Exciting times at Wessex Archaeology’s northern office, with three new starters in the last few months.

Catherine Douglas has joined Wessex Archaeology as a Project Officer at the Sheffield office, where she will combine running fieldwork projects with post-excavation tasks, including site phasing and report production. She has been working on the post-excavation assessment of a 5 km linear scheme in Warwickshire, and a strip, map and sample excavation in South Yorkshire.

Since graduating from the University of Reading in 2009, Catherine has primarily taken part in fieldwork projects in the southeast of England and East Anglia, where she gained extensive experience in all aspects of excavation, geophysical survey and digital recording, as well as taking part in regular research projects in Greece.

I am delighted to join the team in Sheffield and have enjoyed throwing myself into the many projects. It’s great to be able to combine fieldwork with post-excavation reporting, as I enjoy being out making discoveries as well as interpreting the site data and carrying out research.

Originally from the north, I am pleased to be back close to home turf, exploring the history of the surrounding counties as well as venturing further afield. Thank you to everyone at the Sheffield office for the warm welcome I have received and for all your help so far!

Lindsey Hible has also joined Wessex Archaeology in Sheffield, as Office Manager. Lindsey is responsible for all things facilities and administration. 

This is a new role and will develop over time looking at how support processes may be improved and expanded to free up more time for specialist across the business to focus on what they do best.  New areas of support will include things such as Tender and PQQ coordination and completion, along with seeking and developing business opportunities and client relationships. 

As well as developing support services Lindsey works closely with the team on their personal development, ensuring that they are challenged, engaged and learning new skills to benefit them both as individuals and the business as a whole.

Over the last 20 years I have worked within Commercial Support, Business Analyst and Project Management roles, where I have developed a genuine passion for people, processes and progress! With a love of history and archaeology, my new role at Wessex Archaeology is better than I could have wished for and meeting the gang at Sheffield has been the cherry on the cake. I am looking forward to being part of Wessex’s future and seeing all that we will achieve together.”

And most recently, John Winfer has joined the fieldwork team as a Project Manager. John’s role is to manage and deliver archaeological projects, ensuring that they meet client requirements and underpin Wessex Archaeology’s commitment to quality, value and public benefit. 

I’m very excited to join the Wessex Archaeology team. I have had a varied career since I graduated from the University of Lampeter with a BA in Archaeology in 1998. After working in a couple of different non-archaeology related roles, I moved to Ireland, where I worked for commercial archaeology companies for over ten years

I am really enjoying getting to know people in the Sheffield office, who have been very welcoming. I am look forward to working with and learning from the team and the rest of my colleagues across the company.”

We all wish Cat, Lindsey and John a warm welcome and a bright future with Wessex Archaeology.