Who needs business storage?

Business storage is a practical solution for a variety of companies and organisations that require extra space to store their goods, equipment, or documents. Thanks to its versatility, commercial storage is suitable for a number of uses, with the potential to simplify operations for a multitude of businesses.

To help you understand more about this, we have created a list of  businesses and professions who might need business storage.

Retail businesses

Clothing stores, furniture stores, and electronics stores often need extra storage space to keep excess inventory or seasonal items. Business storage can offer a secure and temperature-controlled environment to keep these items safe and accessible.

E-commerce businesses

Online businesses that sell products may require storage space to store their inventory, particularly if they work out of a small office or home where storage space is limited.


Plumbers, electricians, and carpenters may need storage space to store equipment and tools when they are not in use. This can include larger items such as ladders and power tools, as well as smaller items such as screws and nails.

Professional services firms

Law firms and accounting firms may require storage space to store client files and documents. This is particularly important for firms that handle sensitive information, as business storage can provide an added level of security to protect client confidentiality. At Vanguard, we are proud to also offer a comprehensive and secure file storage service through our sister company, Vanguard Filebank. So if you’re in need of an outstanding document storage provider in London, Bristol or Manchester, look no further.

Non-profit organisations

Charities and community organisations may require storage space to keep donations, event supplies, and other items. Business storage can provide a cost-effective solution for these organizations, which may not have the budget to rent or purchase their own storage space.

Startups and SMEs

Small businesses and startups that are just starting out may not have the budget to rent or purchase their own office or storage space. Business storage can provide a flexible and affordable solution for these businesses, allowing them to store their inventory or equipment without committing to a long-term lease.

Seasonal businesses

Garden centres and Christmas stores may need additional storage space to keep their seasonal items when they are not in use. Business storage can provide a temporary solution for these businesses, allowing them to free up space during their off-seasons.

The benefits of business storage

Self-storage can enhance the smooth operation of your business. Whether you’re storing excess company equipment or using units as a stockroom, this flexible option of storing business belongings can bring many rewards. There are three key benefits to using self-storage for your business:

Low cost – Business self-storage units provide readily available space at an affordable cost. Ideal for smaller or e-commerce businesses that want to save money, the overheads of paying for a self-storage unit are a fraction of other types of rented space and do not require council tax or business rates to be paid.

Flexibility – Self-storage units offer a degree of flexibility that no other option can match, whether as retail storage, office storage, or stock storage. For example, you are not tied to a long-term contract and can exit the unit at short notice if necessary.

Security – Secure self-storage has all the measures in place to protect your stock and equipment, as it can be unwise to leave expensive items outside of a fully secure environment. Thanks to CCTV and other protection measures, it’s safe and secure to store your belongings.

Commercial storage facilities offer several benefits that can help companies improve their operations, make sure to read our article on the perks of commercial self storage for more.

Why choose Vanguard commercial storage?

Flexibility is crucial to the success of any business. You need the capacity to store vital but currently unneeded items or to downsize as your company demands. Unfortunately, not every business premises offers this kind of fluidity.

But that’s where Vanguard Self Storage units can help. We offer a range of secure business and office storage solutions for commercial clients across Bristol, London, and Manchester, from document storage to commercial stock storage units for retailers. Our facilities feature 24-hour CCTV, burglar alarms, and robust unit security including individually alarmed units, individual pin codes, and fire detection systems. With us, you can also expect the most customer-friendly storage service at the best rates.

Whether you’re a sole trader, a SME, or a large multinational organisation, we have the storage unit perfect for your needs!