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U.K.'s BiG Storage Earns Self Storage Association Awards, Buys Rhino, Opens Mini Zoo


BiG Storage Ltd., a six-facility self-storage chain in Chesire and Lancashire, United Kingdom, received awards this month from the U.S. Self Storage Association, the Self Storage Association of the United Kingdom and the Federation of European Self Storage Associations (FEDESSA). The company received awards for "Support to the Community 2010" and "U.K. Facility of the Year" at FEDESSA's recent conference tradeshow in Berlin, Germany.

The community-service award recognized BiG Storage for organizing Christmas Toy Appeal, a donation drive that amassed 10,000 toys for charities and hospitals; the sponsorship of a professional basketball team that promotes good health habits to youth; and a gala ball that raised money for The Prince's Trust, an organization that helps troubled teens and young adults. The company has been involved in more than 20 community-related projects in the past 18 months.

BiG's current community endeavor is Rhino Mania, for which it is a presenting partner. The project raises funds for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd. In addition, the company has purchased and donated a rhinoceros name BiG Deva to community club Chester FC, and is opening a zoo including more than a dozen animals on the front lawn of its Sealand Road site in Cheshire, England.

The facility-of-the-year award was for BiG's Handforth location, which beat out more than 800 facilities across the country.

Source:,  Big Storage Scoops Two National Awards

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