We are UK mobile container service specialists with over 40 years of experience in the shipping container industry. 3J Services Ltd supply shipping and storage containers nationwide along with on-site anti-condensation treatment, container repairs, painting and fitted steel lockboxes. Our speciality is the application of the anti-condensation treatment called Grafo-Therm. This product is the most cost-effective long-term solution for protection against condensation within steel storage containers and will give you and your clients peace of mind that their items will be stored in a clean and dry space. Our mobile team can attend your UK based site to treat single and multiple units in a day. Grafo-Therm has passed the condensation control method using the British testing method “Ministry of supply SSF B111”. A 1.5mm thickness of Grafo-Therm can absorb and control against dripping condensation of up to 1.0 litres moisture per m². The Grafo-Therm will be applied to the full container ceiling and around 4 inches down the container walls. Not only does Grafo-Therm protect against condensation, but it also protects against corrosion, prevents mould and gives a clean finish. We can repair shipping containers to bring them to being fully wind and watertight prior to the application which will prolong the life of your steel containers and ensure many more years of service.
We are a global leader in moisture protection for over 20 years and we are represented in more than 50 countries. In our Swedish operation we have our own in-house development equipment, unique in the world and engineered to the highest standards. The production technologies ensure an excellent product quality and consistency. We use high purity materials which leads to high performance products with super absorption rates. Within our Research & Development facility, we have state-of-the-art testing facilities focusing on the next generation high-end, sustainable desiccants. Our products are used extensively in the self storage business to protect goods and equipment against moisture. They protect against the high cost of moisture damage with cost effective solutions.
In 1998, with the UK self storage market in its infancy, Active Supply & Design diversified its core business and began to manufacture their own partitioning systems, which opened up a whole new opportunity for the combined expertise of the Active workforce. This diversification and the continued belief in the Company philosophy of customer focused services, has made Active Supply & Design the leading self-storage fit-out company in the UK & Europe. We strive to continually fulfil our philosophy of providing total client satisfaction, customer focused solutions and entrepreneurial strength and it is these attributes that have been major factors in establishing our professional standing and reputation in the storage industry, as well as in finding and maintaining our enviable client base.
We are the UK's leading supplier of anhydrous calcium chloride desiccant poles to the storage and shipping industries. Our Aquadry Pole, designed for the prevention of condensation and moisture in storage and shipping containers, was developed by an adsorption specialist and chartered chemist with over 20 years experience in the desiccant industry. Having compared and analysed other container desiccants on the market, it was designed as a completely sealed unit with absorption vents on three sides and using the all important 100% anhydrous calcium chloride. It was then laboratory tested, patented and brought to worldwide market, fully REACH registered and CLP compliant. Aquadry UK also stock other high capacity container and storage desiccant formats such as blankets, strips and bags. Silica gel and activated clay sachets are also available in standard sizes.
BearBox is an access control system with unparalleled features, bringing together unit monitoring, CCTV and a huge range of possible access credentials - all in one cloud-based platform. Each BearBox installation is a bespoke system that we design for you, using top quality components. We then give you control of your site through your web browser or app, allowing you to remotely control doors, set your alarm timings, and deal with on-site events from wherever you are in the world. All systems are installed to NSI standards.
Blink Payment are one of the largest electronic payment providers worldwide, providing payment solutions since 1996. Our team is focused on finding the perfect, tailor made solution for each and every individual business and their needs. Customer service and experience is imperative to us, we are here to support our customers 24/7. We have just launched blink3sixty, an all-encompassing platform for all your payment needs. blink3sixty gives you the ability to hone all the card processing needs of your business within one portal. Process payments via the virtual terminal, send payment links via email or SMS, create direct debits and repeat transactions.
Well proven BOS Quick-Build-Containers for 40 years. As the market leader for fast construction solutions in steel, BOS Best Of Steel is continuously working to optimize the solid, easily transportable storage unit. You can find with us the right, cost-effective solution for both indoor and outdoor self storage. Storage units from BOS Best Of Steel are quickly assembled and usable – and can be extended at any time due to their modular construction. All in proven BOS quality with TÜV tested safety - and with the advantages that only the robust material steel can offer. Storage space at any time in any place – with the highly flexible BOS containers and warehouses from 2 to 200m². Call 0049 0173 2572 246.
Originating from Australia, Calcumate is a fully customisable, 3D calculator that can embed onto any self-storage website. It shows your customers (instantly) how much storage space they will need to fit the items they’re looking to store. Using a series of complex algorithms, Calcumate can be added directly onto your website for your web visitors to engage with directly, as well as your sales team – if they’re looking to provide accurate quotations over the phone.
Enviably connected, with on the ground intelligence to unlock unseen potential. At CBRE, our specialised self storage team has over 20 years of experience in this niche sector, having worked on numerous projects throughout Europe and Asia, covering both transactional and advisory services. This deep knowledge base enables us to offer best in class advice for our clients in terms of appraisal and consultancy work, as well as on sale and other capital events, including stock exchange listings and circulars. As part of the largest dedicated operational real estate team in the European market our access to both data and sources of capital is unique. With proven performance through recent periods of economic shock, self storage is attracting strong interest from a range of investor types and we can help you to connect with the most suitable sources of both debt and capital.
Since 1991, Chateau has offered the self storage industry high quality padlocks, latches and latch systems, with value pricing and the highest regard for customer service. We design and manufacture our security hardware to meet the ever-growing demands of the self-storage industry exclusively. There are few applications in which you have more padlocks concentrated in a single location than self-storage, At Chateau, we place a high priority on key changes that maintain the integrity of uniquely keyed locks-you do not want the key to your neighbour’s lock to open yours. Chateau is a global company, serving self-storage facilities all over the world. Our corporate office and Eastern distribution centre is in Bradenton Florida and our Western distribution centre in Sparks Nevada. We operate our own manufacturing facility in Southern China. Our factory produces 90 percent of all the locks we offer and 100 percent of our latches and latch components. We ship daily to Europe from our USA and our Asia warehouses. E-mail us today for a shipping quotation!
Cleveland Containers are a family run company, with over 10 years’ experience in the container sales and hire industry. We have rapidly grown to be one of the largest and most competitive privately owned suppliers in the UK due to our hard work, dedication and adaptability. Operating from our North East based head office, we store our new and used shipping containers across 15 different locations nationwide, resulting in one of the widest distribution networks in the UK. We pride ourselves on having the largest stock levels, meaning we can supply any customer with just 1 container or 100 containers. Along with our 15 nationwide depots we have an extensive network of haulage firms resulting in the fastest deliveries for our customers.
Clover Four offers training courses in sales and marketing, as well as business coaching and consulting. We also do website development, graphical design of marketing materials and custom software development, for example smartphone and tablet apps. As an outsider to your business, but as an insider to the industry, we can often highlight any blind spots in your sales, marketing or operations that could be holding your business back. We can train your team on sales and marketing related topics and can also work with you over a longer period of time to improve specific aspects of your business. Clover Four was founded by Christel Land, who is also the author of the ‘Cutting Edge of Self-Storage’ books. Over time, she has grown the team with talented graphical designers and web developers. She has handpicked the team from around the world, which means that Clover Four is able to offer a first class delivery of websites and marketing materials at a very reasonable price point. Christel Land entered the self-storage industry in 2002 and has worked both as an operator, a supplier and now as an external partner to numerous self-storage businesses around Europe. She often speaks at industry conferences and also delivers training courses through the Self-Storage Association. To read more about Christel’s background and to read client testimonials, visit her LinkedIn page or the Clover Four website.
CSC Industries has more than twenty-five years of specialized experience in two fields: design, constructing and installation of self-storage facilities and creating car wash constructions. We develop each assignment on our own drawing tables and realize them in our own production workshop. On-site assembly is performed by well-trained assembly teams. Our clients can rely on our expert advice at every stage of the project. As a pioneer in both the self-storage and car wash market, we receive requests for assignments from all over Europe. We realize self-storage systems for three client groups: well-known storage companies with numerous branches in several countries, local entrepreneurs who want to expand their activity portfolio with self-storage and owners who opt for this as an interesting additional use of their building or warehouse. Clients in each group can count on us for customized service, completely tailored to their specific situation and personal wishes or needs.
Levy Real Estate is a leading London property consultancy with an expertise in advising UK and European based self storage operators. The company have built up a considerable track record in both the sale and acquisition of existing businesses along with the identification of expansion opportunities through the identification of new sites through development.
Defib4Life Ltd are specialists in Defibrillators for the UK market and are committed to getting more Defibrillators into workplaces, communities, schools and universities. Sudden Cardiac Arrest can happen anywhere at any time to anyone. Defibrillation is used to treat life threatening conditions that affect the rhythm of the heart such as cardiac arrhythmia, ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia. Ensuring there are more defibrillators available across the UK enables any first-aider or lay person to deliver potentially life-saving treatment prior to the emergency services arriving. Safety is important in all businesses and having a life-saving Defibrillator on-site is something every business should consider. You could save a life!
DeSeM are a preferred & dedicated supplier to the Self-Storage Association industries, with our range of high quality "goods passenger" lifts and "Goods only" reliable robust lifting machines. We have 32 years of design & supply to the Self Storage sites throughout the UK, Isles and the Continent with special attention being paid to the Storers requirements. We currently have over 480 units in service as far as Limerick and Copenhagen.We often supply steel shaft structures with our Self Storage Lifts to be clad to suit the surrounding bins or for external applications.
Born out of a market-leading and listed self storage business, Digital First comprises a team of digital marketing experts with over 100 years of collective experience in the self storage sector. Our professional services, which are all focused around self storage demand and enquiry generation, include design and branding, content creation, paid media and social media advertising, and Search Engine Optimisation (SEO).
With over 1 million self storage enquiries and counting, our market-leading digital marketing capability enables us to effectively attract enquiries and convert them into move-ins. We are also a Google and Facebook accredited digital marketing agency, which allows us access to the latest beta products on the market that can help operators stay one step ahead of the rest. If you want to take your self storage business to the next level, get in touch and our specialist team will do the rest. We are also offering a free digital marketing audit for a limited time.
DMWR Architects have worked in the Industrial Sector since 1963 and are extensively experienced in responding to the challenges faced in the demanding environment. Since 1963 DMWR have completed over 100 industrial projects and have designed and built over 1,000,000sqft of warehouse space in the last 5 years. The largest single project in terms of area was Access Self Storage in Charlton equalling to 172,000sqft and the largest single project in terms of final cost to build was Access Wandsworth equalling £15m. DMWR have great relationships with long term developers and contractors in this field who realise our ability to deliver high qualify industrial projects. Some of these include: • Access Self Storage • Shurguard Self Storage • Sainsburys • IKEA • ACCIO • Aberdeen Investments UK • Integra • DK Holdings
State Of The Art Security Monitoring
High quality, reliable CCTV monitoring is a proven method of keeping your self-storage facility continually secure and can be combined with other security measures and visual deterrents. The Doncaster Operations Centre (DSOC) is fully accredited to NSI Gold standard and utilises leading edge technology to support the monitoring team in detecting and analysing any threats and then taking the appropriate action.
We investigate and filter out false alarms, saving unwarranted security call-outs and therefore reducing costs. When activations are diagnosed as suspicious operatives will follow a pre-agreed protocol for notifying a security company or nominated key-holder to secure the facility.
When combined with other security measures including access control, intruder alarm and anti-theft devices, CCTV remote monitoring inserts the experienced human security element into your business protection – giving you the expert security enforcement to guard the facility at the moment it is needed. DSOC operatives are trained in the business of self-storage facilities and the nuances of bona fide self-storage clients and detecting those who are not.
Double D Consulting specialises in sharing a wealth of self storage knowledge and experience to independent self storage and container storage companies, owners and new starters looking to get in to the industry. Dave Davies is an experienced and accomplished self storage and retail professional with 20 years industry experience. 17 of those years were with Safestore PLC at Executive Board level. Dave is a passionate, enthusiastic, energetic, straight talking and versatile individual specialising in store management, operations, enquiry management, pricing and revenue enhancement, team building, the customer journey and sales. A past chair of the SSA UK, Dave is well known in the sector and has a large network of trusted and proven suppliers and contractors. Dave’s unique set of knowledge, skills and practical experience are proven to add value to any business that he works with. Having worked with many clients to date, referrals are available on request. Specialities: Business Growth Strategy Revenue Management & Enhancement Change Management/Integration Recruitment Team Building Enquiry Handling & Management Sales Coaching 121 Coaching/Mentoring Under Performance Turnaround P+L Management Project Management - store builds/fit outs Property and Business Acquisitions & Disposals.
Engage provides independent consultancy and management services to the UK Self Storage sector. With over a decade of experience in all aspects of Self Storage from finance to marketing and sales, Engage has the knowledge and expertise to develop and manage profitable Self Storage facilities. At Engage we can help both existing operators and startups looking to get into the Self Storage industry for the first time. We have worked with a range of different clients enabling us to tailor our services to the needs of each.
Gallagher bring unrivalled market presence to the self storage industry. As one of the UK’s and the World’s largest Insurance Brokers this enables us to provide clients and prospects with the widest cover and the most competitive rates in the industry whether you are a one location new business or a multi-site established operator. We can offer all the policy covers needed by operators – commercial combined, property owners, customers goods in storage risks, self drive hire policies as well as extra covers like directors’ and officers’ liability and cyber and data liability covers. We handle all claims in-house therefore ensuring the very highest standards of service to your customers with quick and fair settlements handled with the minimum of fuss. Our services go well beyond just providing competitive premiums as we offer risk management assistance to prevent and reduce claims as well as on-site training to make sure you maximise your revenue from the sales of insurance.
iBidOnStorage is United Kingdom’s only online auction platform dedicated to the storage industry, specialising in storage unit auctions. A platform that delivers a marketplace where both Sellers and Buyers of storage units can benefit and prosper. We have a combined +50 years of self storage industry experience, we have worked both in the business, and on the business and know all too well the pressures placed on storage operators when it comes to the disposal of abandoned customer goods. Our site is designed to give the Seller greater control over the auction process, by giving them full access to their own account and allowing them to set their own auction parameters. Sellers will also benefit through increased exposure through a larger targeted audience of buyers. In addition, our auctions will lead to faster turn-around times to clear entire units meaning Sellers can re-rent their storage unit quicker than ever before. Buyers will be able to bid from the comfort of their own home or office rather having to physically attend an auction. We will notify all our Buyers when a new auction starts in their area and will actively market our auctions across all social media platforms.
Established in 2014, Ince Corporate Finance is a merchant banking group providing companies with bespoke advice and structured finance solutions. We have four active divisions: Independent Advice – strategy, growth, valuations and exit; M&A – buy side and sell side for public and private companies; Capital raising – debt and equity for public and private companies; and Restructuring – deploying third party capital, de-mergers, JVs and capital restructuring. We have three key areas of focus: Self-storage/Businesses with real estate as a key operating asset; Infrastructure; and Lower / mid – market companies. Our team has a long and successful track record of successful deal origination and execution. Our approach to building successful client relationships has been developed over more than 30 years working in diverse markets across the globe. We are exceptionally client centric, analytically rigorous and ensure senior level attention to all aspects of transactions. We go to great lengths to understand each client’s objectives and where we can add value. Importantly our client offering includes access to capital. We take the time to understand where a transaction fits within the investment guidelines of a specific set of investors. Our funding base includes the following segments: • Private equity funds with a focus upon real estate and real estate as an operating asset; • Special situation funds dedicated to purchase and turn-around real estate assets; • Trade buyers; and • Private capital providers of stretch credit, or junior capital.
Janus International Europe is the global leader for sustainable self storage solutions, specialising in the consultation, design, manufacture, and installation of self storage across the world. We are also experts in facility automation and access control technology, offering the award winning Nokē Smart Entry system. Our aim is to add long-term value to facilities and help our global customers throughout their self storage journey.
Our insightful real estate advice helps clients to maximise opportunities and unlock value in the self storage sector across the UK and Europe. Our self storage specialists have been involved in the sector since the 1990's, and devised the accepted valuation approach. As the most market facing team in the sector, we have successfully disposed of more than £250m of self storage assets in recent years, giving us unrivalled first-hand transactional evidence. Our transparent and robust reporting allows clients to clearly see and understand our thought processes and trust our advice, giving them confidence to make key decisions about whether to invest or lend. Our services include; Valuations for financial statements, loan security and M&A, Transactional support including due diligence, Acquisition and disposals, Funding and debt advisory services, Town planning and development and Strategic reviews including benchmarking.
We provide the complete, professional, managed room clearance service for abandoned goods, utilising online auctions to ensure the widest possible number of buyers in the UK. The important difference in our service that sets us apart from the rest is that we manage the, often time consuming, inventory, photography and buyer communication process so that your staff don’t have to. Inventories can take a long time to do properly and the SSA advise these should be thorough. Whilst trying to maximise your return from the entire contents of abandoned storage rooms, we also focus on removal of personal and customer data related items, and any reference to your brand, to give maximum protection against future damaging claims or publicity to your business. We have been specialising in the disposal of entire contents of abandoned storage rooms since 2017. Let us take the hassle out of the room clearance process for you, maximise the return to your business from the most prolific provider of services in this area with nationwide coverage and, crucially, limit the exposure of your business against future claims, leaving you free to concentrate on your core business.
At KINNOVIS we love solving problems! We rely on our knowledge from different industries and together with innovation being at the centre of our operations. We provide fully digitized and automatized management processes for you. KINNOVIS is a complete integration of access control hardware solutions, such as doorbell systems paired with a modern e-commerce platform. Our products are characterized by their particularly high quality and development work. They were created in a practical manner and therefore correspond to the real needs of customers and the requirements of your company. We’re not just developing our software, we are also users of our own software - As a result, we are our own costumers. That’s why we can understand our product in different perspectives and use cases. We won’t stop evolving our solutions - we will continue to improve and expand our products and its features.
Knights plc is committed to delivering a full range of high quality client focused legal and town planning services across a variety of sectors. Our self storage team is spearheaded by Corporate partner, Lindsey Hemingway. Lindsey has worked extensively with the SSA UK to refine the suite of standard self storage agreements and the Manual of Advice and Procedures (MAP) and regularly delivers legal training sessions to SSA UK members. Lindsey is an experienced corporate and commercial lawyer, having spent many years as a partner in private practice acting predominantly for entrepreneurs as well as small and medium-sized enterprises. For many years she has acted for clients who are owners, operators and suppliers in the self storage sector, enabling her to develop specialist knowledge specific to these businesses, which is the foundation for her professional standing and strong reputation in this sector. Her work for clients in this sector has included corporate structuring and reorganisations, business sales and acquisitions, management buy-outs, joint ventures and shareholder relationships, funding and secured lending, commercial contracts and terms and conditions of trading. She also leads the Knights team on transition to employee ownership, which can offer a succession solution for entrepreneurial businesses, providing a tax-advantaged exit for management shareholders whilst preserving the legacy business for the employees who have contributed to its success. Colleagues in the wider self storage team cover the full spectrum of legal and professional services and are well versed in advising on the issues facing businesses involved in the self storage sector, including property acquisitions, disposals and lease arrangements, planning, employment, data protection and dispute resolution. Knights is challenging and changing the delivery of legal and professional services, creating a versatile business environment, fit for the evolving needs of our commercial clients. Putting clients first means that we are driven by them. We have a commercial structure that delivers value and professionals that are aligned to a thriving culture of helping clients realise their ambitions. We think differently, act differently, make decisions differently and think long term. We are a team; taking great pride in all we do. Our professionals are collegiate and genuinely supportive of each other. We believe that this is a much better way of doing better business together.
Kuboid is a UK Company specialising in the design and construction of modern ’3rd Generation’ Self Storage Centres throughout Europe. We are determined to grow our business by providing unsurpassed levels of service and by simply ‘putting the customer first’. Our partnership with you can be to simply supply our unique range of steel partitions and doors for you to install yourself, right up to a complete design and installation service to include the storage “kuboids”, doors, mezzanine floors, and everything else you need to kit out your self storage building. We provide a totally free of charge and without obligation design service and our unique storage system is designed to look terrific not just today but for many years into the future. But having the best system is only part of the story, that’s why we provide a no compromise installation service. We firmly believe that if we set our standards high and achieve complete customer satisfaction then our customers will return again and again. Come and talk to us and you will soon understand the personalised difference that we will provide to your building project.
LGIM Real Assets has been an active player in UK real estate equity since 1971 and currently manages assets of £20.4 billion (as at 30 June 2021) for our institutional and retail clients. Our solid track record has enabled us to build a robust network of industry relationships, giving our clients privileged access to deals that would otherwise have been beyond their reach.
Levy Real Estate is a leading London property consultancy with an expertise in advising UK and European based self storage operators. The company have built up a considerable track record in both the sale and acquisition of existing businesses along with the identification of expansion opportunities through the identification of new sites through development.
Lodige are the market leader for Goods Lifts in the UK, having installed over 1000 lifts in the last 30 years. We design and manufacture all of our goods lifts at our factory in Warburg, Germany and every product we make is bespoke and unique for your building. Whilst our products are known to be robust, bespoke and of a very high quality, they are also very competitively priced. We can deliver our goods lift range to site within 6 to 8 weeks as standard and can install in one week. Our goods lift range of products has many features and benefits including:- no lift shaft required (we supply the structure), cladding included as standard, open protocol designs, bespoke sizes (you can have any load, car size or door size you want) and excellent costs.
Matthews & Goodman is a multi-disciplinary commercial property consultancy, which advises corporate occupiers, developers, lenders and owners. Established over 150 years ago, the firm employs almost 100 people and offers a nationwide service from our offices in London, Leeds, Liverpool and Manchester. Having advised the Self Storage sector on Business Rates since the early 1980’s, we have a proven and unparalleled expertise in this field.
Founded in 1986, MiTek Mezzanine Systems specialises in the design, manufacture and installation of innovative and future-proofed mezzanines globally. With a dedicated team of specialists in North America and Europe, we create industry leading mezzanine solutions that optimise space and accelerate productivity. Our custom-engineered structures fully integrate with all industrial, distribution and manufacturing environments – from the simplest to the most complex. As the first global mezzanine company, we provide greater capacity to handle large-scale projects, economies of scale and a wider more unified service network. Through shared investment in research and development and a pulse on industry trends, we offer enhanced access to the latest technologies. Together, with our partners, we create solutions to larger challenges in the material handling and logistics industries. MiTek Mezzanine Systems is part of MiTek®, a provider of global building solutions and a Berkshire Hathaway company. Our mezzanine expertise is enhanced by MiTek’s leadership in engineering holistic and software-based solutions, that allow partners in a supply chain to work smarter together to achieve a common vision. Learn more at mitek-mezzanine.com.
With our more than 22 years of experience in the world of 'Self-Storage' alongside the Self-Storage Founder in Europe and Co-founder of the French Inter-professional Chamber of Self-Storage, we have being all those years serving the largest Self-Storage companies in Europe. Today we are providing you our 'know-how', for your 'Self-Storage' project! EXPERTISE • Building purchase • Building drawing • Operating plan • Marketing plan • Sales strategy IMPLEMENTATION AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT • Layout plans implementation • Sale of storage units equipment • Sale of platforms equipment • Storage units construction • Operating plans implementation • All metal construction PRODUCTS • 3 Self-Storage hallway systems • Numerous door designs • Rollup doors with advanced technics specialist • 5 flooring systems • Portable units solutions • External modular storage units solutions • Steel framework and several cladding systems
MW Lift Services Ltd is a family ran, independent business operating from the North east but with a national reach. Offering Servicing, Repairs, Modernisations / Refurbishments and Installation we’re well positioned to offer a greater service at a more reasonable cost. All our staff are trained on the products we provide with extensive technical support from our NVQ4 trained Technicians. Having worked, and continuing to work, with a major player within the industry we can prove our service delivery and results are second to none. Do you constantly have issues with your lifts, continually paying costly repair bills, ask us to attend for a free dilapidation report and second opinion.
OpenTech Alliance is the leader in innovative technology, software and services for the self storage industry. We help storage owners increase productivity, profitability and customer satisfaction with innovative technologies designed from the ground up for the self storage industry.
Over the last 20 years, PSL have been providing unrivalled self storage services to a whole range of customers across Europe and the UK. We have helped complete thousands of self storage projects and our experienced and expert team at PSL are capable of meeting the needs and specifications of any customer. From the design to the completion, our aim is always to offer a high quality service which is why we are one of the UK's leading storage specialists.
Pentalver are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of any size or type of new and refurbished containers and container conversions. Since 1999 we have imported over 140,000 new containers for the self-storage market. We have container stock available at 25 locations in the UK and Ireland and can arrange containers delivered globally via our logistics network. With regards to container conversions our in-house conversion team can assist you with your ideas, planning and finally implementing them.
PKF Smith Cooper is a professional services firm specialising in the self storage sector. The firm supports clients on company disposals, acquisitions, management buy-outs and all types of growth finance. It has developed a bespoke database of self storage operators in the UK and holds regular conversations with consolidators within the industry (UK and overseas). SCCF has also developed its own database of private equity and debt funds. SCCF can support self storage assets nationally and are able to transact internationally. During the last three years the team has completed over 100 transactions across a range of sectors. The wider Smith Cooper firm is able to support on accounting and taxation matters including due diligence, capital allowances and capital gains tax/ business asset disposal relief.
Pound Gates is a leading independent chartered insurance broker and risk management organisation, providing clients with certainty through expertise, personal commitment and added value solutions. We have been at the forefront of the self-storage insurance sector for 30 years. Today, more than ever, we concentrate our extensive knowledge and expertise helping our clients to deal with the industry’s modern day insurance needs, opportunities and regulatory issues. Our expertise in the sector is well known and is evidenced through the number of new ventures who contact us for advice and guidance (in addition to insurance solutions) when setting up their self storage business. For more mature businesses, we help owners to understand and navigate the myriad of trading options; and for those businesses looking to innovate with mobile self storage and beyond, we have continued to meet these ever evolving risks with bespoke solutions. We have an exclusive relationship with AXA, one of the world’s premier insurers, for non-customer goods property and liability insurance. We believe the scheme is the best on the market, with an enhanced wording and added value services included at no extra cost. We underwrite in-house and settle claims, continuing to deliver fast claims resolutions to our clients, and to our clients’ clients. We believe our clients are best served by in-house claims experts and not outsourcing to organisations outside of all parties control.
The PTI brand of access control represents more than 25,000 installations worldwide and is the irrefutable champion for access control systems in the self storage industry. PTI's purpose-designed products set the standard for state-of-the-art technology and provide ultimate flexibility for the efficient and cost-effective operation of a self storage facility. Our company provides integrated self storage solutions including: seamless interfaces to an intruder alarm and rental software together with control of doors, gates, lifts, lighting or other devices. The access control system may be combined with CCTV, music-P/A and remote monitoring to provide a fully integrated security package. Each bespoke system installation is specifically designed for the individual building configuration. We manage a project from consultation to final commissioning, ensuring quality of installation and system performance. Our proven and reliable systems are backed up by incomparable technical support. A no-risk solution for new and existing operators, alike. The latest Smartphone Apps for PTI access control and CCTV, together with IP connectivity provides effective remote management of a storage facility from any mobile device. Self Storage Security.... is what we do!
Founded in 1992 by Managing Director Rip Bucks, who has been writing software for the self storage industry since 1989, in 2000 we strengthened our leadership position with the release of the first version of our exceptional Space Management and Sales Accounting program for Windows and client/server environments – Space Manager™. In 2014 we opened an office in Hong Kong to allow us to provide our unique approach to software and service to the Asian market. The company’s client base has grown to include customers in Asia and throughout Europe, including France, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Ireland, Czech Republic and Hungary to name a few. Recent installations have included companies in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Russia, Chile and South Africa. We have continued to lead the UK and European markets by releasing ever more versatile and feature full versions of our space management and sales accounting program and by providing bespoke program elements, scripting and reporting services to our customers. Our strengths lie in the matching of both our unique brand of high quality, individual service, with a considerable technical knowledge. Add to this the unique direct access our customers have to the people who actually program the software and the result is that you have a total package of a complete space management system and after-sales service that is unparalleled.
With a team of dedicated professionals, holding over 100 years of combined experience arranging insurance covers for the self-storage industries, Reason Global are an insurance brokerage with an international reputation for excellence. We are the first and only Lloyds of London broker dedicated solely to the industry and our deep understanding of the particular commercial challenges facing our clients means that we place cover for more than 2000 storage locations across 12 countries. Our specialists travel extensively, liaising with our clients in order to develop the most innovative and marketable insurance programmes and tailoring them for each of our client’s requirements. We have developed strong relationships with specialist claims handlers and a network of international loss adjusters to ensure that claims are dealt with smoothly from the point of notification to the final settlement, and all communication will be undertaken in the local language. We are dedicated to the industry and believe that our skill sets and knowledge of the requirements of our clients wherever they may be in the world has earned their trust and loyalty in this niche sector. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your own specific needs and requirements by: Telephone – +44 (0)1273 739961 Email – [email protected] Or visit our website at www.reason-global.com/self-storage/ for more information.
Based in Hamilton, South of Glasgow, RFB Containers are Scotland’s number one Container service provider. With a 40 year trading history, RFB offer a hugh range of Containers for Sale, Hire and Conversion into commerical or domestic applications. We have a hugh fleet of Containers for hire and will delivery to locations nationwide.
Based in London and founded in 1761, Rooks Rider Solicitors is a boutique legal firm with specialist local knowledge and a strong international presence. Our experts are experienced and skilled in dealing with all legal issues related to self-storage in the UK. Our legal team offers in-depth knowledge of the industry and we use this to successfully resolve disputes for our clients. Legal issues in the self storage industry can beset owners and managers alike and the legal complexities and issues can be challenging at many levels. Rooks Rider Solicitors also advises on legal issues relating to: Corporate Affairs, Dispute Prevention & Resolution, Employment Matters, Leasehold Enfranchisement, Real Estate and Wealth Planning. Contact James John for more information about how the firm can assist you and your self-storage business.
Rosan Reeves Auctions have been providing specialist valuation, removal and auction services since 1960. We offer a hassle free end to end solution for providers of self storage facilities, insolvency services and numerous other businesses. As certificated enforcement agents, we are unique in our ability to provide a complete service from the taking control of goods to realising maximum value at auction stage.
Whilst our competitors leave goods in situ during the auction duration; our rapid, same day, multi unit clearance allows for facilities to be re-let quickly maximising client income.
All of our container storage units have the following features: •A minimum 110 micron external paint thickness (others may be less) in four standard colour options •Standard padlock shrouds with option for our Patented Locking System “Contain-A-Lock” •Corten corrosion resistant steel panels •Marine specification Bamboo Floors (Eco friendly and easily cleaned) •8 container air vents as standard to help increase air flow •Available in standard 8ft, 10ft, 20 & 40ft •High Cube and Double Door container options (plus others) •We have a full in-house modification department which enables us to provide additional accessories such as: •Multi-Stores (multiple storage rooms in one container – many options possible) •Additional doors and bulkheads •Grafo-Therm Condensation treatment •Panel lining and insulation •Repainting to any colour •Electrical Installations With all of the above and backed up with our dedicated customer focused Sales Team, we really are the best choice!
SAS Limited was established in 1978, self-financed, principally offering roofing and cladding services to the public and the construction industry. Based in Essex, the company rapidly developed and began to branch out into different areas, striving to offer quality services at an economic price. At this time, despite being a multi-million dollar industry in the US, self storage was relatively unknown in the UK. SAS quickly recognised the advantages that self storage offered over traditional storage and was ready to offer self storage construction / self storage fit-out services when the industry hit the UK. We have our own in-house manufacturing facility that enables us to control the quality and price, giving a speedy turn turnaround when required. We roll form our own 500 wide corridor panel in plain or gloss white to order, including forming all track, posts and doors to suit any size contract. We have an excellent supply chain and turnaround time, on site within 3 days.
Here at Satellite Finance, we understand our clients finance needs when it comes to make purchases on equipment, stock an upgrading your fleets. We are a commercial finance brokerage, based in Wales and financing all over the UK. We have joined the SSA UK as we are leading finance experts within the industry and have financed multi-million pounds worth of Storage Container projects, allowing businesses like yours to expand and increase their bottom line. Our team are dedicated and are on hand to ensure the right package is tailored to you and your business, offering an array of financial products that fits into your business models, such as refinancing, leasing, HP and much more. Whether you are just venturing out as a new start company, wanting to acquire an existing storage business, or looking to raise working capital then we can help you in all aspects of finance.
SC Solutions is a Dutch company, situated in Zaandam, The Netherlands, near the capital Amsterdam. Their company has distinguished itself into a reliable specialist in the field of access control and security systems for the European self-storage market. SC Solutions offers high end solutions through customer focus, flexibility, professionalism and accessibility at affordable rates. Their strength lies in the combination of hardware and software. This allows them to personalize and specialize their solutions for every individual client. Because of this, it is possible to fully control, access, protect and steer every aspect of your self-storage facility, centrally and remotely.
Secure Stores Nationwide sell and rent new Shipping Containers for use for Self-Storage, nationwide. All standard container sizes are available, and a range of Self-Storage specific containers and accessories can be provided to make your life easier on site. The new containers are designed specifically for the Self-Storage industry, to include features such as additional ventilation, easy clean flooring and easy open door handles. With over a decade’s experience in Self-Storage you won’t beat their top-quality boxes, unrivalled customer service and rapid turnaround.
Self Storage Thinking specializes in rural locations, farm building conversions, marinas and small town locations, converting old barns, dairies, marina sheds into highly profitable self storage facilities. Doug has spent nearly 30 years in the self storage industry, developing and managing over 50 facilities in 16 different countries worldwide, working with some of the biggest brands in the industry. With that knowledge, he has become one of the leading experts within the industry. From feasibilities, design, development, operating and managing self storage facilities, staff training, marketing, Doug can provide you with the expertise you require.
Sensorberg develop intelligent hardware and software to digitize and automate all types of buildings, particularly in the areas of co-working spaces, commercial and residential properties, and self storage. In addition to intelligent access systems, we equip buildings with a comprehensive digital infrastructure to provide users with the highest level of security, comfort and productivity, while enabling operators and owners to manage and use buildings with maximum efficiency. This is made possible by our constantly evolving IoT platform, which is transforming the Self-Storage industry into both a fully automated and secure future.
Sentinel Systems is a manufacturer and producer of Access Control Hardware and Software solely for the Self Storage Industry. Sentinel Systems has been manufacturing Access Control Hardware and Software from its premises for the past 38 years since 1975. It's well known resilient build and stable platform delivers a product that's second to none. We have moved through the times listening to what's important to us being "OUR CUSTOMERS" and have made our products suit their needs entirely. At Sentinel we help you through the whole process of having the right solution for your Access Control needs. From product selection to installation and remote programming wrapped with the finest level of customer service available in today's market place. Hardware Products: 3 Choices of Keypads manufactured from our range utilizing "Smart Technology" • Proximity Card Readers & Card Fobs • Individual Door Alarming • Integration with your intruder alarm of choice Software Products: Platinum Access Control Software & Platinum Property Management Software giving a one stop shop true integration package.
Shepherd (www.shprd.com) are transforming the way property owners and insurers manage risk and energy consumption using data science. Our clients predict and mitigate risk using precise data analytics solutions that track how a building works, translates that into a model and uses it to predict problems and prevent loss. The combination of 24/7 remote monitoring, AI and machine learning provides a complete view of their property’s health.
As the UK's leading supplier to the Self Storage Industry, we offer a complete range of retail ready packaging materials including our Self Pak brand of products which includes Padlocks, Protective Furniture Covers, Cartons, Bubble Wrap, Workwear and Handling Equipment. All goods are available ex-stock for immediate despatch on our own fleet of tail lift fitted vehicles with low cost minimum order values. Custom printing is also available on most products to enhance your own brand and product displays.
Stora is the self storage software solution for modern self storage facilities. Self Storage is moving online. Just like hotels, airlines and countless other industries, self storage customers now want and expect to be able to book and pay online. Stora is built to quickly and easily bring your self storage facility fully online. A slick and easy-to-set-up web bookings and payments platform as well as built-in web check-in provide your customers with a world class booking and check-in experience. Automated recurring payments and billing takes care of all your payments admin. Facility management including unit availability, live pricing, coupons and insurance sales make sure you maximise your revenue and optimise your time. CRM and marketing tools help you close leads. Deep analytics and reporting tools help you manage and grow your business. And third party integrations with smart entry systems, accounting and more make set up and management simple. Finally, check out our free tools and resources to help you set up and grow your business, including our Self Storage Academy and our Brand Marketplace
Storage Future Ltd. specialise in the design and construction of self storage facilities. We deliver projects from conception to completion, listening to our clients requirements and working together to develop exceptional self storage facilities. Our self storage systems provide our customers with the best materials and range of choices the industry has to offer. We provide an experienced and honest site appraisal, free of charge. We offer financial planning, revenue projections and business plan inputs for our clients, free of charge. Our team has experience of delivering over 800 self storage projects throughout the UK and Europe. With hands on knowledge and experience we aim to design and construct the best self storage facility possible for every site, at a very competitive price. We design & build any project from new purpose built self storage facilities to small modifications to existing facilities. Our business is built on providing an exceptional service to our clients. We have grown to where we are today by doing a great job.
Storage King Management 1st is a third-party management offering tailored to the needs of the growing UK self storage industry. With a skilled management team boasting over 100 years of collective industry experience, Storage King will help you unlock the value of your self storage property and increase revenue.Through Storage King Management 1st, you are able to partner with a team who possess a deep understanding of the self storage market, both locally and internationally, through operational excellence, extensive digital marketing capabilities and a dedicated contact centre.Whether you are new to the self storage industry, an established operator looking to improve performance or simply looking for an experienced and credible team with market scale to look after your property, Storage King Management 1st is the ideal partner.
We are proud to be the UK’s first dedicated digital marketing specialists for the Self Storage Industry. We provide Industry specific paid marketing expertise on the Google Ads and Microsoft Bing platforms. Unlike generic Digital Marketing Consultants & Agencies, we know & understand the storage sector. We know what works, we know what doesn’t. This enables us to guarantee that we can get your paid ads budget working as hard as possible – maximising new Customer leads and and avoiding wasted budget. We work closely with our Self Storage Clients to maximise new Customer leads and help ensure high occupancy rates using proven Industry PPC strategies and specialist optimisation techniques.
StorBox is an ‘out of the box’ cloud-based management and security solution that enables self storage operators to centrally manage single or multiple storage locations with ease. You can use it to manage sites across the UK, Ireland and continental Europe. StorBox gives operators control of the end-to-end management process, by bringing together:
Store Log Flog is an innovative app for self store businesses, tenants, and homeowners. It has been developed alongside industry-leading professionals to ensure it meets the needs of both the storage yard owners and tenants alike. This innovative self store app was created by Uppingham Storage yard business owner Dominic Willson, who entered the industry in 2011 and has built a successful and reputable self storage business in the East Midlands. Back in 2020, he realised the demand for new technologies within the industry, to enable self storage customers to keep track of their items and get items valued to make a profit. This led to the development of the Store Log Flog app.
Store365 is the Self Storage Software developed for your future! Since the year 2000 and serving customers in more than 18 countries in Europa, Store365 is the best software for your Self Storage business. For single and multi-facility operators . Available in 8 different languages. 100% cloud based so you can use Store365 from any device. Store365 is the first software for unmanned facilities. E-commerce via Rest API with full integration of your website with Store365!!! Online booking, digital signature, online payments, automatic online recurring payments, online communication with access control system, etc. No interaction needed from a Self Storage Operator in the booking process. Store365 is the first software with ISO 27001 certificate - In compliance with GDPR regulation, focus on data security and data handling. Your business data is safe and secure with Store365. Apart from all the usual and standard features all software suppliers have, Store365 has: - Full integration with other software like payment provides, bookkeeping, banking, access control, VOIP and possible all other supported API’s and web-services - SMS Text messaging - Dynamic pricing - Extensive reporting module - Etc.
Storeganise provides modern management software to valet storage and self storage companies of all sizes in more than 20 countries around the world. Fully cloud-based and mobile-responsive, Storeganise can be used on any device from anywhere. Our out-of-the-box re-branded Customer Portal allows you to add contactless online bookings to your website in minutes. Packed with features like e-sign, automated payments, profile & billing management and more, Storeganise's customer portal can drastically improve conversion rates and enhance the customer experience. The Management Portal is a super intuitive yet feature rich interface for you to manage every aspect of your business and automate many of your day-to-day processes. Features include interactive site maps, automated billing, analytics, task automation, products & services, delivery tracking and much more. Storeganise is flexible, customisable and can be integrated easily with other systems using our pre-built integrations or via our comprehensive API. Storeganise is available in more than 10 languages and can be localised to any country’s needs including customisable taxes, currencies and more. We are also the only software on the market with a purpose built solution for managing valet storage operations including delivery & collection tracking and barcode-based inventory management where your clients can add photos & descriptions to each item stored. Book a demo or get in touch for more information.
Storist provides digital marketing services to the storage industry.. With online now being the main source of storage enquiries, and the landscape becoming increasingly competitive, our aim is to help storage companies stay ahead of the curve. We do this by providing deeper insights and more advanced strategies tailored specifically to the sector. Our specialties are search engine optimisation (SEO), pay per click advertising (PPC) and local / maps optimisation, but we can advise on all aspects of your online marketing. If you're interested in seeing how we can help your business please don't hesitate to get in touch.
Storman is a software company that specialises in self storage management software, with offices in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Storman started in New Zealand in 1992, moved to Australia in 1997 and 10 years later opened its first office in the UK. At Storman, we recognise that great software helps build great self storage facilities and our software is designed to help you grow – and to grow with you. We are constantly innovating and improving our software and we are passionate about all things “self storage.” Storman is a proud member of the Self Storage Association UK (SSA UK) and is also part of the Global Payments group of companies.
Transdek are one of the UK’s market leaders of mezzanine floor lifts for the retail and self storage industries with over 350 lift installations throughout the UK. All lifts are tailor made to meet specific customer requirements for both new build projects and retrofit installations with designs based on the comprehensive site surveys, customer feedback and architect plans. To minimise on-site disruption, all lifts are surface mounted, with no requirement for expensive civil engineering works or bespoke motor rooms. Usually installed in one to two days, the lifts offer a fast, cost effective means to access retail storage areas, factories or warehouses for safe mezzanine floor access.
USC is the leader in portable storage solutions, and for the 8th consecutive year has won “Best Portable Storage Container” for 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011. USC products are unique in being both portable and foldable. The USC Z-Box® for moving and self-storage, USC Polar Bear® cooler and freezers, USC Instant Office® and USC First Response® for emergency relief offer the best value, quality and service in the industry. Engineered specifically for the storage industry, USC can customize the materials used and sizes to meet domestic and international requests. Please contact us at +49-(0)-2864-7298807. See all the value USC provides on our website www.universalstoragecontainers.com.
Willbox is a leading supplier of shipping containers and site accommodation. With 20 depots nationwide, we also operate our own fleet of delivery vehicles and can offer in-house fabrication. As well as supply of containers and other equipment, we provide consultancy services for those looking to set up their own self storage sites. We have helped a number of customers get their businesses up and running and can provide end to end support.
Yomdel designs and delivers world-class customer experiences, for modern, customer focused businesses, who want to differentiate on service. From market research and mystery shopping that defines your optimum customer experience, to fully managed 24/7 live chat that delivers exceptional service to your customers, Yomdel offers market leading business growth where it matters. The customer! For exclusive SSA UK member Mystery Shopping packages and pricing please visit the Yomdel website at https://info.yomdel.com/self-storage-association-mystery-shopping 5 years ago, Yomdel pioneered high quality, fully managed live chat services to the storage, removal and property sectors, and now serves over 2500 businesses across multiple UK sectors, and is now the market leader in Australia too. In addition, today Yomdel offers 24/7 voice call and email support, with social messenger channels coming on stream this year too. Yomdel Insight Services - Market Research and Mystery Shopping, uncover customer truths for your business, and also measure and benchmark current customer satisfaction. Yomdel ensures you take the risk out of decision making and identifies exactly what steps to take to improve your customer experiences, differentiating you from your competition. Partnering with UK businesses, in 2018 Yomdel services delivered an average of 32% incremental revenue through client websites and improved customer experience, a staggering 18:1 ROI. Yomdel‘ s service approach is first and foremost ‘quality’, naturally leading to a total focus on success outcomes for your business. In short, we grow your business in line with your targets.