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UK Storage Facility Opens Zoo and Is Recognized at Berlin SSA Conference

by Kim Kilpatrick June 24, 2010 2:18 PM
A UK storage facility, BiG Storage, has received two industry awards at the annual conference of the European self storage industry. The conference, which included representatives from the U.S. Self Storage Association, the U.K. Self Storage Association, and the Federation of European Self Storage Associations (FEDESSA), took place from June 16 to 17 in Berlin. BiG Storage received the Support to the Community 2010 and the UK Facility of the Year awards. [More]

UK's Self Storage Association Reports Industry Growth

by Kim Kilpatrick February 10, 2010 8:57 AM
Every year the Self Storage Association of the UK (SSAUK) commissions a report on the status of the self-storage industry in Britain. The 2009 report, which was released this week, was, like the CREF conference of mortgage bankers which also met recently, cautiously optimistic about the future of the self-storage industry in 2010.

The report noted that in 2009, the number of self-storage facilities in Britain increased by four percent. Four percent is a slower growth rate than the industry had enjoyed over the past five years, when growth rates ranged from eight to 15 percent. The SSAUK said that there is room for more growth in the future as the industry catches up with self-storage markets that are more established, such as the American market. [More]