What people say about us

"The archaeological survey report which you prepared as part of the Nenthead Mines Management Plan was a most impressive and comprehensive document. The historical detail and use of photographs and illustrations made it a fascinating read in addition to serving its purpose as a crucial part of the Management Plan "

David Rawle, Cumbria County Council, 2014

"As a First Aid Instructor and Leadership and Management instructor, I work with hundreds of organization. NAA stick out as a proactive, forward thinking organization with a sensible, well administered and above all proactive, first aid policy, regime and management."

Chris Hall, Thrills and Skills for Life First Aid Instructor. Sept 2013

"I have finally had time to read your Roker Lighthouse & Pier report properly and I have to say it's absolutely excellent. Your reports are always superb but this one is especially so"

Jennifer Morrison, Tyne & Wear Archaeology Officer, on Roker Pier and Lighthouse Building Assessment and Statement of Significance, June 2013

"Your specification and schedule were perfect. The specification included everything that we were looking for from the archaeological side of the project. Also in the assessment of the archaeological that were asked at the tender interview you scored the highest."

Rachel Hall, National Trust Archaeologist commenting on the Gumby Park management Plan, June 2012

"The event was well attended and we all had a really good day. Every stage of the dig was explained by the archaeologists and it was such a friendly helpful group.we were shown how to record the dig and record the various levels as well as surveying. Finds were sorted and bagged and labeled. I was impressed because they took time to bring examples of archaeology from their teaching collection so that we all had a lesson on different types of pottery"

Jeff Playle, local volunteer on the Cleadon Village Atlas Dig, August 2013

"I would like to thank all of you for an incredibly successful and well run event at the Greatham Community Centre yesterday. I think it was a complete success with far more people turning up than I had anticipated. So thank you to all that attended and talked to folk on the day.could you pass on my thanks to the two gents (Gavin Robinson and Dave fell) who worked tirelessly to answer the barrage of archaeology questions from the 5year olds to the 95 year olds who attended. "

Chris Millburn, The Environment Agency, on Greatham Community Day, May 2013

"A great deal of work has clearly gone into the production of these documents, and your various contributors deserve credit for the level of thought and effort which is manifest here."

Dave Evans, Partnership Manager, Humber Archaeology Partnership commenting of a programme of work undertaken in relation to the Whitehill Gas Storage Project, East Riding of Yorkshire

"Your realism and willingness to embrace commercialism is one of your hallmarks I would say. When you advise that something needs to be done then we know it really is needed and we trust that."

Carolyn M Lord solicitor, Strategic Planning Manager, GMI Property Company Ltd

"I was really impressed with the way in which the fieldwork could be discussed in relation to a range of documentary and graphic sources of information, including the original design plans for the Boulton and Watt engine at Pollard Mill.From questions that were raised and the comments we have subsequently received it is clear that your presentation has attracted a great deal of positive interest from those at the Archaeology Day"

Andrew Myers, Assistant County Archaeologist, Greater Manchester Archaeological Unit commenting on a presentation on Pollard Street Mill given at the GM Archaeology Day

"Each year, we review the performance of our subcontractors and recognise the efforts of those who have scored highly. Your performance on orders completed during 2010 is better than our acceptable standard"

J N Bentley Ltd, Subcontractors Performance Awards 2010

"I'd just like to say how much I enjoyed reading your report on Monkton Hall. It is an excellent report, really well researched, and I particularly like the way it is set out and illustrated. The format of the report with its statement of significance makes it easy to use, which I am sure will please the planning officer."

Jennifer Morrison, Tyne & Wear Archaeology Officer, on the Monkton Hall Building Recording and Evaluation report

"I just wanted to say a massive thank-you for all the hard work you have put into this project in 2010, which has been particularly demanding at times!"

Nicola Parker, Mott MacDonald Ltd, commenting on the cultural heritage input into ES for North Doncaster Rail-link
"Thank you for getting such a thorough report out so quickly - the client is also very impressed, so many thanks."

Caroline Hardie, Director - Archaeo-Environment Ltd on evaluation at St John's College, Durham.

"Once again, as one of the team of staff visiting employers, I have been delighted with the variety of experiences offered to our pupils, the trust placed in them and the support that employers and employees have given them"

Lesley Chapman, Deputy Head of St. Francis Xavier School on NAA Work Experience Scheme.

"John McNiffe has just been in to say thank you for all your hard work this year. He said you've all done a fantastic job"

Kate Williams, Environmental manager, A1 Dishforth to Leeming Road Scheme.

"Just a quick note to say thank you very much for all your work in putting on such a great trip for myself and my 6th formers on Saturday. They and I found it most informative, and we will be able to refer to it directly when we teach a later part of our course on Roman Britain. It opened our eyes to the work of commercial archaeology and was of great interest to the class, who thoroughly enjoyed the experience."

John Gedye, Barnard Castle School, commenting on school visit to excavations during the A1 Dishforth to Leeming Road Scheme.

"The report certainly meets all the requirements of the brief and contains some very interesting ideas. It will serve a useful role in the evolving conservation and interpretation plans for the site. Congratulations to you, and to your team, for seeing the project through to completion in such a conscientious and professional manner."

Dave Went, English heritage on Conisbrough Castle Landscape Survey.

"Good communication and liaison during preparation of assessment and delivery of documentation within timescales. A well presented report and importantly good feedback from LPA and County Archaeologist"

Planarch Design Ltd commenting on Lingfield Point, Darlington Historic Building Assessment.

"A belated thank you for the great session on soil processing. It was much appreciated by all, and really very good of you to give up a Saturday for our entertainment. Having never done this before, I found it a fascinating insight into how environmental information is collected, stored and interpreted from site, and Lynne's enthusiasm for the task was inspirational."

Belinda Burke, Secretary, Architectural & Archaeological Society of Durham & Northumberland feedback after a community training day organised by NAA.

"Thanks for the DBA. A very well written document."

Helen J Glass, Cultural Heritage, Arup, commenting on Blyth Power Station DBA

"Myself and Derick have reviewed the submissions and your summary (excellent!)"

Mike Jacobs, E.ON UK commenting on tender submissions for specialist marine archaeological works Whitehill Gas Storage Project (offshore)

"I'd like to say how much I enjoyed reading it, and how well it is written."

Jane Hatcher, Historic Environment Specialist commenting on DBA for College Square, Richmond