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Fire, Flood and Earthquake – Then What?

Join Darren Marshall, General Manager of Kennards Self Storage with other panel members as they recount the difficulties they overcame when hit by disaster. How did they manage the situation, the fallout, and the cleanup? Importantly what lessons were learnt? For more information on the SSAA (Self Storage Association of Australasia) conference please visit https://www.selfstorage.org.au/ssaa-convention

“Low taxes Will Drive Growth, says Sam Kennard”

SamKennardTheAustralianNewspaperMichael Roddan of The Australian interviews Sam Kennard, Published on November 23rd, 2015.

Self-storage mogul Sam Kennard, the Liberal Democratic Party candidate vying for Joe Hockey’s recently abdicated North Sydney seat, says Australia should become a tax haven to encourage investment and job creation.

Mr Kennard, who is the managing director of the $1 billion self-storage company that bears his name, said a dramatically lower tax regime and less red tape would foster economic growth, even if it brought increased competition to the sector that Kennards Self Storage now dominates.

The comments came ahead of the North Sydney by-election, which takes place early next month, sparked by the retirement of former federal treasurer Joe Hockey.

Mr Kennard’s Liberal Democratic Party, one of 13 parties running for the seat, rose to prominence after outspoken NSW senator David Leyonhjelm was elected in 2013.

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Time To Put Red Tape In Storage

Daily-Telegraph-Dec-3-2015-Article-Sam-KennardThis Op-ed by Sam Kennard was published in the Daily Telegraph on Thursday December 3rd, 2015.

CANBERRA’S parliament house would make a fantastic new ­location for the company I manage, Kennards Self Storage. It has 4500 secure, air-conditioned and easy to access rooms, many of which are not used for anything useful most of the time.

Imagine turning the nation’s greatest sinkhole for taxpayers’ money into a money spinner. But my dream of filling the Great Hall with storage units is not why I am running as a candidate in the North Sydney by-election.

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Shopping online and never home to accept deliveries? Use Click & Collect at Kennards.

Kennards Click and Collect

We’ve all checked the mail and found a ‘We’re Sorry We Missed You’ card at some point.

With online shopping more popular than ever Kennards Self Storage have partnered with the team at ParcelPoint to provide Click & Collect.

The concept is simple. Shoppers now have the option to have goods delivered to an alternate address, just choose your closest Kennards.

Our team will accept delivery on your behalf and customers are sent an SMS notification when the goods have arrived. Deliveries are held ready to collect at a time which suits you.

For many consumers this means they can pick up their delivery during their lunch break, after work, or over the weekend with all centres open 7 days a week.

ParcelPoint approached us to see if we would be interested in our centres becoming delivery points for online shoppers. We could immediately see the benefit, they have the technology and we have the space.

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Infamous Self Storage Property from Silence of the Lambs to be Sold

silence of the lambsIn a gripping scene of Silence of the Lambs, FBI trainee Clarice Starling, played by Jodie Foster, seeking clues to resolve the capture of a serial killer (known as Buffalo Bill) visits Your Self Storage to find a severed head. The clue leads to the deeper involvement of Hannibal Lecter in the case to assist profile the murderer.

It seems that Your Self Storage actually exists as an operating storage business in a large multi storey warehouse in Pittsburg, and is about to be sold at auction.

It is confidently assumed that no more grim evidence of a Buffalo Bills crimes exist in the building.

Silence of the a Lambs was filmed in 1990 and released the following year.

The property will be auctioned on April 24th.

Read more: ‘Silence of the Lambs’ film site in Point Breeze for sale

Author: Sam Kennard, Managing Director, Kennards Self Storage

Kennards Mobile Site Goes Live!

28137-find-your-spaceKennards Self Storage has now launched its web site specifically for mobile phones.

The functionality and user-experience has been overhauled to provide an elegant, friendly and fast service to people using smaller phones.

Smart phones with location services enabled will quickly find the nearest Kennards Self Storage centre and with another touch or two the centre can be easily called or a real-time quote provided.

The appeal of the new mobile site has been proven with immediate strong usage and reservation rates.

To have a look check our Australian mobile web site: www.kss.com.au (on your smart phone)

Or New Zealand go here: www.kennards.co.nz

Author: Sam Kennard

Kennards Submission to Federal Parliamentary Inquiry in to Family Business

Kennards Self Storage is a proud family owned business with its inception dating back to 1973 when the late Neville Kennard built the first self storage in Australia. Neville Kennards original successful enterprise was Kennards Hire, which he also took over from his father.

Our family have a rich and proud history of family business success.  In this regard, we have made deliberate strategic decisions to enable our business to survive and thrive for the long term, over multiple generations of ownership. We are also members of Family Business Australia (FBA). This has been a valuable place to learn about creating a sustainable family business.

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