Removals and Storage 99
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Minding your own business

Written by on April 27, 2018

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There are reportedly over 5.7million SMEs in the UK. If that sounds like a lot – it is. That equates to a whopping 99% of all businesses in the country.

If we burrow down into that figure even further, 5.5million of those businesses (96%) are actually micro businesses – employing under 10 people.

In Yorkshire there were reportedly around 419,000 SMEs in 2017 – a figure up an impressive 7% on the previous year. We are a region of entrepreneurs so it seems!

As SMEs ourselves, we know what organisations of that size need. In fact, we’ve seen a boom in micro-businesses using our services over the last couple of years, driven by an increasingly online world. It’s great to see so many people inspired to start their own enterprise, and it is so much easier to set up on your own now you can sell via websites, without needing the investment for a retail premises.

So, what services can we offer to businesses?

Perhaps you work from home, or your office is starting to feel a little cramped? Many businesses use our self storage facilities to keep everything from stock and files to spare office furniture. There’s no point losing expensive working (or home) space to piles of boxes! We also work with many seasonal businesses, who need somewhere to stock items at certain times of year, as well as many online retailers, who don’t necessarily have the space to keep the stock they need where they work.

We have self storage centres in Leeds, Harrogate and Wakefield, all in convenient locations which can easily be reached by van or car, and with ample parking. Units can be designed to the size and specification you need, including power and wifi if required. Lifts and trolleys make transporting items to your unit easy, and we do also have some drive-up units available. You can gain access whenever you need it, and you hold the only key to your unit so you know everything is kept safe and secure – especially with pincode access to the building and state of the art security and CCTV as well.

If it’s just documents you need storing, why not consider our document management service? We can keep your files in our secure archiving facility until you need them. Perhaps you have thousands of signed documents you need to keep but don’t really need to access regularly (this might be particularly relevant with GDPR coming in May). Or maybe it’s customer records, accounting information or employee files. Why not store them with us – we barcode everything so that if you do need it again at a later date, we can access it quickly and easily, and get it back to you. If you have documents which expire after a certain length of time, we can even arrange for them to be safely destroyed at that time, without even needing to bother you.

Which brings us on to another of our services – shredding. McCarthy’s Safe Shred can offer either on or off-site shredding services to businesses. On-site, we literally shred your confidential documents there and then in our special mobile shredding van. Otherwise, we take them to our secure industrial shredding facility where they are carefully destroyed before being sent off to be recycled. You get a certificate of destruction – which is particularly important with GDPR – and you know you’re doing your bit for the environment.

If you decide your business premises really aren’t big enough for your needs any more, McCarthy’s can also help you with business removals services, carefully transporting your business to roomier new premises. We understand that keeping downtime to a minimum is key and getting your IT up and running asap is vital, and we have 50-years of experience helping businesses get packed up and shipped out with the minimum amount of fuss possible.

And if you’re looking for an ideal place to move to…. how about the McCarthy’s Business Centre? Based on Meanwood Road in Leeds, it’s a stone’s throw from the city centre and major transport links and the modern offices include a shared kitchen, break out areas, shower and bathroom facilities and a receptionist, who can take messages and deliveries for you whilst you’re away from your desk. Offices are fully furnished, business rates are included, as are utilities and high speed broadband. If you don’t need a full office, we can also offer virtual offices, mailbox facilities and meeting rooms – so you can make sure your business is always giving out the professional image you want it to.

So, however we can help, we’re sure we can! Why not get in touch to find out more.


Great service from start to finish. From signing up to the refund of the deposit at the end. We will certainly recommend and use again if needed. The offer we got initially was great and when we cancelled as we no longer needed it, we were offered a little more time too. very good indeed.

5 Stars

Great service from the storage department. Helped me find the right unit and it was a smooth transaction. Would recommend them highly

5 Stars

Would have liked more information in print regarding the actual pricing structure particularly all the 'added' extras - insurance, cleaning, deposit, padlock - rather than just the price quoted on-line! Also details regarding access times - as there seems to be an additional charge for longer / 24-hour access, only standard office opening hours covered by the charge.

Staff very pleasant and helpful!

4 Stars
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The Storage Centre, Meanwood Road,
Leeds LS7 2AH

0113 262 3000 /
0113 262 4000
Email Leeds removals

Storage: 0113 26 26 500
Email Leeds storage

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 14.00


The Storage Centre, Ripon Road,
Harrogate HG1 2BS

Removals & Storage:
01423 625 000

Van Hire: 01423 625 000
Email Harrogate

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00


The Storage Centre, Kirkgate,
Wakefield WF1 1UW

Removals, Storage & Shredding:
01924 663 555
Email Wakefield

Opening Hours:
Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00


    McCarthy's Storage World
    Phoenix Retail Park
    Leeds Road
    West Yorkshire
    HD1 6NE

    Removals & Storage
    01484 799 599
    Email Huddersfield

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Bank Holidays: 10.00 to 15.00


    McCarthy's Storage World
    Water lane
    YO30 6PQ

    Removals & Storage:
    01904 238 333

    Van Hire: 01904 238 333
    Email York

    Opening Hours:
    Monday-Friday: 08.00 to 17.30
    Saturday: 09.00 to 16.00
    Sunday: 09:00 to 14:00