Jon Gardner, Regional Director, SureStore

Jon has been working in the storage industry for 7 years and is Regional Director for all SureStore facilities in the north of England. When SureStore opened the doors of their very first facility in 2018, Bolton was chosen as the perfect town to debut their new and exciting approach to secure, safe storage, offices, retail spaces and warehousing. Having enjoyed a hugely successful debut and been so warmly welcomed by the business community of Bolton, the stage was set for the opening of SureStore facilities in Northwich, Cannock, Bury, Lichfield and most recently Stafford. Facilities in Burton, Wigan and Trafford will be open for business before the end of 2020.

Taking an active role in the local community and forging relationships with business owners, charities, sports associations and similar groups has proven to be an invaluable way to connect with the heart of what made Bolton the perfect choice to base the flagship SureStore facility. Jon’s personal development since opening the Bolton store can be attributed to that choice too. The welcome to the town has been overwhelmingly positive, and since taking the reins in the North area for SureStore, Jon has been nominated as the Self Storage Association UK Manager of the Year twice.

Raised by his sisters and the father of a daughter, Jon is very proud to have been asked to sit on the judging panel at the 2020 Inspire Women Awards, particularly in the HeforShe category. Gender equality and the importance of authentically recognising the roles of women in business is hugely important to Jon; indeed to SureStore as a whole. Jon plays an instrumental role in the recruitment of all SureStore staff and is proud of the representation of women working in all roles across the company.