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Business lessons learnt from a career in storage and logistics

Business lessons learnt from a career in storage and logistics

Lockdown has been a challenging time for businesses all over the country with many companies having to shut their doors temporarily or make changes to their day-to-day operations. Now as lockdown restrictions start to ease, businesses are starting to look to the future and develop strategies to help them recover and thrive. Here Tim Aspey, who has been managing director of Andrew Porter Ltd for 15 years, shares the secrets he has learnt from heading up a storage and logistics company with a multimillion pound turnover.

21 Jul 2020
How to store wine properly

How to store wine properly

If you love wine, you may have dreamt of building up a collection of your favourite varieties or even creating your own wine cellar. However, having a wine collection requires space and if you live in a small apartment or house, you may think it isn’t an option for you. Renting a self-storage unit is one way of creating your own wine cellar without having to move house or sacrifice precious space in your property. Self-storage units can keep your cases of wine secure and make sure they are kept in the right conditions. You can also access your wine when you need to during the facility’s opening hours, making it a more convenient option than storing it in a bonded warehouse.

17 Jul 2020
5 things to consider when choosing a fulfilment partner

5 things to consider when choosing a fulfilment partner

Businesses of any size, from start up online businesses to established international companies, can find that keeping up with orders and sending out goods can be a challenge particularly as you expand. Outsourcing your warehousing and fulfilment can free up valuable space in your premises and give you more time to focus on growing your business and meeting your targets.

09 Jul 2020
How self-storage can boost your wellbeing

How self-storage can boost your wellbeing

This week is World Wellbeing Week so we’re looking at four ways self-storage can improve your life and make you feel better than before.

23 Jun 2020
Is clutter affecting your health?

Is clutter affecting your health?

Many people have been using lockdown as an opportunity to declutter their homes. But reducing the amount of stuff in your homes isn’t just about making your property look good, it can help improve your health. Here are five ways your clutter could be making you ill.

08 Jun 2020
Five things to consider when choosing archive storage for your business

Five things to consider when choosing archive storage for your business

Paperwork, documents and archives can take up a lot of room and hiring storage can free up valuable space at your business premises. But how do you choose the right company to keep your paperwork safe until you need it? Here are five vital things to consider before hiring a storage unit for your business archive.

21 May 2020
Four ways you can use lockdown to make moving house easier

Four ways you can use lockdown to make moving house easier

House moves may be on hold to try to slow the spread of coronavirus but lockdown is actually the perfect time to get ready to buy or sell a property.

05 May 2020
Transform your outdoor space without setting foot in a garden centre

Transform your outdoor space without setting foot in a garden centre

If you’re lucky enough to have a garden, now is a great time to make the most of it so you can get some fresh air and safely spend time outside. National Gardening Week starts April 27 but garden centres all over the UK have been forced to shut their doors to slow the spread of coronavirus. If lockdown conditions are making you feel a little stir crazy, there’s still plenty of ways you can improve your outdoor space.

22 Apr 2020
Transform the way you live this Easter Weekend

Transform the way you live this Easter Weekend

If you’ve become jaded with your home during lockdown and are desperate for a change of scene, the four-day Easter weekend is the ideal time to transform your home into a relaxing haven. With restrictions in place to stop the spread of coronavirus, we’re all spending a lot more time within our own four walls and you’ve probably spotted a few things you want to change. Here’s our four-day plan for making a real difference to your home without redecorating.

08 Apr 2020
How to manage your stress during a lockdown

How to manage your stress during a lockdown

April is stress awareness month but with the country in lockdown due to the threat of coronavirus, anxiety is running high. Restrictions on movements and fears for the future are expected to trigger a mental health crisis as people try to do their bit to slow the spread of the virus. But how can you manage your stress levels over the next few weeks without putting your own health or anyone else’s at risk?

02 Apr 2020

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