Safestore Holdings

Safestore Holdings plc
Public (LSE: SAFE)
Industry Storage
Founded 1998
Headquarters Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, UK
Key people
Alan Lewis, [Non-executive Chairman[1]]
Frederic Vecchioli, [CEO[2]]
Revenue £104.8 million (2015)[3]
£134.2 million (2015)[3]
£108.7 million (2015)[3]
Website Official website

Safestore is the UK’s largest and Europe’s second largest provider of self-storage.[4][5] It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.


Safestore was founded in the UK in 1998,[6] and floated on the Alternative Investment Market that year. In 2003, the company delisted from the Alternative Investment Market after a Bridgepoint-backed £39.8 million Management Buyout led by Steve Williams (Chief Executive at the time).[7]

In 2004, Safestore acquired Mentmore plc[8] for £209 million who were trading under the ‘Spaces’ brand in the UK and as the ‘Une Pièce en Plus’ (UPEP) brand in France. UPEP were co-founded in 1998 by the current Safestore Group CEO Frederic Vecchioli.[9]

The company has been listed in the London Stock Exchange since 2007.[10] In April 2013, Safestore was converted into a real estate investment trust (REIT).[11]


Their principal operations are located in the UK, where it has 95 stores including two business centres and a further 24 stores in Paris trading as Une Pièce en Plus. In addition, there are 12 Space Maker stores under management.[12][13][14][15]


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  2. "FE Investegate -Safestore Hldgs plc Announcements - Safestore Hldgs plc: Directorate Change". Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  3. 1 2 3 "Safestore Holdings plc : Annual report and accounts 2015" (PDF). Retrieved 29 February 2016.
  4. "Investors' Room :: Safestore Plc - MoneyAM - Free Share Prices, Stock Quotes, Charts, News, Level2". Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  5. "Safestore Holdings plc - Shareholders approve REIT". Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  6. Soros makes a loss in Safestore's £40m management buyout Independent – 22 August 2003
  7. "Bridgepoint / Safestore to IPO at 240p per share". Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  8. "Experts Put Safestore on Track for Expansion". Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  9. "Directorate Change". Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  10. "SAFESTORE HOLDINGS PLC ORD 1P - London Stock Exchange". Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  11. "SAFE". Interactive Investor. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  12. "FE Investegate -Safestore Hldgs plc Announcements - Safestore Hldgs plc: Notice of Results". Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  13. "Safestore Holdings Plc's "Buy" Rating Reiterated at Numis Securities Ltd (SAFE) - Ticker Report". Ticker Report. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  14. "Change of Auditor". Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  15. "Self Storage – opportunity or threat to movers?". Retrieved 3 June 2015.
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