Removal company invests in their storage services as warehouse rents rise
As retail warehousing remains in high demand and rents for Scottish industrial property are set to outpace offices and retail, Clockwork Removals and Storage has seen an increase in commercial storage inquiries from a diverse range of businesses.
Founded in Edinburgh in 1996, Clockwork Removals and Storage has branches in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and Perth providing flexible and secure warehouse facilities throughout Scotland. The company has a further four branches across England, establishing its UK presence in a competitive market.
Clockwork’s large scale storage solutions supply businesses throughout Scotland with much needed warehouse space without the commitment of investing in expensive overheads.
Clockwork recently built a 10,000 square foot warehouse just off the A9 in Perth. This site affords a fantastic location for businesses requiring a connection between the Highlands and the capital.
Clockwork provides procurement and inventory services for businesses who need fully managed storage solutions boasting containerised storage as well as warehousing for standard pallets. The cost-effective containerised storage means your stock or any overflow can be held safely for as long or as little as needed.
Unlike other storage providers Clockwork also has the ability to deliver and install your items when and if required. Working with a number of furniture companies across the UK, the Clockwork team will deliver furniture to your customer’s homes, specialising in the installation of items at properties with difficult access.
As well as its vast storage offering, Clockwork is an expert in commercial relocation and move management services. Over the past few years it has been busy working with businesses reconfiguring office space to allow for hybrid working.
When businesses downsized Clockwork sustainably cleared offices of excess furniture and worked with charities to minimise waste, before relocating them to their new workspace.
Now, as employees seek to get staff back into the office, Clockwork has become more involved with space management and reconfiguring new office spaces so they work efficiently for the business.
As an award-winning member of the British Association of Removers, Clockwork also has a SafeContractor accreditation meaning it is audited annually. This assures clients that all staff are highly trained in commercial services especially for specialist moving services.
Clockwork works in both the private and public sector managing moves for laboratories, hospitals, museums, universities and schools. Its specialist library consultants are trained in Dewey Decimal, binary and Congress classification systems for large scale library moves.
Sustainability and ESG (environmental, social and governance) requirements have become part of its everyday agenda and Clockwork is doing its very best in what is a carbon-intensive industry.
Clockwork is committed to a sustainable future and recently had a carbon assessment carried out on the business by Carbon Footprint. It is now evaluating the results of the findings and building on its existing corporate social responsibility policy.
“We are always striving to meet and exceed our environmental targets,” says Jamie Mann, managing director of Clockwork Removals.
The business already has a robust fleet replacement plan ensuring vehicles are compliant with Scotland’s low emission zones; it offsets carbon with UK tree planting initiatives and uses recyclable materials for its packing services.
With such a large coverage, the business is also committed to improving the communities in which they operate. Partnering up with local charities and providing removals and storage help to local organisations.
“At Clockwork, we always aim to be as flexible as possible when offering solutions to our clients, so we are happy to securely store commercial goods as well as the usual household effects at any of our five warehouses in Scotland,” adds Mann.
Clockwork has a busy autumn ahead with businesses utilising their warehouse space for pre-Christmas stock storage.