Welcome to the SSA UK Subscriber homepage.
Subscriber status is open to anyone with an interest in the self storage industry within the UK.
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.
We have put together a range of benefits for Subscribers which provide useful industry information, help, and support for your business and opportunities to meet full members and industry suppliers. These include:
Annual UK & European Industry Reports
For 15 years the SSA UK has been surveying its members and producing an annual industry report. Likewise, FEDESSA has been surveying its European members for 11 years. These reports are the most comprehensive studies into self storage across the UK and Europe, covering all viewpoints of the industry, and collecting data from operators, customers, and the general public. Subscribers have access to both reports.
UNLOCKED Quarterly Magazine
UNLOCKED is the only dedicated self storage magazine circulated regularly throughout the UK and Europe. It is directly mailed to over 2,100 self storage owners, operators, individual stores, suppliers, investors, and other interested parties. Each quarterly issue includes both UK (SSA) and European (FEDESSA) news, articles, updates, and matters of general interest, helping to keep SSA UK subscribers, full members, and suppliers informed of what is happening across the industry. Research has shown the magazine is popular with both new and existing self storage businesses and is read and retained as a useful source of information and reference. You will receive each quarterly issue as it is published but to browse previous issues, simply click on any of the images below to download and view.
Subscribers also receive discounted rates to attend our regular Regional Members’ Networking Dinners, the Annual UK Industry Report Launch event (where held as a standalone event), AGMs, the UK annual self storage conference, and the annual FEDESSA Conference & Trade Show. The networking opportunities at these events is incredible. More information and how to book to attend these events at you special rate will be emailed to you. However, details are also published on the SSA UK website.
Getting off the Ground Kit
If you are planning a site or are in the early stages of setting up your self storage store/site and need help and support, our 'Getting off the Ground Kit’ is an invaluable resource. It contains a copy of the membership standard, a range of QuickGuides covering topics specifically for new entrants and operators in the early stages, and a range of pre-recorded webinars on topics such as site security, business rates, and fire protection. Many full members found these resources immensely helpful when they first started their self storage journey and we are sure you will too.
Useful Blogs and Articles
Below are links to a few different blogs and articles from some of our supplier members in relation to what they think should be considered and high on the list when thinking about setting up a self storage facility, whether that be external or internal.
The SSA UK’s approved list of industry Supplier Members is an invaluable resource. Our Supplier Members can help you with planning your site, building and construction, security, insurance, finance, software, and much more. Subscribers will recieve a hard copy of the directory as well as access to an interactive online version.
Subscribers will also have access to the SSA UK helpline on 01270 623150 and our email address, [email protected] should you wish to reach out, ask for any advice or guidance, or simply get any more information on upcoming events.
Subscribers will also receive access to a suite of pre-recorded webinars and presentations specifically designed for those in early stages and planning. Please check back shortly for access to these invaluable rescouces.