From the careful transportation of our clients archives, documents and artefacts to their specialised handling, the team here at DeepStore is at the heart of everything we do. We recently had the pleasure of sitting down with our fantastic Senior Document Co-ordinator, John Sadler, to dive into his role and his incredible 20-year journey with us here at DeepStore!

Our Q&A session with John

How long have you worked for DeepStore?
I started working for DeepStore in July 2003 and I’m celebrating my 20th year anniversary this month! I’ve worked within the Records Management industry for 21 years in total.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
I enjoy fell walking in the Peak District, there are so many beautiful places on our doorstep. I also love to meet and talk to people, we all have so many interesting stories to tell.

What do you find most rewarding about working for DeepStore?
I joined DeepStore in the early days, not long after the company was founded in 1998. The team ethos and commitment to continually improve has never changed, being part of such a dynamic team is hugely rewarding. I also take great pride in knowing we play a crucial role in protecting precious documents and priceless artefacts, preserving them for future generations to come.

Q&A with Senior Document Co-ordinator

Can you give some examples of the advancements in technologies since your time at DeepStore?
I’ve witnessed the installation of cutting-edge technologies, such as, Munters humidity and temperature control in every repository, to air filtration systems that make the air so pure I want to bottle it up. More recently, we’ve introduced electric vehicles in the mine, and replaced traditional cages to move boxes with plastic storage containers known as Dolav’s which provide an additional layer of security when transporting boxes for retrievals.

Have you undergone any specialist training?
I’ve received specialist training on the handling and packing of fragile and delicate items, in addition to manual handling procedures. Interestingly we preserve documentation made from very delicate parchments. Parchments made from animal skin that were traditionally used instead of paper for important documentation. These are very fragile and required specialist handling training.