The franchise will cover the South of England, including Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset
easyStorage welcomed its first franchisees based in Dorset, covering the South of England, expanding the reach of the no-frills, mobile storage offering in the UK.
Family and business partners, Spencer Bowley, Anita Bowley and Connor Budny will offer easyStorage in Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire and Somerset, available to the public and commercial businesses alike following its launch this week.
easyStorage, part of the easy family of brands founded by Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou, promises affordable self-storage, up to half the price of traditional set-ups. Unlike traditional self-storage, easyStorage brings easyPods to customers’ doors, where they are loaded and transported to an easyStorage secure facility. By using easyPods, they can be stacked high and deep for maximum efficiency, without wasting valuable real estate. With better space utilisation, easyStorage is able to store more in each depot and pass the savings it makes on to its customers.
Between them, Spencer and Anita have valuable experience and run other local businesses in the area. Spencer’s son, Connor, is a marketing graduate setting out on his first business venture.
The storage facility will initially operate out of Bournemouth but the team plan to have multiple storage locations across the territory as the team and storage business grow.
Nigel Dawson, franchise director and co-founder of easyStorage, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Spencer, Anita and Connor to our franchise offering in the UK and welcome them to the easyStorage team. They will be providing their customers in the South of England with affordable mobile storage from their base in Dorset and their ambition and drive are well-suited to the easyStorage brand. Our comprehensive training and investment in smart technology mean they can really hit the ground running and we look forward to the launch of their business franchise.”
Spencer Bowley added: “As multi-business owners, we are really excited to start this new venture with a product, brand and USP we really believe in. We heard about the opportunity through a business network we regularly meet with and it was too good not to pursue. It will be the first time my son, Connor, is part of the business and he has hit the ground running. We are a strong family business with the attention to detail and drive needed to make everything we do as successful as we can, and our new easyStorage venture will be no exception.”
The franchise has been designed to be a relatively low cost of entry, with no need for franchisees to have their own warehouse initially, as easyStorage provides the storage facilities. Something that has helped Spencer, Anita and Connor who are able to start right away but plan to own their own storage facility from year two of trading.