involving volunteers; applicants are assessed against a range of best practice standards before being accredited. APS carries out a large number of community archaeology projects working…
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