DIRECTOR – Dr David Hickie BSc(Hons), MA, PhD, CMLI, CEnv, MIEMA, IHBC

David is a national expert in the field of heritage management and planning. He was formerly Assistant Regional Director of English Heritage (now known as Historic England) where he led a team of Ancient Monument Inspectors and Historic Building Inspectors providing expert advice across the Region. He was responsible for advising the Secretary of State on which planning applications should be ‘called in’ on heritage matters within the Region. He has been involved in a large number of key place-making projects in highly sensitive locations, including many Grade I (Scotland and NI Grade A) buildings. He was responsible for managing over 25 nationally important sites including Kenilworth Castle and The Iron Bridge – the heart of the UNESCO site in Telford. He has been project manager for community-based major HLF projects such as the restoration of the Heckington Windmill in Lincolnshire.

Since setting up his own consultancy, he has been involved in large-scale development projects including Birmingham Jewellery Quarter and prestigious sites in London. He regularly provides expert witness evidence at Planning Inquiries and High Court. David is an internationally recognised expert in EIA and he has trained government advisors from across the world. His proactive attitude and many years of experience, allow him to provide clients with an effective programme of advice and solutions, delivering projects that can be commercially viable and conserve our precious archaeology and heritage resources.   


Dr Dorothy Graves McEwan BA Joint (Hons), MSc, PhD,  FSA Scot, MCIfA

Dorothy specialises in EIA, GIS, and archaeological research. She has over a decade of experience delivering GIS and archaeology skills to the public and private sectors. She was formerly a consultant at Amey and WYG and has extensive experience in the production of Cultural Heritage EIA chapters at all stages for major transportation schemes. She is highly skilled at producing Environmental Scoping Assessments, Desk Based Assessments, Written Schemes of Investigation, and other technical reports for utilities projects and in support of planning applications, as well as undertaking archaeological field work and post-excavation tasks. In addition to her consultancy work, she has worked for the past decade as a Teaching Fellow in Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh Centre for Open Studies and is a co-director of the Lochbrow Landscape Project.

Dr Rebecca Enlander PhD, MA, BSc(Hons), MCIfA

Rebecca is an experienced archaeological consultant, specialising in large sites with challenging mitigation issues: from providing design advice in the early master-planning stages of development or local plan allocations, and designing and managing pre-app investigations, through to specifying mitigation works and management measures on condition.  Rebecca also has considerable fieldwork experience, ranging from commercial watching briefs, evaluation trenching and targeted excavations, through to post-excavation analysis (finds and environmental) and research focused landscape surveys.

She is also a specialist in prehistoric archaeology and rock art; she also has extensive experience in working with military archaeology, military structures and industrial heritage. Rebecca was formally a principal level consultant at WYG, where she specialised in Environmental Impact Assessments, Archaeological Assessments and Setting Assessments, and worked on a range of projects including large residential, industrial and utilities schemes.

Tim Longman BA (Hons), MCIfA

Tim is an archaeological consultant with over 30 years’ experience who was latterly a project officer with Bristol City Council Museums Service. He provides historic environment advice at all stages of the site development process and has produced reports ranging from heritage statements, desk-based assessments and EIA to archaeological fieldwork and publication reports. He also offers considerable practical fieldwork experience having supervised watching briefs, evaluations and excavations on a range of urban and rural sites.

Matt Brooks BA(Hons), MCIfA

Matt has a wide range of experience of archaeological fieldwork including urban and rural sites. He has produced Desk-Based Assessments and Impact Assessments working alongside multi-discipliary teams for large infrastructure projects. He has experience of providing background research from HER’s, achives and map regression, attending site visits, walkovers, liaising with clients and supervising archaeological watching briefs and urban excavations.

Dr Alex Gibson BA, PhD, FSA, FSA(Scot), MCIfA

Alex is a specialist in Prehistoric archaeology and is a former President of the Prehistoric Society. As an experienced senior field archaeologist, he has many years of fieldwork and excavation experience (including teaching), working on projects and sites across the UK. He has produced Desk-Based Assessments, Impact Assessments and supervised  archaeological watching briefs for a wide range of projects.

Dr Louise Parkinson BSc(Hons), PhD, ACIfA

Lousie has a strong background in research and has worked for over a decade in archaeological consultancy. She was formerly Archaeological Consultant for the Morecambe Bay Partnership and a Archaeological Consultant at Parsons Brinckerhoff (now WSP), undertaking desk-based assessments and cultural heritage chapters for EIAs for wind farms, pipelines, power stations, and housing developments.