Published: 09 Sep 2019
Last reviewed: 17 Aug 2020
  • President’s Report
  • CEO Report
  • New UK Board Members
  • Cyber Attack - An Emerging Threat for the Self Storage Industry
    • Cyber attacks are increasingly on the rise and your business is at risk. Research suggests that a small business in the UK is successfully hacked every 19 seconds
  • AGM & UK Awards Dinner
  • A Day at the Races
  • Why you should be Texting your Customers
    • Those that said email would be dead by 2020 may have been a bit premature in their predictions, but there is no doubt that email is not as popular or widely used since the adoption of other technology like SMS, Facebook messenger and WhatsApp. Has your business adapted to these changes? Could you be using text messages to better communicate with your customers?
  • How are Operators Using Technology to Change the Game in Self Storage?
    • We want to understand how new technology works and the practical application for our business. If the setup, implementation and support from the manufacturer aren’t seamless and clear, then we probably don’t want to waste our time trying to figure it out.
  • Join the Young Storage Network
    • This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dynamic group of young people that help shape the future of the Self Storage Association and the sector
  • What’s in a Name?
    • Self storage is a relatively new industry and many of the terms used have been carried over from the pioneers of the industry. Even the term self storage was made up by the early US operators. But are the terms you are using the best way of portraying your business to your customers? Are they retail friendly or more related to the industries property based past?
  • FEDESSA European Industry Report to be released at London Conference
  • Your Self Storage Agreement
    • Have you ever asked yourself if it is binding on Young Adults and Non-English Speakers?
  • Förrådsbolaget
    • The family business Förrådsbolaget joined the Swedish Self Storage Association in May this year just after the self storage conference in Stockholm.
  • Are Millennials and Self-Storage incompatible?
    • Millennials key characteristics according to State of the Youth Nation data 
  • UK Awards Winners
    • Shurgard Self Storage Deptford, Large Operator Facility of the Year - Sponsored by Rooks Rider Solicitors
    • Storage Boost Stafford, Independent Operator Facility of the Year - Sponsored by Janus International
    • Stock n Lock Self Storage, Manager of the Year Sponsored by Universal Storage Containers Ryan Kemili
    • Twenty4 Secure Storage, Container Operator Facility of the Year Sponsored by Mr Box
  • Young Storage Network Strategic Plan
    • In July a group of young storage professionals met in London to discuss the future direction of the former Young Leaders Group. In a session facilitated by SSA UK CEO, Rennie Schafer and with the SSA UK chairman Mike Wilson also present, a range of issues facing the future of the industry were discussed. The outcome of the meeting was a new strategic plan for the Young Leaders Group, a confirmed management structure and a new name for the group, the Young Storage Network.
  • Berton Box
    • The Berton group was established in 1963 and for 3 generations has developed various activities centred around national and international removals across France and the rest of Europe
  • FEDESSA Conference & Trade Show 2019
  • Self Storage Industry News
    • Self Storage Group ASA announces acquisition of Eurobox Minilager AS
    • Self Storage Events 
    • Bue self storage is the new name of Cardiff Self Storage ahead of expansion
  • Why Live Chat matters and what to look out for
    • Live chat is increasingly the preferred communication channel online and all types of businesses now offer this communication channel as standard.
  • 6 Ways to Improve Your Website 
  • New Members
  • Self Storage Expo in Asia
    • Marking the 5th anniversary of the Association, the annual Self Storage Expo of the Self Storage Association Asia was recently held in Shanghai, China. The Association chose China and Shanghai as its venue as the industry there is growing rapidly and attracting significant investor interest due to its growth potential. Shanghai alone has 27 million occupants
  • 2020 Winter Workshop
  • Eurotrasteros
  • Guy Pinsent Interview