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  • 29th July 2010
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Big Yellow Self Storage Reading Helps The Pottinger Family After Lorry Smash

Big Yellow Self Storage Reading Helps The Pottinger Family After Lorry Smash

Our Reading store has come to the aid of the Pottinger family after they were left devastated when a runaway lorry crashed into their house. The chaos started when a lorry rolled down the road hitting a lamp post and a car along the way before crashing into their home leaving a trail of destruction. The damage to the house has meant the family will have to move out for up to 3 months into temporary accommodation. To help move the family’s belongings, our staff have been to see the family to donate boxes and help them pack up their items. Daniel Robinson from our Reading branch was quoted in the local newspaper, “We are a local business and are always looking for ways to help our community. “After having read the article [in the Reading Post newspaper] we really […]

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  • 16th July 2010
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The Big Yellow Armadillos Take On London To Brighton (Part.2)

As we got closer to Brighton, we noticed there were lots of families on the streets all cheering and giving out much needed energy supplies to keep everyone going! The support was fantastic, the people that lined the streets probably didn’t know it but they helped so many people throughout the day. Everyone was dreading the final point and they all knew it would come….Ditchling Beacon! We all had heard about it but none of them really expected what was about to come. Ditchling Beacon is a brutal mile long climb to the top of the South Downs that starts at mile 47, everything else compared to this was easy. The hill was so steep that many of the riders had to get off their bikes and push them to the top simply focusing on putting one foot ahead of […]

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  • 14th July 2010
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The Big Yellow Armadillos Take On London To Brighton (Part.1)

The annual London to Brighton bike ride on the south coast is a hugely popular event with almost 30,000 cyclists taking part and raising money for a very worthy cause. Riders begin their 54 mile journey in Clapham Common with many aiming to reach the seafront in just six hours. Cyclists range from keen enthusiasts to those taking part with friends and family in memory of people they had lost. Our very own Big Yellow Armadillos cycling team took part. Made up from staff from stores nationwide, who raced down to Brighton weaving through Surrey and over the hills of West Sussex on Sunday 24th June to raise funds for Cancer Research UK and the British Heart Foundation. Join three of our riders, Jimmy Gibson, Patsy Loomes and Ardan Carter as they take on the London to Brighton below. The […]

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  • 9th July 2010
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Big Yellow Self Storage Opens In High Wycombe

We’re happy to announce that we have opened our new High Wycombe branch. The new store boasts some innovative eco conscious features to protect and enhance the local environment while providing great self storage facilities for our customers. We’ve installed a Green roof and timber cladding on the outside of the building that backs onto the River Wye. Already, Mallard ducks have decided to make a home in our new back garden ecosystem. The Green roof adds extra insulation to the top floor storage area and acts as protection from seasonal fluctuations in temperature and reduces heat reflection back into the atmosphere, which would have been reflected by 100% if it were metal. These contributions of green space ‘help reduce the urban heat island effect’ where some large urban areas may have average temperatures 1 degree centigrade above the surrounding […]

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We’ve Launched A New iPhone App: The Big Yellow Space Kit

…A toolkit that sits in your back pocket – not the garage. As part of our ongoing commitment to help the nation make the most of their space – we’ve launched an iPhone application packed with tools to help people at home, at work, or even at one of our stores. The Big Yellow Space Kit is full of easy-to-use tools with everything from a Floor Planner that lets users try out different room designs on the go to see if things fit, to a Box Archiver that allows users to list their items so they know exactly where they are perfect for those moving home or using self storage. The Big Yellow Space Kit is available to download for FREE from the Apple App Store now here. View the Big Yellow Space Kit screen cast to view all the […]

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  • 1st June 2010
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St Luke’s Hospice Get Glammed Up For Ladies Day

St Luke’s Hospice Get Glammed Up For Ladies Day

Armadillo Self Storage Sheffield Parkway’s charity partner is St Luke’s Hospice is organising one of the most glamorous events in their calendar as the annual St Luke’s Ladies Day returns to Owlerton Stadium on 29th June. All the members of staff at the hospice provide a vitally important service to the patients and their families. To help them with their storage needs, we’ve recently donated storage space worth £2,000 to the hospice which is a very deserving cause. Ladies Day is an evening of glamour and excitement, St Luke’s Hospice will be looking for the night’s most stylish dresser with a great prize to the winner. It’s sure to be a great night for everyone involved! For only £30 a head you can enjoy a Bucks Fizz reception, a three course meal in the famous Owlerton restaurant and a race […]

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  • 28th May 2010
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Introducing Big Yellow Self Storage’s New Malden Footie Team, The Omen!

Introducing Big Yellow Self Storage’s New Malden Footie Team, The Omen!

Big Yellow Self Storage’s New Malden branch 5 a-side football team, The Omen, have been tearing it up on the field. The team gained promotion in their very first season and were crowned league champions in their second season! Today we’ve brought you a little update about from our lads in Yellow on their recent season. Building on the success of the past two seasons, The Omen would have been satisfied with survival in their new league. However, they won the first 10 games of season, The Omen were sitting pretty at the top of the league table without being challenged. This was until they faced PV who had dropped down two divisions and had all the skills. The end result was PV – 7, The Omen – 2. PV were fantastic and it was The Omen’s worst performance of […]

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  • 18th May 2010
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We Support Read International!

Big Yellow Self Storage has been happy to give a helping hand to Read International, a fantastic charity and the UK’s one-stop-shop for book donations. They have crafted a hugely inspiring network of students who volunteer at 45 universities across Britain accepting any disused books from anyone and everyone and then ship these to Tanzania and Uganda. These much needed donations give kids in these countries the chance to benefit from books that their schools could never usually afford. Over 564,000 books have been shipped to date, a great success for them! Because they’re so successful in their donation drives that they acquire a large amount of books before they’re all ready for shipping without having the facilities to store them all. This is where we have been able to help with the cause as we’ve donated space where Read […]

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Big Yellow Self Storage Box-Man University Tour

The Big Yellow Self Storage Box-Man has just returned home from his 2010 UK university tour for a well earned rest. Box-Man and his team took to campuses across the country telling students all about the benefits of storing with Big Yellow this summer and its great 25% off storage offer which is available from bigyellow.co.uk/students They’ve been travelling up and down the country visiting universities in Sheffield, Durham and Nottingham Trent to name a few. To celebrate the offer as a special treat, team Big Yellow is giving away a brand new Apple iPad. If that wasn’t enough, a Big Yellow Internship is up for grabs – a fantastic opportunity for any web savvy students! Fancy getting involved? Test out your skills crafting a pun, which can be hotly topical but must include the words “Big” and “Yellow” by […]

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Big Yellow Edinburgh Sponsors Heriot Watt Motorsports Society

Big Yellow Edinburgh Sponsors Heriot Watt Motorsports Society

The Heriot Watt University Motorsports society is the sole Scottish team in the British Universities Karting championships and has been competing throughout the country. They have only been racing since October 2009 and are unable to gain affiliation to the University Sports Union. The team has raced to success on the track in their first year as sponsorship from the Edinburgh branch of Big Yellow Self Storage has enabled them to attend race meets and raise their profile among the 4,500 students at Heriot Watt University. The team has had success off the track as well. They picked up Best New Society and Best New President at the University Oscars in part for a finding sponsorship deal with Big Yellow. The racers came in to do an official photo shoot at Big Yellow Edinburgh with ‘The Big Yellow Stig’ making […]

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