Inside Store First: Drinkmaster Limited, Wakefield

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Inside Store First: Drinkmaster

23 Jun 2017 –– Customer Case Studies

Here at Store First, our business customers are vast and varied! We had a chat with Peter Thompson, who uses our Wakefield self-storage centre as his business base, to find out more about his work and why he chose us.

What is your business?

I'm National Account Manager for Drinkmaster. We manufacture hot drinks and supply drinks vending machines to UK businesses. We're based in Cornwall with more than 50 staff members in total. Drinkmaster was the first company to make a drink pod and a round tea bag. Both of these innovations came in our first year, 1962! Now, we make millions of PG Tips and Fairtrade teabags every year. Things change over the years but we've stayed at the cutting edge. You'll find Drinkmaster drinks and machines across the UK in waiting rooms, staff rooms, meeting rooms, reception areas, garages, trade counters and car dealerships.

How did you hear about Store First?

Driving past!

Why did you decide to operate from a storage unit?


When did you move in and how much space do you occupy?

I've rented a 50 sq ft self storage unit for the past 12 months.

What do you use your storage unit for?

I store machines and products inside my Store First storage unit.

What are the benefits to your business of using Store First as a base?

Operating from a Store First self storage unit saves me money and it's easy to use. I use the free facilities and it has definitely helped me to operate more successfully. I would recommend Store First to other SMEs.

What's the best thing about Store First?

The helpful staff - they are always happy to help.

Find out more

To find out more about Drinkmaster, visit
To enquire about business storage and business facilities at Store First Wakefield, email
For information about our other self-storage centre locations, go to