Robert Symon marks 20 years of success in the self storage sector

Local Stoke-on-Trent professional, Robert Symon, has celebrated an impressive 20 years of career success in the self storage sector.

Head of Operations for leading self storage provider, Ready Steady Store, Robert originally joined the self storage sector at grass roots level in 2004 where his day to day tasks ranged from meeting and greeting customers to patching roofs or painting walls and floors.

2016 marked a turning point for his career, when the small operator he was working for was acquired by Ready Steady Store, and – since this time – Robert has worked hard to embrace new challenges and opportunities, which culminated in him being promoted to Head of Operations for the growing self storage provider in 2023.

Focused on ensuring all sites operate to standard of excellence, Robert has since been responsible for core business functions, ranging from strategic planning, team management and business development to integrating and leveraging new technologies to ensure the brand remains at the forefront of the self storage industry.

Reflecting on the growth and evolution of the sector, Robert said: “One of the most profound shifts over the last 20 years has been the integration of technology into every aspect of our operations. From advanced security systems to online booking platforms, technology has revolutionised the way we serve our customers. Additionally, the industry has seen a tremendous influx of new sites opening, reflecting the growing demand for self storage solutions UK wide.

While I may not foresee another 20-year stint ahead, I am genuinely excited about the next phase of my career and the opportunities it holds. Here’s to continued growth, learning, and making a difference in this dynamic industry!”

Established in 2005, Ready Steady Store is one of the fastest growing self storage providers with cost effective storage units located in the Midlands, and South, North and East of England.

Earlier this month the business was recognised once again for its standards of excellence in three different categories at the Self Storage Association UK Awards 2024.

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