Enabling a safe return to the workplace…

February 3, 2021

Publication: RICS Property Journal Date: 18th January 2021 Author: Claudia Conway What can space management software offer to support people’s return to the office- and how can occupiers adapt to ensure a safe environment? While some parts of the real-estate sector have gone into virtual hibernation during the pandemic, one has perhaps been unusually busy. […]

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The importance of community access to public venues post-lockdown…

February 3, 2021

What does the future hold for our schools and colleges? With a third lockdown well and truly underway, staff and students have felt the impact of widespread virtual learning and campus restrictions, while valuable school facilities are lying empty.  Head of Community, Chris Smith, discussed with Further Education News the importance of community access to […]

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A successful year for BookingsPlus, despite a global pandemic…

December 9, 2020

Our Head of Community Chris Smith talks about the challenges the COVID-19 pandemic has brought to our business and the positives he’ll be taking from 2020 through to the new year. Q. How has the pandemic affected business so far? A. When the pandemic hit in March we saw an immediate impact on our business […]

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Q&A with David Stubbs, BookingsPlus’ Customer Service Manager…

November 30, 2020

Our customer service manager, David, reflects on how COVID-19 has affected both his team and his own role. He also talks about the positives he will be taking from this year into 2021.  Q. How has the pandemic affected your department so far? A. From an internal point of view the move to remote working […]

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Using Google Analytics to help maximise your lettings…

November 25, 2020

Our effective room booking software, BookingsPlus, is linked direct to your very own marketing website enabling you to promote your facilities for hire online. You will be given access to easily read and analyse your Google Analytics, enabling you to see where your website traffic is coming from, which pages visitors are viewing most and […]

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Healthy body, healthy mind – our guide to keeping active during lockdown…

November 10, 2020

With a second national lockdown underway and Christmas on the horizon, you may have found yourself getting into lazy habits.  We understand not everyone has the room to maintain a fully-kitted, luxurious home gym that’s why our Business Development Manager and fitness enthusiast, Dom Forgione, is sharing his top 5 exercises for a fun, at-home […]

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Online courses for you and your lettings team…

November 5, 2020

As we enter another phase of National lockdown and lettings for both our own and our partner schools cease for a period once again, we’re taking the opportunity to invest in our lettings teams ensuring they have all the tools and training they need in order to reactive our lettings, when the time is right.  […]

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More ways to generate income for your school…

October 22, 2020

FundEd is a subscription service that supports schools with income generation and we’ve teamed up with them to bring our BookingsPlus customers a special discounted offer.  BookingsPlus customers can now sign up to an annual subscription for as little as £63 (+VAT). With limited time available to put towards income generation, schools are able to […]

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The 2.6 Challenge, helping charities through the COVID-19 pandemic…

October 22, 2020

Julie Moorhouse, our Sales and Marketing Manager in the North, discusses her recent fundraising efforts in aid of St Oswald’s Hospice. COVID-19 has had a significant impact for charity fundraising events in the UK, with activities of all scales and sizes postponed or cancelled during lockdown. As travel restrictions came into effect, my family and […]

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BookingsPlus lettings software, development updates…

October 22, 2020

Throughout the lockdown period our Customer Service, Helpdesk and Development teams have continued to work hard, ensuring we were on hand to help those customers who needed our support.  We were also able to introduce a number of new developments across the BookingsPlus platform, improving the system for our customers. Instant Pay… Our major development […]

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Supplier Focus: SRS Employment Bureau…

October 22, 2020

Carol Couling, Managing Director at SRS Bureau, provides recruitment and employment services for Kajima Community’s lettings support in schools.    My name is Carol and I’m the Managing Director of boutique recruitment agency SRS Recruitment Bureau. We have worked with Kajima for over 10 years, first providing recruitment services for roles within their head office. Now, […]

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Meet our Business Development Manager, Domenico Forgione…

October 22, 2020

We caught up with Domenico Forgione, BookingsPlus’s Business Development Manager, to find out what he loves about Kajima Community… Q. Tell us about your journey at Kajima Community so far A. I started at Kajima in February 2018 as the BookingsGuru Marketing Assistant.  I began my current role as Business Development Manager in January this […]

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How can BookingsPlus help me generate new lettings enquiries?…

October 16, 2020

You might be considering implementing a software system that will help you streamline your lettings administration, manage bookings easily and ultimately save you time, but did you know that BookingsPlus is not just a booking system? Also included, is a well-designed, customisable website which can be used to promote your facilities for hire and help […]

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5 simple steps to implementing BookingsPlus…

October 14, 2020

You’ve decided to implement a new lettings software management system in order to streamline your lettings administration, save valuable time in managing bookings and take advantage of the efficiencies online software can bring to your operation, so now what?  Our Sales and Customer Account Coordinator, Kimberley, takes you through the 5 simple steps to getting […]

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How we reactivated our lettings with BookingsPlus: St Mary’s Community Centre…

October 2, 2020

St Mary’s Neighbourhood Centre is a youth focused community space in Islington, London, that uses its space to provide preschool and exercise facilities. The Centre also lets out much of its space to over 50 other health, support and extra-curricular organisations including self-help groups, staff training, language schools and birthday parties. St Mary’s has used […]

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5 reasons to choose BookingsPlus as your lettings partner…

October 2, 2020

Kajima Community are the company behind online school lettings software, BookingsPlus.  Here, our Business Development Manager, Domenico Forgione explains the top 5 reasons for choosing us as your lettings partner, enabling you to reactivate your lettings with total confidence 1. A company you can rely on Kajima Community has been in the school lettings business […]

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Get ready! To bring your community back together…

August 27, 2020

COVID-19 has shown the true importance of schools for our communities and, as lockdown eases, they will be at the heart of helping people to reconnect — from classmates who have been learning online to local businesses, community groups and sports clubs. Many schools have financially benefited in the past by letting their fantastic facilities […]

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Re-activate your lettings with BookingsPlus…

August 5, 2020

Covid-19 has shown the true importance of community. So, venues such as the Grange School in Hartford, Cheshire, which is reopening its facilities for hire, have been at the heart of helping people to reconnect. As lockdown eases, BookingsPlus from Kajima Community has helped The Grange School to power a safe and effective phased reopening […]

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Return to lettings with confidence – your guide to planning for a safe re-opening

July 22, 2020

As the lock-down restrictions ease, we are seeing lots of interest in activities restarting across our partner schools.  The Government’s up-to-date guidance for community facilities sets out how venues can start to introduce activities safely and confidently. Take a look online at the latest Government guidance around sports and recreational activities: COVID-19: Guidance for the […]

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New management software launches to support safe return to work…

June 19, 2020

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new management software package, SpaceBooker.  The platform has been designed to support the safe return to work for office-based staff across a range of sectors and will assist workplaces to meet the required safety and social distancing guidelines, during and following the COVID-19 pandemic. To view […]

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