Due to the COVID-19 pandemic an increased number of business archives are at risk due to firms entering administration and liquidation. If you know of any collections at risk or need advice on managing business archives through the insolvency process please contact us.

The Business Archives Surveying Officer can work with organisations to:

  • Identify historically significant business archives
  • Create detailed inventories of archive collections
  • Recommend best practice for the management and preservation of archives and, if necessary, arrange deposit with a suitable archive repository
  • Advise on record retention schedules and records management best practice, including the management of digital records
  • Provide guidance on exploiting heritage assets to strengthen brand identity, support advertising and promotion, and protect intellectual property
  • Carry out historical research and prepare for anniversaries, celebrations, and events
  • Help establish heritage outreach programmes, including oral history projects and the creation of educational resources