Local Bespoke Storage Provider Witnesses 100% Turnover Growth

Mandy Pike and Charlie Hounsell
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Currently, the self-storage industry is flourishing – with 50% of all self-storage space in Europe, representing 42.2 million sq. ft. of lettable space, now located in the UK. Making the most of this thriving marketplace, Dorset based A-Storage has rapidly grown into a leading provider of high-quality storage space, opening new facilities in both Christchurch and Bournemouth.

Founded in 2010 by Charlie Hounsell, A-Storage swiftly outgrew its original home in Bransgore, Christchurch, adding a new bespoke facility in Holmsley in 2015. With the help of a new Business Partner Mandy Pike the site quickly filled, with demand again outstripping supply. They have since in 2017, opened a flagship storage facility in Charminster, Bournemouth. This has increased their available storage space by 230% in the last 12 months, leading to a 100% increase in turnover in just 6 months.

The general increase in demand for storage space can be attributed to more people satisfying a requirement for secure space during transformational times in their lives, both personally and commercially. This can range from moving home to moving business premises or going to University.

Mandy Pike, said: “A huge demand for secure self-storage space nationally and locally has helped us to quickly expand our business and we’ve been delighted to continue to provide new and enlarged premises in recent years. The real secret to our success, however, has been our great client relationships – which have increased our business through on-going referrals.’’

Testament to their success, A-Storage has also reported a 100% occupancy rate for the last five months of 2016. Offering business storage, personal storage, single item storage and student packages, some of the more unusual things they have stored recently have included motorbikes, vintage curtains, antique books and record collections, model cars and a banana suit.

Charlie Hounsell, comments: “We are extremely proud of what we have achieved in such a short space of time. Sharing what we have learned, we have proudly supported other small businesses and start-ups in Bournemouth with help and guidance if they need it. We are now looking ahead and have a firm growth plan in place to further expand our facilities and services. We’re also looking at additional premises to increase our client coverage across Dorset.’’


For more information visit www.a-storage.co.uk

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