BDK Architects, lead Architects for Jersey Archive first building opened in 2000 and also for Jersey Archive Extension completed in 2020 (doubling archival standard storage capacity) congratulate Jersey Archive Team on winning the Top Award for Archive Service.

Jersey Archive team “over the moon” to be crowned best in UK Jersey Archive’s 30th anniversary has been made even sweeter, after the organisation beat off competition from across the UK to be crowned the top record keeping service. They received the award from the professional body for archivists, the Archives & Records Association, at a gala dinner in Belfast on Thursday 31 July and said they were “over the moon” to have won.

Left to right: Archives and Records Association (ARA) President Aideen Ireland; Jersey Archive’s Catherine Porter, Laura Anderson and Harry Le Feuvre; Andrew Nicoll, ARA Chair. (Lost Lens Caps Photography/ARA)

Jersey’s submission pointed to its growth since it was founded, going from having a single staff member to now having its own building and dedicated legislation. It also pointed to Jersey Archive’s digital records, support for new staff, the development of an online catalogue and the public service team.

Other projects mentioned included outreach projects such as the Family History Festival and the ‘What’s Your Street’s Story?’ project. The Archive was one of three finalists for the Record Keeping Service of the Year award, alongside Edge Hill University Archive and Special Collections and Wolverhampton City Archives. The final winner was decided by a public vote – Jersey Archive collected a whopping 52% of votes.