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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Dexion Joins the UKWA

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Constructor Group UK Ltd, Trading as Dexion, has become a member of the United Kingdom Warehousing Association (UKWA), widely recognised as the country’s leading trade organisation for warehousing and 3PL services, across its 650 member companies the UKWA covers around 2000 depots, inturn accounting for nearly 10 million square metres of warehousing space.

“We became associate members of UKWA to demonstrate our dedication to warehousing in the UK. Being a member of the UKWA shows that we are dedicated to the highest standards of service based on the best industry practices for the warehouse industry and that we operate to the very highest standards.” said Matt Grierson, Managing Director, Dexion UK. (Constructor Group UK Ltd.)

As part of its UKWA Associate membership, Dexion will aim to uphold and promote the association’s mission statement, which reads; “To protect the interests and represent the views of its member companies at the local, national and international level; to promote best practice in the logistics industry, and to support member companies in the development of their businesses.”

Tyre storage solutions from Dexion offer cost-effective flexibility as the economic recovery gets underway

With autumn 2013 showing signs of economic growth emerging in Europe, the automotive sector in general and tyre suppliers in particular are looking for ways to position themselves for growth while continuing to keep their cash-flow under tight control.

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No business involved in the supply of tyres wants to miss out on the opportunities for increased sales that we all hope lie ahead, but increasing the range and number of tyres held in stock can be expensive. As relatively high volume, low value items, the storage and retrieval of tyres can account for a substantial part of a retailer’s profit margin, yet to not hold adequate stock may result in missed business.

Key to its success in this area is the fact that Dexion works closely with all its customers to understand their needs; in particular analysing their existing facilities before making any recommendations. It often finds that making better use of existing space can be more cost-effective than extending a building or moving to larger premises. Dexion’s compact storage solutions, i.e. mobile racking and mobile shelving, make the most of the space available while at the same time allowing fast and safe retrieval. Its solutions can even be designed to allow space for other activities, yielding additional value within a given space.

Flexibility is essential in uncertain times, and Dexion has many years’ experience in the design of storage systems that can be easily modified in both size and shape. This makes them ideal for businesses planning for future growth in either new or existing buildings, as well as for those that simply wish to be able to respond rapidly and cost-effectively to unexpected changes in the marketplace. A full range of accessories is also available for safe handling, and Dexion offers regularinspection and maintenance services to ensure that its installations remain safe and effective for years to come.

Storing tyres is similar to storing wine. If you store them cool, dry and out of the sunlight they will retain their quality for much longer,” smiles Harald Guldahl, CEO of Constructor Group. “Our efficient and durable systems offer businesses the opportunity to reap real cost savings over the product lifetimes, as well as provide their own customers with an enhanced level of service.”

To find out more, go to Tyre Storage Solutions.

Premier Storage Puts Everything Under One Roof For St Leger Homes

Everything, including the kitchen sink – that is exactly what St Leger Homes wanted to house in its new depot at Shaw Lane Industrial Estate in Doncaster, and Doncaster’s Premier Storage has made that possible.

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Merging the facilities of several depots into one 1820 square metre unit, St Leger Homes – DMBC’s Arm’s Length Management Organisation (ALMO) which manages 21,000 council homes – has created a fantastic administration and storage facility that is both efficient and cost effective with the help of Premier Storage.

Premier Storage won the contract, valued at over £100,000, beating off stiff competition on the way. Working with St Leger Homes from the very beginning, Premier Storage’s Managing Director, Mark Jepson was heavily involved with the contract.

He says “I am delighted that we won this piece of work and that St Leger Homes chose the Dexion system, for which we are the sole distributor in this area. St Leger Homes’ other depots had the same systems installed so they are quite used to it and know that it is secure, practical, reliable and that parts are easy to obtain. I designed the system for St Leger Homes and worked quite closely with them, so they know exactly who they are dealing with and who they need to talk to regarding the system’s maintenance etc. The build and installation went very smoothly, despite its complexity, taking only 7 weeks from placing the order to completion. It houses everything from kitchens to beds, and all of these things need to be quickly and easily accessible, so we used quite an array of storage systems including racking, cantilever, long span, normal shelving and a mezzanine floor. As usual, I sourced all of my labour locally – this time everyone was from Rossington – and was absolutely delighted with the results.”

Mark is now discussing further work with St Leger Homes including car park solutions, small part storage and labelling, so the relationship looks likely to flourish further.

St Leger Homes has established the new centralised depot as part of a move to achieve business efficiencies. The company manages around 21,000 properties on behalf of Doncaster Council and carries out more than 130,000 repairs, maintenance and gas servicing visits each year.


A time-lapse video of the full installation can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4u-PfqUEJ8

Mark can be contacted at Premier Storage through any of the below options:

T:  01302 300200
E:  [email protected]
Twitter: @palletracking
Facebook: Premier Storage Solutions
W: www.premier-storage.co.uk