SSA UK Awards 2020

Two week extension for all award entries - deadline is now 10 April 2020. 

The Self Storage Association United Kingdom (SSA UK) Awards are a wonderful way of highlighting your achievements and rewarding your most significant assets including the people who make your companies, facilities and businesses successful.

Why should I enter?

Winners receive recognition and exposure throughout the industry plus:

  • A bottle of Champagne
  • The prestigious SSA UK Award Trophy
  • A Framed personalised certificate for display purposes
  • Copies of the professionally taken photographs from the presentation, ideal for use in your own promotional programme
  • Promotion in the post-conference issue of UNLOCKED magazine and on the SSA UK website for 12 months
  • A Press release for you to distribute to your local media

Winners are encouraged to make use of other PR opportunities including; local/regional newspapers, magazine contacts, local radio, or even just on your company website.

Who can enter?

Entry to the SSA UK Awards is open to all current members of the SSA UK, and where applicable, individual staff members and groups from these facilities and companies.

The SSA UK retain the right to contact finalists for more information on their submission. It is preferred that all finalists are prepared to attend the Awards Dinner (date yet to be confirmed due to the postponement of the UK Conference & Awards Dinner), and if you win the UK Awards, the Awards Dinner at the FEDESSA Conference & Trade Show in Portugal on 1 October 2020.

Tips

We welcome supporting materials such as; performance evaluations, photos, testimonials and samples of work, which help demonstrate why the nominee should win that Award. Please do not send original copies however, as these will not be returned.  We also advise you to retain a copy of your entry.

The Categories:

Categories

Details

Criteria

Winner entered into
FEDESSA Awards

UK Manager of the Year

The judges are looking for an outstanding manager to win this award.

They look closely at sales success and how they have generated more business; how they market the business to customers; their personality and how they not only get on with customers, but other members of staff; how they deal with complaints; and any innovations they have introduced or changes they have made

The manager must have been employed at the facility for at least 12 months and cannot have a significant financial interest in the ownership of the property or business

Yes

UK Major Operator Facility

The judges are looking for a store that stands out from the rest!

When judging this award, the business performance, location and construction, appearance, security, marketing, pricing strategy and community involvement are all taken into consideration.

Must have at least 4 self storage stores

Yes – Facility of the Year

UK Independent Operator Facility 

The judges are looking for a store that stands out from the rest! 

When judging this award, the business performance, location and construction, appearance, security, marketing, pricing strategy and community involvement are all taken into consideration.

For operators that don’t own or operate more than 3 self storage store

Yes – Facility of the Year

UK Container Operator Facility 

The judges are looking for a store that stands out from the rest! 

When judging this award, the business performance, location and construction, appearance, security, marketing, pricing strategy and community involvement are all taken into consideration.

For facilities that have 100% of its self storage space in the form of portable containers such as shipping containers or collapsible self storage containers (wooden containers do not apply)

No

How do I enter?

It couldn’t be easier.  Just read through the entry and judging criteria, write your entry (Word document or pdf are preferred), and once perfected, email to admin@ssauk.com together with a completed Permission to Publish Form.

Important Information:

  • A separate submission is required for each Award entered.
  • Each submission must be in English.
  • Each submission can be supported with additional photographs or other related materials.
  • Each submission must include a signed and completed ‘Permission to Publish’ form.
  • ‘Mystery shopping’ may comprise part of the judging process.
  • A condition of acceptance of your entry is your agreement that the conduct of the competition and associated arrangements by the SSA UK and FEDESSA shall not give rise to any legal obligations or duties, valid or enforceable in any way.
  • Entries must be submitted by 17:00 hrs (GMT) on Friday, 27 March 2020. EXTENSION NOW IN PLACE, ENTRIES ACCEPTED UNTIL 10 APRIL 2020. 
  • Coordinators and judges involved in the Awards will treat all information in the strictest of confidence.
  • A judging panel will evaluate entries and determine the winner for each category.
  • Entrants agree that SSA UK’s decision on these matters is final and will not be reviewed.

The winners of the UK Awards will be announced at the UK Awards Dinner (date yet to be confirmed since the UK Conference has been postponed due to COVID-19), with the winners being entered into the FEDESSA Awards announced at the Awards Dinner at the FEDESSA Conference & Trade Show in Portugal on Thursday, 1 October 2020.