Big Yellow Group

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Big Yellow Group plc
Type Public (LSEBYG)
Industry Storage
Founded 1998
Headquarters Bagshot, Surrey, UK
Key people Nicholas Vetch, Chairman
James Gibson, CEO
Revenue £69.7 million (2013)[1]
Operating income £48.0 million (2013)[1]
Net income £31.9 million (2013)[1]

The Big Yellow Group Plc is a provider of self-storage space in London and the South East of England.[2] The Company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.


The Company was founded by Nicholas Vetch, Philip Burks and James Gibson in 1998. It was listed on the Alternative Investment Market in 2000 and transferred to the main market in 2002.[3] The company converted to a real estate investment trust in 2007[4] and later that year entered into a partnership with funds managed by Pramerica Real Estates Investors to develop another 25 stores in the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland.[5]


The company rents secure, clean, dry and well-lit individually lockable space in large warehouses. The company has a strong focus on security, the colour yellow and convenience.


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