Big Yellow Self Storage provides secure do-it-yourself storage rooms for domestic and business customers for as long or as short a period as required. They provide space that’s easy to arrange, secure and affordable. Big Yellow’s storage facilities combine the latest technology with excellent customer service and a network of sixty six storage sites in high profile, easy–to–access and secure main road locations. Big Yellow Self Storage is the leading self storage brand in the UK.
Nicholas Vetch, aged 51, Executive Chairman, is a co-founder of Big Yellow in September 1998. Prior to that he was joint Chief Executive of Edge Properties plc, which he co-founded in 1989 which was subsequently listed on the Official List of the London Stock Exchange in 1996 and then taken over by Grantchester Properties plc in 1998. He is also a Non-Executive Director of Blue Self Storage S.L – a self storage operation in Spain, and a Non-Executive Director of Local Shopping REIT plc.
James Gibson, Chief Executive Officer
James Gibson, aged 51, Chief Executive Officer, is a co-founder of Big Yellow in September 1998. He is a Chartered Accountant having trained with Arthur Andersen & Co. where he specialised in the property and construction sectors, before leaving in 1989. He was Finance Director of Heron Property Corporation Limited and then Edge Properties plc which he joined in 1994. Edge Properties was listed on the Official List of the London Stock Exchange in 1996 and then taken over by Grantchester Properties plc in 1998. He is also a Non-Executive Director and shareholder of AnyJunk Limited.
Adrian Lee, Operations Director
Adrian Lee, aged 46, Operations Director, was previously a senior Executive at Edge Properties plc, which he joined in 1996. Prior to that he was a corporate financier at Lazard for five years, having previously qualified as a surveyor at Knight Frank. He was appointed to the Board in May 2000.
John Trotman, Chief Financial Officer
John Trotman, aged 34, Chief Financial Officer, is a Chartered Accountant having trained with Deloitte LLP, where he specialised in the real estate sector and self storage. On leaving Deloitte in 2005, John worked for a subsidiary of the Kajima Corporation. He joined Big Yellow in June 2007, and was appointed to the Board in September 2007.