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  • 3rd November 2009
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Big Yellow Staff Tickle Themselves Pink!

Big Yellow Staff Tickle Themselves Pink!

Staff at Big Yellow Self Storage stores turned pink to raise money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Every year in the UK nearly 46,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer. Breakthrough not only raise money to aid research but also for campaigning and education. Their ‘Go Pink’ campaign encourages everyone to do just that. Our very own staff took up the challenge and transformed themselves into pink beauties! Staff imaginatively incorporated the pink theme into their day at work on the 30th of October. Despite wearing a pink fairy outfit, complete with pink tutu and pink wings, they were still able to drive the forklifts and help customers move their belongings into the Big Yellow Self Storage facilities. Meanwhile our Store Support staff ate pink fairy cakes whilst dressed head to toe in pink. They even went all out by changing […]

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  • 26th October 2009
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EduSport Inspires Us!

EduSport Inspires Us!

Big Yellow Self Storage’s Swindon store has provided free storage to EduSport – the charity that sponsors talented but poor, handicapped or orphaned African children. It has been campaigning to collect hundreds of books so they can build libraries in Zambia. The charity was established in 1999 and uses sport, recreation and other forms of physical activities as a means to achieve empowerment, education and health in poor communities in Zambia. Programs are currently being implemented in 6 of 9 provinces of Zambia and it is easily the largest Sport NGO / charity in Zambia. With so many books to send over, the charity needed somewhere safe to keep the fruits of all their hard work. We felt that all their efforts and determination to succeed should not go unnoticed. We decided to help out EduSport with their storage requirements […]

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  • 19th October 2009
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Support Victim Support! We do.

Support Victim Support! We do.

Big Yellow Self Storage is proud to announce that we are supporting Victim Support – the national charity for victims and witnesses of crime in England and Wales. It provides an invaluable service through providing confidential help to victims of crime, their family, friends and anyone else affected. As a charity, they depend greatly on support from ordinary members of the public to ensure that their important work can continue to serve the 1.5 million people it helps every year. We wanted to give something back to the community, so when Victim Support contacted us to ask if we could help them out, we were delighted to offer our services free of charge. In return, they have decided to let everyone know how useful we are. We like seeing our lovely logo on the side of Victim Support’s vans as […]

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  • 14th October 2009
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Soaring With The Crystal Palace FC Eagles

Soaring With The Crystal Palace FC Eagles

We’re big Crystal Palace FC fans here at Big Yellow Self Storage. So, when the opportunity to advertise with the Eagles at their Selhurst Park pitch came up, we were absolutely delighted to get involved. The club has a clear place in football history as one of the most loved football clubs in the country. Originally, it was situated at the top of Sydenham Hill, which is where the current National Sports Centre stands. As many of our customers at local branches in Balham, Beckenham, Bromley, Croydon & Merton will attest to, Crystal Palace has devoted fans with several generations of family members making regular trips to their grounds. Way back in 1905, the club joined the Southern League Division Two when they played their first match against Southampton Reserves at Crystal Palace on 2nd September 1905. Today’s heroes such […]

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  • 29th September 2009
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Self Storage Guru Does NYC Marathon

Self Storage Guru Does NYC Marathon

Our very own Sharon McCarthy will be tackling the New York City Marathon! The grueling 26 mile marathon that runs through all five boroughs of New York City and sets the scene for our brave runner from our Marketing department. It finishes in Central Park where she will be cheered on by huge inspiring crowds and close family. Sharon, no stranger to long distance running, will be taking part in her very first full marathon and will be raising much needed funds for Cancer Research. If you fancy sponsoring Sharon and this amazing cause please visit runningsponsorme.org/sharonmccarthy1 any donation, however small would be warmly received. Good Luck Sharon, we hope your training is going well, and we will be thinking of you on the 1st of November!

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  • 21st September 2009
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Big Yellow teams up with the Quins

Big Yellow teams up with the Quins

We have teamed up with the Harlequins to become the club’s official supplier of storage in the forthcoming 2009/2010 season. Big Yellow Self Storage’s new Twickenham branch is conveniently just 200 yards from the Twickenham Stoop Stadium. The Harlequins appreciate Big Yellow Self Storage’s flexible approach to storage that allows customers to use the space for as long or as short as required. Harlequins CEO Mark Evans comments: “We are delighted that Big Yellow Self Storage has become an official supplier to Harlequins. They are a large growing brand and now have a local branch just a stone’s throw away from our stadium by the A316 roundabout. This will be very useful not only for the club, but for many of our supporters. We look forward to a productive partnership with them over the coming season.” With the Stadium so […]

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  • 18th September 2009
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Big Yellow Self Storage on MTV!

Big Yellow Self Storage boxes are not just great for storing things in, they are also make a fantastic prop for music videos as shown in the music video for Kyla’s brand new Funky House track, Daydreaming. We’re very excited about featuring in Kyla’s video, and love her new song that is out on the 21st of September. In the video, directed by Jak FrSH, Kyla is making a cup of tea and chilling out in her flat on a Sunday afternoon surrounded by Big Yellow Self Storage boxes. You may have seen the video on MTV Dance, and be familiar with some of Kyla’s previous singles, including the floor filler ‘Do You Mind’ which came out in January of this year. So thanks very much to The Digital Holdings & FrSH Entertainment video producers for choosing our boxes! If […]

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  • 26th August 2009
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Big Yellow Joins With Armadillo

Armadillo Self Storage is now part of the Big Yellow Group! With its great offers it makes superb value storage accessible to everyone. It’s been given a slick makeover and has a modern new feel, with excellent customer service and easy-to-access locations. Moving house? Need to store belongings when decorating? Clearing out a room to rent? Trying to reclaim space? Armadillo’s dedicated helpline is on hand to answer your queries, just ring 0844 391 1899. The ten new stores throughout the UK featured at bigyellow.co.uk/armadillo offer great value facilities and online booking services. The newly refurbished Armadillo stores are located in Derby, Dundee, Hull, Liverpool North, Liverpool South, Peterborough, Sheffield Parkway, Sheffield West Bar, Stockton and Stoke.

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  • 21st August 2009
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News: We Support Solar Campaign

…At Big Yellow Self Storage we are committed to investing money into sustainable development. From our experience, we’ve found solar cells to be the most practical in urban environments and to highlight our shift we’ve become members of the ‘We Support Solar’ campaign. This governmental campaign is going to provide a ‘Feed-in Tariff’, which is a long term financial incentive for business’ to invest in renewable energy to help promote solar power and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. With the governments help it’s becoming easier and cheaper for everyone to go green and use solar energy. You can read all about the ‘We Support Solar’ campaign, and sign your company up here… wesupportsolar.net

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  • 23rd July 2009
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Big Yellow Shortlisted For Award

Many of you know about our charity partner READ International who we are presently supporting with free self storage. We have received great news! READ International and Big Yellow Group PLC have been shortlisted to win a Charity Times Award in the Corporate National Partnership of the year category. The winners will be announced on Tuesday 9th September 2009 at the Awards Gala Dinner, which will be hosted this year by the comedian Chris Barrie. To see the complete shortlist, please visit The Charity Times and to find out more about Read International please visit Read International

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