Safestore shortlisted for prestigious Investors in People Awards 2018

Safestore, the UK's No.1 for choice in self storage, has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been shortlisted in the Gold Employer of the Year 250+ category in The Investors in People Awards 2018. 


Founded in 1998, Safestore, a FTSE 250 company, provides flexible, secure and affordable storage solutions nationwide for home owners/movers and businesses of all sizes. Safestore’s recent growth has been supported by the recent acquisitions of Space Maker and Alligator Self Storage. Based in Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, Safestore employs 75 staff at Head Office level with over 500 employed in self storage centres across the UK.

The Awards celebrate the best people management practices amongst Investors in People accredited businesses. This year, Winners will be celebrated at a spectacular awards ceremony and dinner at the Roundhouse, London on 28 November 2018. The Finalists represent the best performers in people management worldwide.
The 13 Awards categories recognise the organisations that have achieved the highest standards. There are a range of Awards categories, focusing on the main elements of what it means to be an Investor in People, from Excellence in Leadership and Management to Excellence in Social Responsibility, Leader of the Year and Best Newcomer. A new Excellence in Health and Wellbeing category has also been introduced in 2018 for organisations who hold the coveted Investors in People Health and Wellbeing Award. The Investors in People Awards provide the opportunity to benchmark against high performing organisations on a global scale.
Frederic Vecchioli, Safestore’s CEO, said: “It is a privilege to be shortlisted for this award; a clear indication of the dedication and hard work the team has invested in the business. We truly believe that our employees are our most valued asset and therefore we strive for excellence in every area of our organization. To be recognized with this award by Investors in People is a powerful testament to our long-term commitment to our employees.”
Paul Devoy, Head of Investors in People, said: “The quality of entries for The Investors in People Awards never ceases to amaze me, and 2018 has been no different. We are privileged to work with thousands of incredible organisations and it brings me great pride and pleasure that we are able to highlight and celebrate this excellence through our Awards.”
For the full shortlist and more information about Investors in People please visit

The Investors in People Awards are proudly sponsored by Activate Apprenticeships, Banbury Litho, CIPD, Employee Engagement Awards, Gaudio Awards and Troup Bywaters + Anders.


For more information about Safestore, please contact Wanjiku Calver at
About Safestore self storage
Safestore is the UK’s largest (and Europe’s second largest) provider of self storage solutions. Our principal operations are located in the UK, where we have over 120 stores including two Business Centres with a further 27 stores in Europe.  Whether you need self storage for household, business or student purposes, and short term storage, long term storage or seasonal self storage, you’ll find exactly what you need with Safestore.  More information is available at
About Investors in People
Investors in People is the Standard for people management. The international Standard defines what it takes to lead, support and manage people well for sustainable results. Investors in People works with thousands of top businesses across the world, from Allianz Insurance, McDonald’s restaurants, to Brompton Bikes. With a community of 8,000 organisations across 75 countries, successful accreditation against the Standard is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustained success.

Based on a tried and tested framework and a rigorous process of assessment, organisations that meet the Investors in People Standard proudly display their accreditation to the world because they understand that it’s people that make the difference.

1 August 2018

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