BGH has hit the ground running and is about to take off into a whole new league. What was supposed to be a slow and steady startup prior to the summer nearly overwhelmed the staff here at BGH HQ.
BGH is now in the enviable position to be able to provide a premium service to our community, WIS are able to join safe in the knowledge that we have the experience and expertise in dealing with disabilities in archaeology and if we don't know the answer we know a group that do Enabled
Veterans, serving personnel and spouses can come along to our projects with the confidence that whatever work they undertake on site will be supervised by some of Britain's premier archaeologists and recorded using the industry recognised Skills Passport
so that they can go along to other projects and evidence what they have done to date.
We are building up some valuable connections within the archaeology and heritage community that are willing to provide work placements for the right candidates should they wish to pursue archaeology or heritage as a new career? Service charities
such as Civvy Street, Care for Casualties, BLESMA, RAFA, Blind Veterans UK, Step Together Volunteering, SouthWest Veterans and the Defence Medical Welfare Service are all signposting their members to us if they have any interest in history, archaeology or heritage in general and we are also working closely with Help for Heroes to see how we can develop further as a project.
To sum things up we are in a very healthy position at the moment and we are getting stronger. We have recently received our Community Incorporated Company Status (C.I.C) which now makes us official.
We will be displaying some of our recent project finds at Wartime Wallop
on Monday the 30th May and recruiting for projects coming up in the summer. If you are in the area pop in and say hello.
We are always looking for professional support in almost any capacity so if you are reading this and thin that you may be able to assist us then please register on our website
. If you are a part of the military community and want to get involved in what we do get on the registration page and sign up to!
My final words today.....
The support from the archaeological community has been unbelievable. Wessex Archaeology has been our rock during the daunting startup phase lending support and experience whenever we have needed it. Past Horizons has been instrumental by supplying us with our equipment and the mighty BAJR has come on board and is lending us support where we need it an finally, Export and General Insurance Services Ltd have given our project life by providing cover for our members when on site an essential service!
Thank you all for your support.