Headland Archaeology Ltd. acquires UK based, Archaeological Investigations Ltd.

15 March 2010

Headland Archaeology Ltd., which has an Irish subsidiary and is one of Europe's largest commercial archaeology companies, has completed the acquisition of Archaeological Investigations Ltd. (Hereford) in the UK.

This is an exciting step for both companies, which secures jobs and expands Headland's geographical reach into England. Headland Archaeology Ltd. will now provide an enhanced service for their clients that combines local expertise, with a more comprehensive range of capabilities.

This acquisition is bucking the trend amongst archaeological businesses in Ireland and Britain, which have largely contracted during the recession.  Andy Boucher and his staff (formerly Archaeological Investigations Ltd.) will continue to bring their extensive regional and professional knowledge to all existing and future projects. 

Colm Moloney, Managing Director, with Headland Archaeology (Ireland) Ltd. said "We are delighted to have teamed up with such an experienced team, and we look forward to providing a stronger and more competitive service for our clients in Ireland and the UK as a result."

In addition to the obvious benefits of strength in depth that this new acquisition provides to both companies, a great wealth of experience in Geophysical Survey is brought to the table from Archaeological Investigations Ltd. to bolster the Irish subsidiaries' recent move into this sector. Headland Archaeology (Ireland) Ltd. will in return, provide specialist advance in the field of archaeology and human remains to Archaeological Investigations Ltd. which will secure jobs in the Cork office.

This move has established Headland as the most comprehensive supplier of archaeological services in Ireland and the UK, with offices in Cork, Galway, Dublin, Belfast, Edinburgh, Glasgow, and now Hereford.