The Rowntrees achieved great commercial success through their chocolate factory, based in York, but their legacy extends far beyond their famous confectionery. They have had a huge impact on social reform, the understanding of poverty, enlightened business practices and the minimum wage – all still major concerns today.
This booklet looks at what we can learn from the Rowntrees about:
- decent living standards and income;
- engaged workers;
- working conditions and employee welfare;
- management and capitalism.