In this week's CONTAINER FOCUS, we talk to Theresa McManus, Project Manager at a local authority. Theresa ordered a 10ft quality used A Grade container with extra forklift pockets for lifting purposes. It was repainted green, and had a high security lockbox fitted.
Hello Theresa could you just introduce yourself please?
Why no problem, my name is Theresa McManus and I have just recently been employed by Bournemouth Borough Council, before this during the purchasing of the container I was a project manager for Slades Community Gardens in North Bournemouth.
So what is it that you do at the council now?
I have recently been employed to manage the Bournemouth Parks Foundation, a new charity with the aim of protecting and enhancing Bournemouth's parks and green spaces by funding projects above and beyond the services provided by the local authority.
That sounds great, so what did you use the container for?
The container is being used a tool-shed for the Slades community gardens.
What made you decide to use a container?
Well there has been some history with vandalism at our site, as where the container is being placed there are no houses nearby so this makes anything in the area pretty vulnerable. We turned to a container solution as they are secure and very sturdy and harder to vandalise than a normal wooden shed.
How did you find your experience dealing with Lion Containers? Were the sales staff helpful?
You have been incredibly helpful Lewis and working with you on this has been brilliant. There were lots of delays but this was all our end none at yours what so ever. We were just learning really about all the different things we needed to take into consideration when getting a container in place. I will recommend Lion Containers to anyone.
Excellent, well that was next question really would you recommend using us? And also, if you had anymore container requirements would you return?
I most definitely would return and use you again, if ever the requirement came up again.
That’s all Theresa many thanks for your time and co-operation this is very much appreciated!
Lewis you are always welcome.
Interview conducted by Lewis Westley at Lion Containers Ltd