Archaeology firm Headland digs into new projects

"The heritage sector has changed considerably in the last five years." Picture: Julia Bastek
"The heritage sector has changed considerably in the last five years." Picture: Julia Bastek
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A REVIVAL in the construction industry has helped Edinburgh-based archaeology firm Headland secure £4.5 million in new business over the past year.

The company, which carries out work for road, rail and renewable energy construction projects, is forecasting that its workload will increase by a further 20 per cent in the coming year to take turnover to more than £5m.

Tim Holden, managing director at Headland Archaeology, said: “The heritage sector has changed considerably in the last five years – a number of archaeologists have left the sector, companies have fallen victim to the recession while others have merged or been taken over. We have weathered the storm well in comparison and used the quieter time wisely to ensure we are now in a great position to take advantage of the economic upturn.”

Headland has also added to its team in the last year with 40 addtional employees across its offices in Edinburgh, Hereford and Luton.

The company has worked on more than 300 projects in the last year including advance archaeological works for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route and Clyde Windfarm.

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