A W Bardwell & Co (Pvt) Ltd

A W Bardwell & Co (Pvt) Ltd

Bardwell was established by Arch Bardwell. Bardwell arrived in Rhodesia in 1906. By 1936, the business was occupying the Banking Hall of the Union Building.

Around the 1960’s, Bardwell’s was printing for R A Bourlay. There was a court case between the two but details are sketchy.

The company became a subsidiary of Apex Corporation of Zimbabwe Limited (APEX). In 2005 APEX sold off it subsidiaries, Bardwell and RCP Belmont Printers of Bulawayo, to its sister company to settle a $3.5 billion debt.