Records of Finlay Flowers

Scope and Content

Finlay Flowers records are dispersed through out James Finlay GB UGD 091 collection. Refer to the related material below for location of company records.

Administrative / Biographical History

Two multinationals in Kenya's horticulture sector, Homegrown and James Finlays, merged their operations following a buy-out deal. This saw Homegrown's mother company, Flamingo Holdings, bought out by James Finlays Limited, c2008.


Files arranged as received

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Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

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Conditions Governing Use

Reproduction subject to usual conditions: educational use and condition of documents

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Appraisal Information

This material has been appraised in line with standard GB 248 procedures. Duplicates have been removed.


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Related Material

Supporting papers for partners' and Directors' minutes GB 248 UGD 091/1/1/4;

Board visits and reports on tea estates, factories and business interests GB 248 UGD 091/1/1/8;

Directors' and Executives' notes GB 248 UGD 091/1/1/9;

Yield statements GB 248 UGD 091/1/1/15;

Finlays Horticulture Holdings Limited GB 248 UGD 091 40;

Hapugastenne and Udapussellawa Plantations Limited GB 248 UGD 091/74.

Location of Originals

This material is original


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Additional Information

Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives, ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999and National Council on Archives, Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

Fonds level description compiled by Peter Morphew, Business Archive Cataloguer (James Finlay Ltd), January 2016.