Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Make storage easy
  • Website:
  • UK locations:
    South East, South West, London, West Midlands
  • Contact
    • Kelly's Storage, Westfield Road, Slyfield Industrial Estate, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 1SB

About Kelly's Storage

What is it like to work for Kelly's Storage

My Manager
My Manager
All managers receive external one to one coaching on a monthly basis. They can use this time to process any issue they wish, it is entirely confidential and for their own personal and professional development. The company have delivered a year long programme of world class speakers to work closely with their senior management team. In order to support their Financial Controller the company engaged a part time Finance Director to mentor her through a period of growth and planning. Their marketing executive has been put through a CIM Certificate funded by the company and supported with paid study days. The senior management team run their own diaries and know that the company place great value on their personal and family lives. They believe that to alleviate stress at senior level it is important that they are present at children's sports days, partner's hospital appointments, school plays and all those things that being present at hopefully give one a really great work-life balance. They do not expect a 9-5 culture, they expect a high performing team who delivers on the goals and objectives of their business and their happiness is key to that. The company treat them like grown-ups and they behave like them -it is a culture of mutual respect.
By not providing a covered smoking area anywhere on or near their site and offering a financial incentive of £100 after 6 months of being cigarette free and another £100 6 months later, the company believe they do as much as possible to deter their employees from smoking and the aim is to provide a positive and supportive environment to do this in. In a similar vein Kelly’s Self Storage removed all their vending machines and replaced them with free, fresh fruit deliveries and equipped a full kitchen with ovens, hobs, pans, pots, knives, aprons, chopping boards - the works! - so that staff were able to prepare fresh food from scratch should they wish.  Their staff offer each other their training abilities and support when undertaking any of their Charity events. From helping someone who hadn't been on a bike since they were 12 to undertake a 45 mile to running a marathon, their employees have buddied up and supported each other all the way. A sporting theme runs through most things they do at Kelly's so even their family fun days are full of (very competitive) volleyball games, extreme rounders, tugs of war and football bulldog. The company recently brought physios and masseurs in house for all of their staff.  The company encourage an active, healthy lifestyle as part of their culture and it is self-perpetuating because they then attract people who are looking to or already pursue this type of lifestyle.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The main community initiative is Kelly’s Charity Event which was started 6 years ago. The company pay for and organise exceptional sporting events that provide huge fund raising opportunities for local charities who receive 100% of all money raised and with whom they aim to build long lasting relationships. To date the company have raised nearly a quarter of a million pounds, all of which has gone directly to charity. One of their directors is dedicated to this task and the staff are eager to volunteer to help at fund raising events, enter the races and bring along families and friends too. One member of staff entered the marathon twice to raise money for the main charity they support and another, who hadn’t ridden a bicycle in years, got into training and rode 25 miles for one of their cycle challenges. A matter of particular pride for the company is that a member of staff who has serious learning difficulties has ridden a bike and walked a treadmill in a gym to raise money for the charity they were supporting. Members of their sales team vie for the privilege of jumping into a Kelly’s kangaroo suit to promote their charity events. The company see their charity events as an innovative model of how a business can grow profitably by helping their community and simultaneously creating a fun and inspirational workplace for their staff.

Learn more about the 8 factors of workplace engagement here


  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Gym

    Companies offering free gym/ sports facilities or subsidised gym memberships with at least 50% of employees taking this up

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:


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  • Male : Female:

    75% / 25%


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