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Charity 2020

Jane Billing, Billie Box, Director, fundraiser

Charity Support for 2020 Over the last 8 years, Billie Box has held 2 Billie Box Balls, 1 Midsummer party, 1 Afternoon tea, got locked up in a bank, cycled from London to Paris and made many donations to a fair number of charities. These charities include, St. Elizabeth Hospice, Age UK, Papworth Trust, Myeloma UK,  Centrepoint, Families in Need, Cancer Campaign in Suffolk, Clic Sargent, Lighthouse and many more. During this really difficult time, Billie Box has realised that many charities are suffering and the people that benefit from each charity by the very nature will also suffer.…

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How to easily expand storage at a hospital, school or supermarket

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With the current social distancing measures in place in the UK due to COVID-19, many businesses have been deemed non-essential and have been asked to close by the government. Here at Billie Box, we are still very much open and functioning as an essential business; this is because container storage is a highly practical and accessible way to expand storage at other essential businesses and facilities, such as hospitals, supermarkets and schools. Why container storage is necessary during a crisis In times of crisis such as the situation we are currently experiencing, container hire can help to alleviate the…

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Is your tyre garage adhering to storage regulations?

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In addition to the many regulations imposed on car repair workshops and garages, there is one more that is essential in securing the safety of your workers and the financial future of your business: tyre storage. Tyre storage and health and safety According to HSE, there are many different injuries which can occur in the rubber and tyre industries. Being hit by a moving or falling object accounts for 14% of injuries, while slips, trips and falls cause 13%.  There is also a historical risk of cancer associated with inhaling rubber dust and fumes. This was alleviated by reducing…

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Coronavirus and the Container Industry

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Corona virus is affecting the UK in many ways.  The market for shipping containers is not immune to the effect Corona is having on the country. If you have read our article about buying new containers, you will know that our new containers are manufactured in China. The Coronavirus was originally discovered in China in January 2020. In February 2020 there were around 800,000 shipping containers sitting on Shanghai quay waiting to be loaded onto the ships. Due to the lack of workforce in Shanghai the ship loading has been severely delayed.  This significant downturn has resulted a much…

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Renting Vs Buying Container Storage

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If you require extra storage space, you can easily solve this problem by renting or buying a shipping container. The processes of renting and buying container storage offer different benefits depending on your requirements. If you’re wondering whether you should rent or buy your container, read on to find out which option is best suited to you. Reasons for renting a shipping container Shipping container hire for both personal and commercial use is ideal for a temporary storage solution. You may wish to rent a container if you are: Hosting a short-term event such as a festival, sporting event,…

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Art at the Ferry 2020

Due to the COVID-19 Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club has postponed this event until 2nd and 3rd April 2021. Watch this space for updates. Billie Box will be sponsoring the 3rd Art at the Ferry in 2020. The event in 2019 was such a success, Jane Billing from Billie Box felt that sponsoring again would be such a great event to put Billie Box’s name to. Art at the Ferry is an annual event held at Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club, Felixstowe Ferry, Suffolk, IP11 9RZ and will be a 2 day event in 2020. The dates are Friday, 10th April…

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Why it’s important to buy a container from a reputable source

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When we purchase an item such as a computer or a television, it’s a common habit to make sure that the retailer is reputable, especially if buying online, as you’ll likely be unable to inspect an item before you buy. After all, these are expensive products to replace if they break, or worse, never arrive from the website from which they were ordered. When it comes to buying a container for your business or home, this caution should be no different.  However, recent reports of ‘companies’ carrying out unlawful transactions indicate that consumers are being fooled into parting with…

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LAMMA 2020

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Billie Box at Lamma 2020 We are pleased to announce that we will be exhibiting at Lamma on the 7th and 8th January 2020.  We have been a part of Lamma for a number of years and are pleased to be a part of the show at the NEC in Birmingham this year. Lamma is a large exhibition focused on the agricultural industry.  It is a great opportunity for the farming community to see some of the latest developments in farming technology.  The wide range of exhibitors also gives farmers an opportunity to catch up on the latest techniques,…

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We raised £2,630.46 for Myeloma UK

Billie Box raised £2,630.46 for Myeloma UK Billie Box is proud to report that they raised £2,630.46 for Myeloma UK at their Afternoon Tea in September. This makes the total raised and donated over £30,000 for many charities such as Cancer Campaign in Suffolk, St. Elizabeth Hospice, Papworth Trust, Clic Sargent, Age UK Suffolk, Families in need Food bank, Centrepoint (homeless charity), Tiffers Bus, Ipswich and now Myeloma UK. The Afternoon tea was held at the Longshed in Woodbridge on Saturday, 7th September 2019 and Billie Box had over 90 guests, all enjoying the tea provided by Woodbridge Emporium…

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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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