Finding professional and easy business storage in Weston-super-Mare is simpler than ever thanks to our newest facility in the town.
Since opening in May 2022, Yeates Self Storage at Weston Gateway Business Park has welcomed increasing numbers of businesses keen to utilise the benefits of this growing trend.
Self storage isn’t just for the domestic use these days, peer behind the door of many units, and you’re likely to find a budding entrepreneur, busily building their business empire.
Now, more than ever, forward-thinking firms of all sizes are recognising the benefit that business storage facilities can bring. Over a third of the self storage space in the UK is used by businesses in some capacity – that’s a whopping 150,000 business customers! (SSA UK Annual Industry Report)
The UK is home to over 1,500 self storage facilities, which means that there are more self storage sites in the UK than there are McDonalds. And businesses far and wide are tapping into their potential.
Business benefits of self storage
The flexibility, convenience and opportunity for growth that a professional business storage operator can offer is extremely appealing. For example, at our easy business storage in Weston-super-Mare, we have units of all sizes, a delivery point for goods, an on-site shredding service, help with transport, friendly on-site staff and even a business lounge.
On top of that, there is no deposit, no notice period, and no onerous long-term contracts. This means that expanding or seasonal businesses can easily scale up or down as necessary.
We now have many business customers and this type of storage is on the increase because it meets the needs of so many firms. An easy, professional and well-run business storage facility is great for:
- Online retailers
- Stock storage
- Tool storage
- Warehouse storage
- Document storage
- Office equipment storage
- Amazon sellers
- Regional hub/base for national companies
- Local hub/base for regional companies
…and much, much more besides!
Remote working business boost
The changes in where and how we work in recent years means that more business owners and their employees are looking for more flexible options. Business storage offers a convenient alternative for many companies who have relinquished their office space and moved to partial or complete remote working.
For many organisations there will always be a need for somewhere to store commercial items and with 24hr, 365 days a year access available at many self storage facilities, it couldn’t be easier.
The growth of business storage customers
The more forward-thinking self storage firms are aware of this growing need and include many benefits aimed specifically for business use. Our business lounge at Weston-super-Mare is one such example: it includes work stations, Wi-Fi, a printer and drinks facilities. Our business lounge can also be hired out on an hourly basis for private meetings, which is ideal for many local businesses that no longer have an office.
In addition, in Sept 2023 we introduced our Self Storage Business Package which offers around £400 of discounts for new business customers in and around Weston-super-Mare who commit to at least 6 months of storage and a unit of 50sq ft or more.
Great for businesses that need flexible storage options
In uncertain times the flexibility of self storage is very appealing. At Yeates there are no long-term contracts, no deposit and no notice period – so you just pay for the time you have stored and no longer. This type of flexibility would be impossible in the commercial property market where traditionally companies rent offices and space on medium to long term leases.
Therefore, self storage for business use is low risk, because there is no long-term commitment yet it offers the ability to scale up or down – almost instantly.
Many self storage operators are housed within purpose-built facilities that include easy drop off and parking, large roller door access to some units, trolleys, and lifts to all floors. Some even offer assistance with moving, lifting and transporting goods.
24/7 access is also available at many locations so it really couldn’t be simpler.
Whatever your business you need to know that your stored goods are safe. Professional self storage firms make sure that all their facilities are well secured with access control gates, security fencing, 24hr CCTV, building alarms and in some instances individual unit alarms too.
Indeed the very reason that some local businesses require self storage is that their home or existing storage just isn’t secure enough. Thieves may be familiar with breaking into garden sheds or locked vehicles but entering a professionally secured self storage facility is a different level.
Inside storage or outside storage?
Many local self storage providers will also offer some sort of outside storage options such as shipping containers or internal units with external roller door access. These can be especially popular with tradespeople who don’t want to risk leaving expensive tools in vans overnight but like to drive up to their units for loading/unloading.
Local businesses unite!
Self storage facilities also attract a wide range of local businesses because the terms are so flexible and there is a variety of options to suit most industries. Therefore it can also become a place to meet other local businesses and make contacts.
Local self storage is great for all the following types of businesses:
- Professional services that want to reduce expensive office space
- Entrepreneurs that work from home but need storage
- Large organisations that need a regional base/hub for storage and goods
- Local businesses that have seasonal trends
- Businesses that need flexible amounts of storage that can be expanded or reduced quickly without inducing a high-cost penalty
- Growing local businesses that need a quick and flexible solution to their storage needs
Fuelling business growth
The benefits of finding suitable business storage extend beyond convenience and security. It can actively contribute to the growth and expansion of your business in several ways:
Cost savings – Leasing additional office or warehouse space can be costly. Self-storage offers an affordable alternative for storing excess inventory, equipment, or promotional materials.
Streamlined operations – A clutter-free workspace fosters better organisation and productivity. Employees can work efficiently, and customers are more likely to have a positive impression of your business when they visit.
Scalability – As your business grows, so do your storage needs. Self-storage allows you to scale your business storage space up or down as required, accommodating your evolving requirements.
Business agility – Rapid changes in the business environment demand adaptability. With self storage, you can quickly adjust your space allocation without the lengthy processes associated with office or warehouse leases.
In conclusion, self-storage in 2023 is more than just a convenient place to stow away your personal belongings; it can be a strategic tool for businesses to enhance convenience, security, and overall growth.
By utilising the facilities that a professional business storage firm can offer, you can streamline your operations, cut costs, and ensure that your company remains agile and adaptable in an ever-changing marketplace. So, take advantage of the flexibility and peace of mind that self-storage provides and watch your business thrive.
But do remember that not all local self storage providers are the same. It is important to protect your business by making sure you are dealing with a professionally run and operated facility – with all the appropriate safety and security measures in place and a good level of customer service.
Being a member of the Self Storage Association proves that the company has a recognised industry credential. Visit https://www.ssauk.com/ for more information and to check if your local self storage facility is a member.
Yeates Self Storage has purpose-built storage facilities in Weston-super-Mare and Clevedon offering a range of business storage options. Visit www.yeates.co.uk or call 01934 900525 or 01275 872251.