The businesses and industries of Scotland have been instrumental in shaping the economic, social and cultural development of the country. Every business is unique, with its own story of achievement, organisational culture, reputation, products, and people. Business archive collections provide evidence of business activity and also the relationship businesses have with their staff and the communities within which they are based or trade.
Archives can be used in many ways to support active business and industry and a business archive is a business asset, providing evidence and proof of business transactions, translating into new brands and products, allowing a business to trade on its heritage. By keeping archives, businesses capture today’s experience, knowledge and business know-how for future use.