Storage business HomeStore in Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich enjoys record rentals for flexible self storage
Small businesses have been taking advantage of flexible storage space offered by Bury St Edmunds firm HomeStore.
The company, which offers domestic and commercial self storage, has recorded its most successful year to date with more than 80 per cent of its units rented out.
Established 14 years ago as part of removals business Safepac the firm has seen a significant increase in customers over the past two years.
It operates storage at the Anglian Lane Industrial Estate in Bury St Edmunds and at Ransomes Europark in Ipswich.
Domestic customers use the facility to house items they cannot store at home on a temporary or permanent basis and increasing numbers of commercial customers are finding the units ideal for their business stock.
Martin Tuck, managing director, said: "This has been our busiest year to date with the highest percentage of units now rented out. We have seen and increase from 60 per cent to 80 per cent of our capacity now in use.
"We have a growing number of people operating mail order businesses including those trading on E-bay who need access 24/7 as well as our reception service to receive deliveries in their absence."
Tina Parker who ran a gift and home accessories shop in Bury until last year now runs an online business Enspire Gifts using HomeStore as a base for her range of goods.
She said: "Going online seemed the way forward provided I had somewhere to store stock which I could access any time I wanted. HomeStore seemed the ideal solution for me with its flexible rental agreements, secure units with insurance included and access 24/7. The option for reception staff to receive goods when I was not there was also attractive."