The archivist is now online

Who wouldn’t want to be the company historian and archivist to one of the world’s largest businesses? I’ve been living that very dream for over a decade now.

I love my work because it’s endlessly fascinating, and because I am absolute ruler of a vast and exciting archive full of pre-war films, Victorian glass photographic negatives, and a 1920s advertising robot as big as me (to name but three of the gems).

I’m regularly consulted on the history of confectionery, the importance of the philanthropist-Quaker Rowntree family, and the history of their pioneering factory. It’s a miracle I get any work done. I’ve written and published a book about the history of Nestlé’s confectionery business and you can see me repeated regularly on television if you leave BBC 2 switched on for long enough.

At Nestlé I can’t reply to all the letters, emails and calls that I get about Nestlé’s history and brands, so we’ve set up a dedicated blog on the website’s history section where I try to reply to one or two of the questions that come in:

However, after all these years of toil in my archive of dreams it has come to my attention that my services are in demand in the outside world. I’m fully booked until December 2018, but if you have a problem… if no one else can help… and if you can find me… maybe you can hire… The A-Team.

Srsly, though you can find me through my contacts page or the usual social media.

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