Company Profile

Midland Archæological Services (MAS) was formed in 2009 as an independent archaeological practice by Steve Williams, a well proven archaeologist with over 20 years experience in the commercial archaeology sector.

Steve Williams

Steve Williams

Steve excavating a Bronze Age well in the Cambridgeshire Fens in 2000.

Steve excavating a Bronze Age well in the Cambridgeshire Fens in 2000.

Since its formation, the company has gone from strength to strength, evolving to accommodate the heritage demands of today’s development and planning industries. We continue to develop our skill set, backed up with cutting edge technology, which enables us to satisfy the needs of development projects, both large and small, and in compliance with national and regional polices and guidelines.

Steve Williams is Principal Archaeologist at MAS and has been involved in archaeology since the early 1990’s, graduating from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London in 1996 with a degree in Medieval Archaeology. He has worked extensively throughout the UK for a number of professional archaeological companies and trusts and has gained a broad knowledge of British Archaeology. He has a particular interest in British prehistory and historic buildings, is a trained historic buildings specialist and an Affiliate of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation

Related organisations

There are a number of organisations who work in the related fields of archaeology, heritage and planning. The most significant are:

CIfA-logoChartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA): the leading professional body representing archaeologists working in the UK and overseas.


IHBC-logoInstitute for Historic Building Conservation: The professional institute which represents conservation professionals in the public and private sectors in the United Kingdom and Ireland.


Historic-England-logoHistoric England: a government service championing England’s heritage and giving expert, constructive advice.


Council for British ArchaeologyCouncil for British Archaeology (CBA): an educational charity working throughout the UK to involve people in archaeology