Archive Service Accreditation for HAT

We are very pleased to have been awarded Archive Service Accreditation by the The National Archives which is great news for HAT. Accreditation is the UK quality standard which recognises good performance in all areas of archive service delivery. The History of Advertising Trust has met clearly defined national standards relating to management and resourcing; the care of its unique collections and what the service offers to its entire range of users.

The achievement which has been a key ambition for HAT since the scheme launched in 2013, followed a detailed application process which required the submission of HAT’s archive management policies, procedures and practices for scrutiny. This was then followed up by a thorough physical inspection of HAT’s Raveningham facility by a team of three assessors, two from the National Archives and one independent assessor.

Alistair Moir HAT’s Archive Collections Manager said:
“The Accreditation award is a real testament to the hard work and professionalism of the staff and volunteers who work at HAT. Thanks should go to everyone in the team, both past and present, who have worked tirelessly to achieve and maintain the excellent quality of service HAT provides.”   

Richard Powell OBE, Director of HAT, commented: 
“The Archive Service Accreditation award is a gold standard and gives a national recognition to the quality of work we achieve at HAT. For our new and existing clients and research establishments it means they can be secure in the knowledge of how we conserve, preserve, and archive and that HAT delivers the service they would expect from us managing their archive”.

HAT welcomed Alex Ritchie from The National Archives who officially presented the award to everyone at HAT along with Geoff Russell (HAT’s Chairman and Trustee) and Peter Buchanan (HAT Trustee).

L-R: Alex Ritchie  (National Archives), Richard Powell OBE (HAT Director), Geoff Russell (HAT Chairman) and Peter Buchanan (HAT Trustee)

June 2017

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