In 2000 archaeologists and partners Karen Waugh and Wilfried Hessing established Vestigia. Untill 2019 they set out the business strategy together and safeguarded both continuity and steady growth, supported by a small management team and dedicated staff. When Karen Waugh passed away unexpectedly in 2019, management had to be adjusted; Wilfried Hessing and Jeroen Flamman now share, as co-directors, full management responsibility. Vestigia’s philosphy and mission remains unchanged.
The corporate philosophy at Vestigia has always been solidly based on two principals: passion for the past and client satisfaction. Internally the company is organised along the lines of transparancy, coachmanship, collegiality and personal responsibility. For our clients, we strive to obtain the best possible results for a reasonable price. To achieve this, we take a critical, but constructive approach to our profession. If necessary, we can be a little stubborn, never afraid of a reasonable debate based on content, when this is beneficiary for our clients or our shared cultural heritage.
Over the years Vestigia has become one of the top archaeological and heritage consultancies in the Netherlands. We provide strategic and tactical advice ensuring a balance between the need to protect the shared relics of the past, whether below or above ground, or under water. We see ourselves as heritage-engineers bridging diverging interests by proposing practical solutions. We facilitate integration and cooperation, when there is an overlap with other disciplines and a clear benefit for the client. We have a deep passion for our field of work, but our clients always come first. Together we can remove existing obstacles and look for gains to be made. In that way our shared heritage nearly always wins too.