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Whatever business you’re in, space is almost always at a premium. That’s why we provide first-rate business storage that means you can store your equipment, documents or office supplies in a safe, secure place off-site for as long as you need.

Are you a business owner looking for ways to optimise your space? Do you need a secure, convenient solution for storing stock, materials, equipment, or important documents? Business storage units offer a range of benefits, such as cost-effective solutions, and improved productivity. Whether you’re a small start-up or a large corporation, utilising business storage can significantly improve the efficiencies of your business operations. 

Whether you are relocating, seeking a space to store your goods, or needing a secure location for your documents, you have come to the right place. Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) will provide detailed information on what items can and cannot be stored with us. With a wide range of unit sizes available and flexible agreements, Ready Steady Store is the perfect solution for all your business storage requirements. 


Why choose Ready Steady Store for business storage? 

No matter what type of business storage you need, or what you’re planning to store, you can rely on us to provide a secure solution, along with a whole host of other benefits: 

  • 24-hour access available 
  • 24-hour CCTV & security monitoring 
  • 23 stores throughout the UK 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Unique PIN code entry 
  • Individually alarmed units available in many locations  
  • Short b & long-term storage options with only a 28-day minimum term. 
  • Over 30 different sizes of storage unit to choose from 
  • Flexibility to change your unit size should you need more or less space  
  • Boxes, bubble wrap and other packing materials are available, should you need them 

Plus, if you’re a new customer, you’ll get 50% off for up to first 12 weeks! 


Our Business Storage Units 

We have more than 30 different-sized units ranging from 20sq ft to 2000sq ft, benefitting from at least 8ft high, means we can easily accommodate your business storage needs, no matter what you need to store or how long you need to store it. Contact your local storeto find out what size units are available.  

Remember, to make sure you only pay for the space you need, use our size estimator to get a good idea of the size you need, or speak to our storage experts. You can call them free on 0800 321 3211 (Option 2) and they’ll be more than happy to help you. 


Short-term and Long-term Business Storage 

One of the primary benefits of business storage is the ability to enhance productivity and promote growth. Cluttered office spaces can hinder employee efficiency. Using business storage for excess stock, equipment, or seasonal items, can declutter your office and create a more organised and productive workspace.  

Commercial storage or business storage units can be a valuable resource when your business undergoes relocations or renovations. By using Ready Steady Store as your self-storage provider, you are guaranteed a flexibility, convenience, and hassle-free solution, ensuring a smooth transition for your business. 

So, whatever your business or commercial storage needs Ready Steady Store has a safe and secure short and long term business storage solutions for you.  

Short term business storage can be a great solution when: 

  • You’re looking foroffice storagewhile you move or renovate your workspace 
  • You’re after somewhere safe to store your  equipment  while you’re working on site 
  • You need somewhere to temporarily house your stock or business surplus 

Long term business storage is ideal for when you: 

*Our minimum storage agreement for business customers is four weeks. 


How much does business storage cost? 

Business storage costs depend on the size of storage unit you need and how long you need it. They also depend on which part of the country you’re in, so can vary considerably. 

For example, on average, a 150 sq ft unit – big enough to store the contents of a 20ft shipping container – will cost: 

  • £28 per week* for up to the first 12 weeks in our northern stores 
  • £26 per week* for up to the first 12 weeks in our midlands stores 
  • £35 per week* for up to the first 12 weeks in our southern stores 

*All prices are inclusive of VAT and include the initial discount. 

Make sure you choose the right-size unit so you only pay for the space you need. Our size estimator can help you find the right size unit for your needs. If you do find that you need to change unit sizes for any reason, don’t panic. It’s easy to upsize or downsize, so just contact your store to arrange it. 

We also have an introductory offer for all new customers: you get 50% off for up to 12 weeks – perfect if you just need short term business storage. And if you need a longer term solution? We have regular discounts for you too. You can find out more about business storage costs on our blog


Business Storage Insurance  

The safety and security of your equipment and materials is essential, which is why your goods must be insured to store with us. As insurance is mandatory, it’s up to you to make sure that your stock, documents and tools are fully insured while they’re in storage, so you have the option to: 

  • Use the option of business storage insurance from Ready Steady Store (the cost of your insurance depends on the value of the items you store with us) 

You can find more details about our insurance policy requirements on our website. Our insurance includes: 

  • A new-for-old insurance policy specially developed for business storage that covers damage that might not be a part of your normal business insurance 
  • Insurance that’s fully approved by the Self Storage Association 

If you decide to stick with your existing business insurance, we require the following before you set up your business storage agreement: 

  • You’ll need to bring a letter from your insurer that confirms your policy details and clearly states that your policy matches our policy 
  • Check with us to make sure your business policy will be accepted. Give our team a call on  0800 321 3211 (Option 2) to discuss it 

You can read more information about business storage insurance and what it involves here. 


Frequently Asked Questions

What are business storage units? 

Business storage units at self-storage facilities are used by commercial, business or industrial customers. Businesses may need additional storage for a variety of reasons, including storing physical documents and records, warehousing, and storing excess or seasonal stock.  

Can I use a storage unit as a workshop? 

There are no legal restrictions on using a storage unit as a workshop. However, individual providers may have their own restrictions built into tenancy agreements. In the case of Ready Steady Store, we allow our customers to use storage units as a workshop as long no flammable or combustible materials – such as gas, petrol, oil, solvents or paint – are kept in the unit.   

What size storage unit do I need? 

It all depends on the type and the number of items you need to store. We have  30 different sizes of units, ranging from locker-sized to double garage. So whatever type of business storage you need, Ready Steady Store have you covered.   

You might need less space than you think – especially if you pack and stack items effectively – so make sure you speak to our customer service teamon 0800 321 3211 (Option 2) when making a decision. They’ll use their expertise to help you find the right business storage unit for your needs, and all at the right price. Plus, because our business storage options are flexible, you can easily increase or decrease the size of your unit. 

How much does it cost to rent a business storage unit? 

You can rent a business storage unit from as little as 60p per day, depending on the size you need (please note: our minimum business storage agreement is four weeks). Getting a quote online is an easy way to see how little your unit will cost.  

Do I get reduced rates for business storage? 

We don’t offer different rates for businesses, but the majority of our business customers take larger units, and these typically cost less per SQFT of space taken than smaller ones. Our prices include VAT, so if you are VAT-registered, there are further savings to be made. Don’t forget that with self-storage, there are no business rates, no lease, and no contract fees You can upsize or downsize your unit as your requirements change, so you only pay for the space you need. 

Please get in touch to discuss your requirements and our storage advisorswill make sure you get the best deal. 

How safe are my belongings when I store them with you? 

Security is extremely important to us, which is why we all our security features that have been approved by the UK Self Storage Associationand designed by leading industry experts. They include the following at most stores: 

  • 24 hour CCTV trained on entrances and exits across our premises, as well as monitoring activity inside out buildings (our staff monitor them during office hours, while our surveillance partner monitors them outside of office hours) 
  • High perimeter fencing  
  • Unique PIN access buildings and electronic gates (so only customers can access our stores outside office hours) 
  • Padlock and key access for peace of mind. Unlock your padlock using the corresponding key; you’re the only person who can access your belongings 

Our buildings are only accessible by PIN code access doors, meaning only our staff and customers can get access. We’re also able to record everyone who enters and exits as a result. Our units are only accessible by you, and some of our stores offer individually alarmed units for added peace of mind.  

Do I get reduced rates for bulk storage or a longer agreement? 

Discounts are available for longer-term agreements – just give us a call and speak to one of our storage advisors to discuss your needs and get the best deal.

How long is the minimum agreement? 

Four weeks, although you can physically store your items for a shorter period, you’ll still have to pay the minimum four weeks’ price, though. Looking to store for longer? No problem – there’s no maximum storage period, you just keep paying for a long as you need it. We recommend that you get in touch with us to discuss your storage needs, as we’ll make sure you get the best price for your stay. 

Are packing materials available? 

Yes. You can buy a wide range of packing material including tape, boxes and bubble wrap on our website. Alternatively, many of our stores offer a range of materials to buy from reception during opening hours. We’ve got you covered, whether you need cardboard boxes, packing tape or padlocks. 

Can I hire a van to help me move? 

Yes! We have van hire deals with Enterprise Van Hire. Our Enterprise deal includes: 

  • A full 24-hour hire period, meaning you can move when you want 
  • Van hire for just £49 per day 
  • A free pick-up option: Enterprise will collect you and drop you off at your nearest Enterprise location so you can pick up your van 
  • A Transit-size van 

Speak to your local store or our customer service team to find out more. Terms and conditions apply.  

Do you offer insurance for my belongings? 

Yes. Customer Goods Insurance is mandatory, so if you don’t already have a policy in place, you can easily set one up with us. Our new-for-old policy has been specially created for business storage and has been fully approved by the Self Storage Association. Find out more on ourinsurance page

As with any insurance policy, the price you pay for your cover depends on the value of your items. 

What does this insurance cover? 

Our insurance covers you for issues caused by: 

  • Fire, lightning, explosion, earthquake, aircraft or articles dropped there from 
  • Storm, flood, bursting and/or leaking pipes, ingress of water or other liquid substance 
  • Moths, insects or vermin from an external cause 
  • Theft accompanied by forcible and violent entry to or exit from the building or storage unit 
  • Riot, strike, civil commotion, malicious damage 
  • Impact by vehicles or railway rolling stock 

View our insurance pageto find out more, or read our summary of Ready Steady Store Insurance Cover

Is free parking available while I visit my storage? 

Yes! Because you’re a customer, you can park for free, which means unloading and packing your items is simple and easy. 

Still have a question about business storage? Find the answer in our FAQs. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Give our business storage experts a call for free on 0800 321 3211 (Option 2) and they’ll be happy to help you. 

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We also offer:

  • Drive-up units and direct access units - access directly from your vehicle without entering the building
  • Vehicle parking for secure long-term or overnight parking
  • A wide range of packing materials and cardboard boxes in our Box Shop