There’s been much debate around what will happen once government rules allow people to head back to offices.

The pandemic has changed many businesses beyond recognition. Some major retailers – such as Thorntons and Debenhams – have become online only sales outlets. Some office-based companies have declared they don’t ever see the need to return to formal workspaces given how productive people are being working from home. It’ll certainly help companies save £££s in rent. And will we ever get back to having as many face-to-face business meetings, or travelling as much as we once did for work, now everyone has seen how things can be done via Zoom?

Self storage for business can help plug a lot of the gaps left behind. Self storage units are the ideal place to store stock. Many online retailers already use McCarthy’s Storage World for so called ‘pick and pack’ operations. In other words, they use it to store stock, and when an order is placed they come to their business storage unit and pack up the items, ready to be sent out. Couriers can even pick up from our premises, so it’s as straightforward as can be.

All of our storage units can be supplied with lighting, power, heating and WiFi, meaning it’s easy to work from them, updating stock lists or databases as you go. For new businesses and entrepreneurs which may not have any other business space, it makes it much easier being able to have a place away from the kitchen table to get things done. You can reclaim your garage or your spare room from mountains of stock or equipment – and be confident everything is being kept safe and secure. Only you have the key to your storage unit, and there’s unique pin code access to the building, so we can keep track of who is around.

We now have five Yorkshire-based self storage centres – in Leeds, York, Huddersfield, Harrogate and Wakefield. All of them are conveniently located and have plenty of free parking. You can pitch up with your van or car and unload or load at a time which is convenient for you. Some of our centres even have drive up storage units.

Our storage centres all have lifts and trolleys and equipment is available if needed to help you transport your items from vehicle to storage unit.

And should you realise you need to scale up, scale down or depart your business storage unit, just let us know and we’ll sort that for you. There’s no lengthy or complicated contracts required!

If you also require some flexible office space – why not consider our serviced offices in Leeds and York. Based in the same location as our self storage centres, many businesses benefit from having work space and storage space together. In York we also have the ability to offer trade counter space. Both locations offer modern and welcoming offices, which are great for small businesses or satellite offices. Or perhaps the space could work as a hot desk for your company, with employees just using the desks as needed. The premises include a manned reception, shared kitchen and bathrooms, meeting rooms and breakout spaces. There’s even a roof terrace! And everything – including high speed broadband and business rates – is included on one easy to understand bill. It couldn’t be easier.

If you think self storage might be able to help your business, get in touch!