2013 Conference

Show me the money! –

Securing Funding for Business Archive Projects

The annual conference for 2013 was held on Thursday 7th November at the Boots Archive, Thane Road, Nottingham, United Kingdom, NG90 4XY. 

The aim of the conference was to look at funding for business archive collections in various institutions. As well as looking at case studies where archives have successfully received funding, and what has been achieved in these projects, the conference also aimed to provide practical advice and information on how to go about securing funding.

The conference programme and speaker presentations:

From 09.30: Registration and coffee

10.00 - 10.30: Business Archives Council AGM

10.30 - 10.40: Comfort break

10.40 - 10.45: Welcome and introduction to the conference

10.45 - 11.45: Breakout session (with tea and coffee)

11.45-12.15: Sophie Clapp Company Archivist, Boots UK 

Putting a value on heritage - building a healthy business case, the Boots experience

12.15-12.45: Susan Gentles and Amy Proctor Archivists, Standard Chartered Bank

 ‘Windows on the World’ a partnership project with London Metropolitan Archives

 12.45-13.45: Lunch

 13.45-14.15: Adrian Steel Director, British Postal Museum & Archive 

Opportunities (Let’s Make Lots of Money)

 14.15-14.45: Stacy Capner, Business Archives Development Officer for Wales, Richard Burton Archives, Swansea University  

Forging Links: a collaborative approach to funding for business archives in Wales

 14.45-15.15: Tea and Coffee

 15.15-15.45: Melinda Haunton Programme Manager (Accreditation), The National Archives

Finding funding: the case for business archives

 15.45-16.45: Panel Session

Chaired by Mike Anson from the Bank of England, the panel session provided an opportunity for delegates to put questions to representatives from various institutions providing funding, including the Heritage Lottery Fund, The National Archives Cataloguing Grants Programme, and the Business Archives Council. Sophie Clapp (Company Archivist, Boots UK) was also present at the session to further discuss internal fundraising and advocacy. Take a look at the slides.