Premier Storage creates contemporary office space on mezzanine floor

Premier Storage and Office Solutions, an innovative design and build company from Doncaster, has completed a fabulous £26,000 refurbishment of what was previously a warehouse unit for direct mail and print/data management company, Propack in Huddersfield.

Propack warehouse before the mezzanine floor was installed.
Propack warehouse before the mezzanine floor was installed.

Creating a mezzanine floor to take advantage of space in the warehouse, the Premier Storage team took only 15 days to create sleek and modern offices, using a specialist partitioning system made by Komfort Partitioning Ltd.  The angular style of the versatile Komfire 75 system gave Propack the contemporary look it wanted, whilst at the same time offering an excellent, functional office and meeting room space.

Premier Storage sales manager, Tara Gough, says “We used the Komfire system as I feel that it is the best product on the market in terms of quality of materials, installation simplicity and value for money. Of course we had some stiff competition, but our ability to complete the whole installation in a tight timescale and fit in with Propack’s schedule, as well as our competitive pricing, were key to our getting the job.

We erected the mezzanine over a weekend to cause minimal disruption to Propack’s business and the finished product is testament to ours and Propack’s ability to adapt and move forward with daily challenges.”

Installation of the offices on the new mezzanine floor
Installation of the offices on the new mezzanine floor

Propack said “Tara and the Premier Storage team were of great help during the planning stage.  Their assistance and knowledge during the planning identified that they were going to be our preferred partner during this project.

Propack is a 24hour production facility, so a key part of this project was that disruption to production should be the absolute minimum. The project management skills of Tara ensured that this requirement was met and the building was completed on time and within budget.

We are very happy with the end result: the quality of build is outstanding. The additional space and working environment created is invaluable to our sales team as we grow our business. I am certain we will be working with Tara and Premier Storage again sometime in the future.”

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Meet…. Tara Gough, Premier Storage’s sales manager

Tara Gough is the sales manager at Premier Storage and has around 10 years’ experience of working in field sales, account management and sales administration.

Tara Gough, sales manager at Premier Storage

Tara Gough, sales manager at Premier Storage

She joined Premier Storage early in 2015, initially working in the sales administration office, but quickly progressed into her role as sales manager, which she has now held for over a year.

Tara’s role, however, involves a lot more than just sales. Of course she looks after her clients’ accounts – and they include some industry giants such as furniture retailer DFS and online plumbing specialists Victoria Plumb.com – but she is also extremely hands on! Dealing mainly with pallet racking, office partitioning and mezzanine floor contracts, Tara carries out her own site visits and creates the job specification, CAD drawings and quotes from the surveys she carries out herself.

Tara takes real pride in her work and the accuracy it demands and she gets a ‘buzz’ from making sure every job she does is perfect. “Even a millimetre error in measurement can put the whole job out” she says. “I really enjoy every aspect of the job, but, like any sales person, closing a great deal and then delivering on every aspect of it to the client’s satisfaction, has to be the most exciting bit!”

Tara’s client, DFS, says: “I find Tara to be most helpful and polite. Using her knowledge, she has continued to deliver DFS with 100% effort/time on each of the site projects we issue, giving us the confidence to place our orders in the knowledge that she can meet the tight delivery time slots. Keep up the good work!”

When not a work, Tara’s main passion is animals – rather like many of the Premier Storage team! Tara has been riding since she could walk and currently has a 23-year old warmblood horse called Baron – and at 17.3HH he’s quite a gentle giant. She is also raising her 1 year old Belgian shepherd dog called Rio. She’s clearly got her hands full with those 2!

Tara likes to keep fit too – and do what she can to help Dementia UK (a charity close to her heart as she lost her grandmother to the illness this year. She is currently getting into shape to do the Santa Dash in Doncaster in December this year and will take part in the Sheffield half marathon in April next year – both in aid of the charity.

You can contact Tara on 07850 328971 or [email protected]

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Mark and Sarah made it! Three Peaks Challenge!

Directors of Doncaster business, Premier Storage & Office Solutions, Mark and Sarah Jepson, have successfully completed the Three Peaks Challenge, raising over £1,700 + giftaid (and counting!) for the children’s charity, Action Medical Research.

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On the way up Ben Nevis

Joining a team from Constructor UK (Dexion – one of the company’s suppliers) Mark and Sarah started their first climb (Ben Nevis, 4,409ft) at 4.23am on 2nd July. It rained all the way up, but, powered by chocolate, flap jack and jelly babies, they got to the top and back down in 5 hrs 34 mins – sustaining only a few falls and bruises along the way!

On the drive to the next climb (Scafell Pike , 3,206ft) Mark and Sarah were given instructions on how to avoid being struck by lightning following warnings of bad weather! Starting their climb at 5.00pm, reaching the top at 7.00pm and back to the base at 9.00pm, no lightning was encountered – but it continued to rain. Just to make things a little more challenging for the couple, Sarah’s boot fell to pieces on the way down and had to be held together with a spare boot lace until someone at the bottom could make a more substantial repair – with gaffa tape!

Snowden (3,560ft) next. A slow and steady climb in the dark – but at least it had stopped raining and there were no more footwear catastrophes; just grey and damp! Hitting the peak at dawn, a quickturnaround saw them reaching the end of their challenge at 7.00am – a total time of only 26 hours and 39 minutes. As you would expect, as they finished their mamouth climb of the 3 highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales…. the sun came out!

Sarah says “It was really hard work; physically and mentally challenging, but I am so pleased we have done it. The cuts, bruises and blisters are all worth it to be able to contribute to such a worthwhile charity that helps sick and disabled children. We’d like to thank everyone for their support and donations. We are hoping to raise £2,000 for the charity (the whole challenge is likely to raise £50k) and are sure we will get there. I was surprised to hear that we had climbed the equivalent distance to a third of the way up Mount Everest, and only just over our target of 24 hours – we did however meet our challenge to get Paddington to the top of the mountains!”

You can still support Mark and Sarah’s challenge by making a donation at https://www.action.org.uk/sponsor/constructors016tp21or contact Mark or Sarah at Premier Storage & Office Solutions on 01302 300200 if you want to have a chat. [email protected]. www.premier-storage.co.uk T: @palletracking

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Scafell Pike Peak

Mark and Sarah to take Three Peaks Challenge for children’s charity

Directors of Doncaster business, Premier Storage & Office Solutions, are putting their stamina and fitness to the test in July – and all for a very good cause. Mark and Sarah Jepson are joining a team from Constructor UK (Dexion – one of the company’s suppliers) to take the Three Peaks Challenge in aid of the children’s charity, Action Medical Research.

Mark & Sarah climbing Scarfell Pike

Mark & Sarah climbing Scarfell Pike

On 2nd July Mark and Sarah will start their ascent of the three highest mountains in Scotland (Ben Nevis at 4,409ft), England (Scafell Pike at 3,206ft) and Wales (Snowdon at 3,560ft). As if this isn’t a challenge in itself, they are attempting to do the whole thing in 24 hours!

 

Training has been going well, with Scarfell Pike and Snowden already under their belts – with the help of a few jelly babies to keep their sugar levels up, and their very excited cocker spaniels, Molly and Storm, who like to show the couple how it’s done by racing up and down the mountains! The cold and wet weather on Snowdon didn’t put them off too much and they managed both climbs in very respectable times.
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Mark says “It’s a privilege to be able to take this challenge in aid of such a fantastic cause. Despite enormous progress in medicine, there are still hundreds of thousands of sick and disabled children who need our help. Children like Tom, who has the fatal muscle-wasting condition Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Action Medical Research has been funding medical advances since 1952, including introducing the first polio vaccines in the UK, developing the use of ultrasound technology in pregnancy and much more. And it can do even more if it can secure the funding.

We are hoping to raise £2,000 by completing the challenge and thanks to generous pledges from our friends, family, colleagues
and work associates we are nearly
half way there. It would mean so much to so many children if you could help us meet our target and dig deep to sponsor our team. We are training hard and will push ourselves and do our very best to complete the challenge in 24 hours. We’ll be looking to do Ben Nevis in approx. 5 hours, Scarfell in 4 hours and Snowdon in 4 hours. We will of course make sure we meet Action for Medical’s extra challenge this year – and will get Paddington to the top of the mountains!”

You can follow Mark and Sarah’s progress so far on Facebook at Premier Storage & Office Solutions, or contact them on 01302 300200 if you want to have a chat. You can sponsor them by going to https://www.action.org.uk/sponsor/constructors016tp21 or contact

[email protected] www.premier-storage.co.uk T: @palletracking

Premier Storage creates bespoke space for Age UK Doncaster

When Age UK Doncaster needed more space recently, the management team thought about an extension to its premises on Thorne Road, but Mark Jepson, managing director of Doncaster’s Premier Storage and Office Solutions, helped them find a better way forward with a move to Ten Pound Walk, Lakeside.

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Mark set his new project manager, Tara Gough, the task of coming up with a design for the 390 square mtr, 2 storey building that gave Age UK a fantastic bespoke space for its 36 staff and visitors. There are 7 rooms in total, including offices, meeting rooms, a quiet room, a training room and a call centre housing around 14 people. The building has, of course, been made fully disabled friendly, using Komfort office partitioning, removing walls and creating wide doorways and specialist disabled access. Tara and the team also created a bespoke sliding hatch during the build and carried out all the necessary decorating and refurbishing.

AGE UK Doncaster’s finance director, Ian Piper, said “Our requirements were fairly exacting and Mark met them excellently – and with some flair – giving us ideas that we might not have thought of to get exactly the space that we wanted. His team were fantastic and always there when we needed them. We were fairly tight on time too and needed to move in quickly. Mark and his large team met our needs there too and were finished with the build within 6 weeks, which, bearing in mind the amount of work we needed doing was some going!”

If you need help creating fabulous, practical and cost effective office space, contact Mark and his team on 01302 300200 or [email protected].