Top tips: How to make the most of your LinkedIn profile…

March 19, 2020

LinkedIn is constantly growing as a social media platform and now has over 600 million people registered. LinkedIn can be an effective tool for digital marketing, but it is also great for building communities and gaining relationships with people in similar industries. I have been using LinkedIn for a number of years now (and gained […]

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Top tips: How can a community website benefit my school lettings?…

March 10, 2020

Most schools will have a dedicated website which focuses on; providing important notices to parents, informing academic progress and achievements, supplying staff details, promoting the school to prospective students and more.  But not all will have a website which specifically targets the community and how local people can become involved with the school. How can […]

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Top tips: Getting started with your school lettings operations…

March 10, 2020

You’ve decided to let out your facilities for hire.  So now what?  There’s certainly a lot to think about, from how to manage the administration of running a lettings programme, to how you will showcase your facilities to potential hirers.  But what about managing the operational side of things; ensuring your staff are equipped to […]

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Top tips: 5 reasons to try an online lettings management system…

February 21, 2020

A lettings management system can help bring real efficiencies to your lettings administration, allowing you more time to focus on other areas of your business, whilst potentially boosting your lettings income. For those venues who currently operate a paper-based or offline system, we’ve outlined our top 5 reasons to make the move on-line. 1. Easily […]

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Top tips: How to boost your lettings enquiries with Facebook…

February 4, 2020

If you’re currently offering community use through letting your school facilities, or if this is something you’re looking into, our top 5 Facebook tips will help you to easily create and grow your online presence. Name & Profile Picture – Having a relevant name and recognisable profile picture is important. You can use your school name, […]

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Thinking about investing in a multi-use games area or resurfacing a current one?  Here’s our handy guide to help you decide which surface will best suit your needs…

January 30, 2020

A multi-use games area or MUGA can generate sizable levels of income if let out to the local community.  Not only are they a great revenue generator but MUGAs also allow for multiple sports to be played on just one surface, excellent if you have space constraints, but they’re also durable enough to cope with […]

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New Business Development Manager strengthens our BookingsPlus team!…

January 7, 2020

As of the new year, we are pleased to welcome Domenico Forgione to the team.  Dom has spent the last two years working within our BookingsGuru team, marketing our customers’ facilities for hire and promoting the many community activities taking place across our portfolio of venues.  Dom will now focus on seeking new business opportunities […]

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Helping the fight against cancer with every step…

December 17, 2019

Julie Moorhouse, our Regional Manager in the North, talks about her fundraising efforts in aid of Macmillan Cancer Research. Over the weekend of 13th and 14th July, a group of friends and I completed a 40-mile hike from Brampton, Cumbria to Newcastle’s Quayside along the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall, which runs a total […]

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Kristis celebrates 1 year at BookingsPlus…

December 17, 2019

Kristis joined the BookingsPlus Development team in August 2018.  He is one of our team of in-house developers dedicated to improving and updating our BookingPlus platform, ensuring users get the best and most secure online experience. As we gear up for our biggest development project so far, bringing some brand-new and exciting features to our […]

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Our top 5 social media marketing tips…

December 17, 2019

Dom Forgione is our in-house marketing expert and it’s his job to promote all of our clients’ facilities to potential hirers,getting the word out about events and activities taking place. Here, Dom shares his tried-and-tested top 5 tips for social media marketing – helping you to grow your presence online, increase bookings and your lettings […]

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And the winner is…

November 12, 2019

This year’s Open Your Space Awards, recognising strong partnerships between venues and their local community, received a host of entries from across the country.  We were delighted to welcome guest judge Lara Newman, Chief Executive of LocatED, who selected Pelton Community Centre as the overall winner from our five finalists. Lara said: “Here at LocatED […]

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2019 Open Your Space Finalists Announced…

November 4, 2019

We are pleased to announce our 5 finalists have now been selected in this year’s Open Your Space Awards.  The Awards are open to all UK Secondary Schools as well as our BookingsGuru and BookingsPlus customers and aim to recognise string partnerships between schools or community venues and their local community. This years finalists are […]

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BookingsPlus is helping healthcare estates unlock its assets…

September 19, 2019

Publication: Hospital Hub (Hub Publishing) Date: September 2019 Link to full article: https://hubpublishing.co.uk/technology-is-helping-the-nhs-unlock-its-greatest-untapped-asset-its-estate/ For many years, alarm bells have sounded over the squeeze on NHS budgets, as demand for its services rise. NHS England bosses recently warned that hospital patient safety is at risk because of a £4bn cut to capital funding. At the same time, […]

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Smart Software, BookingsPlus, can help schools bring in new income…

September 13, 2019

Published by: Technology & Innovation Date: September 2019 Link to full article: https://www.teachwire.net/news/is-your-school-for-hire-2 With the rise of the twenty first century classroom, individual mobile devices and interactive whiteboards have become a common feature of the education landscape, and UK schools now spend £900m annually on edtech. However, whilst the adoption of modern learning tools has been […]

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BookingsPlus lettings platform helps schools rent out void space…

August 6, 2019

Published by: PlaceTech Date: August 2019 Link to full article: https://placetech.net/analysis/kajima-platform-helps-schools-rent-out-void-space Technology has already revolutionised many aspects of the public realm, notably in education, with some universities offering courses entirely based online, many institutions recording their lectures so that students do not miss out, and many schools providing learners with tablets to aid the learning experience. […]

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Building lasting and successful partnerships with our Schools…

July 8, 2019

Kajima Community continues to help foster community cohesion through its successful partnership with Haverstock School. Haverstock School in Camden was rebuilt by Kajima in 2004 and its lettings programme is currently managed by Kajima Community. Over the past 13 years of close collaboration, Kajima has worked with the school to establish a successful, long term […]

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