20 years of Kajima Community – a Q&A with Chris Smith, Head of Community

June 18, 2024

To celebrate 20 years of Kajima Community, we interviewed Chris Smith, Head of Community, to discuss the transformations he has seen since year one, the team’s achievements and the next big opportunities for Community. Join us as Chris reflects on two decades of growth, innovation and memorable milestones that have shaped the Community team we […]

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Kajima Community Expands Partnership with NHSPS to Offer its Award-Winning Space Management Software to Landlords Across the Entire Health Estate

June 5, 2024

Kajima Community, in partnership with NHS Property Services (NHSPS), have proudly expanded the use of their award-winning space management software, NHS Open Space, – designed to maximise and streamline facility use and patient care across the entire healthcare estates portfolio.   Originally launched in 2016, NHS Open Space was created by Kajima Community, with the expert […]

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Boost your event bookings with BookingsPlus

March 7, 2024

Over the last 12 months, Tee Houghton, our Marketing Apprentice, has been working in Kajima Community as part of the team driving sales of our BookingsPlus software into the local authority market. The benefit of the software is to not only showcase safe, quality, much-needed spaces to local residents and businesses, but it also allows […]

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Get Active: a strategy for the future of sport and physical activity…

November 27, 2023

Earlier in the year, the Government released its new, updated sporting strategy titled: ‘Get Active: a strategy for the future of sport and physical activity’. The policy paper outlines the essential steps towards building healthier, happier and more active communities across the country, as well as highlighting some of the key barriers communities face in […]

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Unlocking schools’ full potential…

November 1, 2023

Our Business Development Manager, Dom Forgione, joined the BookingsPlus team in January 2020. Dom is responsible for growing our Education sector customer base, through the promotion of our lettings software product, alongside other tailored services we can offer, in order to boost lettings income in schools. Dom talks daily with School Business Managers, and more […]

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Councils must think differently to save community hubs…

October 23, 2023

Our Head of Sales, Jack Woodley, joined the BookingsPlus team in January 2023. Jack is responsible for promoting our multi-venue software solution, designed specifically for Councils, to help them to maximise the use of their publicly owned assets, creating value for local communities alongside creating internal efficiencies to drive income generation. Speaking with many industry […]

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Boosting incomes and strengthening communities…

April 6, 2023

Boosting incomes and strengthening community cohesion through better use of public spaces and facilities. Publicly owned or council-owned spaces are vital community resources, which provide opportunities to build local networks and enhance community resilience and wellbeing through increased engagement and participation. And never more so than now, as we emerge from the pandemic into uncertain […]

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How to boost your school lettings – Tip 5…

April 5, 2023

Although lots of our day-to-day activities are electronic or online, don’t overlook the power of traditional marketing. Combined with your digital presence, traditional marketing can make a huge difference to your venue’s visibility and awareness.  Firstly, what is traditional marketing? – most forms of marketing that are done offline, typically involving a tangible piece of […]

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How to boost your school lettings – Tip 4…

March 28, 2023

In this week’s blog, find out how to make Google work for you. SEO, Google My Business and Google Reviews are all useful tools for promoting your venue hire but are you using these Google features to your advantage?   Search Engine Optimisation, or SEO – Most of the online traffic is driven by search engines […]

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How to boost your school lettings – Tip 3…

March 21, 2023

Now that you are creating lots of lovely content and regularly posting on your social platforms, the big question is, is your audience paying attention to the message you are putting out? Increasing engagement is vital to avoid the ‘mega phone effect’, getting your audience engaging with your content will ensure you spread your message […]

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How to boost your school lettings – Tip 2…

March 13, 2023

Welcome to our second installment of ‘How to boost your school lettings through the use of social media’. This week we’re taking a look at how you can ‘Maximise your content’. Creating engaging and relevant content is vital if you want to get the most out of what social media can offer. Before creating any […]

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How to boost your school lettings – Tip 1…

March 7, 2023

Ever wondered how social media could be a driving force behind boosting school lettings? In this blog, you’ll learn where and how to get started, including advice on what each social platform offers and how to best optimise them. With a variety of platforms on offer, you may be questioning where to start and which […]

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Let with confidence…

June 27, 2022

 Whether you already run an established lettings programme or if you’re yet to discover an efficient way to manage your lettings, our tried and tested solutions can help. Our solutions help schools to not only reduce the amount of time spent administering lettings but will promote your facilities to potential hirers and in-turn, boost […]

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VACANCY: Client Services Representative…

June 20, 2022

BookingsPlus is a unique and innovative online software platform designed and developed in-house by Kajima Community to help venues deliver an efficient and well marketed solution for the lettings of their facilities.  Currently used by several hundred venues such as schools, community centres and local authorities across the UK, BookingsPlus is a growing product in […]

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Understanding your safeguarding obligations…

May 25, 2022

In the latest edition of The Voice, ISBL’s members magazine, Charlotte Melhuish of approved partners Stone King, took a closer look at what the newest version of the ‘Keeping Children Safe in Education’ guidance means for school lettings, and explores the key considerations regarding safeguarding, for schools who hire out their facilities to the community. […]

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3 simple steps to boosting your lettings…

June 25, 2021

Whether you’ve already reopened your school to letting and could do with a helping hand to streamline your administration, or if you’re yet to discover an efficient way to kick-start your lettings, our tried and tested solutions can help. Our solutions help schools to not only reduce the amount of time spent administering lettings but […]

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

May 3, 2021

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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Get ready! To bring your community back together…

March 31, 2021

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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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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