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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Our Helpdesk Coordinator Amberley celebrates four years at Kajima!…

July 8, 2019

Our Helpdesk are here to support you through your BookingsPlus journey with us.  Find out more about our Coordinator, Amberley Kent and what she loves about being part of the Kajima Community team… My name’s Amberley and my job role is BookingsPlus and Helpdesk support, which I will have been doing for two years on […]

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Haydon School, delivering time and cost efficiencies with BookingsPlus…

July 8, 2019

Marketing and Development officer, Sasha Chard. explains all about the benefits of using BookingsPlus to manage their busy lettings business. Haydon School is a thriving academy and sixth form based in Pinner.  We pride ourselves on helping our students to develop resilience and inspire others.  The community, both in school, and beyond is very important […]

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LocatED, Chief Executive, Lara Newman announced as this year’s Award judge…

July 8, 2019

Last year Kajima Community was delighted to launch our inaugural Open Your Space Awards, receiving over 100 nominations from schools, hirers, users and members of the community.  The awards are an acknowledgement of the strong partnerships that are forged between schools and local community hirers.  This year’s awards are now open, and the deadline for […]

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Get more from your lettings…

July 8, 2019

When hiring out your space for community use, try our simple ‘top tips’ to help you develop a lettings business that is as seamless and efficient as possible: Use all of your school’s assets: anything from carparks to classrooms can be let out, and every asset owned, including overhead projectors and interactive whiteboards, can increase […]

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Supplier Focus with Steve Almond, Mitie PFI…

July 8, 2019

Steve Almond, Account Director at Mitie PFI, contracting Kajima Community’s BookingsGuru service within schools. My name is Steve and I am part of the team at Mitie PFI. We provide facilities management services that connect people with innovation and technology across 100 schools within the UK. As part of our specialist services, we have a […]

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Helping to make a real change…

July 8, 2019

BookingsPlus, Accounts Assistant, Tracy Street talks about what motivated her to run the Geneva Marathon. On Sunday 12th May I ran in the Geneva Marathon – my first ever marathon – to raise money for The Cystic Fibrosis Trust.  I was delighted to achieve a time of 4hrs 53.  My husband, Ian also ran in […]

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Everyone’s a winner when schools open their space

June 13, 2019

Published by: Education Business Date: June 2019 Link to full article: https://issuu.com/psi-media/docs/education_business_24.3 Many schools across the UK open up their facilities for use by local clubs and groups, generating valuable revenue for the schools, and benefiting their local communities.  Kajima Community launched its Open Your Space Awards in acknowledgment of the strong partnerships forged between schools […]

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BookingsPlus Customer Service Coordinator Opportunity, Northampton

June 13, 2019

JOIN OUR TEAM! Job Title: Customer Services Coordinator (1 year fixed term contract) 37.5 hours/week Location: Grange Park, Northampton Salary £20k-£22k (dependant on experience) + benefits This is a one year fixed term contract within a customer services coordinator role to cover a period of maternity. This post is available for 1 year starting from August […]

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Amersham School, 2018 Open Your Space Award Winners!

May 13, 2019

Last year BookingsPlus was delighted to launch our inaugural Open Your Space Awards, receiving over 100 nominations from schools, hirers, users and members of the community.  The awards are an acknowledgement of the strong partnerships that are forged between schools and local community hirers.  This year’s awards open on 20th May with the deadline for […]

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Ashton Community Science College, 2018 Open Your Space Award Finalists

May 13, 2019

Vicki Simpson, Springfield’s FC Secretary, nominating Ashton Community Science College, Preston Springfield’s FC is a community club.  We have been offering grassroots football for all in a fun, safe, secure environment since 1948 and currently have teams competing in a range of leagues throughout Lancashire. Being able to hire Ashton Community Science College’s facilities has […]

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