Today we launch our brand new monthly “Partner spotlight” feature. Each month we will talk with one of our partner companies, to demonstrate how we can add value to our offering to you through companies we work closely with across various fields. Today it’s Gary Lloyd from “Space Station Storage” in Daventry. Space Station have a unique offering, and a very interesting history.

So how did it begin? 

Space Station was founded by former McClaren Formula 1 team manager Alastair Caldwell, way back in 1983. His career was a huge success with endless highlights, with the most notable being the glory years of 1974-76 and his management of legendary driver James Hunt. During his time with the F1, Alastair embarked on a world tour, and it was a trip to the US that sparked his idea for Space Station. After admiring the innovative self-storage facilities across the US, he decided to bring the business idea back across the pond, making Space Station one of the UK’s earliest storage pioneers.The very first Space Station store was opened in Colbrook in 1983, and quickly the business started to expand. 50 containers grew to 100, and before Alastair knew it a second site in Brentford (now known as Chiswick) was born. 1992 introduced the Isleworth store, followed by our Slough store in 1997.

The early noughties saw the launch of Uxbridge and Swiss Cottage, while Kings Heath and St John’s Wood opened later in 2015, and Cricklewood in 2018. Shrewsbury store joined the family in May 2021 followed by Daventry on 1st October.

What’s your role at Space Station Daventry? 

Having had a career mainly in the plant hire business, I understand that rolling out the red carpet to clients is the key to their success and repeat business. That’s my job! I’m there to help make life easy for them from the initial call or quote, through to arranging the removals for the client if needed and ultimately delivering their items into storage.

What makes Space Station different from other storage companies? 

Delivering standards of excellence is our vision at Space Station, and our Trustpilot ratings speak for themselves. We offer flexible storage units in a range of sizes, for both short and long-term hire. Whether you need a locker or an entire warehouse, our team can help you find the right solution. Every unit is individually locked and selected units are alarmed with PIN code access and 24hr CCTV, and thanks to our free removal service you won’t have to lift a finger to transport your belongings to your chosen Space Station store.

What kind of customers are you looking for? 

Any trades people, whatever the profession who need to store equipment in a safe and clean environment with 24/7 access. Domestically, families moving house whose house has sold before new house is ready to move into. Professionally, Will executers who have deal with property and belongings after a passing who could store internal belongings with us quickly enabling a vacated house sale to go through quicker.

What is your ideal catchment area to attract new customers?

Daventry, East and South side of Rugby including Villages such as Grandborough and Kilsby.

Are there any signs that people can look or hear out for that would be an opportunity to introduce your business and services?

People moving house, businesses using vans or garages to keep stock in. People already in storage as I can get free removals to transfer to us.

Please list your business USP’s?

Free Removals within 10 miles of Store, £10 per mile over 10 miles

6 month price fix if removals used.

Extra discount if no removals

£25 Amazon voucher for Customer and referee,

Do you have a story about your business or a client success story which can be shared?

Customers always think there is a catch to free removals. There isn’t. I had a bet with a guy who works in Ford’s who didn’t believe me and when I was proved correct he put numerous advertising materials on notice boards throughout the factory! Gary can be contacted on  01327 760137