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Mobile Catering Vans & Secure Parking

There are many great features at our facilities in Canterbury, and one that is rising in popularity every week is our secure parking we offer to our customers.

Because our self-storage facilities are designed to ensure that your possessions are safe and secure, the grounds that house our self-storage units have to be just as secure, and because of this we offer our customers a unique way to store their catering vans.

 

With a notable rise in trailer theft, we have seen our secure parking service being taken up by a variety of catering vans who know that their business relies on their work’s vehicle, and they can’t risk or afford to be without their vehicle should it be damaged or stolen. Even if something is insured, the time it takes to get a new or temporary vehicle will invariably cost them and their business money and potentially their loyal customers.

No matter what your business is, if you don’t have a secure way to store your vehicle then it is at risk from damage from vandalism or theft. And you’d be surprised at the reasonable rates we offer for our services.

Lock and Leave’s self-storage facilities have excellent security measures that most work premises would struggle to offer. Our self-storage units come with individual access codes, and with 24/7 access, you can come and go as you need to.

Don’t leave your work’s vehicle at risk for the sake of trying to cut the costs – it may cost you more in the long-run. Lock & Leave as not just self-storage experts, our facilities and services make us the best self-storage company on the market.

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Keeping Expensive Equipment Safe and Secure: Essential Tips for Tradesmen.

We have a lot of local tradesmen using our self-storage facilities at one of our four Lock & Leave branches, and our self-storage units are being rented by more and more domestic and business customers every week.

One of the most important features we offer is a safe and secure way of storing your tools and any equipment that you may not have room for. Most of our trade customers have expensive equipment that they don’t want to keep in their works van, or they simply don’t have the necessary storage space available, which is often the case with self-employed tradesmen.

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National/International Business and Storage

No matter what type of business you run or work for you’ll invariably need some sort of storage space, but there are different requirements and needs to take into account for each business sector, and none more so than businesses that operate over long distances.

A lot of companies that produce goods or materials usually have a medium to large-scale storage space already allocated, but for some smaller or newer companies, factoring in space that is to be used for storage may push their monthly rental outgoings dangerously out of their budget allocation, which is something that can make or break a start-up business.

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Improving your Current Business Networks

Most of us will understand the term ‘networking’ when it comes to business. It’s about building contacts between individuals and businesses, all with the common goal of increasing the potential of your company financially, and to improve your company’s profile.

There’s a lot of emphasis on companies to grow their networks all the time, most often through networking events and expo’s, and through social media platforms.

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Art, Antiquities and Self-Storage

The words art, antiques, and storage don’t normally find themselves in the same sentence, but as we’ve found out through experience, there is no typical type of business that uses Lock & Leave for their storage needs. We represent just about every business sector, for the simple reason that storing with us is affordable, the access to your possessions makes us an ideal solution for offsite storage, and your possessions – whether for home or business – are safe and secure from theft or damage.

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Storage Units – An Extension of your Business

When you think of your office or work premises, you will have a mental picture of how everything is set out. Some companies will have large work premises due to the nature of their business, and to go with it, a fairly hefty monthly rental. But every business requires some sort of storage space, and the old fashioned way of doing this would be to use various back rooms for filing cabinets, or some sort of warehouse for your product’s materials or the finished products.

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Finding an Affordable Place for a Start-up

Are you considering starting your own business in the near future? If that’s a yes, and we hope it is, then you’ll probably have started to look around for an affordable office or work space to rent in your area. And you’ll no doubt have already found out that it’s pretty expensive.

One of the most difficult parts of running a business is the monthly overheads. The rent might seem affordable at first glance, but the other costs involved soon increase, and your budget becomes strained, which is another reason why a large percentage of new businesses don’t make it past their first year of trading, and we don’t want that to happen to any business.

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Companies that Import and Export: Why Storage is an Essential Component.

Having somewhere to store your recently imported goods and products is an essential component in the import/export trade, and the same goes for companies that need to store items before they reach the containers and are shipped out.

A typical company may already be in the import/export business and have set aside an adequate space to ensure that your company’s materials or products don’t get damaged before they reach their destination. One thing that remains true is that the more space that’s needed for your business, the more it will cost, and sometimes one of the most off-putting obstacles of starting an import/export company is the expense needed for medium-to-large storage spaces.

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