Our story – Secure Document Storage Solutions since 1994

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Since 1994, Ardington Archives has been a leading expert in secure document storage and management in Oxfordshire.

About Ardington Archives and the Secure Document Storage we offer

Founded in 1994 by John Haigh, Ardington Archives is a family-run business dedicated to secure document storage.  The company has evolved over the years from simple storage of boxes to a leading local expert in the total management of archived documents, offering a complete range of services to meet the particular needs of each individual client.

Located in Oxfordshire, Ardington Archives operates three purpose-built storage facilities encompassing a range of storage environments – from entry-level secure storage of documents through to premium BS 4971 compliant temperature and humidity controlled fire suppressed Vault units, built to exceed the storage standards outlined by Good Clinical Practice guidelines.


Utilising the latest storage management centre technology, Ardington Archives monitors each box at every point through its lifecycle.  Further developments have resulted in the creation of bespoke, environmentally friendly archive storage boxes, purposely designed to lower the cost of storage whilst maintaining the integrity and quality of the documents held within it.

Our friendly, experienced staff ensure the highest level of customer service at all times, delivering a fast response to all requests, efficient actions, and ensuring a highly supportive approach at all times.  The use of regular drivers guarantees a familiar face and an appreciation of any particular collection requirement, whilst confidentiality remains key at all times with the implementation of unmarked transport vehicles.

From initial enquiry through to the end-of-life destruction of documents, Ardington Archives is on hand to work with you, providing a custom service tailored to meet the individual requirements of each client. 

Secure Document and Storage FAQ

At Ardington Archives we understand that the complexities of document storage, and the associated services, can be daunting. Below are our document storage FAQs, designed to help answer any immediate queries. Should you have a question not listed here, please feel free to contact us directly.

Reputation and ISO Accreditation

We take our reputation and accreditations seriously. We have achieved accreditation in ISO 9001 – Quality Assurance, alongside ISO 27001 – Information Security, and ISO 14001 – Environmental Management. Our focus is on excellent customer service, full ISO certifications and a professional business approach.

Ardington Archives Privacy Policy

Scanning and storage solutons you can trust. Your data is important to us, and we want to ensure it is protected. Ardington Archives are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We comply with all applicable requirements of the data protection legislation. This policy is in addition to, and does not relieve, remove or replace, our obligations under the data protection legislation.

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Our Team

At Ardington Archives, we strive to make the process of archiving your documents as seamless as possible, ultimately saving you both time and money. Our scanning and storage services ensure that your files are securely kept in a certified facility. All our staff members hold DBS certification and have undergone rigorous security clearance. We offer end to end secure document storage solutions for all types of businesses.


The Process

The process is simple: we handle the collection, scanning, and storage of both physical and electronic documents for you. Additionally, our secure online system grants your employees 24-hour access to all your records. We also provide a next-working-day retrieval service for physical files and ensure secure document destruction.

We offer unique and secure document scanning and storage solutions.

We work closely with our clients to ensure we deliver a scanning and storage solution to fit their needs. Have a look at some of our other services.

Ardington Archives currently has a total document storage capacity of over 100,000 boxes across three archive stores, together with our in-house argonite pods and secure vaults. Our facilities are modern and purpose-built for storage. In addition, we have the option to expand our secure archive environments to increase total capacity.

At Ardington Archives we understand that fast and efficient document retrieval is vital for the management of any business.  Document retrieval can be requested via phone, email or through our secure online portal service, and if requested by 12 noon, will be returned the next working day, anywhere in the UK.  Requested documents are returned either physically or via electronic format, with both options ensuring a secure and confidential delivery.

At Ardington Archives, we provide a comprehensive range of document scanning and digital conversion services using state-of-the-art equipment. We can advise on the best mix of scanning and hardcopy storage to meet your specific needs.

As part of our document storage service, Ardington Archives  works with clients to determine destruction dates for archived documents and files.  Confidential destruction is carried out by twice shredding the documents, before they are pulped and recycled into toilet tissue.  We additionally offer destruction of associated media such as PC hard drives, meeting BSI standards in both Environmental and Information Management.

Ardington Archives has a range of custom designed storage boxes made from high content recycled board.  Designed with a double thickness skin to ensure strength, rigidity and a longer life than most other storage boxes, all Ardington Archives boxes are PH neutral to maintain the quality and integrity of the documents stored inside, meeting BS 4971 standards.  All boxes are supplied flatpacked for ease of storage and transportation.

In our rapidly-evolving digital era, preserving our cultural and personal heritage has taken a revolutionary turn through heritage scanning. This transformative process involves digitising records, documents and images, extending their life without causing any damage to the original items.

Secure document storage solutions you can trust.

Get In touch

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01367 718710