L&R Announce Exciting Acquisition

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I am delighted to announce that we have completed the purchase of the self-storage and archive management business carried out of 1st Self Access Storage at Arkwright House, Lawden Road, Birmingham, one of the region’s oldest storage businesses.

I firmly believe you must keep moving forward, although with this acquisition I had to make an exception. 1st Self Access Storage holds great childhood memories for me, in the school holidays, I would spend hours at Arkwright House. My Dad worked in the building in the early/mid 90s, on behalf of his clients, whom would rent units at 1SAS to store their archive files and boxes.

Not a bad view from the roof of our new home!

My older sister and I would use the 80,000 sq. ft. warehouse as a big playground especially the empty self-storage units. Games of ‘hide and seek’ would last for hours, mainly because I was the one hiding, some years on it transpired she wasn’t actually looking for me!

When my Dad (“Dave”) and Uncle Gerry landed a storage unit of their own over in Oldbury in 2002, our visits became less frequent. When we did return, great memories would always come flooding back, plus we had made great friends there, so a catch-up and a cup of tea was always in order.

20 years on and it’s an honor to be returning as the Managing Director of L&R. 1st SAS is a fantastic business, it’s built around great people, who strive to ensure their clients receive the best possible service, a foundation that L&R is built upon. It has been a real pleasure to get to know the team over the past few weeks, I could not have asked for a warmer welcome.

It is very much business as usual, it is my intention to make contact with every client over the coming months. I am looking forward to meeting and working with you in this exciting new chapter.

It really is an exciting time for everyone involved at L&R, the existing staff, our newest team members and of course our clients. As for me, I have stepped back to the future, but it feels like we are just getting started……

Steve Rose



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