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Parsons Containers


Parsons are a long-established supplier of shipping containers for all applications by sale and hire throughout the UK. The company is one of the UK’s largest multi-discipline shipping container businesses, operating on multiple sites, including a strong presence in the north east. Under the “Parsons Containers” and “ContainerContainer” brands, the company supplies shipping containers to industries for shipping and freight and for applications including accommodation and storage. These include the self-storage industry, construction, off-shore, local government, schools and catering. 

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With that platform, we have established a growing national customer base and a strong demand for our products and services. This investment will enable us to take advantage of existing opportunities and I am sure that we will repay this faith by strengthening our business in Durham and the North East.

Ean Parsons
Founder of Parsons Containers

Growth Journey

Parsons Containers is the largest independent trader in the North East and has national reach through its online presence. The container trading business is growing strongly on the back of the new hires and Parsons is making inroads into supplying larger customers.

Parsons’ “U Hold the Key” brand, one of the earliest container self-storage businesses in the UK, it supplies container self-storage services for domestic and commercial use to small businesses and customers requiring flexible storage. With nine UK sites using over 1000 stores, U Hold the Key has innovated to ensure the systems of the business are local, inexpensive, easy to use and secure. The funding will support the Company’s growth plans, enhancing its digital presence online and help the business to open four new sites for its self-storage brand, ‘U Hold the Key’, in the next 12 months.

Could Finance Durham help fund your growth journey?

If you’re running a business that’s looking to grow, we’d love to hear from you. Feel free to give us a call to find out more about our flexible funding solutions:

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