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Try Sailing & Powerboat rides

Billie Box is sponsoring Felixstowe Ferry Sailing club’s (FFSC) Safety boat again this year. Billie Box wants to make you aware of this great event FFSC are hosting on Bank holiday Monday, 26th August 2019 between 10am and 5pm,  ‘Try Sailing’ Day, which is open to all. The Royal Yacht Association (RYA) are actively promoting sailing with an initiative called ‘Push the Boat Out’ which is held in many areas of the UK in May time. FFSC have already hosted 2 events in May 2019 and are wanting to extend this offer to the August 2019 bank holiday. The…

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5 ways an office container can save you money

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Whether you’re a small business, a not-for-profit or a self-employed individual, your office space most likely accounts for a large chunk of your outgoings. As a small company ourselves, we at Billie Box can identify with the difficulty of striking the balance between keeping costs down and finding an office space which suits your needs. Like many business owners, you might have spent hours on the internet, searching local listings for office rentals. However, there is one option you might not have considered: converted shipping containers. Converted shipping containers make excellent office spaces which can save you money. They…

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Afternoon Tea 2019

Billie Box Afternoon Tea for Myeloma UK

Billie Box is holding an Afternoon Tea in aid of Myeloma UK on Saturday, 7th September 2019 between 2 and 5pm at the Longshed, Woodbridge, IP12 1FP. Billie Box has been fundraising over the last 7 years and has raised over £24,000 for many different charities. Cancer campaign in Suffolk, Papworth Trust, Age UK Suffolk, St. Elizabeth Hospice, Centrepoint and Families in Need to name a few. This year Billie Box’s chosen charity is Myeloma UK. Myeloma is a Blood cancer which can affect around 17,500 people around the UK at one time. This charity supports those living with…

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Billie Box joins the Suffolk and British Chambers of Commerce

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At Billie Box, we feel that building trust is an important part of conducting business. We want our customers to be able to trust us and have confidence in the fact that they are purchasing a high quality product from a reputable brand. Although our existing customers already know that we are reliable, knowledgeable and efficient, one of the ways in which we can show new customers our credibility is by joining both Suffolk Chamber of Commerce and the British Chamber of Commerce – organisations we are proud to be a part of since April 2019.   A Chamber…

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How to keep your agricultural chemical storage in line with 2019 health and safety laws

In 2019, HSE and the UK Government are tightening legislation surrounding health and safety on farms. This is due to new figures showing that 33 deaths occurred on farms in the UK between 2017 and 2018, with some (if not all) being preventable by following proper health and safety measures. Furthermore, the research conducted by HSE shows that other types of workplaces vastly outperform farms when it comes to health and safety. Agricultural workplace deaths are a staggering 18 times higher than the national industry average. With this in mind, it’s important to check that all aspects of your…

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Art at the Ferry 2019

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Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club is hosting their second “Art at the Ferry” on Saturday, 20th April 2019 (Easter Saturday).  2018 was such a success the club thought they would do it again. There will be a number of local Artists showing their individual work, with exhibitors both selling and taking commissions. The event runs from 10am to 4pm at Felixstowe Ferry Sailing club, Felixstowe Ferry, IP11 9RZ There will be tea and coffee with sausage rolls and scones available from 10am with the Bar and Galley opening at Midday. There will be the Easter bunny draw for the children…

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Funding for Storage Containers at Football Clubs

Great news for football clubs, as The Premier League and The FA Facilities Fund Small Grants Scheme lists storage containers as an eligible project for a grant. This means that educational establishments and grassroots football clubs can now support the growth of their facilities with funding towards a storage container. Storage containers provide endless advantages for growing football clubs. The first of which is a space to store equipment. Container Storage at Football Clubs Just like any other sporting facility, football clubs accumulate a large amount of equipment in order to provide education and entertainment for children and young…

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Could you develop your Suffolk or Norfolk business with a Grant?

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NewAngliaGrowthHub are offering various grants to small to medium size businesses in Suffolk and Norfolk. Are you… Planning to grow or expand your business? Looking to cut costs or improve efficiency? Seeking to increase production or sales? Launching a new product? If the answer is yes to any of these questions above, you could be eligible for a grant and applications can be approved within days. As part of these plans to expand, do you need to buy? A shipping container for storage A number of shipping containers for storage A Portable office or Canteen A Chemical Storage container…

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Many good reasons to diversify into Self Storage on your Farm

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Shipping containers are perfect for self-storage businesses, and an increasing number of farmers are cashing in.  Setting up a self-storage business is a great way for farmers to make extra money from their farms, with minimal effort and investment.   Setting up a self storage businesses can be as simple as a placing a group of shipping containers on a piece of land.  You can then make good money renting the secure space to local people and businesses.           Self-Storage; good reasons to diversify You can earn additional income from land that may otherwise be…

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Billie Box sponsors FFSC safety boat

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Billie Box is sponsoring the Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club (FFSC) Safety boat named: Carl Giles. Yes that’s right Carl Giles OBE, the world famous Cartoonist!   Carl Giles safety boat at FFSC               But why Carl Giles? Carl Giles was the President of the FFSC from 1984 to 1995. FFSC own the second largest collection of Carl Giles cartoons and many of the characters in the cartoons were members of the club. The largest collection is owned by the Daily Express, which is the newspaper Carl used to work for. FFSC is based…

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