Industry & Services >> CEO Interviews >> October 23, 2000

Nicholas Vetch – Big Yellow Group Plc (byg.l)

Big Yellow Group Plc is a UK based self storage operator, which was formed in October 1998, by the management of Edge Properties Plc, a previously publicly listed property company which was sold in 1998. Since formation the Group has grown to 18 stores, nine of which are now trading and the remainder are in planning or construction phase. The Group has ambitions to grow to 50 stores committed, by 2003, and to assist this expansion Big Yellow listed on AIM in May 2000, simultaneously raising GBP40 million of new equity which capitalises the Group at approximately GBP125 million. Profile
TWST: Could we start out with a little history and a quick overview of

Big Yellow Group?

Mr. Vetch: Big Yellow was formed about 10 years ago, and operated with

just one unit out of an