The awards are designed to recognise the very best initiatives and achievements within the storage industry across Europe in the past year and the results were announced at the recent annual FEDESSA conference, held this year at the QEII Conference Centre in Westminster.
Our team were all thrilled that Sonia Pirie, our Operations Manager, was shortlisted as a finalist for the Outstanding Achievement Award. Sonia is a key member of our team having been with the business for over 10 years. She has a thoroughly dedicated approach and has carried out several roles within the business including Store Manager and her latest role, Operations Manager.
Sonia is a complete font of knowledge when it comes to the self storage business, she champions customers within the business and is adept at finding solutions for the numerous challenging storage requests that we receive. This category is always hotly contested and Sonia narrowly missed out on the award this time due to very strong competition. Nonetheless, we’re all really proud of Sonia – the business wouldn’t be where it is today without her endless dedication and performance.
We’re always exploring new ways to give our customers an exceptional storage experience and make the process as simple as possible. After all, self storage is something that is new to many people. Our latest endeavour, the launch of our virtual reality store tours, has earned us the FEDESSA Innovation Award for 2019. We were so delighted to receive this, particularly given the fierce competition this year from across Europe.
The tours can be accessed from the locations pages of our website and enable the viewer to have a complete look around our storage facilities from the comfort of their own sofa or office. When viewed through VR goggles, the viewer is transported to one of our locations, just as if they were there in person. You can look around our storage areas, view different sized units and get an idea of what you’re likely to fit in them, see our packaging products and loading areas and even get help in choosing a unit. Don’t worry, you can also view this on a computer or phone too.
So whether you’ve used self storage before, or are a complete novice, we’d encourage you to have a look at our VR store tours and sneak a peek inside our facilities. We’re sure you’ll be pleasantly surprised.