Published: 02 Sep 2011
Last reviewed: 11 Aug 2020

In this issue:

  • SSA UK News
  • Company News
    • Active Supply & Design – 20 years in business
      • Active celebrates 20 years in business Active Supply & Design (CDM) Ltd. recently hosted a party to celebrate its 20th year in business. The black tie event was attended by more than 100 guests, many of whom had been clients of Active since the company’s formative years in the early 1990s
    • Gliderol gains ISO 9001
      • Gliderol Self Storage Solutions is proud to announce that it has been accredited with the internationally recognised Quality Management System Standard, ISO 9001: 2008
    • Box Clever’s new facility in Carlisle
      • Box Clever has opened a new facility on the Kingstown Industrial Estate, Carlisle. The company, which began life at a unit in Embleton, near Cockermouth, moved into a 36,000 sq. ft. warehouse on Millbrook Road.
    • Storage King acquisition
      • Storage King Self Storage is pleased to announce the purchase of Safebox Self Storage in Cambridge
    • Lok’nStore acquisition
      • Lok’nStore Group plc, a leading company in the UK self storage market, has acquired Saracen Datastore Ltd. for £4m using its existing revolving credit facility
    • Big Yellow’s strong growth
      • Big Yellow, the UK’s leading self storage brand, reported strong results for the year to 31st of March, 2011 driven by an increase in occupancy of 215,000 sq. ft. across its 62 facilities in the year, representing growth of 3,468 sq. ft. per facility.
    • Big Yellow is one of the UK’s greenest companies
      • Big Yellow has achieved a position in The Sunday Times Green List, which awards the top 60 UK companies who act in the most environmentally responsible manner
  • Community News
    • Safestore challenge
      • “Dash to Donate” challenge yields £35,000 in stock Staff and customers of Safestore, the UK’s largest self storage company, have donated more than 1,700 bags of quality items, valued at £35,000, for disability charity Scope to sell at its network of shops.
    • Big Yellow supports Team 2012
      • Big Yellow is supporting Team 2012, a programme designed to provide UK athletes with the tools and support to reach their full potential, culminating in their journey to London 2012 in both Olympic and Paralympic sports.
    •  Stor-Age’s charity project
      • Stor-Age Self Storage and Round Table Cape Town 9 entered into an alliance for a charity project in South Africa
    • HomeStore celebrates
      • It’s been a busy year for HomeStore’s Suffolk facilities. In addition to its Valentine’s success in the national Best of Awards, mentioned in the last edition of Focus, HomeStore has been active on the charity front.
  • Business News
    • Safestore survey
      • 78% of people in the UK believe that renovating or improving a property is a better bet than moving in the current market, according to the second biannual “Safestore Moving and Improving Index”
    • Free ACAS Advisory booklet
      • The People Factor - engage your employees for business success
    • Cheque guarantee scheme
    • Tip of the week from the Real Estate Asset Management Group
    • The National Crime Agency
    • Health and Safety report
      • The government has unveiled a report into Health and Safety law, the compensation culture, common sense and safety
  • Focus on…Peter Doman
  • Company Feature
    • Fox Self Storage opens in Newport
      • One of the UK’s leading removal and storage companies has expanded into Newport, with the opening of a new warehouse complex close to the city centre
  • Training Feature 
    • What makes a good boss?
      • A recent workplace survey of employees in different businesses revealed the top five most appreciated qualities in a good boss. So, what makes a good boss?
  • Employment Feature
    • The Bribery Act 2010
      • The Bribery Act 2010 (the Act) came into force on the 1st of July, 2011 replacing the more limited and much criticised existing laws on bribery.

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