Published: 03 Dec 2013
Last reviewed: 11 Aug 2020

In this issue: 

  • Company Feature
    • Viking Self Storage
      • The 2 ½ acre freehold property which was agreed off market with a German manufacturing company, is located on the main commuter road out of Bedford, located next to a large retail area including Tesco’s, Waitrose, Homebase and Wickes.
  • SSA UK News
    • Important Documents .
      • In October the SSA UK released 3 documents for members and the wider public. Each serves a very different purpose but are equally important for the future development of the industry and in keeping with the association’s new strategic plan
    • New Board Structure
      • As part of the recent strategic planning activity completed by the SSA UK board, it was identified that the current process of electing board members may no longer be appropriate for the size or diversity that the association now represents in the UK membership.
    • Intrest Rate Hedging Products
      • The FSA (now the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)) has confirmed that most of the major banks have been involved in mis-selling interest rate hedging products (IRHPs) on an industrial scale to small and medium sized businesses.
  • Australasian Feature
    • Australian Self Storage Awards 
      • The Self Storage Association of Australasia held its annual awards on August 14th at Hayman Island, Australia to celebrate excellence within the industry.
  • Marketing Feature 
    • Pay Per Click Tips
      • Did you know that you could be paying a lot more for your pay per click advertising with Google than your competitors, even if you are bidding on the same words? It’s all to do with another one of Google’s mysterious algorithms, this one is known as the quality score.
  • Legal Feature
    • Powers of Access
      • What To Do If The Law Man Comes Knocking
  • Family Business
    • Family business or business to run the family?
  • FEDESSA Awards
    • The culmination of the London conference was the FEDESSA awards night where we recognised the high achievers in the industry. Held in the Museum of London over a 3 course meal and some hilarious entertainment this was an amazing night.
  • London Self Storage Conference