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Chair

Dr Ian Selby

Trustees
Chris Watson MVO
Nichola Johnson OBE
Parvis Jamieson
Rosemary Cook
Dr Rowan Whimster MBE
Sarah Voaden
Chris Brayne

Company Secretary
Ian Phillips

Chris Brayne

Wessex Archaeology was established in 1979 and is a company limited by guarantee without share capital,
registered in England, No. 1712772. A Registered Charity in England and Wales, No. 287786;

69 College Road, Maidstone, Kent ME15 6SX

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more about where we have come from and how

8th
The UK is #8 in the There are 31
world for UNESCO UNESCO sites
World Heritage Sites

been at the forefront in

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1 Message from our Chair

3 Message from our CEO

4 Our Vision

30 Developing our people

40 Building a sus ainable business

52 Governance

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We come out of this year inspired with a clear
mission: to deliver a service that resonates with our

been to formally expand our interest and reach

and future with those of our historic environment;

our advisors and the whole remarkable team for

Dr Ian Selby Chair Board of Trustees

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been at the heart of our mission and our recent

of our 40th anniversary provided the opportunity

Some aspects of our work this year felt like a return to

We have been inspired and almost overwhelmed

the layers of history to understand more about this

plan to lead the business into the next decade with an We can be proud of the work we have done this year

Chris Brayne CEO Wessex Archaeology Ltd

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In achieving this, we recognise our dual responsibility to our clients and the public interest:

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We will focus on:

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Ensure that our

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20
journals


2 uploaded to our
website (Lower Easton


a Historic England

• long barrows on the


Stonehenge World
Heritage Site on
Internet Archaeology

ways to present our results to ensure that we are

that spark interest and an excitement to discover

School and group sessions

Our menu of school sessions uses the past as a way 12


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10 2

9 3

8 4
7 6 5

640
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children
engaged

30 schools across
Dorset and Wiltshire

Although the Romans did not introduce chickens


to Britain (they arrived in the Iron Age) it was due
to Roman influence that they became very popular
and first came to be viewed as ‘food’ rather than
purely animals used for fighting. At Vindolanda,
chicken bones with butchery marks have been
found and ancient ‘shopping lists’ preserved on
writing tablets list chickens and eggs.

to enable teachers to be empowered and relate the

Wax tablets were used as a reusable and portable


writing surface in the Roman period, using a
pointed instrument called a stylus to scrape in the
words. The tablet could be erased and reused by
warming it to about 50 °C and smoothing the
softened wax surface.

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282 children
engaged

are hosted on SketchFab and are freely available to

models:

• Sherford early
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12
1
597 total engagement
hours
10 2
• 9 3
altar from Beanacre 8 4
7 6 5

Lepe beach

See more of our 3D models at

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which serve the broadest and most diverse audience

part of a major project to enhance visitor experience

to use the work as a mechanism for social cohesion 20


year due to popular demand

enquiries

newspaper

people
engaged weekly on social

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Carica Milica to

things you seemed to be doing.”

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memorials presented an ideal opportunity to

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1.1m
impressions

20k followers

250k reach 27k reach

6.6k followers 1.3k followers

• Barrow Clump


Bath Abbey
New Covent Garden Market 2.7m
the episode 21k
impressions 30 videos
produced

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3k followers 102k minutes of


10 2

8 4
3
videos viewed
7 6 5

126k users 158 blog posts 19 case studies


160k sessions 61k views 79k views
343k page views 18% 23%

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talk to children at St Michael’s C of E School in Larkhill
about the WWI discoveries in and around the area

Our work at Larkhill on behalf of WYG and the

BBC 4’s

undertook a project to document the names and


and

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It presented an ideal opportunity to run the

Our dive team worked with military veteran divers led

“For me being underwater is one of

free…under there I can go anywhere,


do anything, I’m just as able-bodied as
anyone else, that’s why I love it.”

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Deliver sector-leading community
Increase our engagement on media
broadest and most diverse audience
possible and leave a meaningful legacy.

our knowledge base more


accessible, engaging and relevant

We will becom a social


prescribing
building a legacy of knowledge and
engagement into our project designs.

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our team represents an unparalleled body of

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We created a Mental Health & Wellbeing
We created an internal digital
Strategy to ensure that we are recognising
We created a detailed plan to gain community for sharing knowledge
and responding to mental health issues and

We produced a policy for the We created materials that engage

We engaged with colleagues in the


We refurbished and updated our

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1:1

Facebook Workplace was established as a purely Teams and projects Open discussions

321

Social and more Announcements

35
managers and 11
Fieldwork Geophysics Coastal & Marine
accredited safety
training courses

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We began to embed our core values, developed in
We set up a Women in the Workplace Facebook

20 FTC transfered to
permanent a low
hours
booked

9.4% 31 per employee

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We will enact our Mental Health &
Wellbeing Strategy.

We will deliver Mental Health


We will create and deliver engaging

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We must also look for new commercial avenues so

societal needs; the perceived value of the historic


environment depreciates as councils and developers

partnership with our customers to ensure that

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our ability to provide high-quality

We developed our
approach to

services across teams to deliver a

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576

6 footage 6558 digital


photos

30 hectares of

37 targeted geoarchaeological
boreholes

test pits See more of our 3D models at

514 trial trenches

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streams into related areas to
services that ensure that we deliver a

We will bolster our Community &

We will develop our income We will develop an internal audit

We will explore new approaches to


We will develop a UK and

We will develop our capability in

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Good governance is vital to us as a trading charity, giving

are complying with all legal requirements.

required.

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Finance, business and HR

Legal

Appointed: Appointed: Appointed: Appointed: Appointed: Appointed: Appointed:


Trustee,September 2011 October 2013 October 2013 February 2017 May 2012 April 2016 February 2017
Chairman, October 2018

Ian has worked around Chris was instrumental in Nichola trained as an Parvis is a chartered Rosemary is a solicitor Rowan has worked in the Sarah has spent her
Environmental the world on mineral establishing the Gardiner archaeologist and then accountant with a with many years’ 30-year career in a
resources and coastal and Theobald Project as an art and background in experience in variety of industry
and marine Management division in architectural historian. corporate/commercial aerial archaeologist at sectors from engineering
infrastructure projects the 1980s and has since Much of her career has and over 25 years’ Cambridge University and
for 30 years. He acted as Project Manager been in the museum experience of working in with the Royal business process
on a number of high sector and she is Australia with Freehills Commission on Historical outsourcing with
development rights for investment sectors. He (now Herbert Smith Monuments, later on the Siemens, and
Arts, culture and heritage minerals and heritage projects. leadership and in serves on a number of Freehills), before consultancy with
infrastructure at The He is currently Property returning to England and English Heritage and now
Crown Estate. Prior to Director for Maggie’s within cultural and as a freelance editorial works in a strategic role
Centres, a network of has a strong interest in consultant and adviser. with Devro PLC. She is a
& Resources Director at cancer caring centres She is a trustee for the the impact of European Alongside his specialist Fellow of the Chartered
Hanson Marine. He is a Power PLC as Senior knowledge, he has
chartered geologist with Dulwich Picture Gallery funds industry. He also extensive experience of Engineers and Fellow of
a PhD and an MBA, and by cancer. and York Museums Trust, contributes to several Lawyer and was corporate governance,
is currently Director of and is Chair of the Ruskin appointed General strategic planning and Personnel and
Sustainable Geoscience bodies. He’s currently a Counsel of its successor publishing. A Fellow of Development. The core
at the Sustainable Earth recently she was Director Director of EC Squared, a the Society of of her experience is
of the Sainsbury Centre Power PLC (now part of building and leading
of Plymouth, a for Visual Arts at the consultancy. Parvis is also the GDF Suez Group). Vice-President of the teams to deliver results
University of East Anglia, Chair of the Wessex She is the owner/director at all levels of business.
of Cefas and Chair of the and Director of the Archaeology Risk & Audit Archaeology and Senior Sarah is Chair of the
Development & infrastructure
UK Minerals Forum. Museum Leadership Consultancy Limited, Member of the Councilof Wessex Archaeology
Programme. She also
chaired the Clore mainly mid-sized lived for the past 30
Cultural Leadership corporates. She is a years in north Wiltshire special interest in the
Programme and the member of the Bishop of welfare and
University Museums Salisbury’s Council and of involved in a widerange development of our
Group. the Salisbury Diocesan people and the systems
Charity and environmental we are building to
bodies. support them.

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is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and

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