Nuffield Exports Ltd.

Scope and Content

This collection includes: memorandum and articles of association; minutes of directors' and general meetings; financial records; annual returns made under the Companies Act.

Administrative / Biographical History

The company was established in July 1933 as Morris Industries Exports Ltd., with Sir William Morris as Governing Director, to undertake the export of Morris products. The name was changed to Nuffield Exports Ltd. in July 1945, after the administrative reorganisation associated with Sir Miles Thomas, following his appointment as vice-chairman of Morris Motors in 1940.


This collection forms part of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Archive (MSS.226).

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is available to researchers by appointment at the Modern Records Centre, University of Warwick. See

Acquisition Information

This collection was deposited in the Centre by the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust in 1988.

Other Finding Aids

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for publication of deposited material or the result of research based on it should be made to the Trust. The Trust reserves all rights to commercial exploitation and commercial publication. Please contact the Centre's staff for further details.

Appraisal Information

This collection has been weeded for duplicates.

Custodial History

The records were amongst those discovered in early 1988 in the 'Poplars' building at the Cowley Body Plant when that building was being demolished.


Further deposits are not expected.

Related Material

The Modern Records Centre also holds the papers of other companies which form part of the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust Archive. These include papers of Morris Motors Ltd. (MSS.226/MO).

Technical materials are retained by the BMIHT. Technical enquiries should be made direct to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust, Archives and Information Service, Gaydon, Warwickshire.