Published: 01 Oct 2012
Last reviewed: 27 Apr 2021

In this issue: 

  • SSA UK News
  • Company News
    • Britain a nation of renters
      • Safestore’s “Moving and Improving Index” reveals that 50% of people renting believe they won’t own a property in their lifetime, and inheriting money or a house is the best chance of getting onto the property ladder, according to 42% of aspiring homeowners.
    •  Rob Thacker appointed director Pound Gates
    • DeSeM Lifts first export order
      • A Staffordshire lift manufacturer has made its first major foray into international markets by supplying a 36-person lift to the fastestgrowing self storage business in Scandinavia.
    • Safestore launches TV adverts 
      • Safestore’s 30-second and 60-second adverts were directed by Dougal Wilson and the production company was Blink
    • Spring cleaners spark rise in storage requests
      • A storage firm experienced a surge in business after East Lancashire families took advantage of the bad weather to spring clean their homes
  • Community News
    • Charity teams up with Big Yellow 
      • Macmillan Cancer Support is delighted to welcome Big Yellow Self Storage as its latest corporate partner
    • Cancer Research seeks new sponsors
      • Cancer Research UK is looking for new “space sponsors” to assist its charity shops across the UK by donating much needed storage space for stock
  • Business News
    • Reason Global a Lloyd’s broker
      • Reason Global has become the first insurance broker dedicated to the removals and self storage industries to be accepted as an official Lloyd’s of London broker
    • Government publishes Enterprise Bill
  • Security Feature 
    • Counter Terrorism Security Advisors by Michelle Sigley (Counter Terrorism Security Advisor)
      • The core role of a Counter Terrorism Security Advisor (CTSA) is to identify and assess local critical sites that may be vulnerable to terrorist or extremist attacks within their force area, then devise and develop appropriate protective security plans to minimise the impact on that site and the surrounding community
  • Northern Feature
    • North West Regional Meeting
      • The SSA UK’s latest North West Regional Meeting took place in Knutsford on the 14th of June, with a good attendance from both large and small operators as far afield as Harrogate and Consett in the North East
    • Storage Boost supports campaign
      • Storage Boost in Crewe, Cheshire has kindly dedicated one of its storage units to be filled with bras to help raise funds for a local charity campaign “Up for the cup”
  • Company Features
    • Easistore’s Networking Evenings
      • “Business networking is important to help secure new customers, keep in touch with existing ones and maintain that competitive edge in these difficult trading conditions,” said Adam Lacey, Sales Director of Easistore.
    • New facility opens in Crediton
      • A brand new self storage facility has just opened in Crediton, Devon. Crediton is a market town in the heart of Devon; notably it’s the birthplace of St. Boniface, the Patron Saint of the Netherlands and Germany, and now Crediton hosts its first self storage facility
  • New storage solutions for a new kind of worker
    • The Internet has changed the way we do business forever, offering a freedom that could barely have been contemplated a couple of decades ago. This metamorphosis has seen the rise of a new kind of mobile worker and business that has no defined physical boundaries. 
  • Big Yellow and the Olympic Torch Relay
    • As a valued customer of Lloyds TSB, one of the partners of the Olympic and Paralympics Games, Lloyds gave Big Yellow a once in a lifetime opportunity to nominate a member of its staff to carry the Olympic flame in the Torch Relay
  • A new venture in Belfast
    • House & Stock has recently opened a new self storage facility, its first, on the Balmoral Road in Belfast. Currently, it is the only SSA UK-registered member in Belfast
  • BiG Storage sponsors MTFC
    • Macclesfield Town has announced a new link with local company BiG Storage, which will see them becoming shirt sponsors for the Silkmen’s home and brand new away kit, for the coming season.

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