Big Yellow Group

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Big Yellow Group plc
Public (LSEBYG)
Industry Storage
Founded 1998
Headquarters Bagshot, Surrey, UK
Key people
Nicholas Vetch, Chairman
James Gibson, CEO
Revenue £84.3 million (2015)[1]
£114.2 million (2015)[1]
£105.6 million (2015)[1]
Website www.bigyellow.co.uk

The Big Yellow Group Plc is a Bagshot, Surrey based self-storage company that operates in London and the South East of England.[2] The company is ranked third largest self-storage company in UK[3] and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index and listed on the London Stock Exchange.[4] Big Yellow has the highest brand awareness in the sector.[5]

History[edit]

Founded in 1998 by Nicholas Vetch, Philip Burks and James Gibson, the company has, as of 2015, 85 storage sites in UK.[6][7][8] Some locations operate under the name Armadillo Self Storage. Philip Burks served as the property director of the company from 1998 to 2007.[9]

In 2007, the company was converted into a real estate investment trust[10] 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.[8][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Annual Report 2015" (PDF). Big Yellow Group. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  2. ^ "Revenues up". Daily Post (Liverpool, England). January 19, 2005. Retrieved 7 February 2015 – via HighBeam. (subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "Big Yellow Bullish despite the Housing Market Setback; SUPPORT SERVICES". The Birmingham Post (England). May 20, 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2015 – via HighBeam. (subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ "BIG YELLOW GROUP PLC ORD 10P - London Stock Exchange". londonstockexchange.com. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  5. ^ "The Self Storage Association UK Annual Survey" (PDF): 25. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-11-25. 
  6. ^ "Big Yellow Group PLC Fundamental Company Report Including Financial, SWOT, Competitors and Industry Analysis". Real Estate Weekly News. March 8, 2013. Retrieved 7 February 2015 – via HighBeam. (subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ "Big Yellow is to get even bigger". The Mirror (London, England). May 19, 2009. Retrieved 7 February 2015 – via HighBeam. (subscription required (help)). 
  8. ^ a b Big Yellow Group PLC (November 26, 2007). "£150 million Partnership to develop up to 25 stores in the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland". Retrieved 7 February 2015. 
  9. ^ Martin Flanagan (December 17, 2010). "Blizzards hit profits as Goals Soccer Centres miss target". The Scotsman. Retrieved 7 February 2015 – via HighBeam. (subscription required (help)). 
  10. ^ "Big Yellow Group Stores Up Profits after Increase". The Birmingham Post (England). May 22, 2007. Retrieved 7 February 2015 – via HighBeam. (subscription required (help)). 
  11. ^ "Group sell-off.". Daily Post (Liverpool, England). June 26, 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2015. 

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