Homes for Students Wins at The Best in Class Awards

Nov 24, 2023

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The UK’s leading independent PBSA provider, Homes for Students, are delighted to be crowned winners at this year’s ‘The Best in Class Awards’ hosted by The Class Foundation.

Homes for Students took home the award for best PropTech Solution for its work on KLIQ, its Resident Experience App. Developed and managed in-house, KLIQ is available to all students living across HFS’s accommodation portfolio in the UK and Ireland and has proven to be a hit with students and property management teams alike.



Thanks to the introduction of KLIQ, in just over 12 months we’ve:

  • Promoted 7,137 resident experience events through the App
  • Sent over 537,000 parcel delivery notifications
  • Our residents have booked nearly 38,000 communal spaces
  • Sent over 63,500 messages and announcements.

(L-R) Lee Rawlinson, Director and Scott Lewis, Chief Operating Officer

Scott Lewis, Chief Operating Officer, said:


“Winning the award for the Best PropTech Solution is a phenomenal achievement and testament to the incredible App we’ve created, the teams that have brought it to life, and the real innovation at the heart of what we do as a business.”


“KLIQ has revolutionised how we engage with our residents and the wider community.  Thanks to KLIQ, we understand our student residents better than ever before.  This helps us to make informed decisions when looking at ways to further enhance our offering.”




In addition to the win, Homes for Students were also shortlisted for Student Housing Operator of the Year at the awards.

The Best PropTech Solution category recognises the development and application of innovative digital technology that contributes to enhancing the quality of student housing.

Established in 2017, the prestigious ‘Best in Class Awards’ celebrate the finest organisations across Europe who are dedicated to creating innovative and meaningful technology with a mission to provide first-class homes away from home.  The awards were held in Barcelona bringing together hundreds of professionals celebrating the outstanding achievements within the PBSA community.



Back in the UK, Homes for Students were also announced as finalists in the following three categories for the 2023 prestigious Property Week Student Accommodation Awards:

  1. Operator of the Year Award
  2. The Rising Star Award (For Niamh Connell, Customer Sales Executive, Beton House, Sheffield)
  3. The Unsung Hero Award (For Richard Niedzialek, Maintenance Operative, Beaverbank Place, Edinburgh).

The winners of these awards will be announced in London on Tuesday 5th December.


Homes for Students is the UK & Ireland’s largest independent PBSA provider, managing over 40,000 beds across 180 properties in over 52 university towns and cities. Since its establishment in 2015, it now employs over 800 people across its properties and two central service offices in Harrogate and Liverpool