Protecting Members' Interests...
Promoting Industry Standards...
Improving your Business
The SSA UK represents and supports a high proportion of all self storage operators and many of the industry supplier organisations in the UK. Acting as the authoritative voice of the industry, the Association seeks to promote best practice and facilitate the growth of the self storage industry in the UK.
The SSA UK’s Membership Standard ensures operator members adhere to strict operating principles and the Association’s best practice guidelines. We also have a code of conduct for both our supplier and operator members.
We are positioned at the centre of the self storage industry throughout Europe via our membership of the Federation of European Self Storage Associations (FEDESSA) and are able to bring a wealth of experience, know-how, and advice to members.
Our comprehensive range of member benefits include; access to the licence agreements, legal support, industry data, online resources, QuickGuides, a monthly e-news and quarterly industry magazine, security alerts, HR and business support, member promotion, access to a mystery shopping service, networking events, member helpline, a UK national conference and a European annual conference along with training sessions tailored specifically for the self storage industry.
There are three different ways you can be a part of the SSA UK:
To become a full member of the Association your site and company must adhere to the Membership Standard set out by the SSA UK and its board of directors. The standard contains the basic principles the SSA UK considers to be vital for every self storage site. Please complete the form below to apply.
Direct Debit - Membership Fees from 01/03/2023 (new members and existing members)
Site 50 units and under - £510 + VAT per annum
Site over 50 units - £750 + VAT per annum
Additional fee (per site) - £195 + VAT per annum
Click here to view the benefits for Full Members
SSA UK Subscriber
Designed to support individuals or businesses who are researching future involvement in the industry, potential investors, new entrants to the sector, a site in the early stages of planning, existing self storage businesses who do not currently meet the SSA UK industry standard, or who do not offer traditional self storage as defined by the SSA UK, and those with a general interest in the industry. This is not a membership category and as such, there is no time limit on how long you may subscribe to the Association. To subscribe, please complete the form below.
Direct Debit - Subscriber Fee from 01/04/2023
£400 + VAT per annum
Click here to view the benefits for Subscribers
For any institution or company which is, or intends to be, a supplier of goods and/or services to providers and operators of self storage facilities.
Direct Debit - Membership Fee from 01/03/2023
Suppliers - £750 + VAT per annum
Click here for more information about the benefits of becoming a Supplier Member
What our Operator Members say about us...
“For a small owner operator, being a member of the SSA UK has given me reassurance in our business and processes, the confidence to operate, comply and progress in the industry, the support to help us grow and compete and the motivation to be better all the time, for our customers but more importantly for our bottom line!”
"Having been members of the SSA UK since 1991 we have derived immense value throughout the past 30 years. In a niche, unregulated sector that is fast growing, the shared knowledge and advice provided by the SSA UK is hugely valuable and re-assuring. The opportunities for networking and liaising with industry colleagues is also a source of both great friendship and valuable learning and sharing of experiences. The Annual Report and data compiled by the Association are respected reference sources for the banking and investment communities who support our growth. Looking forward to many more years of enjoyable and valuable membership."
“Membership to the Self Storage Association brings a wealth of benefits to Lok’nStore Plc; access to knowledge, training, advice and the ability to connect with other members to ensure best practice across the industry. As long-standing members, we continue to see the benefits year after year as the association grows and improves its offering. During the pandemic, the role of the Self Storage Association has never been more important, from simply connecting members to lobbying for rights for its members. The advice it has provided has been timely and valuable and allowed us to continue to provide an invaluable essential service to our many customers.”
“The SSA UK fosters open and engaging communication to develop our industry, markets, and revenue streams. With input from operators of every size, the support offered is relevant across each member's commercial objectives and operational needs. The Association has proven invaluable, offering clear and timely navigation in a considered and unified way through unpredictable times.”
“I believe that membership of The SSA UK is essential for every operator in the industry, new, old, small or large. Whilst there are many benefits, the quality, support and advice provided during the COVID-19 pandemic has truly highlighted the value of membership.”
“As a smaller independent self storage operator I believe it is vital that we demonstrate a professional image and being an SSA UK member does this for us. Prospective customers are instantly re-assured by the SSA UK logo that their goods will be safe when stored with us. Over the years we have provided storage for multi-national companies only because they knew they could trust us as SSA UK members.”
“We are members because it gives us peace of mind that we have up to date information on the industry, access to training to move our business forward and being part of the association aligns with the professionalism that we feel is integral to our company ethos.”
If you are interested in becoming a member of the Self Storage Association UK, or have any questions, please contact Stephen Ramage - [email protected].