Published: 16 Sep 2007
Last reviewed: 09 May 2021

In this issue:

Focus on the UK

  • SSA News
    • Company Law Amendment Directive UK Law
      • From 1st January 2007 all companies must provide all company information on their websites and email footers
  • News
    • Drive-up units arrive at Crown Self Storage in Cornwall
      • Steel Storage Europe has completed the construction of what it claims is the largest external drive-up system in the UK
    • If you can’t beat them, join them
      • Fox Group has joined the SSA after operating self storage for over ten years
    • Big Storage equals big funding
      • Big Storage has secured a £9.2million funding line from the National Westminster Bank
    • Safestore approaches the 100 stores mark
    • Armadillo acquired by HSBC
      • Armadillo has been sold to the property and infrastructure arm of HSBC
    • Simply Self Storage opens in Aberdeen
      • Simply Self Storage opened a new personal and business storage facility in Aberdeen at the end of last year. Simply Self Storage is the latest venture from Huntly-based temporary space specialist RB Farquhar
    • Two new directors for Lok’nStore Group plc
      • Two new non-executive directors have joined the board of Lok’nStore Group plc. Edward Luker and Charles Peal have been appointed following the company’s rapid expansion
    • Look what’s in store for a former foundry
      • A new self storage facility occupies a brown-fi eld site in West Bromwich. U Can Store It has launched a 2.5 acre storage centre in Phoenix Street, at the site of the former Rudge Littley foundry
    • Big Yellow opens two more stores
  • Packaging
    • Dedicated retail products for self storage customers
      • Partnership with Smithpack Group - Retail Packaging Products - to create a dedicated range of Retail Products for self storage customers
    • Driving your revenue forward through retail sales by Martin Canty – Chairman Smithpack Group - Retail Packaging Products
  • Members' meeting
    • It is all in the marketing
    • The benefi ts of mystery shopping to the self storage industry
    • Taking advantage of your mystery shopping programme
  • Letter from the USA
    • Self storage trends from the US by Denis Nunez

Focus on Europe

  • FEDESSA News
    • Shurgard Europe flying high
    • France: The growth in the French self storage market
  • European Union
    • Changes afoot in Brussels
      • New Year, new developments within the European Institutions
  • The Secretary General at work in Ireland

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