The SSA UK’s Membership Standard assures its 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.
There are three types of membership
For any potential or start-up operator leading on to Full membership once an operator is up and running and the membership criteria has been met. All new members join as provisional until they have been assesed against the industry standard. Members are able to remain provisional for a maximum of 3 years.
Open to any UK based operator subject to meeting the membership criteria
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.
Annual Membership Fees
Current membership fees for both Provisional and Full Operator members @ £700 + VAT per member plus £180 + VAT per additional store/site
A reduced fee of £475 + VAT applies to operator members with a single store/site of less than 50 units
Supplier members also pay £700 + VAT annually
Our comprehensive range of member benefits include; access to the licence agreements, legal support, industry data, online resources, 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
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SSA UK Brochure
SSA UK Membership Benefits Chart
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 use the button below to join now. Or please contact Hannah Speed on [email protected] should you have any further questions.