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!
Bit weird to be so fond of such a domestic amenity, but these guys are the absolute bee knees! The storage facility in bedmo is clean and spacious, easy to find and get vehicles in. The customer service team are beyond brilliant; really helpful, intuitive and friendly. Rates are very reasonable and there is a lot of flexibility. Can't recommend highly enough
Stress Free Amazing!! Family told me moving home was stressful, yes it is but I was recommended UK Storage and glad I used them. From start to finish they were amazing. I did it all online, easy peesy! The process was straight forward, prices were the best around bar far, my movers had no issues. The helpline was brilliant, everyone happy to help me. My belongings were safe and secure. I wouldn't hesitate to use again 'if' we ever move, but would defiantly recommend.
Hi ladies & Gents, Wanted to say a big Thank you for the wonderful & professional service you provided for me over the last 3 months. You were so helpful and guided me along the way making the whole experience so very easy. The friendly attitude from everyone was so nice, it was a joy to deal with staff who actually enjoy giving a brilliant customer service experience. The units were immaculate, the ease of access & location was just perfect for me. I would highly recommend UK storage. Kind Regards Sharon
UK Storage Company provide an excellent service. From my first enquiry with them, their staff members were courteous, knowledgeable and efficient. Their storage facility was very secure and clean ensuring that my possession were kept in perfect condition. Their terms and conditions are well set out and easy to understand. There were no 'hidden extras' and I always new how much the storage fees would be. I would have no hesitation in recommending UK Storage Company to others and using their facilities in the future.