Historian and Archivist in York, United Kingdom
I'm an archivist. It's epic.
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 our confectionery business (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Cocoa-Works-York-Rowntrees-Chocolate/dp/0957512503) 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 our history and brands, so we’ve set up a dedicated blog on our history section where I try to reply to one or two of the questions that come in: http://www.nestle.co.uk/aboutus/history/blog/bloghome