Landward Research Ltd
120 Bradley Street
Sheffield S10 1PB
SHEFFIELD – EDINBURGH – LONDON – NEW MEXICO – KATHMANDU
Landward Research Ltd is consultancy which identifies and delivers ways to strengthen the skills, competencies and capabilities of individuals, organisations and communities.
Our work focuses on measuring, building and evaluating capacity development through:
We are a not-for-distributable profit social enterprise with a commitment to social and environmental responsibility. Any profits are reinvested in the company or invested in social and environmental causes. No profits are distributed to shareholders or other investors.
We have specialised in work with the heritage and environmental sectors, and we particularly seek to work in areas where the market fails to provide opportunities for human capacity development.
Landward Research Ltd has offices or staff in Sheffield, Edinburgh, London, New Mexico and Nepal from which we seek to build global project partnerships.
Landward Research Ltd – training needs assessment with a results-based approach
Training Development and Delivery
Project Development and Management
Monitoring and Evaluation
Specialist Areas of Expertise
A new report on job losses and employment within UK commercial archaeology has been produced by Landward Research Ltd. The report, which is on the situation as it was in July 2010, has been published by the Institute for Archaeologists. Download it here Job Losses in Archaeology July 2010.
The number of people in archaeological employment increased markedly over the three months from April to June 2010, with at least one employer finding it difficult to recruit fieldworkers, but simultaneously business confidence in maintaining this growth declined considerably.
It is estimated that 6498 people were working in professional archaeology on 1st July 2010, an increase of 265 (4.3%) on the figure for 1st April 2010. 3669 of these individuals were working in commercial, applied archaeology, an increase of 7.8% on the figure for 1 April 2010. This figure is 9.1% below the August 2007 peak.
The proportion of businesses that expected to be able to maintain their current staff numbers fell in comparison with three months previously, with the proportion of businesses that expected market conditions to deteriorate rising significantly.
Unlike at the start of 2010, most businesses now expect conditions to be worse in the next year than better. The overwhelming majority of respondents expect some archaeological practices to cease trading in the next twelve months.
Even though some employers found it difficult to recruit fieldworkers, for the fifth quarter in succession the skills needed to conduct and contribute to invasive field investigation were reported as being those that were most frequently being lost.
Co-edited by the Executive Director of Landward Research Ltd, Archaeology and the Global Economic Crisis: multiple impacts, possible solutions, is a review of how the current economic situation is impacting upon archaeological funding, employment and practice across the world.
The volume is free to download- 2010 Archaeology and the Crisis