The Guarantees

Save time and money – our unique SDS City of London guarantees to the Livery companies, and the other added benefits of our digital archiving solutions and services.

All Livery Company clients will benefit from the software already developed with and for the Worshipful Company of Marketors. Our software includes a comprehensive search tool that enables browsing and extraction of any defined data. The experience we have gained with working to produce an archive website for the Worshipful Company of Marketors has enabled us to create a product that caters for the specific needs and data types of livery companies.

Although based around this gained knowledge, all of our archive Web sites are designed to meet each individual Livery Company's brand and design rules, and its unique requirements.

SDS City of London's in-house scanning bureau has many types of scanning devices, designed to enable the capture and conversion of the most complicated and precious data from any paper or paper-like archive, regardless of age, size, condition and binding. No alteration of the original documents will occur and no additional wear and tear will be caused. We are used to handling and scanning the rarest and most priceless documents for many prestigious institutions in the UK and can provide full references.

SDS City of London is part of the SDS Group of companies. The group has a varied and impressive list of clients, not only other livery companies such as the Worshipful Companies of Marketors, Saddlers, Haberdashers, Drapers, but also:

  • Heritage Archives

    British Museum, British Library, Museum of London, Petrie Museum, London Geological Society, Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs), British Archives Council (BAC), BT, Sainsbury's, British Gas, Stanley Gibbons and many others have sought the expertise of SDS Group to handle their most precious of historic archives.

  • Independent Schools

    Eton, Harrow, Rugby, Charterhouse, Westminster, Wellington, Roedean, Marlborough and Cheltenham Ladies College are amongst more than 350 independent schools clients for whom we have created online digital repositories for all kinds of historical information, both to engage alumni, and provide a vital source of academic history for research purposes.

  • Universities

    Oxford, Cambridge, Westminster, St George's Hospital, Royal Holloway, Keele, Glasgow, Bournemouth and many others have used SDS Group's scanning and digitisation services to archive their academic records, publications, photographic collections and historical archives.

  • Corporate Clients

    BBC, John Lewis Partnership, Apple, Chelsea Football Club, FT, Janes, IEE, ORACLE, Wates, Dixons Group, Vision Express, NEXT, New Look, Burger King, Halfords and many other FTSE listed companies have benefitted from having their corporate records digitised, atomised and recorded in searchable databases (everything from ancient wayleaves and property documentation through to invoices and other such financial material).

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We can provide the answers to all your digital archiving questions. We’ve already successfully helped a number of livery companies with bespoke solutions.

Contact us on 01202 496513 for an initial meeting, which will be completely free of charge and without commitment, and see how our services can benefit you...