Lock Stock operates 18 container-based self-storage facilities in Wales
February 12, 2020: Lock Stock Self-Storage is celebrating a company milestone of reaching 3,000 units. The company is launching a contest for small-business owners, the competition will award one winner a ?3,000 cash prize, one year of free storage at a Lock Stock facility valued at ?5,000 of his choice and business mentoring, according to the source. The contest will be open to new and existing tenants.
The contest is “Lock Stock Business Dragons,” will be modeled after “Dragon’s Den,” a BBC reality-TV show that gives entrepreneurs three minutes to pitch their business idea to five multi-millionaires and entice them to invest. In the Lock Stock version, contestants must submit a written business idea. A short of list of finalists will compete by pitching their concepts in a grand finale to the judges, the judging panel include Mike Trow, a Lock Stock property manager, and Will Jones, business-relationship manager for HSBC Bank.
The package for winner also includes HSBC lending opportunities, two one-hour one-on-one sessions with Will Jones looking at business strategy and growth, valuable networking opportunities and an overall mentoring process.
“The idea behind this, to give some positive support that makes a real difference to a business, is a real winner and we were delighted to be involved.” Said by Jones.
“We are very excited to launch our ‘Business Dragons’ competition, which is aimed at helping someone turn their bright idea into entrepreneurial reality. Our storage parks are at the heart of our communities, and so many of our units are already helping people grow their businesses; in some of those parks, over 60 percent of our units are taken by businesses. It is with this in mind that we wanted to offer a local person with a great business idea the chance to make their dream reality without many of the start-up costs, which can be so prohibitive when you make that first, scary step.” Said by Mike Trow.
Lock Stock Founded in 1999 by brothers Nick and Shon Powell. The company offers 3,000 self-storage containers across its properties. Lock Stock provides 24-hour access and the sites have video surveillance. It also offers moving services through its “Take Stock” van fleet.