A big Yellow group is a UK based self-storage company which operates its activities mainly in the South east side of England as well as in London. They rent their storage space or “storage units” to tenants on a short term basis. Self-storage tenants mostly include either individuals who are mainly students or people who are carrying out their business activities.
The big Yellow group is one of the largest self-storage company in the United Kingdom. To be precise, it is ranked 3rd largest in the country, and it is also list in the London stock exchange.
Founded in the year 1998 by UK based Nicholas Vetch, James Gibson and Philip Burks, Big Yellow has opened up 85 different storage sites across the country. Some of these sites operate its activities under the name of Armadillo self-storage.
One of its founders, Nicholas Vetch, now serves as the Chairman of the company while its co-founder James Gibson is currently the CEO of the company. Philip Burks too was engaged heavily in the activities of the company by serving as the property director between 1998 and 2007.
After the departure of Philip Burks as the property manager in 2007, Big Yellow was converted to become a real estate investment trust. In the same year, it formed a partnership with its funds being managed by the investors of Pramerica real estate. It led to the development of 25 further stores in the northern part of England, the Midlands and with few of them also being opened up in Scotland as well.
- Offices to rent
Big Yellow rents out places for office work to tenants. Along with providing space for office, Big Yellow also provides water facilities and security service. All Big Yellow office places have free parking space. These sites are fairly easier to find since they are situated on main roads. With Big Yellow, the tenants get the added luxury of getting extra storage options when choosing the office places. These options are provided because sometimes office tenants require additional business storage. All of Big Yellow’s office is modern, clean and heavily secured. Their office buildings are well equipped with fire alarms and smoke detectors in case of any danger. They maintain security as their number one priority.
Big Yellow group also provides space for warehousing at extremely affordable prices. The reason behind their discounts in renting out warehousing is that, unlike traditional way of warehousing, Big Yellow does not charge any business rates or service charges like security and lightning. All types and sizes of warehouses can be found on Big Yellow. The size ranges from around 125 square feet to 5000 square feet. All Big Yellow warehousing sites are situated conveniently near main roads to get access easily. All warehousing consists of large parking areas and loading bays. Big Yellow also provides fork-lifting services and free use of their trucks and trolleys for the loading of goods. The pricing system is simple, and the tenants just have to pay in a one-all exclusive price for a particular warehousing space which suits their exact requirements.
- Storage Lockups
Big Yellow provides various exclusive storage facilities which also has some extra premise. The size ranges from 10 square feet to 500 square feet for storage lockup sites. The tenants can choose any store room size which suits their requirements. Just like their office and warehousing facilities, the storage lock-up sites provided by Big Yellow are also well maintained and modern by style. The lockup areas are heavily secured and are individually monitored and alarmed by the reception area. Big Yellow storage sites are under 24 hour CCTV surveillance and all their lock-up premises are well equipped with fire alarms and detectors. For safety and personal security purposes, every lockup customer is given a PIN code to access their lockers.
- Industrial storage units
No matter what merchandise, industrial elements or stock you are carrying, finding a suitable business storage for storing the essential industrial units is of paramount importance. Because Big Yellow does not charge any business rates or for service charges like water and security, industrial storage units for rent can be found at extremely affordable prices from Big Yellow. The size of the storage units varies from 50 square feet to 500 square feet. The tenants can pay for any size according to their needs.
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