Rowntree & Co Ltd, Associated Companies Office

Identity area

Type of entity

Corporate body

Authorized form of name

Rowntree & Co Ltd, Associated Companies Office

Parallel form(s) of name

Standardized form(s) of name according to other rules

Other form(s) of name

Identifiers for corporate bodies

Description area

Dates of existence

fl. 1920s-1980s


The Associated Companies Office oversaw co-ordination and liaison between Rowntree's and its associated companies and their boards. The Company Secretary, Solicitor and Registrar of Rowntree & Co also acted for certain Associated Companies. This was increasingly the case following the introduction of a Divisional structure above that of parent and subsidiary companies in 1962, when administration of associated companies became more centralised. During the period c. 1968-1975 standard Articles of Association were issued by companies across the group, many companies adopted a new name and function, some ceased to trade and became nominee companies to hold shares or assets; (see R/DH/SC/29-51). There was a Home Associated Companies Office and Overseas Associated Companies Office.


Legal status

Functions, occupations and activities

The Home Associated Companies Office was responsible for the co-ordination and routine supervision of all the manufacturing, supply and auxiliary associated companies in UK. The Overseas Associated Companies Office undertook the co-ordination of interests and inter-activities of Associated Companies manufacturing overseas and dealt with export sales to Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Irish Free State and Germany.

Mandates/sources of authority

Internal structures/genealogy

In 1927 the position of Associated Companies' Accountant was formed within the Accounts Function, to deal with all accountancy work in connection with Rowntree's holdings in Associated Companies. (See R/DF/ACJ).

General context

Relationships area

Access points area


Control area

Authority record identifier

Institution identifier

GB 193

Rules and/or conventions used

ISAAR(CPF): International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families, International Council on Archives (2nd edition, 2003); Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names, National Council on Archives (1997).


Level of detail

Dates of creation, revision and deletion




J. Burg, A Guide to the Rowntree and Mackintosh Company Archives, 1862-1969 (Borthwick Institute, 1997).

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