2019 VENUE ANNOUNCED

It has now been confirmed that the 2019 Movers & Storers Show will be held at Coventry’s Ricoh Arena on Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th November.

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VALET STORAGE VALUE SOARS

US-based startup Clutter hit the news this week when it was announced that SoftBank had invested a cool $200 million in the firm, even though they had originally asked for just $100 million! It appears that SoftBank wanted to branch out into property and identified Clutter as an ideal vehicle for their purposes. Clutter provide […]

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CROYDON FIRE: SSA UK RESPONSE

Our thanks to Rennie Shafer of the Self Storage Association UK for this update and response to the devastating Shurgard fire in Croydon. On December 31 the Shurgard self storage store in Croydon, London, was completely destroyed by fire. This was a devastating event for the customers of this store, many of whom had stored […]

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REST PERIODS IN SPAIN: RULE CHANGE

According to transport news website trans.info, a ban on weekly rest periods being spent in the cab came into force on 21st February. The fine for people found to be spending their 45-hour weekly rest in the vehicle is a huge 2000 euros – one of the highest fines in Europe for this offence. Drivers […]

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NEWS FROM HMG

Tax it or lose it! The DVLA have started a new campaign targeting drivers who haven’t taxed their vehicles. Their new hard approach promises drivers of untaxed vehicles – if you don’t tax your vehicle on time the DVLA will take it away! The 11 areas of the UK being targeted have seen the highest […]

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LOK’NSTORE SELL SARACEN

UK self-storage operator Lok’nStore issued a pre-close trading update on 11 February which included details of the sell-off of Saracen Datastore Ltd to one of its competitors, Iron Mountain. Saracen Datastore are specialists in document storage and archive back-ups. The sale raised Lok’nStore £7.64m which it said it intended to use to fund ongoing investment […]

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UPDATE ON CROYDON FIRE

According to an online source, hundreds of the people affected by the fire at Shurgard’s Croydon storage depot are planning a legal challenge…

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GILETS JAUNES AND YOUR INSURANCE

Following an article from the BAR about the potential impact of the actions of ‘Gilets Jaunes’ protesters on your vehicles and staff, we asked two insurers to clarify the situation…

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TWENTYCI PREDICT SUBDUED HOUSE MARKET

TwentyCi has released their latest Property & Homemover Report, and as usual, it makes for fascinating reading. They are predicting that the market will remain subdued for…

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MORE ON RETAINING DRIVERS

The RHA issued a press release this month which states wages for HGV drivers are rising faster than inflation. This indicates that the driver shortage is worsening, and affecting all sectors.

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TIMES ARE CHANGING

A quick look at last week’s PropTech review by James Dearsley contained an interesting article from his company Unissu about the dynamic changes to the way small and even medium sized businesses are challenging the commercial property sector. It seems there is a hike in demand for ‘flex’ space and co-working. The argument is this […]

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