subsubfonds R/BY - York Board, York Committee

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York Board, York Committee


  • July 1957-August 1970 (Creation)

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In 1931 the existing Board of the company was turned into a General Board to perform the functions of a holding board. Simultaneously the articles of association were altered so as to give power to create a York Board to have responsibility for the York business and the control of York interests everywhere. In addition the York Board controlled the following subsidiary companies: Cielim Essences Ltd, Cocoa Manufacturers Ltd, Confectionery Ingredients Ltd, Automatic Chewing Sweet Sales Ltd, General Automatic Co Ltd, General Automatic Co (Scotland) Ltd, Beech-Nut Sweets (England) Ltd, Beech-Nut Automatic Sales Co Ltd. Members of the York Board had the full powers of directors within the sphere of the York business. Most were Directors of the company, and also served on the General board, until 1950 when membership of the York Committee was extended to include managers.

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See also R/AC/A/1/1 containing reports concerning discussions of the relationship between Rowntree & Co and its associated companies, which seem to have been the prelude to the establishment of the York Board; Reports to the York Board concerning meetings with representatives from Cadbury, 1954-1957, R/DD/MC/2.

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