Award Winners 2011-2012 is pleased to announce the following winners in each of the ten categories of the awards.

Once again, competition was fierce, with the judges receiving numerous high-quality nominations that were worthy of prizes. Overall, these awards serve to underline the excellent standard set by the UK self storage industry, which remains a leading example to the rest of Europe.

Without further ado, here are the companies which were awarded prizes (in no particular order):

The Award for Excellence in Customer Service

Awarded for consistently positive relations with customers, including speed and quality of response to email enquiries, telephone manner, and client feedback.

  • Steele's Removals
  • UK Storage Company
  • Plymouth Self Storage
  • Admirals Yard Leeds
  • Gloucester Self Storage

The Award for Storage Facility Design

Awarded for architectural design (exterior and interior) that is attractive, innovative, sympathetic to its locality, and efficient for users.

  • Aabsolute Self Storage
  • Huddersfield Self Storage
  • Shurgard City Airport
  • Safestore Cardiff
  • Capital Self Storage Derby

The Award for Website Design

Awarded for a company website that is attractive to look at, easy to use, and rich in effective content.

  • The Store Room
  • StoreIt4U
  • Alligator Self Storage
  • Ready Steady Store
  • Cardiff Self Storage

The Award for Social Media Integration

Awarded for innovative and effective use of social media websites, including twitter and Facebook.

  • 1st for Storage
  • Excel Self Storage
  • Fergy Space Self Storage Solutions
  • Storage Experts
  • Henley Self Storage

The Award for Environmental Awareness

Awarded for initiatives that seek to minimise the impacts of self storage upon the environment, which could involve building, power supply, landscaping, packaging, or siting for public transport.

  • Barretts Storage
  • Fox Self Storage
  • Big Yellow
  • Luxfords of Weybridge

The Award for Pricing Transparency

Awarded to firms who put prices on their websites. Assessed for simplicity, accessibility and clarity.

  • Ashford Self Storage
  • Sipak Self Store
  • Priory Self Store
  • Wokingham Self Storage

The Award for Promotional films

Awarded for the most informative, original and entertaining films found on storage company websites. 

  • Strong Room Self Storage
  • Mid Wales Storage
  • Smart Storage
  • Squarefoot Self Storage
  • The MCR Self Storage Company

The Award for Packaging retail

Awarded for online box shops that are well-designed and easy to use, whilst also giving the customer value for money.

  • Apex Self Storage
  • CityStore Self-Storage
  • Len Lothian U-Store
  • Anchor Self Storage
  • Blue Box Storage

The Award for Self Storage Photography

Awarded for artistic merit in photographs portraying the self storage industry.

  • Folkstone Storage
  • Whiteball Self Storage
  • A-Storage
  • Rossendale Self Storage
  • LocknLeave

The Award for Thinking Outside the Box

Awarded for an innovation which has changed any aspect of self storage, making it more efficient for customers or taking it in new directions.

  • Storage Giant
  • Store First
  • BiG Storage Chester
  • Flexistore
  • Sentry Self Storage