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UK Self-Storage Operator Storage Giant Wins 3 ‘Business Excellence’ Awards

Update 10/8/19 – Storage Giant is receiving its third award of 2019, now being recognized as the “Best Domestic Storage Provider 2019 South Wales” in the Build Real Estate & Property Awards by “Build” magazine, a quarterly digital publication dedicated to the global construction and property markets. The award showcases firms and individuals who’ve shown “excellence and tenacity in ensuring their clients find and fabricate their dream homes and properties,” according to its website.

Voting for this year’s campaign opened on Jan. 7 and closed on Aug. 30. The online nominations came from magazine subscribers, website visitors, social media followers and clients, and nominees were then asked to submit supporting material to the judges for further consideration. The “Build” research team gathered information independently from publicly available sources and assessed all the material. Final judgment is based on client dedication, innovation, business growth, longevity, online reputation, client feedback and business performance, the website stated.

“I’m very pleased to see Storage Giant recognized in the Build Real Estate & Property Awards, hot on the heels of two international award wins earlier this year, from Acquisitions International,” Williams said. “Storage Giant is going through a very exciting period of growth, mostly through development of its own stores, but also sometimes via carefully selected acquisitions. We have acquired various self-storage businesses over the last few years, but we much prefer to develop our own stores, as we learn so much from each one [that] we develop.”

Williams called Storage Giant’s success a lesson for other entrepreneurs, who shouldn’t be discouraged from following their instincts during times of uncertainty. “With careful business planning, smart use of technology, an agile business approach, and a sharp customer focus, fledgling businesses can thrive,” he said.

Over the past year, Storage Giant has focused on expanding existing facilities, including its locations in Bristol, Cannock and Telford, England; and Swansea, Wales.

“Build” is part of AI Global Media, a business-to-business digital-publishing house launched in 2010.


2/27/19 – Storage Giant Ltd., which operates nine self-storage facilities in the United Kingdom, received two Business Excellence Awards from “Acquisitions International,” a monthly digital-business magazine. The company won in the “Best Commercial & Domestic Self-Storage Facilities 2019 - England & Wales” and “Small Business of the Year 2019” categories. The awards recognize impressive, growing businesses worldwide, according to a press release.

“I’m very pleased to see Storage Giant recognized by the Acquisitions International Awards. The company has always been a labor of love for me, and I am proud to be a local employer in the Midlands, Oxfordshire, Wales and across Britain,” said Storage Giant founder Simon Williams. “Businesses across the U.K. are working hard to create stable, useful, profitable firms [that] add value to the local economy and create employment within their communities, and it is pleasing to be recognized as one of these in an international forum.”

In addition to self-storage, Storage Giant provides office space. The company has new sites under development in Kingswinford and Oldbury, West Midlands, England, and a mixed-use retail scheme under construction in Bristol, England. It plans to develop 11 more storage facilities by 2020. Storage Giant is also adding 47,770 square feet of self-storage to five of its properties.

“The Storage Giant Story is one of steady, managed growth, and I remain ambitious for its continued success,” Williams said. “I established the firm at a time of economic uncertainty in the U.K., but the success of Storage Giant shows that with careful business planning, smart use of technology, an agile business approach, and a sharp customer focus, obstacles can be overcome and business can thrive.

Over the last eight years, Storage Giant has delivered an average annual year-on-year increase of 28.4 percent revenue and 31.3 percent EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization), according to Simon. The revenue forecast exceeds £5 million over the next 12 months, the release stated.

Founded in 2007, Storage Giant is based in Newport, Wales. It operates four self-storage facilities in England and five in Wales.

Source:
South Wales Argus, Newport’s Storage Giant Wins a Pair of International Business Awards

 

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