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  • 15th July 2011
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Did You Know – 1.3 million people sell full time on eBay?

Did You Know – 1.3 million people sell full time on eBay?

Did you know, 1.3 million people make their living selling full-time on eBay? – That’s according to CEO of eBay, Meg Whitman. Incredible though it might seem, it’s also great to hear that so many people are taking the initiative and working for themselves. Looking through the market place, you can find virtually everything you could ever want. From vintage cars to old vinyl LPs, 1920s lace gloves to a new tap for the kitchen sink, adult fancy dress to a first edition book. eBay is truly an online shoppers heaven! Selling on eBay isn’t difficult either. You just need a computer, something to sell and storage for your goods. www.bigyellow.co.uk has ideas on personal and business storage solutions free from pets, cigarette smoke and damp – essential if you are to be a successful eBayer. Many eBay sellers don’t […]

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Big Yellow Self Storage staff visit English Institute of Sport, Sheffield

Big Yellow Self Storage staff visit English Institute of Sport, Sheffield

Kirsty from Big Yellow Self Storage together with Trina and Kirstie from our Armadillo Stores watched UK medal hopefuls in action during a tour of the English Institute of Sport (EIS) in Sheffield. The impressive lottery funded facility is big enough to cater for a wide variety of sports and features state of the art equipment. As well as being a tremendous asset for elite athletes, the Institute works on projects to bring sport into the community. There were several presentations from the organizers of Team 2012, which gave an insight into the funding operation. The goal is to raise £25 million and £14 million has already been raised. The money raised will help fund equipment for over 1200 athletes across 47 sports. Our Big Yellow and Armadillo staff were told about two key projects the Institute is promoting: table […]

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  • 21st June 2011
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Big Yellow Self Storage is named one of the greenest UK companies

Big Yellow Self Storage is named one of the greenest UK companies

We’re proud to have achieved a position in The Sunday Times Green List, which awards the top 60 UK companies who act in the most environmentally responsible manner. The “Best Green Companies” listing, now in its fourth year, has become the standard against which companies can measure their environmental performance and they must also demonstrate that their employees are engaged and committed to protecting the environment. Big Yellow was the only self storage company to appear in the list as we’ve always operated in a responsible way by investing in green buildings and operations. Over one third of our stores have onsite renewable technology such as solar panel roofs which has increased our renewable energy generation by 11.5% in the past year alone. Other ‘green’ initiatives such as motion sensor lighting, rain water harvesting and green roof insulation also feature […]

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  • 7th June 2011
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Big Yellow Is Working Together With READ International

Big Yellow Is Working Together With READ International

We’ve been working with READ International, a network of students who volunteer at 45 universities across Britain. We’ve been able to provide storage for thousands of books, getting them ready for shipping to Tanzania and Uganda. The latest shipment was loaded up on 9th May from Norwich and other Big Yellow stores with a staggering 296,965 books which volunteers had been collecting over the past year. These books are now on the way for educational use in deprived schools in East Africa. To find out how you can get active with READ International or donate books to the project please visit their Facebook group.

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  • 3rd June 2011
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Armadillo Self Storage Supports Life For A Kid

Armadillo Self Storage Supports Life For A Kid

Our Armadillo Hull store has come to the aid of local charity ‘Life For A Kid’ which was formed earlier this year. Their goal is to make a difference to the lives of young children in the area with critical illnesses and disabilities. The charity founder, Dean Hoggard, is from the area and is working with the Great Britain ALL STARS who are a team of ex-Rugby League internationals. A small charity shop has opened to raise extra money and we’ve been able to donate one of our storage rooms to help the cause. The Great Britain ALL STARS travel the nation playing charity matches in front of thousands of rugby league fans and the whole team in Hull are very proud to be part of a great local charity.

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  • 2nd June 2011
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Win An iPad 2 With Big Yellow Self Storage

Win An iPad 2 With Big Yellow Self Storage

We’re giving you another chance to win the latest iPad 2 in our new prize giveaway on our Facebook Page. The new edition of the iPad includes front and rear facing cameras that can record in HD and support ‘FaceTime’. With an increase in battery life it will allow you to watch movies, play games and talk to friends online for even longer! To be in with a chance of winning this great prize all you need to do is answer the following question on the Big Yellow Facebook Page. When was Apple founded? a. 1976 b. 1986 c. 1996

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  • 31st May 2011
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Big Yellow Bird House

A family of blue tits have found a new home at our Big Yellow Colchester store in a wall mounted ashtray. The tiny birds have been chirping away and a sign has been put in place to make sure people don’t use it while they are nesting. We’ve decided not to charge rent, so the blue tits are welcome to stay until they’re ready to leave the nest!

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  • 18th May 2011
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Big Yellow At The Business Start Up Show

Big Yellow At The Business Start Up Show

Big Yellow Self Storage will be attending the Business Start Up Show, the UK’s largest exhibition for developing and expanding companies, at ExCeL London on 19th & 20th May 2011. We will be there to offer any advice and talk face-to-face with those that require storage for their business. There will be over 200 exhibitors, 140 seminars, free workshops, one-to-one advice sessions and a range of live interactive features. If you’re thinking about starting your own business or you’ve recently launched one, there will be information, advice and services needed to run a successful business. Come and speak to Big Yellow if you’re planning to start up your own business and want to find out more about self storage.

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  • 19th April 2011
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Win A Motorola Xoom With Big Yellow Self Storage

Win A Motorola Xoom With Big Yellow Self Storage

We’re giving you the chance to win the new Motorola Xoom tablet, the first to be built with Google’s Android 3.0 Honeycomb operating system. The tablet is filled with great features including a 1290×800 pixel widescreen and comes with a 5-megapixel front facing camera and a 2-megapixel camera on the back that allows you to record in HD. With 32GB of memory you’ll have plenty of space to store all of your music, movies and recorded video. To be in with a chance of winning this great prize in our giveaway all you need to do is answer the following question on the Big Yellow Facebook Page. What product did Motorola become most famous for? 1. Mobile Phones 2. Computers 3. Camcorders

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  • 25th March 2011
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Big Yellow Self Storage Salutes The Scouts

Big Yellow Self Storage Salutes The Scouts

Our Big Yellow Reading store has been able to come to the aid of a local Scout group by providing storage after their previous facility was vandalised earlier this year. The 1st Earley St Peter’s Scouts had many items damaged and stolen in January leaving many of the youngsters and organisers devastated. We’ve been able to help out by giving the group free storage for its camping equipment for six months. The new storage solution has meant that their equipment is being kept in a safe place and allows the group to carry on without disruption.

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