November 2015


Successfully bridging the gap from the high street to the internet sees PlasticBoxShop win Retailer of the Year

A BUSINESS which is targetting £10 million turnover after turning a North Yorkshire hardware store into a thriving online business won this year’s Retailer of the Year award. Gary Lyons and his wife Lisa have built their business on a market for plastic boxes across the UK, which they discovered while running a hardware shop in Thirsk. Now employing a team of ten, with access to more than £8 million worth of stock, the PlasticBoxShop operates out of warehouse facilities in Northallerton. The business is split roughly 50:50 between retail... Read More

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A toolbox built for the toughest of tasks

Versatile, virtually invincible and great value for money, a super-tough new British-made toolbox has been launched by online retailer PlasticBoxShop. Suitable for commercial, hobby or domestic use, the toolbox has been developed from the tried and tested Wham BamBox range of ‘virtually indestructible’ plastic storage boxes, which are among PlasticBoxShop’s bestsellers. The Wham Bam Toolbox is made from a newly developed material designed to resist high impact damage, even at low temperatures which can make some plastics brittle. Retailing at less than £15, it is an inexpensive must-have, or an... Read More


TV star urges city to get behind ‘change a life’ charity venture

A fashion conscious charity store’s ‘Borrow it… Fill it… Change a life’ donation drive is making a real difference to the lives of young people in and around Manchester. Now TV celebrity Jesse McClure, star of hit reality show ‘Storage Hunters’, has recorded a personal plea to Manchester to get behind the scheme and give it a pre-Christmas boost. Located at 6a Oxford Road, Goodstock is the first retail venture for vInspired, the UK’s leading youth volunteering and social action charity. All the money Goodstock raises helps 14 to 25-year-olds... Read More


Don’t box the gift… gift the box!

“A box is for life, not just for Christmas!” That’s the tongue-in-cheek festive message from Jesse McClure, star of hit reality TV show Storage Hunters. As brand ambassador for award-winning UK online retailer PlasticBoxShop, he is keen to flag up the benefits of quality home storage this Christmas and New Year. “Every year we drag our battered boxes of decorations out of dusty lofts and cold garages, and wish they were in better shape after another year in storage,” said Jesse. “If you’re fed of of bashed baubles, tarnished tinsel... Read More

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Award all boxed up for top online retailer

Staff at online retailer PlasticBoxShop are celebrating after winning a major regional business award. The North Yorkshire-based business was last night named Retailer of the Year at the prestigious 25th Anniversary Business Awards hosted by regional newspaper and online media group The Press. Held at York racecourse and sponsored by insurance giant Hiscox, the glittering awards ceremony recognised the achievements of the region’s most dynamic businesses and business people, with finalists shortlisted across 16 categories. More than 400 people attended the black tie event, including the team from Northallerton-based PlasticBoxShop,... Read More


How PlasticBoxShop has helped Rustic & Bone

Rustic & Bone is a tableware hire company sending out plates, cutlery, table linen and a wide variety of products to all sorts of locations across the UK. We use a variety of couriers, including Parcelforce and Yodel, and we are very reliant on good quality, sturdy boxes that we can use to ship our tableware in. We worked with Plastic Box Shop to purchase several of the 80lt heavy duty ALC plastic box with attached lids. These were the largest boxes we could get that all the major couriers... Read More