To mark 125 years since William Lever began building the Port Sunlight soap works, Unilever Archives have launched their first corporate history app. Port Sunlight: Walking with William Lever allows users to conduct self-guided tours of present-day Port Sunlight, using a 1914 map from Unilever's archive collections.
News archive for Month: October 2013
An under-explored resource for understanding business history, intellectual property and changes in design is now more readily accessible.
Since 2009, as part of the National Strategy for Business Archives, a group of seven business archivists and historians has monitored corporate administrations, liquidations and takeovers where records were thought to be at risk. In the period since, there have been roughly fifty cases where the team has taken action.
Between September 2011 and March 2013 The National Archives, in partnership with the Business Archives Council, conducted a survey of the surviving records of the architectural, building and construction sectors.