VALE of Clwyd MP Dr James Davies welcomed brothers Shon and Nick Powell of Lock Stock Self Storage, the UK’s largest container-based storage company, to Parliament.

The business owners, along with their wives Lesley and Carys Powell, were in London for a business meeting but were keen to meet up with James, who has supported their business throughout his time as a Member of Parliament.

James has also been working with Shon, who is the Chairman of Denbigh Football Club, to help secure grant funding for new changing rooms and a community facility at the club grounds.

Speaking after their visit, James said: “It is always a pleasure to welcome constituents and businesses from the Vale of Clwyd to Parliament, so when I heard Shon and Lesley and Nick and Carys were in London, I made sure to put some time aside to meet them.


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“What they have achieved with their business since its establishment some 25 years ago is quite remarkable. They are the largest container storage company in the UK and are expanding all the time.

“As well as the 27 storage parks they have across North and Mid Wales and the border counties, last year saw the start of their major expansion into the North West.

“All their sites are developed to a high, professional standard, which has secured their position as the biggest operator of its kind in the UK.

“I am extremely proud to have such a successful business in my constituency, with Lock Stock’s headquarters based in Denbigh, and it was good to get an update on their expansion plans during their visit.”

Shon said: “It was good to meet up with James who has been a great support to us over the years.

“Lock Stock has been operating now for 25 years - to grow it to where it is now we have had a lot of Government support. We are continuing to grow and are purchasing sites all the time.

“Given that we got into the business by accident, I am quite astounded by how far we have come.”

Lock Stock came about after the premises for the family business, Craig Bragdy Design, a highly specialised and innovative ceramics company producing the world's most exciting and spectacular swimming pool designs, was “Bursting at the seams” and they decided to buy some storage containers. They soon realised there was a huge demand for storage space and the business was born.

Shon added: “We are still involved with Craig Bragdy Design, but as a lot of our work was in the Middle East, four years ago we transferred our factory to Dubai.”

Shon has been involved with Denbigh Football Club for 27 years, and 15 years ago he became the Chairman.

Over the years the club has gone from strength to strength, and there are now 250 children playing football at the ground each week.

The Club are hoping to develop new changing rooms and a community facility at the ground and are currently trying to secure the necessary funding, which James has been assisting with.

Shon said:

“We are a very successful football club with the best grass pitch in North Wales. We’ve been so successful that the Welsh FA have nominated us to host the Under 19s Male European Championships, which is to be held in North Wales in 2026. It is a fantastic event and will really help put Denbigh on the map. Other hosts are Wrexham, Bangor and Colwyn Bay.

“It would be incredible if we could secure the £800,000 funding we need for the new community facility at the club, which is well needed in the town.

“We are very grateful to James for sending a letter of support for our grant applications. There are seven different grants we are applying for in total. Hopefully we will soon know if we have been successful.”

James added: “Denbigh Football Club is a real asset to the town and its great success is largely down to the committee and the 80 other volunteers who work tirelessly to ensure it’s the best it can be. I know much time and effort has gone into applying for the seven grants and I was very pleased to submit a letter of support for them. I will continue working with Shon and others at the club to help ensure its growth and future success.”