Any business that exhibits at events or holds regular large-scale meetings has probably come across two frustrating scenarios. First, the desperate need to find a long-lost pop-up banner at a moment’s notice, that someone is sure was put somewhere specific, but they just can’t remember where.
Second, the person whose desk space gets more and more encroached upon by the growing collection of paraphernalia that must be kept but is only actually needed once a year. The same can be said for a business’s evolving collection of Christmas decorations – no one wants to be surprised by a fake Christmas tree bursting out of a cupboard.
Sound familiar? The best solution is to store these items elsewhere, fully catalogued and ready for delivery to any event location you need.
Your items, where you need them
Events happen all over the place, which is why our teams are ready to deliver your items anywhere in Europe. Taking that a step further, we can even set up your events space for you. We spend time getting to know our clients and what they expect from their events so we can work as an outsourced member of that team.
Once the event is over, we can clean your items, pack them up and take them back to our storage facility until you next need them. Each item is photographed and the details added to our online system before it leaves the event. Even if you have a different staff member overseeing the event the following year, our online inventory will clearly display what you have in storage, so continuity is guaranteed. You can have complete peace of mind that nothing will be lost in transit.
Of course, you might have a dedicated events team that does the set-up and break down. In this case, we can simply deliver your items, then collect them again. If you think of us as an extension to your own team, we can dovetail into your own ways of working.
Flexible and affordable
One of the surprising truths about managed storage is that it works out cheaper than self-store. This is because you only pay for the space that you are using.
For example, you may need 3,000 sq ft of storage space for most of the year, but that goes down by 500 sq ft when you get out all the desks and chairs you need for your AGM. With managed storage, you only pay for the space you currently need.
The savings offered by this flexibility really add up over time, particularly if you factor in the amount you are saving on property costs by storing occasionally-used items elsewhere. A business’s calendar of events and meetings fluctuates year by year, but taking a managed storage option will ensure that you always have your items on hand when you need them – and that they’re safely out of sight and mind when you don’t!
To find out more about your options for storing infrequently used belongings elsewhere, get in touch with the CAMA team.