Welcome to our latest edition of Container News. Read more to see how one of our containers was at the Sunderland Airshow, what's new with our container sales and our exciting new service available for U Hold The Key customers.

We welcome your feedback and any suggestions for future content. If you would like to share your thoughts, please drop a line to or call 01740 629999.
Kind regards,
Ean Parsons and the team.
Latest Parsons Containers News
Parsons Containers Logo
  • Uncertain Market
  • Parsons Containers at Sunderland Airshow

Uncertain Market
In previous editions of the newsletter, we have flagged up that there are global factors at play which are causing some uncertainty in the box price of a shipping containers. Despite this, it is business as usual at Parsons, and we continue to maintain the levels of stock at all of our depots by ordering new containers from China in bulk.

Because of the uncertainty in the market, we have seen an increase in the number of enquiries that we are receiving, as customers shop around to find the best prices.

We remain fully committed to being competitive in our pricing and providing the best customer service in everything that we do.

For more information about the range of shipping containers that we have available now, follow the link here.
Parsons Containers at Sunderland Airshow
We were recently approached by a company that is heavily involved in the regeneration of Sunderland city centre – the team there wanted a bespoke shipping container conversion to put on display at the hugely popular Sunderland Airshow. The brief for the conversion presented us with some new design challenges and had to be completed in a short time frame. After a conversion plan that met with the approval of our client, our fabrication team worked quickly to complete the unit in time for the event. The conversion was installed onsite for the show and it proved to be a big hit, with a lot of interest from visitors. The container showcases what Sunderland could look like in the future (a city in a container!) and will be used at other events in the future by the Sunderland team.

For more information about our bespoke conversion service follow the link here.

  01740 62 99 99
Latest Containers Now News
ContainersNow Logo
  • Containers-NOW online sales

Containers-NOW online sales
Our online three step order process for shipping containers is straight to the point and user friendly for customers, helping you to find the desired size in either new or used condition. Once you have chosen a product, with a range of sizes available, from our largest at 40ft to the smallest size of 6ft, you simply need to identify a delivery location and make your purchase. Our team will do the rest. Our streamlined service offers a quick and easy way to purchase shipping containers.

Try it for yourself here.
Latest U Hold The Key News
U Hold The Key Logo
  • U Hold The Key passes 950 stores in occupancy
  • Day in the life of one of UHTK's site managers
  • Launch of a new service

U Hold The Key passes 950 stores in occupancy
U Hold The Key was established in 2001 and like most companies, has experienced ups and downs during almost 17 years in the self-storage industry. However, U Hold The Key has managed to sustain consistent growth in the last few years and recently passed the 950 mark for the number of shipping container stores that are currently occupied. We have seen an increase in the number of customers using self-storage across all our North-East sites, and Grantham. Demand has been so high that we have recently expanded some of our sites to meet it.

At all times, we work hard and do our best to give industry leading customer service and that approach is reflected in the high number of stores we have in occupancy, and the fact that the figure is rising each week.

For more information on our storage, follow the link here.

A day in the life of UHTK site managers
We caught up with one of our U Hold The Key’s site managers, Paul Ridsdale. Paul is one of our newest recruits and has been with U Hold The Key self-storage for six months. He has settled in well and is now a familiar face, meeting new and existing customers at our U Hold The Key sites in the North-East. We asked Paul a series of questions about his role, Paul has reflected on what drew him to his job here and what being a site manager involves on a day to day bias.

To read the full interview with Paul please follow the link here.

U Hold The Key insurance
Great news! We are now able to offer insurance for your goods in storage. Please follow the link here for more details.

  0800 389 43 19
Latest Container Container News
ContainerContainer Logo
  • High demand for bespoke shipping container conversions
  • On target for record sales

High demand for bespoke shipping container conversions
As well as shipping container sales and hires, ContainerContainer has a back catalogue of shipping container conversions.

There has been a big increase in the number of enquiries we have received from customers, asking us to provide modifications to shipping containers. We have fielded requests for 10ft, 20ft and 40ft conversions for a range of uses, including generator stores, exhibition spaces, workshops and much more.

We always work closely with our clients to meet their specification and budget for each conversion, agreeing a clear timeframe to complete the modifications and make delivery. For more information on how the ContainerContainer team can help you with a bespoke conversion, follow the link here.

On target for record sales
Demand for containers from ContainerContainer has never been higher and we like to think this is due to the high level of service that we provide. Enquiries are up year on year and online feedback and reviews continue to be good. Given this strong base, we expect to achieve another record year in 2017.

See ContainerContainer's website for the full range of products on sale here.

  0844 561 7975

Parsons Group News
New Parsons Containers Group of Companies website
We have been working on our new group website and are pleased to announce that it is now up and running. The Parsons Containers Group website went live on 1st July and is part of a wider restructure of the business, designed to help us build on recent growth. Our new website is filled with a wealth of information about all of the companies in the Parsons Containers Group and you can use it to keep up-to-date with the latest news from our businesses.

Follow the link to The Parsons Containers Group website here.

Ean Parsons conquers Austrian Ironman
In previous editions of our newsletter, we have kept everyone updated about  Ean Parsons (CEO of Parsons Containers Group) and his training for the Austrian Ironman 2017. Ean took part in the event on 2nd July and finished his race (a daunting 2.4 mile swim, followed by 112 miles on the bike, followed by running a marathon) in a time of 15 hours 23 minutes and 9 seconds. Congratulations to Ean on this outstanding achievement, in his first ever ironman triathlon event.

To read more about Ean’s experience in Austria follow the link here, or to read Ean’s training blog follow the link here.

New appointments in the Parsons Containers Group
In recent months, there have been internal promotions throughout the Parsons Containers Group, with four employees starting in roles. Dean Tempest now has the role of operations manager, Jane Alderson has stepped up to credit control manager, Steph Dewison is now customer service manager for U Hold The Key, and finally, Ryan Tempest has been appointed marketing technician. To read more about our recent appointments follow the link here.

In addition, Mark Nicol has recently joined as business development manager, and Mark Harrop as sales support for container conversions. You will be able to read more about these appointments and our next phase of growth at Parsons Containers Group of Companies in future newsletters.  

This email was sent to <<Email Address>>
why did I get this?    unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences
Parsons Containers Group of Companies · The Manor House · West End · Sedgefield, Durham TS21 2BW · United Kingdom

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp