Published: 02 Dec 2011
Last reviewed: 11 Aug 2020

In this issue:

  • SSA UK News
  • Company News  
    • Store-IT’s new website 
    • Safestore strengthens its sales and marketing team
    •  The Storage Team, St. Helens
      • The Storage Team recently commissioned Active Supply & Design (AS&D) to undertake the final phase of the fit-out at its facility in St. Helens, Merseyside. The project included the construction of a two-tier mezzanine floor extension and units at all levels, thereby creating a further 5,000 sq. ft. of storage space.
    • Safebox announces expansion plans
      • The Safebox Group of companies, which operates both Self Storage and Archive & Data Storage centres in the East of England, has just announced the addition of a 20,000 sq. ft. site close to Cambridge, in order to facilitate the expansion of their Archive & Data Storage business
    • Steel Storage Asia appoints new MD
      • Jonathan Perrins, Steel Storage Group’s CEO, recently announced the appointment of Sam Peterson as the MD of Steel Storage Asia, commencing the 12th of September, 2011.
    • Black Hole Storage expands
      • Based in Salisbury, Black Hole Storage specialises in domestic and commercial self storage for short or long-term requirements. Due to increasing demand, the company opened a second facility, more than doubling the amount of units they offer from 108 to 225.
    • BWI Storage
      • Newcomer to the self storage industry, BWI Storage, has recently opened new premises in South Woodford, London near to the A406/M11 junction.
  • Community News
    • Big Yellow’s staff get on their bikes
      • Four members of staff from self storage provider Big Yellow got on their bikes for charity as they cycled nearly 200 miles over two days around the 34 Big Yellow stores within the M25.
    • t’s an Apex Knockout!
      • Apex Self Storage’s staff in Manchester entered an “It’s a Knockout” tournament for local charity, The Frost Foundation. The event was held on a very wet and cold 29th of August, Bank Holiday Monday. However, the rain and cold couldn’t dampen the spirits of the ten teams that took part in the competition.
    • Just Self Storage’s charity cheque
      • Customers of Just Self Storage, which is situated in Suffolk Way, Abingdon have donated over £1,000 to Combat Stress, a forces charity.
    • Scott Self Storage’s charity bike ride
      • Congratulations to all 67 participants who took part in either the Solway 50k or 25k event on the 7th of August, 2011. This event was organised by Scott Self Storage, together with Solway Communications. Proceeds will be donated to the Eden Valley Hospice.
    • Pound Gates’ Dragon Boat Day Security Features
      • On Sunday the 25th of September, Pound Gates Insurance Brokers, and their client Crown Worldwide, stepped up to the challenge of Dragon Boat racing, which is an ancient Chinese tradition and the fastest growing water activity in Britain today; as well as the most fun!
  • Security Features
    • Security and Crime Prevention
      • By Barry Rimmer (MD of EOS Integrated Systems and Co-director of SupaStorage)
    • Crime report from HMRC
      • HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is seizing increasing amounts of smuggled goods, such as cigarettes, tobacco and alcohol, at self storage facilities. Self storage facilities offer a flexible and convenient way to store goods and, therefore, they are vulnerable to abuse by criminals.
  • Company Feature
    • Store & Secure is growing Health & Safety Feature
      • It’s been a busy year for UK based Store & Secure (located in Bournemouth, Dorset). After its introduction to the Self Storage Industry in December, 2010, establishing itself within the community, building recognition and acceptance within a competitive local market, the company has learnt to find its feet very quickly
  • Health and Safety Feature
    • Health and Safety matters
      • As the industry leader, Steel Storage Europe (SSE) sees Health and Safety (H&S) as an essential part of its client services. As part of its continued commitment to H&S, SSE has introduced an audit programme for its sites across the UK and mainland Europe.
  • Employment Feature
    • The Pensions Act 2008
      • The new laws under the Pensions Act 2008 require employers to automatically enrol eligible “jobholders” in a pension scheme. These new laws come into force on the 1st of October, 2012.
  • Business News
  • Members’ Benefits