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  • 1st December 2009
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221 prizes up for grabs including a Limited Edition Black Wii!

221 prizes up for grabs including a Limited Edition Black Wii!

Christmas is coming early this year Big Yellow Self Storage fans! We’re getting into the festive spirit with the launch of a great Advent Calendar Facebook application on our Facebook Page. We’re giving away over 221 prizes exclusively our Facebook fans with the grand prize, wait for it! A limited edition black Nintendo Wii console with Wii Sports Resort and Wii Motion Plus, one of 2009’s most sought after Christmas gifts. From 1st December right up to Christmas Day, we have daily stocking filler prizes to be won including vouchers for iTunes, Homebase and Love 2 Shop redeemable at dozens of popular stores in the UK including Waterstones, Boots the Chemist & House of Fraser. To be in with a chance with claiming one of these fantastic prizes, visit the Big Yellow Self Storage page and click on the Advent […]

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  • 23rd November 2009
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Did You Know: 12 Second Interview

… that Big Yellow ran the first ever ‘speed’ job interviews via micro video blogging site 12 Seconds? The campaign formed part of a search to find the next ‘Social Media Guru’, and asked undergraduates to prepare a succinct, straightforward pitch. This means that the right candidate would be able to sell themselves via an online interview that lasted no longer than 12 seconds. The search was open to those working within the PR, marketing and new media fields, but also encouraged submissions to anyone with a passion for this type of role. Big Yellow has helped students for many years by providing interim solutions for all their storage needs. As the employment market becomes increasingly competitive, the company is happy to be able to offer one lucky individual the chance to cut their razor sharp social media teeth within […]

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  • 9th November 2009
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Bag it up for Cancer Research UK!

Bag it up for Cancer Research UK!

Big Yellow Self Storage are raising money for Cancer Research UK. In each of our stores customers can get a nifty Donation Station bag for them to fill up with donations for Cancer Research Shops. There are around 285,000 new cases of cancer diagnosed each year in the UK. Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. Their groundbreaking work has saved millions of lives due to their hard work to improve understanding of cancer and develop better ways to prevent, diagnose and treat the disease. At Big Yellow Self Storage we are excited and proud to be raising funds to contribute to the great work that Cancer Research UK are doing. Pop into one of our stores and get involved! The Donation Station at the Cardiff store

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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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