After 20 years of consulting via Charles Beagrie Ltd, Neil and Daphne retired at the end of March 2022. All of you will know that working in digital preservation and research data management is as much about the great people as the digits and data – we feel truly privileged to have worked with so many talented and dedicated professionals either as clients, associates and partners, or colleagues. Thank you all for making our careers interesting and fun as well as work.

You may know that we have been working part-time for a few years as we transitioned to retirement. Neil is looking forward to having even more time for archaeology, C20th architecture + art and design, cycling (Belgium with friends in September) and walking (Skye in April), beer, and his other interests. He will retain some professional interest in digital preservation and research data management as a Commissioner for the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW) and also maintain his active involvement with the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA). Daphne will be sharing some of these activities, and also focusing on Art (image credits!). Finally, at the risk of sounding like disgraced politicians, we are also looking forward to spending more time with our family!

The Charles Beagrie website will remain available for the foreseeable future although it will not be updated once one or two publications are added over the year. The site is archived by the Internet Archive and the UK Web Archive and re-directs will be put in place should the site be taken down or re-purposed at a later date.