Mark Fowdon on Quickstore


Written by Mark Fowdon, Director of Studio One South West Ltd

Last year I got the chance to open up a boutique bathroom, wet room and tile studio in the Royal William Yard, Plymouth. I jumped at the chance to have my showrooms in the prestigious building that is Residence One.

The building also contains soft furnishings and interior design showrooms, an art galley and even a restaurant.

As we like to keep the building looking great for our customers, the first problem I had to overcome was what I was going to do with deliveries and storage.

Luckily one night in a local newspaper I stumbled upon an article about Quickstore Storage Ltd and what they had to offer. What a find, I don’t know what I would have done without them.

They accept and also despatch deliveries that we leave with them as they are fully manned Monday to Saturday. The staff who are always most helpful will phone or email us if we wish to be notified of any deliveries and we also make use of the mailbox system they run which takes care of any paperwork that comes in.

One of the main plus points that got me interested was the fact that we didn’t have to sign up to any long term contracts and any unused days are refunded. It just happens that we have only being getting busier and we have increased the size of our storage unit already.

Mark Fowdon
Director of Studio One South West Ltd


TRAC Engineering move into Saltash Business Centre


Another new office sold at Saltash – TRAC Engineering Ltd is a leading supplier of infrastructure engineering services, with a reputation for technical multi-discipline solutions in challenging environments.

Service, Safety, Quality and Innovation are the company’s core values, delivering projects without harm to people or the environment.

Project Manager – Murdo Maclean stated “After a couple of months looking at various office space locations in the south west I came across Quickstore and was immediately impressed by the offices set up, facilities, cost, services and friendliness of staff, I decided to rent one there and then!!!  Office set up was very quick and was in within a few days, the close proximity to the main A38 means it’s an ideal location for commuting from North and South”

Pictured, Tommy Nicholson of TRAC Engineering.

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Local Property Companies Announce Merge

Lang & Co and Town & Country Estate Agents and Letting Agents are merging

The merging of Lang & Co Estate Agents and Town & Country Sales & Lettings has been announced with great excitement.

The businesses originally began discussing the idea of a merge which before long became a reality and now two Plymouth-concious property companies are merging their skills and strengths to become Lang Town & Country.

The newly formed board of directors and whole team are determined to become one of the foremost property companies for sales and lettings in the city. By combining their like-minded and well established businesses the merging of these two companies skills and passion will surely result in success.

We would like to wish them all the best for the new company launching on 26th May.

Pictured: (left to right) Chris Forrest , James Clarke, Marc Rees, Richard Rabin, Tracy Brady, Jay Foster, Gareth Forrest, Paul Preen.

QS Network Events Calendar 2015

Our Tamar and Torbay Business Network events take place each month so in order to plan your business diaries we though that it would be useful to provide dates of both events for the rest of the year.

Tamar Business Network

Thursday 30th April
Thursday 28th May
Thursday 25th June
Thursday 30th July
Thursday 27th August
Thursday 24th September
Thursday  29th October
Thursday  26th November
December TBC

For more information about Tamar Business Network please contact Julie Mazzoni.


Torbay Business Network

Friday 24th April
Friday 29th May
Friday 26th June
Friday 31st July
Friday 28th August
Friday 25th September
Friday 30th October
Friday 27th November
December TBC

For more information about the Torbay Business Network please contact Anthony Blackaby.


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