Self-Storage Pods Are Becoming Popular Space-Saving Solutions

People who live in smaller houses are choosing to keep their belongings in self-storage pods rather than sell them. According to the UK House Price Index, the average house price in Cherwell has increased by 56 percent over the last ten years, from £212,101 to £377,847. Figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that from January to September 2021, the average house in England and Wales cost around 8.9 times the average income – up from 5.1 times in the year to September 2002. In Cherwell, within the…

Local Self-Storage Facility, Attic Self Storage, Wins The ‘SSA Independent Store of the Year’ Award

You may be familiar with the latest Attic Self Storage facility that sits on Honeypot Lane in Queensbury. It looks more like a hotel than a traditional self-storage building and is welcoming from first sight. This is an impression that continues when you step inside and chat with the store team. The Harrow store and team have recently won the UK Self Storage Association’s (SSA) “UK Independent Operator of the Year 2022” award. The competition for the award was strong, with stores from across the UK contending to take the…

Global Business Awards Success For Storage Giant

Newport-based self-storage specialists, Storage Giant is celebrating wins in two categories of the Global Business Awards 2022 – Most Outstanding Commercial & Domestic Self-Storage Facilities 2022 in England & Wales and Small Business of the Year 2022 in South Wales. The firm started life as a single-facility concern in Newport at the height of the recession, and it is now the largest independent self-storage firm in the UK, with facilities in Newport, Cardiff, Cwmbran, Swansea, Llanelli, The Midlands, and the M4 corridor. Simon Williams, Storage Giant MD, said: “This accolade…

Attic Self Storage Shortlisted For Two UK Self Storage Association Awards

Today, Attic Self Storage announces that it has been shortlisted for two UK Self Storage Association Awards. Its Harrow facility has been shortlisted for the ‘UK Independent Store of the Year’ award, which recognises the achievements of Self Storage facilities across the UK that consistently deliver an excellent service. Additionally, Lex Ajanaku has been selected as a finalist in the award’s ‘Manager of the Year’ category, which is granted to managers who are instrumental to the success of their stores. The Self-Storage Association (SSA UK) is the trade association for…

North East Business Awards: Cleveland Containers Is crowned Company Of The Year At Teesside Business Awards

Cleveland Containers has topped a record-breaking year to be named as Teesside Company of the Year at the third and final heat of the North East Business Awards. The Stockton based family-firm, which supplies shipping containers and provides modification services, also supplies containers for a wide variety of projects and businesses, and since launching in 2011 it has seen turnover rocket from £1.1m to a record £60m this year. In 2020 it invested £1.2m in a new headquarters and last year decided to launch a new division of the business,…

Saltney Based Re-Use Expert Paul Plans To Turn Scrap Into Refugee Shelters And Play Dens

A re-use and repurposing expert is developing a new line in easy to assemble structures which can be used for everything from disaster relief shelters to children’s play dens. Paul Ridley is a familiar sight at car boot sales across North East Wales and Cheshire where he sells screws, bolts, fixtures and fittings for DIY at knock-down prices. His social enterprise operation Cabinz Cic uses four giant units at Lock Stock Self-Storage on River Lane, Saltney. Paul’s plan is for a low-cost kit that would provide the hardware to turn…

MyLockup.com Support Cash For Kids

MyLockUp.com in Middlesbrough is getting behind the charity by helping us with storage. MyLockup.com provide professional self-storage units across the North of England. Their indoor units are fully secure with CCTV, fire and flood alarms, and a computer-controlled access system 365 days a year! MyLockup.com provide private storage rooms to rent for business and household use. Whether you are looking for a small amount of additional space to store seasonal clothing or you want a large space to act as an overflow warehouse for your business, they’re sure to have…

Big City Brits Increasingly Pressed For Physical Space

Anthony Paine, co-founder & CEO of Stashbee, discusses how the increasingly limited access to physical space affects mental health. Britain is the Most Densely Populated Large Country in Europe: A steady population growth rate of 6.9% over the past decade has seen the number of people living in the UK reach close to 67 million, resulting in Britain being the most densely populated large country in Europe, with 281 people per square kilometer. This is compared to the European average of just 34. In conjunction with Mental Health Awareness Week…

Attic Self Storage Launches Children’s Charity Art Initiative To Celebrate New Facility In Beckton

Attic Self Storage, today announces the opening of a new self-storage facility in Beckton alongside the launch of a charity art initiative for local school pupils to celebrate the area. To mark the opening of the new Attic Self Storage premises – its fifth site in London – local primary students are being asked to draw or paint a picture depicting the ‘Beauty of Beckton’ and show what they like or enjoy about the area. The artworks must be submitted via post* or uploaded to Attic’s website. The submitted artworks…

How To Effectively Operate The Boat/RV-Storage Side Of Your Self-Storage Business

Operating a self-storage facility that provides vehicle storage for boats, RVs and other “toys” differs from one that doesn’t. To put it simply, these renters expect more, and there are greater logistics to consider. Follow this guidance to run that side of your business successfully. Self-storage facilities that provide vehicle storage have clients with unique needs. With the high price of boats, RVs, ATVs, jet skis, trailers and other similar “toys,” these owners are willing to pay handsomely for the products and services they require to protect their investment. When…