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Blox Launches Mobile-Storage Business in Preston, England
Blox containers offer 35 square feet of floor space and 250 cubic feet of volume

August 4, 2019: Blox Mobile Storage has launched service in Preston, England. Blox Mobile Storage is a startup company launched in July with service to Preston as well as the nearby communities of Blackburn and Chorley. The company offers a portable solution in which it delivers a storage container to a business or residence to be packed by the customer before transporting it to a warehouse. The company will store the container until the customer requests delivery back to its starting point or a new address. 

Blox containers offer 35 square feet of floor space and 250 cubic feet of volume. The containers are transported to and from their destinations via custom trailers.

Though containers can be stored indefinitely, customers who wish to access items while they’re in the Blox warehouse can only do so during “certain times,” according to the company website. “Blox isn’t suitable for anybody needing constant daily access to their goods.”

I was helping somebody move home a couple of years ago, and I thought how good it would be if there was a service that delivered and collected large storage containers directly to the customer. I did a lot of research and found that similar services held large shares of the market overseas in the likes of the U.S. and Australia, but nobody offered quite the same thing here in the U.K. The idea turned into a bit of an obsession and developed over the next two to three years until I eventually came up with my current vision of Blox.” Said by Craig Wilson, founder of Blox. 

Craig Wilson’s business idea won the Cotton Court Start Up Competition, an annual contest for Lancashire, England-based entrepreneurs. The winner receives a package including mentorship, marketing and design support, call-center service, and other business assistance to help launch a company.