Cultural Heritage Consultancy
Andrew is Managing Director of the Company which was founded in 2002. He has extensive experience of all periods and facets of cultural heritage. He is adept at the design of mitigation strategies on developments with archaeological and heritage constraints. Currently consultant to over 150 companies across Europe he provides services such as heritage impact assessments, project management, due diligence and cost-benefit analysis.
Andrew is the author of over 800 Heritage Statements and is an experienced expert witness. He was previously Principal Consultant (Director of Heritage and Archaeology) at Entec (now Wood) and Wardell Armstrong, where he started in 1992, becoming one of the UK’s first consultants in the post-PPG16 era of developer-funded archaeology. Prior to 1992, he worked as a field-based archaeologist and researcher for universities and units in the UK, Europe and the USA.
He lectures widely to the commercial sector and was previously a tutor to the WEA and visiting lecturer in EIA at Nottingham University.
Dr Martin Bates is a geoarchaeologist who specialises in the investigation of deeply stratified sequences in river valleys, the coastal sector and in shallow marine waters. His work includes the use of geological geophysics, boreholes and geotechnical data to model the distribution of buried sediments and potential archaeological remains. He specialises in the Palaeolithic and later Prehistoric records of S E England but has also worked extensively in Orkney and on both sides of the English Channel as well as the Middle East and East Africa. He has published extensively, and these works include monographs on the Holocene sediments of High Speed 1 as well as contributing to Lost Landscapes of the Palaeolithic.
New Media Design
Nick Clemishaw specialises in new media design and multimedia production, including web design, animation, online ad campaigns and video editing. Over the last 10 years Nick has produced award winning work for many big-name clients including Disney, O2, BBC, Astrazeneca, Cadbury, Umbro, JP Morgan, Radio 1, Open University and the AA. He works globally.
Chris established Air Photo Services in 1990, and has since worked on major infrastructure, legal expert witness, EIA and commercial development projects throughout the UK and Europe. She has over 25 years’ professional experience as an interpreter of aerial images (static and video), satellite and LiDAR imagery in the planning, heritage and environmental sectors, and experience in provision of professional development training, recruitment and mentoring of graduate level staff. Chris is regularly employed as an expert witness using aerial photography to resolve legal disputes.
Cris Ebbs formed Old Mines Investigation as a consultancy over ten years ago. He provides specialist research and examination of disused metal mines including underground survey and photographic work. He has several published books and papers on caves and lead mines. Having spent nearly 40 years researching and surveying mines, Cris has acquired an extensive understanding of geology, hydrology and archaeology. His unique understanding of the sub-surface environment provides a rich resource not available through more conventional sources.
Colin is an experienced assessor and surveyor of historic buildings, having carried out surveys of structures ranging from medieval abbeys to 19th century farmbuildings for almost 40 years. He has also supervised the controlled dismantling of listed buildings, recording their structural phases to allow accurate reconstruction. Colin is also an experienced historical researcher, and uses this skill to enhance our understanding of the buildings he assesses.
Landscape Assessment and Design
Nat is Director of Red Kite Network Limited, an independent company specialising in landscape strategy, assessment, management and design. He has worked in the private, voluntary and public sectors over the last 18 years and has provided expertise and specialist advice in relation to landscape heritage and the natural environment. Most recently Nat has undertaken a detailed landscape appraisal for a proposed residential development within the Malvern Hills ANOB and advised on landscape strategies and impacts for a residential and commercial developments within the context of Conservation Areas. Nat recently teamed up with AJA to provide an integrated landscape and heritage appraisal of listed buildings in relation to a 291 homes development near Shrewsbury, which has now secured planning permission.
Education and Outreach
Don specialises in public archaeology, heritage interpretation and education. He worked for the Council for British Archaeology for 17 years until 2011, as Education Officer then Head of Education, along with two spells as coordinator of the Young Archaeologists' Club. His focus is on the public presentation of archaeology (including in traditional and new media), public archaeology and the role of heritage in society, and the relevance of archaeology and heritage to current affairs. He is Honorary Director of the Centre for Audio-Visual Study and Practice at the Institute of Archaeology, London and Chair of the Education Committee, World Archaeological Congress.
Alice specialises in bringing post-excavation projects to publication while also working as a Late Iron Age and Roman pottery analysist. Over her career she has published extensively, notably writing several monographs for the East Anglian Archaeology Series and making specialist contributions to other regional and national journals. Alice supports both professional and community archaeological projects and is presently studying towards her doctorate focusing on the funerary use of Roman ceramics. Her expertise allows her to critically analyse the writing-up of projects and make sure that funding is correctly targeted.
Gerry left the Division of Archaeological, Geographical and Environmental Sciences, Bradford University in July 2009, after nearly 18 years of teaching and research, to form a consultancy. With over thirty years of experience of examining, classifying and analysing metalworking debris he has unparalleled expertise in the study of metalworking debris recovered from excavations. He also uses experimental techniques to test theories.
Archaeologist and Project Manager
Ian Meadows is an archaeologist with 40 years’ experience in archaeology and heritage. He was a Senior Project Officer with Northamptonshire Archaeology between 1992 and 2014 directing numerous projects, in particular excavations of large landscapes in quarries throughout England and Wales. Since joining AJA in 2014 he has carried out a variety of projects including desk-based research and scheduled monument management plans. His expertise and pragmatism in the project management of archaeological excavations has been well received by clients and county archaeologists alike.
Ian also teaches archaeology and landscape history, previously being engaged as a tutor by Cambridge University, Anglia Ruskin University, Bath University and the WEA.
Archaeologist and Project Manager
David is an archaeologist with over twenty years’ experience in commercial and curatorial archaeology and heritage management. Between 2006 and August 2018 he worked in Norfolk County Council’s historic environment planning team, providing archaeological advice to local planning authorities, developers, land managers and statutory organisations, while overseeing the work of archaeological contractors. Prior to this he worked for archaeological contractors across England and further afield and was a part-time tutor for the University of East Anglia and the WEA; he has continued his passion for education by working on community archaeology projects. He has managed a broad range of projects, including the Norfolk Monuments Management Project, the scientific dating of the Holme II timber circle and the Norfolk Coastal Heritage Project, and continues to manage three historic sites for Norfolk County Council. David’s knowledge of East Anglian archaeology is invaluable to our many clients in the eastern counties.
Landscape Investigation and Survey
Phil established South-West Landscape Investigations in 2009, specialising in archaeological investigation and survey. He works in all types of landscapes and for all periods of the past, using a range of survey techniques including GPS and Total Station. Survey and analysis of remains visible to the naked eye can provide the foundation for any archaeological project in advance of developments and excavations, or to assist with management in protected landscapes. With over twenty years professional experience gained in the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments (England) and English Heritage survey teams, Phil provides a range of survey services and products to suit developers, archaeological consultants, government agencies, local authorities, national parks, NGOs and landowners.
Designated Assets and Landscapes
Dr Paul Stamper FSA left Historic England in 2016 after 19 years, mainly with what is now Listing Group. One of his principal responsibilities as Senior Adviser (alongside checking advice before it went to Government) was overseeing the drafting and production of Historic England’s 43 Selection Guides, covering designation standards for listed buildings, scheduled monuments, registered parks and gardens, registered battlefields and protected shipwrecks. In addition, he edited Historic England’s ongoing series of Introductions to Heritage Assets, which set out current understanding of a wide range of archaeological site types and buildings.
Paul has wide practical experience of designation, having undertaken numerous assessments, notably of buildings and of designed landscapes. He spent four years working as an Inspector of Ancient Monuments in the West Midlands Region. More widely, he has researched and published extensively on England’s rural landscapes and places. He is also co-author of Legacies of the First World War, an Historic England publication, and lectures widely.
Mike is an experienced photographer who specialises in the provision of ground-based aerial photography services. He produces oblique and vertical images using either an 18m, land-rover mounted, telescopic mast or hand held pole with a digital camera. He provides quality images for research, industry and agriculture which are used for technical, record and promotional purposes.
QUEST at the University of Reading
Environmental Archaeology and Science
Quaternary Scientific (QUEST) is a commercial enterprise within the University of Reading under the Directorship of Nick Branch. It provides a range of technical services for business and industry, including geoscience, soil and environmental science. In doing so it draws on an extensive range of analytical equipment, laboratory facilities and technical expertise that has earned a reputation for teaching and research excellence, especially in the areas of archaeological science and environmental pollution.