Bransgore is where it all began! The original business was set up by Charlie Hounsell on Sopley Army Camp. This business was born from Charlie, himself, having a business and storing items. There was a lot of spare space and he decided to rent some of it to external clients. A-Storage, in infancy, was borne!
From there he expanded the space and rented to more customers. Things moved quickly from there and the business, at that time, had over 100 internal units.
Mandy Pike joined the business in 2014 and, together, a business strategy was created. This meant that pricing was open, and on the website, and they centred customer services as their core value.
They were given notice that the site had been given planning permission for housing and so the hunt for an alternative site began. In 2015 Blue Gates was chosen. It is on a secure, gated site and offered privacy. They decided not to sign write the building for extra security and installed metal units with CCTV and FOB system entry. Based in the New Forest but a short car journey to Christchurch, the site was in a perfect location for people in and around New Forest, Ringwood and Southbourne areas. The site is surrounded by trees on three sides and a twitching pond on the other. This, again, offers an extra level of security. You can drive past the site and just not know its there! So, if you are looking for private, secure storage this site is the one for you.
Their customer focused approach and open pricing worked well with customers and they quickly filled with repeat business and recommendations. It continues to be a very popular and affordable prospect and achieved an 100% occupancy for five months last year!