As it has now become a company tradition to give out free doughnuts when we open a new facility we decided to head to Swindon town centre and treat the good people of Swindon to a doughnut or 2000! Buying them all locally (we'll stick to self storage and we'll let the bakers do what they do best) we headed to The Brunel to give everybody who wanted one a sugar hit. The town centre management asked us if we had a trading permit, "we're not trading we're giving them out for free" was our response. They then fell back on it being a health and safety risk, yet we'd bought them from their client! However we thought it was reasonable that they didn't want us to affect their other food outlets too much so we moved on.
From there we headed out to the Old Town, making sure as many people as possible got their hands on a free doughnut. Making sure we called at all the estate agents on the way - they may not be everyone's friend but they are ours. We're all in the same industry together and when they're busy with house moves, so are we!
We certainly get some strange looks with the link between baked goods and self storage certainly not obvious! "A free what"? "What's the catch?" and "Why?" being popular responses when we offer them out. Of course there wasn't a catch, as long as we can bring a smile to some faces then hopefully they'll think of us next time they need storage. They certainly seemed to go down well, with thousands being distributed during the day. Our legs were certainly tired by the end of the day and as our heads hit the pillow at night all we have going around our head is "do you want a free doughnut". So if you did manage to grab one or two off us we hope you enjoyed them and when you need storage in Swindon next, hopefully you'll be giving us a call!
Our Swindon facility is based in Bridgemead, on the Westmead Industrail Estate on Bridgemead Close. You can call us on 01793 528232.