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Uk Self Storage Industry Preparing to Give Father Christmas a Helping Hand

by Kim Kilpatrick November 19, 2012 7:35 PM
Every Christmas Eve the man known as Father Christmas to kids all over the United Kingdom travels from house to house not only in their country but all over the world leaving toys for all the good little girls and boys. When you consider that not only will he have to travel to millions of house all over the world, he has to have all the toys made first. [More]

Access Self Storage in the UK to Collect Toys and Games

by Kim Kilpatrick October 18, 2012 6:02 PM
The holidays are just around the corner and will be here before you can say, “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, lend your ear this way.” Access Self Storage in the UK has launched an appeal for unused games and toys. Drop off points have been set up in all of their 56 storage facilities. [More]

Self Storage Company Goes Off the Grid

by Tony Gonzalez July 24, 2012 7:37 PM
Normally whenever you here about someone or something going off the grid it’s because they are a part of some super-secret anti-government militia or because they work for the government as a secret-agent man (at least that’s how it is in the movies). There is, however, a more logical and danger-free meaning to the phrase when used outside of the cinema. [More]

Access Self Storage in New Jersey Supports the Local Animal Shelter

by Kim Kilpatrick June 21, 2012 6:10 PM
Access Self Storage in Franklin, New Jersey, held a car wash fundraiser at the first of June to raise money for the Ramapo-Bergen Animal Refuge Inc. (RBARI). A guest of honor attended the fundraiser – a guest that had a most unusual and remarkable story.

Daniel, the guest of honor, was a dog that survived euthanasia. [More]

Spotlight on Regional Manager for UK Self Storage Company

by John Stevens March 8, 2012 1:46 PM
It's a long way from South Africa to the UK. Just as Paul Cole, regional manager for Access Self Storage, one of the UK's largest self storage businesses. However, lessons learned in both South Africa and the UK have help Cole to rise to the position of a regional manager.

Cole feels that growing up in South Africa helped him to become the great businessman that he is. The political change and the huge uncertainly about getting a job in South America helped Cole focus on his studies at the university. He knew that if he were to get ahead he had to get a good education. He also knew that if he wanted to succeed in life he had to work harder than most people. [More]

Self Storage Industry in Texas Has a Heart as Big as the State

by John Stevens February 20, 2012 6:02 PM
Have you ever wondered where your money is going when you donate it to a charity? Have you ever heard about those organizations where a portion—sometimes a significant one—is used to cover “administrative costs?” Did it make you angry when you heard that of your $100 donation only $35 went to the actual cause? [More]

Another Self Storage Company Getting in on a Good Green Thing

by John Stevens January 10, 2012 6:52 PM
The word ‘green’ has become a major buzz word around the self storage industry over the last few years. Companies are doing whatever they can to reduce their carbon footprint on the planet by installing solar panels, using fluorescent light bulbs, and a variety of other things. Some are starting to take the idea of going green a step further. [More]

Access Self Storage in the UK Used YouTube to Promote Charity Appeal

by Tony Gonzalez December 27, 2011 9:58 AM
Yesterday, Kim Kilpatrick wrote about goals that owners of self storage businesses could set for the coming new year. One of the suggested goals was for owners to learn how to use social media such as YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter. One self storage business in the UK successfully used YouTube to promote an appeal for toy donations to their gift-giving campaign. [More]

Self Storage Industry Shows its Christmas Spirit on Both Sides of the Ocean

by Tony Gonzalez December 22, 2011 9:56 AM
December brings the holiday season to people all over the world. Different lands, of course, have their own way of celebrating this special time of year. For example, in the United States kids look forward to seeing what Santa Claus brings them under the tree. In the UK they don’t look for Santa Claus as much, but look for Father Christmas to leave presents in their stockings. [More]

Self Storage Company Makes Giving a Year 'Round Activity

by John Stevens December 8, 2011 10:41 AM
Around this time of year it is not unusual to see many businesses and people getting into the spirit of giving by either donating to a charity or helping one hold a donation drive. The idea of someone not being able to enjoy Christmas the way it should be enjoyed seems to move many people to do something for those less fortunate. [More]
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