In a recent study conducted by chartered accountants, UHY Hacker Young, Croydon came out on top in the top 10 fastest growing economies, with an annual growth of 9.3%. The newly regenerated town beat out some of its more established neighbours, including the UK’s capital.
The reason for Croydon’s sudden growth? The increase of tech, fintech and creative businesses that are flocking to the town. Tech companies have been seen popping up throughout Croydon within the last 10 years, and now over a thousand tech and creative businesses call Croydon their home.
Croydon Tech City
One of the biggest support systems for new startups in Croydon is Croydon Tech City. The non-profit organisation helps to nurture the town’s growing tech sector. The organisation helps to provide workspaces, events and support for any new startup looking to grow and evolve.
How Croydon is becoming an alternative to London
Over the past few years, we’ve seen both business and personal rent prices shoot up in central London. This has had a huge effect on new startups in the area, and where they choose to set up their businesses.
Croydon has seen London’s tech sector slowly migrate from the city to its more affordable area. Croydon’s amazing transport links into central London and to Gatwick airport mean that it’s easy to travel when needed, saving a huge amount of money for business owners.
Not only is there an increase in tech startups, but Croydon has been on a 10 year long regeneration, to help bring more business and families to the area. With redevelopments planned for the town centre, Croydon is looking set to keep growing over the next few years.
How to use business storage in Croydon
Our Croydon self-storage location is ready and waiting to help the influx of tech businesses with their business storage needs. We understand that getting your business up and running can be a messy affair and take up a huge amount of time and space. That’s why we offer varied sizes to suit any need and easy to access whenever you need to.
We provide CCTV and security at all of our locations, you can even access the site by simply keying in the code on your smartphone at the gate. Store any equipment, documents or other items you may have lying around, that may be getting in the way of your daily business tasks.
Our Croydon self-storage location is situated on the rooftop of Q Park Surrey Street, the perfect central location for any business looking for storage. To find out more about our Croydon location, just get in touch through our booking form.