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Company Memo's and Documents

Internal Documents and Letters of Importance.


This Historical Company memo was sent out in 1949 two years after Autowrappers had started trading, the memo contained the minutes of a speach given by Charles Maddison to his workforce and showed that Charles Maddison did  not entertain "slackers" in his factory and made a point of telling everyone.

Photo Ref: AW0853 Courtesy and thanks To Kevin Haylock for the article

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This Historical Letter sent to us by Kelvin Woodard was sent to his parents in 1964 to inform them that Kelvin had been accepted as an aprentice with Autowrappers. it details the current rates of pay and requirements for work.

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This Memo was sent out in 1998, Just before the news that the company was on the verge of collapse and there was a shortfall in company funds of more than £3 million.  This memo was a last chance to rally the workforce and management berfore the implosion of the business  and failure on the stock market.

Photo Ref: AW0851-2 Courtesy and thanks To Kevin Haylock for the article

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This Memo was  a spoof document sent out in 1997, just after everyone was given a company tie with specific instructions on when and how it should be worn, someone who will remain nameless, decided that this could also apply to other garments and circulated this memo to the workforce.

Photo Ref: AW0854 Courtesy and thanks To Kevin Haylock for the article

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This Memo sent out in 1999 indicated to the workforce, "The begining of the end of GEI". 

Shares on the stock exchange had dropped to 1p each and eventually after this letter was issued the company went into liquidation. the control of the business was taken over by the banks to keep the company trading until a buyer could be found.

Photo Ref: AW0857 Courtesy and thanks To Kevin Haylock for the article

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June 1999 Just before the collapse there was a managment and engineering personel re-shuffle shown below.  

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To Be Continued


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