Sipsmith: Handcrafted Gin Distillers

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“The local RSS unit means I can store bulk POS and general stock, reducing our carbon footprint and postage costs.” Charlene, Sipsmith

Back in 2007, Sipsmith set out to create the ‘world’s best London Dry Gin’. 13 years later they have expanded their offerings to include a wide variety of handcrafted gin, all made by their talented distillers in their Chiswick based headquarters.

The Challenge

As the business grew, the need for expansion across the UK became evident, and in 2017, Sipsmith recognised the need for a storage solution outside of London to keep their gin flowing to a wider customer base. But, with expensive business rates, contracts and leases hanging over them, finding the right cost-effective storage solution seemed tricky. That’s when they decided to go down a different route and got in touch with us here at Ready Steady Store, settling on a unit in our Worsley facility.

The Solution

With a range of flexible storage solutions, we were the perfect fit for Sipsmith’s Charlene Holt who, as the only team member based in the North West, required a flexible solution to support her in her role as the UK’s North Brand Ambassador.

At Ready Steady Store, we offer storage space that grows with your business. Currently, Sipsmith rent one of our 100sq ft units, however, over the years the business has made full use of our flexible storage solution, scaling up and down their unit sizes as their needs have evolved. 

Similarly, our range of additional services has freed Charlene up to focus on what’s important. She makes full use of our additional services, including our receipt and dispatch offering, which allows Ready Steady Store customers to send and receive important packages without having to be on the premises. 

We’ll sign for deliveries when they arrive and will send a text to let you know your packages have arrived, while we’ll also keep your items safe for you if you’re waiting for a courier to collect your items. Not only does this save you a massive amount of time but also prevents you from having to waste your day waiting around. 

From time to time, she also rents a car parking space for Sipsmith’s iconic Gin Cab, too. 

For Charlene, being the only member of staff not based in the London office provides its own challenges, but our facilities and expert customer service have helped:   

“​RSS has always been great with communication, letting me know when deliveries have arrived and keeping me up to date on things I need to know. The new team Karl and Nikko have gone above and beyond to help me – Nikko kept his eye out for a juniper delivery for an event and let me know the moment it arrived while Karl helped to organise the parking for the Gin Cab and arranged the invoice hassle-free. A really brilliant team!”

With the distillery and the bulk storage for the rest of the team located in London, our self storage mean that Charlene can instead focus on key aspects of the business instead of having to worry about constantly transferring stock from their Chiswick distillery:

“The local RSS unit means I can store bulk POS and general stock, reducing our carbon footprint and postage costs. I can also store large items such as pallet bars which only tend to be used in the summer months.”

Why store with us?

Our facilities are home to a number of businesses looking to maximise space, whether for stock storage, warehousing or for keeping excess equipment safe, while our units can go a long way towards lowering business costs and helping businesses become more sustainable or energy-efficient.

We offer all of our customers a range of differently sized units, and the flexibility to upsize or downsize according to individual needs. Want to find out more about our self storage facilities and how we can support your business? Give our storage experts a call now on 0800 321 3211 or find your local store today. You can also make full use of our size estimator to help you determine how much space you need.