Type of entity
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
Dates of existence
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.
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
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).
Access points area
Authority record identifier
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).