Project Management

Landward Research develops, designs and delivers projects and we can assist at any stage of the process. Our expertise starts with preparing applications for project funding. Using the PRINCE2® approach, we can design and manage overall projects, including finances and teams. 

The kinds of projects we specialise in are in the fields of heritage management, labour market intelligence, heritage management, and capacity development (through face-to-face training and e-learning).  

We have a deeply developed understanding of the needs of different funders (particularly the European Commission) and the processes of consortium building – we have a wide range of potential partners that we can introduce to projects – and of coordinating the application process. 

What We Do For You

Project Development

  • Project definition
  • Development of funding proposals  
  • Consortium and partnership building
  • Skills needs assessment  

Project Management

  • Project management – PRINCE2® accredited
  • Financial management
  • Reporting to funders
  • Quality assurance
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Research and analysis 
  • Report writing and publication 
  • Stakeholder management 
  • Strategic communications

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • In-project monitoring of targets met and resources expended
  • Logical Framework (LogFrame) design and assessment
  • External and post-project evaluation of achievements
  • Project proposal assessment
  • Grant application evaluation 

Highlighted Projects

Understanding Models for the Delivery of Local Authority Archaeology Services

ALGAO: England commissioned Landward Research to develop an understanding of local authority archaeology services structures and what contributes to their success or failure, to assist local authorities in supporting effective archaeology services.

Desk based analysis and quantitative research, via survey and in-depth interviews, charted the changes and adaptations that have been made to services since 2010, along with alternative models of delivery that have been considered.

The key conclusion of the resulting report, Understanding Models for the Delivery of Local Authority Archaeology Services , is that there is no universal ‘best-fit model’. While many of the models that are currently being used might be able to be improved, they have developed to fit their particular circumstances and are fit for purpose. John Lawson, Chair of ALGAO: UK welcomed the report.

Development-Led Archaeology in Scotland and Covid-19

Andy Heald of AOC Archaeology Group made an inspirational and uplifting presentation to the COVID Historic Environment Resilience Forum (CHERF) on 16th June 2020.

In a sector battered by the economic effects of Covid-19, in a country where all non-essential construction work had been closed down tight and early, he showed how development-led archaeology was managing to adapt to these difficult times.

Following that presentation, Landward were commissioned by FAME and ALGAO: Scotland to work with AOC Archaeology Group and colleagues throughout Scotland involved in both the commercial and curatorial sides of development-led archaeology to capitalise on that presentation by putting together a publication showcasing a series of case studies that demonstrated the sector’s resilience in the face of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Development-led Archaeology in Scotland and COVID-19 was published in August 2020.

Heritage management and migration in The Gambia

Landward successfully worked with The Heritage Management Organization and the National Centre for Arts and Culture to design a project to develop the business skills of heritage and cultural managers working for civil society organisations in The Gambia.

This project has been funded by the European Commission’s Directorate General for International Partnerships (INTPA).

This project design created a methodology that would establish and support better heritage and cultural enterprises that result in greater community solidarity and by doing so reducing the number of people being lost to The Gambia through ' irregular migration '. This project design also ensured that the project would deliver training in business & management skills for heritage and traditional cultural workers – in areas where there are distinctively Gambian traditions, such as weaving, leatherwork, music and even Gambian wrestling!