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CUBO Corporate Partners
Introducing our 2019 Corporate Partners.
We are delighted to partner with companies that work successfully with CUBO members to enhance campus life for students, staff and visitors. Click below to learn more about each partner's services, or if you're interested in becoming a partner, read more here.
Unite Students is the UK’s largest and most established manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation. It provides a home for around 50,000 students, in more than 140 properties, across 28 leading university cities in England and Scotland. Unite works in partnership with more than 60 Higher Education institutions and also lets rooms directly to students. Unite’s purpose is to provide a home to its culturally-diverse customers, offering them a strong foundation for academic and personal success.
Founded in 1991 in Bristol, The Unite Group plc is a FTSE250 company, listed on the London Stock Exchange, employing more than 1,250 people. It pursues a sustainable growth strategy, designed to make the most of the resilient nature of the student accommodation sector. Unite is the founder and major donor of the Unite Foundation. Since 2012 this has provided free student accommodation and financial support to 160 young people in the UK who lack family support.Visit Unite Students
ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions is the leading manufacturer of electronic security. Since 1979 we have gained invaluable knowledge and knowhow to ensure we meet the standards of any large facility in need of our product and services.
VingCard offers a wide range of locking solutions, including our latest Mobile Access Solution powered by award winning Seos® technology from ASSA ABLOY, which includes apps compatible with smartphones and smart devices. This secure access solution will help you to address these needs by making VingCard locks at your property operable with mobile devices through BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology.Visit Assa Abloy Global Solutions
Campuslife is the UK's premier student communication specialist and student engagement service. Working alongside over 85 of the UK's leading higher education institutions and private accommodation providers, we offer a wide spectrum of marketing and content generation services with innovative, exciting and creative solutions that engage a university department with students on a huge range of issues, information and services.Visit Campuslife
Costa Coffee is the nation's favourite coffee shop brand and has solutions for all types of occasions from full store to wholesale offers.Visit Costa
WHO ARE WE?
We are a group of chefs, nutritionists and people-pleasers with a shared passion for food that fuels emotional positivity as well as physical wellbeing. In a world where what we consume is becoming ever faster and more disposable, we’re proud to take a more thoughtful, mindful approach to the food experiences we source, prepare and present. We proudly hold the top 3-star Sustainable Restaurant Association rating.
WHAT DO WE DO?
Across all our sites we cater for customers throughout life’s journey, at every step.
As an independent hospitality caterer, we have more than 6,200 employees and a turnover of £300m. We operate at over 750 locations across the UK and Ireland, with a service ranging from cafes, restaurants and impeccable fine dining in universities or workplaces, to great coffee, cake and experiential events in some of the world’s most iconic destinations.Visit CH&CO
Circuit is the managed laundry partner of choice for UK universities, designing, supplying and servicing on-site laundry rooms in university halls and accommodation throughout the country.Visit Circuit Group
Crystal Facilities Management has invaluable experience in assisting the education sector with their building needs. We are specialists in the management of student accommodation, outsourcing strategies and delivering integrated services such as deep cleaning, daily cleaning, security and maintenance enabling our customers to maximise their budgets. Whether scheduled or reactive works, we take great care to understand the detail within the specifications and scope of works whilst delivering a planned and time efficient operation to fulfil the needs of every customer.Visit Crystal Facilities Management
Endsleigh was founded by the National Union of Students in 1965, specifically to service the insurance needs of students and we are proud to remain their only recommended insurer.
Voted ‘Best Student Insurance Provider’ at the Insurance Choice Awards for 2017.
With over 50 years' experience, Endsleigh is one of the UK's leading specialist insurers. We provide cover to 500,000 students through 350 accommodation partnerships, including leading Universities. We insure 160 students' unions and work with over 800 schools, colleges and universities across the UK as their trusted insurance partner.
Our strong commitment to the student movement has continued alongside the development of our market leading products and services; we now offer a range of specifically designed products to meet the insurance needs of students, graduates and young professionals.Visit Endsleigh
With over 1950 shops, and 22,000 colleagues serving millions of customers each week, Greggs is the UK's leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer. We have been on a journey to transform Greggs from a traditional bakery business into a modern food-on-the-go retailer, which means we've been busy improving our shops and adding to our great range of fresh food-on-the-go so we're tastier and healthier than ever! Our transformation of the brand continues as we enter into new locations and develop new products in line with our ever changing customer base. Our social media strategy engages with new customers across a wide spectrum of locations and age groups
Our growth strategy
As the food-on-the-go market continues to grow, it offers us exciting opportunities to increase our estate to substantially more than 2500 shops. We are currently building a pipeline of new sites, working with landlords in all sectors of the property market as well as franchise partners and believe that we are well placed to offer a flexibly and modern alternative in the sectors that we move into. The education sector is seen as a real opportunity for the brand to further develop our estate strategyVisit Greggs
Ozone is a green, eco-friendly technology that is referred to as ‘Mother
Nature’s own oxidiser’.
Housing Hand is the only award-winning rent guarantor service that offers comprehensive protection for rent arrears, damages & eviction costs. Helping students rent in the private sector since 2013. Our reputation with Universities and accommodation providers drives every decision we make. Every guarantee we issue is instantly insured by A rated insurers, authorised and regulated by the FCA.Visit Housing Hand
iQ Student Accommodation is proud to have been part of the higher education eco-system since 2007 - every day providing the best home-from-home environment from which 28,000 students can confidently make the most of the opportunities open to them. We believe that the right setting helps students to learn, to flourish and to benefit from their time at university. Our portfolio of UK only student accommodation spans 68 buildings in 26 locations from Plymouth to Dundee. All the properties are owned and managed by iQ with a focus on providing a truly exceptional student experience through our emphasis on well-being, residence life, sector leading amenity spaces, a regular programme of capital investment and a strong culture of health, safety and compliance. Around 40% of eligible students re-book annually; testament to the truly exceptional service iQ provides.Visit iQ Student Accommodation
JLL Higher Education is a specialist team providing strategic property advice to universities, with particular experience in student housing partnerships. We produce estate strategies, demand studies, business cases, and option appraisals, and assist delivery by pulling together the full spectrum of JLL’s technical property advice and services.Visit JLL Higher Education
Kinetic was founded in 1998 with one aim: To develop the most innovative software to help university accommodation and conferencing teams deliver the best student and customer experiences possible.
Fast forward 20 years, and we are now the technology partner of choice to the worlds' leading universities, colleges and private property providers. We supply mission critical software to over 350 customers, from UC Berkeley on the west coast of the US to Monash in Australia... Not to mention over 80% of universities in the UK and Ireland.
When we say 'we understand your business', we mean it. Many of our staff have worked in universities and conference centres, so they understand the day-to-day challenges you face. By combining this with the ethos that our teams work hard together every day, we can quickly work out how our software can help you and your team. If that is too long, please see short version below:
Kinetic supply innovative event management and student accommodation software to over 350 organisations worldwide, including over 80% of universities in the UK and Ireland.Visit Kinetic Solutions
Nisa, the partner of choice for independent retailers, working tirelessly over the last 40 years providing the tools needed to compete against increased competition in the convenience retail sector.Visit Nisa Local
NSP Security has been manufacturing and providing Electronic Locking and Access Control Systems for over 20 years, and we are one of the leading providers to the UK Higher Education and Student Accommodation Sectors.
We have been trusted to secure many thousands of doors, across many hundreds of locations across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.
NSP Security has consistently driven down the cost of Electronic Access Control, whilst investing significantly in product development, and to that end launching features such as Mobile Access Control, enabling Residents and Staff access via their Smart Phone. We would be delighted to discuss any new development, refurbishment, or integration requirements with you.Visit NSP
MCR’s Symphony Suite provides intuitive and comprehensive EPOS functionality and back office management. More than just a till system, they utilise fully integrated Stock Control, Reporting, Cashless, Loyalty, Click & Collect, Mobile App and Self-Service Kiosk modules to help manage all catering and retail outlet’s transaction throughput requirements. All their in-house developed software utilises the same web enabled architecture and data integrity management processes, providing your catering team full business intelligence and insight, as well as keeping the student and staff population up to date, engaged and at the forefront of hospitality technology.Visit MCR
Pelican Procurement Services is a procurement food and beverage supply chain specialist and provider of an award-winning P2P procurement system. We deliver savings on both product purchases and back office processes.
We listen to the needs of our customers which is why our service is bespoke to each organisation’s requirements. We take responsibility for managing suppliers and prices for the duration of the contract period. We suggest new ways to enhance your food service offering with specific skills in sustainability and ‘Food for life Served Here Award’ implementation.
Our CIPS-qualified procurement specialists have an in-depth knowledge of the foodservice industry and EU procurement law.
Our cloud-based P2P system, Pi, will improve your operational efficiencies by automating supplier payments, ordering, management reporting, managing stock, menu costings and allergens whilst linking to EPOS sales data.Visit Pelican Procurement Service
RMS is a leader in providing student housing and conference management software solutions for colleges and universities globally. Our Mercury platform enables accommodation and residential staff to deliver revolutionary, customized content to their students and housing team.Visit RMS
SALTO Systems are world leaders in wire free access control solutions for the education sector. We provide the ability to have total control over who is able to access what, where and when at all times. We provide total control over who is able to access what, where and when at all times. We can integrate our access control solution with CCTV, alarm, time and attendance or other systems as required. Our AMOK system enables buildings to be quickly locked down during a security event and our JustIN Mobile technology allows staff and students to use their smart phone as their access credential. SALTO access control eliminates the need to replace locks if key security is breached and allows access cards to be simply and quickly updated, restricted or deleted remotely. So whatever you want to secure and control – SALTO Systems can do it all.Visit SALTO
700+ happy customers say it all. StarRez is used by student housing professionals worldwide to handle everything from assigning rooms in bulk, or helping students choose their own roommates to something as simple as tracking package delivery. Intuitive, easy to use and adaptable to your organization’s needs, what makes StarRez stand out from other solutions is our commitment to our customers. We consider this a long-term relationship resulting in happy customers with highly satisfied residents.Visit StarRez
Student living by Sodexo is a trusted partner to universities globally, providing catering, accommodation and facilities management services. Our unique Quality of Life proposition drives improved experiences for students and our clients.Visit Student living by Sodexo
Student-Furniture, proud CUBO Gold Partner. Student-Furniture part of the LOFT Group fully understand the rising expectations of today’s student. Staying at the forefront of the student furniture industry and creating bespoke environments for work, rest and play using design-led furniture supported by an all-inclusive service.Visit Student Furniture
Student.com is the world's largest marketplace for student accommodation. The company seeks to simplify booking accommodation for students through a free global service that puts security and ease-of-use first. It lists the widest and most carefully selected range of rooms that are managed specifically for students.Visit Student.com
SimonsVoss Technologies develop and manufacture wireless electronic locking and access control systems for building applications. The Munich based High-Tech Company was founded in 1995 and in 1998 launched its “Digital Locking Cylinder”.Visit Simons Voss
Subway® has over 2,500 stores throughout the UK and Ireland, of which, 800+ are in non-traditional locations, including universities/colleges, hospitals and transport hubs - a proven business partnership. With a focus on making quality, delicious Subs, flatbreads, wraps and salads, Subway® has built up a vast and loyal customer base.Visit Subway
The Russell Partnership have achieved a reputation as market leaders working with over 80 universities in the UK and 200 globally. Their multi-sector experience and investment in research and innovation is the cornerstone of their approach. The partnershipVisit The Russell Partnership
ASK4 is an award-winning provider of high-speed internet solutions and managed data services for student accommodation. ASK4 currently serves hundreds of thousands of customers across hundreds of sites in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Poland (with further countries in development stages). Services include superfast broadband, full site WiFi and 24/7/365 multi-lingual technical support. ASK4 also offers a range of infrastructure networks to enable building services such as IP-CCTV and door access control.Visit ASK4