Quickstore team members and centre managers attend 2016 FEDESSA Conference in Barcelona

A group of 6 team members from Quickstore, including all the centre managers, travelled to Barcelona recently for the 2106 FEDESSA (Federation of European Self Storage Associations) Conference. Attending events like this ensure we keep continuing to improve our service and adopt the very best practice. On top of all this the team found the events very stimulating and managed to fit in the some sight-seeing too. A bit of sun didn’t go amiss either!

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Quickstore team attend Lloyds Bank Quiz Night for Children in Need

children-in-needA team from Quickstore got involved in the Lloyds Bank Children in Need quiz night on Wednesday 19th October. Sam MacDonald and Helen Maynard, pictured here, were amongst those who came along to contribute to such a good cause.
The evening managed to raise over a staggering £2500, with Lloyds matching it to bring the total to £5000. We’re over the moon with how much we were able to help and we urge everyone to do what they can. You can find out who you help and where the money goes here or find ideas for fundraising.
Alternatively contact us here at Quickstore to see what your local centre is up to and to see how you could help.

Help the homeless this month with Socktober

socktoberIn an international effort to equip the homeless population with clean, dry socks this winter, we’re asking our customers and partners for help. A simple pair of warm men’s socks can make all the difference to somebody sleeping rough this winter.

We’re asking our friends, family, customers and associates to donate clean, new socks to their local Quickstore centre in a bid to get involved with something really positive. Make someone’s life that little bit warmer.

PATH Torbay, a collective of volunteers who fundraise, collect and distribute clothing, food and essentials to the homeless, will be distributing the socks collected this Socktober. If you can get involved by donating, spreading the word or even offering your time to PATH Torbay, we can make a difference this winter.

Find #Socktober on Facebook or call 07763398238 for more information. You can also find some more information by contacting one of our centres.

Key findings of the Self Storage Survey 2016

ssa-ukEach year the Self Storage Association UK (SSA UK) combines data from industry reports and public sector reports to determine trends in self storage. Upon reading the full report you can learn about the performance of the industry in the past and find out up to date information about the demand factors, how the industry is growing and what it’s worth.

Some of the key findings include:

  • In 2016, Europe has 2,746 self storage facilities totalling 7,776,000 square metres of space, up 6% and 4% respectively from 2015
  • 39% of facilities are in the UK and nearly 85% of the facilities are in six countries
  • The average amount of storage per capita is 0.016 square metres with the UK, the Netherlands and Iceland having three times this level
  • The average size of facility is 4,168 square metres, although they range in size from less than 2,000 square metres to over 6,000 square metres
  • The average rent is €255 per square metre and average occupancy has increased from 78% to 80% in the last year
  • The ten largest brands across Europe represent over 25% of the total number of facilities
  • There have been around €500m of transactions over the last 12 months and an increase of 25% on the previous 12 months