This is the second edition of ‘Container News’, our round up of news from the Parsons Group of companies. We hope that you found the first newsletter to be interesting and useful, and that issue two proves to be a good read too.

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.

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  • Farm Innovation Show

Farm Innovation Show
Parsons Containers has been a regular exhibitor at the Farm Innovation Show and we have always found the event to be both interesting and useful. Because we specialise in bespoke projects for such a wide range of uses, we find that our stand becomes a magnet for farmers and agricultural related firms who are intrigued about how shipping containers could play roles in their businesses.

Our managing director Ean Parsons gave two very well attended presentations during the show, on ‘Using Shipping Containers to Innovate in a Diverse Farm Business’, and the event’s new venue at the NEC near Birmingham worked well. Our team had a couple of very busy days on the stand, but also found time to have a good look around at the latest developments in farming, which gave us a few new ideas on how shipping containers can continue to play an innovative role in the industry. If you work in farming and would like to chat about how we might be able to help your business, please get in touch.

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  • Containers Now Website

If you haven’t had a chance to look at the Containers Now website yet, it’s well worth a visit to see how simple we have made the job of buying standard shipping and storage containers.  We launched this new initiative a few months ago and the response has been excellent. 
Head over to now to see the full new price list and if you need a container in a hurry, we guarantee delivery in the UK within five working days (subject to agreeing terms and conditions and completing payment).
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  • Sunderland site now open
  • Cold weather warning

Sunderland site now open
Our new Sunderland site is now open.  It is handily located under the Queen Alexandra Bridge on Crown Road, Low Southwick, and offers secure self-storage in around 80 shipping containers of three sizes – 8ft, 10ft and 20ft.  As with other U Hold The Key sites, customers are able to access their self-storage containers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, via an electronic gate system.

The Sunderland site is an important location, offering customers in the city, and those who use the nearby A19, easy access secure self-storage close to a main arterial route in the North East.

If you would like to find out more about this new U Hold The Key site please contact 0800 389 43 19

Cold weather warning
As we move into the winter months, self-storage customers need to be aware of the impact of cold weather on shipping containers. There’s nothing dramatic to worry about, but we have pulled together a handy guide that offers some useful seasonal advice. You can read it on our website here and as always, if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call us on 0800 389 43 19 or use the online contact form here.

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  • New stock available
  • Customer feedback
  • The Library of Things

New stock available
Demand for shipping containers remains high and we are on track for a record year. There has been a shortage of 20ft shipping containers recently within the industry, but we are pleased to confirm that we have new batches of both 20ft and 40ft containers available throughout the UK, ready for immediate delivery.

If you are looking for something a little cheaper, we have also just brought in a large batch of used ex-hire lower grade shipping containers at our Darlington site in County Durham. Sizes range from 10ft up to 30ft. These start from just £675.00+VAT, plus delivery. Viewing is recommended with these particular units.

If you would like a quotation on anything please contact or call 0844 561 7975.

Customer Feedback
One customer has recently taken delivery of two of the aforementioned new 20ft containers and was delighted with his purchase: “Just to let you know our two 20ft containers arrived at 8:00am this morning and once again we are delighted with the containers, delivery, price and service that you were able to give us."

The Library of Things
One of the most interesting projects that we have worked on recently has been the Library of Things. A not-for-profit company, the Library of Things is a London-based social enterprise that offers a place for members of the public to visit and borrow useful items, and also in some cases, learn how to use them. Earlier this year, we supplied two 20ft shipping containers to the team behind the library. The first was a standard unit, but we adapted the second with apertures for windows and internal timber batons and insulation. After delivery, electrics and ply boards were fitted to complete the work and create the space within which the Library of Things could be brought to life and opened to the public.
The Library of Things celebrated six successful months of operation on 10th December and we are delighted to have played a role in making this great initiative happen. You can read more about the library here and it has featured in some high profile national media coverage, such as the Guardian article here and the short BBC local TV report here.

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Parsons Group News

Containers at all points of the compass
We asked the team in our ContainerContainer business to give us an idea of the geographical reach of our container sales over the last year. In response, they came back with this great map that shows just how widespread our business is in the UK. If you wanted to go on a Parsons Group container spotting tour, you would have to put in a lot of miles to find some of our units. From Ullapool in the far north west highlands of Scotland to the Isle of Man in the west, the coast of East Anglia on the other side of the country, and locations along the south coast from east to west, we have supplied containers to customers at all points of the compass during 2016. If you’re in the UK, it’s fairly certain that we can get a shipping container to you. No wonder it has felt like a busy year!

Sedgefield Christmas Tree Festival
Our head office is located in the centre of Sedgefield and we can see the 13th Century parish church, St. Edmund’s, from the front windows. The church recently launched the first Sedgefield Christmas Festival to raise funds for local charities and the Parsons Group decorated one of 42 trees that now adorn St. Edmund’s. In another example of how versatile shipping containers can be, we converted some of our squeezy ‘stress containers’ into baubles and used those to decorate our tree. We think that the result is very festive! What do you think?

On the same theme, from everyone at the Parsons Group of companies, we would like to wish all of our customers a contacts a merry and enjoyable Christmas, and a prosperous 2017!

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