When we opened the first Cookes Storage Service in Sutton Coldfield we knew that we wanted to build strong relationships with our local community. We are, after all, part of Cookes Furniture, a family-owned business established in 1946. We know that family – local and business – is important.
Now, eight years later, we’re proud of all we’ve accomplished. But as it’s been a while since we introduced ourselves, we thought it was time for a catch up.
About Cookes Storage Sutton Coldfield
Where are we? We’re located just off the Kingsbury Road in Minworth, which makes us very easily accessible. We’re also lucky enough to be right next to the Plantsbrook Nature Reserve, a beautiful local resource. The reserve is 26 acres, most of which is taken up by ponds. There is a wildflower meadow and small woodland, and the whole reserve is buzzing with wildlife. It’s a great place for locals to visit and relax, and for school children to explore with rangers or teachers to learn more about wildlife and the natural environment.
When you visit us, you’ll find our car park right in front of the doors with handily placed trolleys to help you unload and take your boxes and furniture to your own secure unit. We are always ready to welcome you with a cuppa and talk you through any questions about renting your unit you might have.
Supporting business growth in Sutton Coldfield
Come into the reception, and you’ll be greeted by our manager, Debbie, or one of the team. Debbie is also our business liaison and spends time meeting with owners and entrepreneurs who are exploring the benefits of a storage unit to grow their business. We are active in supporting growth in the area and offer discounts for local businesses. We are also active in networking groups which means we can promote our customers as well as ourselves while we’re out and about.
We know that business growth in the area helps us all, so we’re always ready to go one step further. As well as self-storage space, we provide a door-to-door service. So, if you need to move your office furniture into storage while you renovate, or preserve files in your secure unit for record-keeping, we can collect and move your items into your locker for you, saving you valuable time.
Our contracts are flexible too, which means your unit size can grow with your business. That means you don’t have to pay for space you aren’t using, and if you just need short-term options for seasonal use, we can help there as well.
Extra services in the community
Cookes are not just here for local businesses. We are proud of our record for supporting the local community too. Over the years we’ve been active in supporting charities. We provide short term services for some, such as acting as a drop box for Toys 4 Tots, providing boxes for annual YMCA sleep outs or donating space for hedgehog rescue.
We’ve also been long term supporters of other local charities, such as Buddy Bag Foundation and Variety Club Children’s Charity. The wider Cookes Furniture family have been taking part in the Royal Sutton Fun Run for years.
We are firm believers of giving back to the community that we are part of. That’s why we also offer a one-hour free collection to anyone within a 5-mile radius of B76. If this is something you think would help you, please get in touch to find out more.
We hope that gives you a little more insight into who we are. As part of the Cookes Furniture family, we’re a name you can trust. We’d love to meet you too. Just drop in, and we’ll tell you more about how you can make the most of a little extra space for your home or business.
Beautiful Stratford-upon-Avon is a known for its fabulous views, a charming town centre and, of course, its theatre. It’s built on history and tourism. But, what keeps it thriving is the multitude of businesses, small, independent and high street brands, that keep the streets vibrant and commerce flowing.
Our own business, Cookes Storage Service, opened here around five months ago. We’re a family-ownedbusiness started by Cookes Furniture, which has over 75 years of experience in exceptional customer service. And, as a family business we know the importance of being part of the community. So, we’ve taken time to get to know exactly how we can be part of Stratford-upon-Avon, and how we can give back as well.
The face of Cookes in Stratford-upon-Avon
It’s important to us that when you come into our self-storage facility, for a look about or to pop into your own unit, you’re greeted by a welcoming face. Those faces are likely to be either Louise, our site manager, or Carl, our sales assistant.
Our team are ready to answer all your questions about self-storage and our flexible contracts. The most common question has to be “Which size unit will I need?”. We do have a handy guide on our website, but we are always up for the challenge of a little mental maths as we help you calculate square feet. We’re also pretty good at advising you on packing, so you can maximise on your space by safely piling things up as well as around your unit.
Cookes in the community
We love being involved in the town. It’s our home as well as place of business. Cookes is a proud member of the Stratford-upon-Avon BID, which allows us to be a visible part of the community. We work alongsideother businesses to support initiatives and events that bring in visitors and keep our town buzzing.
We are also members of the Chamber of Commerce, which is another great way for us to meet local business owners and find ways to work together. Small businesses are the lifeblood of the local economy, and we are always keen to help them out.
Self-storage offers so much potential for a small business. Being a secure facility means we are a far better option that your garden shed or commercial van for keeping all your tools and equipment safe, or as a spare room to keep boxes of stock out of the way of your family. Open your own small storage unit and you’ve got a home for your business that’s cost effective and closes when you want it to.
That’s why we offer 10% off the original quotation if you are a local business. Just come on in to find out more.
Supporting local charity
Cookes is also committed to supporting local charities. Since they opened in 2015 our sister store in Sutton Coldfield has been helping charities in the Midlands by collecting funds, offering discounted storage space or acting as a drop zone for seasonal donations.
Now it’s our turn to help charities here in Stratford. We’ve recently provided discounted space to a charity after their own building was knocked down. But we know we can do more. So, if you are a local charity that needs a helping hand, please get in touch to see whether we can help. We consider every request.
Proud to be part of the Cookes family
We have very much enjoyed settling in over the last five months. We’ve been welcomed by the local community with open arms, and we can’t wait to be more involved. So, whether you’re a business in need of a home, a family in need of a spare shed, or just moving home, we have a solution for you. Give us a call. We’re here to help you.