We started trading in June 2005 with just one location in Bridgwater, Somerset. Husband and wife team, Keith and Cathy ran the business on their own, doing everything from meeting and greeting customers to sweeping the floors and cleaning the toilets! As you can imagine at the time finances were very tight. We could not afford to heat our home and we were often working long hours, sleeping at the facility at times.
We soon won a couple of awards, first at the Somerset Business of the Year Awards winning New Business of the Year in 2005 for a business under 1 year old. We followed that up the following year by winning 1st Place for Young Enterprenuer at the Somerset Business of the Year Awards 2006. These awards were supported by the FSB, Somerset County Council, Lloyds TSB Business (as it was named at the time) and Business Link amongst others.
In 2011 we followed these awards up with an Excellence In Customer Service award from storage.co.uk, it's something we've always prided ourselves in. Proper customer service for us is not about buzz words like "going the extra mile", it's getting things right on a consistent basis. No one is perfect all the time but if we get something wrong we want to treat people with respect, be friendly and ideally send all customers away happy. We aim to be a company that customers feel they can call up and talk to, ask any question they like and get the help they need.
When we finally managed to branch out and open our second self storage in Taunton, it was like our new baby and as a small business we were stretched like new parents. Our small team all working extra hours and being pulled here there and everywhere as we tried to make it work. It was tough but as you probably guessed, it was a success. It was then a little while before we opened up in Bristol and had to play with the big boys! They probably didn't take much notice of us at the time (and still probably don't) but we managed to eek out a little niche for ourselves in West Bristol. We begged, borrowed and stole (off our Bridgwater branch) what we needed to get going, steadily getting enough customers to pay the bills and bring in new technology.
As we’ve added each new site the approach hasn’t changed, with the same care and attention given to each one. We now have a team of excellent staff who help us take care of everything but we haven’t forgotten where we came from.
We like each customer to be greeted with a friendly smile and a warm welcome. We also haven’t forgotten what it’s like to be on a tight budget and so we aim to offer an excellent service but we also aim for it to be well priced too. We don't always get to see or speak to our customers now as they can do everything online from getting a price, to booking and checking in. However we hope your experience of our company is the way we always hoped and planned. Friendly and efficient. We know we won't always get everything right but we'll certainly try and if something does go wrong, we'll try our upmost to put it right. You can't say fairer than that!
Having rented storage for over a year from my initial enquiry to my phone call announcing my departure the staff at UK Storage Company were courteous and helpful throughout. Their rates are very competitive and the rental period flexible. The storage facility is clean, secure and easily accessible, provided you have the correct codes of course. There is a good selection of lockers to choose from and again these are clean and bright. A new sealed barrel lock is purchased at the beginning so all keys are in the possession of the renter. Trolleys are provided at the entrance to allow ease of use, the facility is well lit with toilet facilities and lifts provided. Access is available at any time. The same code gives access to the site and the facility itself. The code is also required to exit the compound too. Excellent all round, I will use this company again.
The storage facilities are pristine and well located. The security is second to none. I would highly recommend UK Storage Company in Liverpool to anybody.
I rented storage for a few months while I was in between houses. It was all so easy. Everything online. I could sign up and then start and end whenever I wanted to and I only got charged for when I actually started and stopped using the facility. It was clean and well organised. I would definitely use it again.
First time having to rent a storage unit. Couldn't have been easier. Great communication from the start, secure access, great price deal and to top it off lovely people at the end of the phone when i called in to close my account. If i ever need to rent a storage unit in the area again I'll definitely be using this company.