We recently launched our new Sector Forum for women in the self storage industry.  The group has been organised by some of the more prominent women in the industry to attract, encourage and motivate more women to join and stay in our sector, to coach, mentor, grow and develop them into great leaders and entrepreneurs.  It is now led by Sarah Manning from Secure Stores Nationwide.  

Complimentary to attend, meetings will be held 2-3 times per year and are open to all SSA UK and FEDESSA members.  Currently, all meetings will be held online via Zoom.

The group will also be communicating by a LinkedIn page.

The next meeting will be held at 10.30am on Tuesday, 19 July 2022

Chaired by Sarah Manning, Managing Director of Secure Stores Nationwide, the theme for our July meeting will be ‘In-Store’. Sarah is passionate about women and their part to play in the Self Storage industry, along with building a group to support their development and success.

We will hear from the inspirational Hazel Edwards, owner of The Space Program. The Space Program now have 6 containerised Self Storage sites across South West England, and were winners of the SSA’s coveted ‘Best Container Self Storage Facility’ award in 2018, and finalists in 2019 & 2020. Hazel will be telling us her story, including how she entered the Self Storage industry, and sharing how she has been successful as a woman in business.

Also covered in this session will be:

  • Workplace Risk Assessment including Solo Working
  • Mental Health
  • Motivation
  • Stress Awareness


Following this, the next online meeting date (via Zoom) will be held on:

  • 10.30am Tuesday, 15 November