In episode 5, The Expansion Equation: Top Tips for Growing Your Self Storage Business Into New Location, Operations Facilities Manager Mark Prince sat down with Cleveland's Marketing Manager Alex Sleeman for a quick chat about Storebox’s growth.
Storebox opened its first site in 2010, and when Mark joined the business in 2016 it had expanded into five locations. Currently, Storebox has 15 sites in the UK, mainly across the north of England, London, and Cambridge.
With more than 2,000 20ft One Trip Shipping Containers across all sites, including specialised units such as Multistores and Tunnel Shipping Containers, Storebox continues to expand and improve services for its customers.
In the conversation, Mark discusses the essentials he looks out for when searching for a new location, such as local demographics, competitors, land, access, and traffic.
Other talking points include:
- The ideal land for new sites
- The right time to start looking into expanding
- Marketing tactics when promoting a new location
- Expansion into indoor storage facilities
- Storebox's plans for continued growth
Here are the links to view or listen to episode 5 on the following platforms: