Winner announced for The Class Best Operator of the Year Award!

The Class Conference 2018 awards The Student Housing Company with the coveted The Class Best Operator of the Year Award 2019

The Class of 2020 congratulates The Student Housing Company as the winner of The Class Best Operator of the Year Award 2019, recognising the variety of services they offer, bringing a close focus on wellbeing within their operations. The Class Best Operator of the Year Award recognises a housing operator that provides the best quality of living to the residents it serves. This operator will have gone the extra mile, ensuring the best provision of services that go beyond just meeting the needs and desires of the next generation of students.

A member of the jury, Charlotte Steedman, Founder at Conductor, commented: “TSHC offers a holistic approach to wellbeing from spiritual and mental health to physical and academic wellbeing, paired with thoughtful and considered design mixing quiet and lively spaces. This is an excellent all-rounder, continuously looking to improve and evolve.”

Nick Richards, Managing Director UK and Ireland at Global Student Accommodation, said “We’re delighted to have won the prestigious Best Operator of the Year Award at The Class Conference 2018. It’s a real testament to the amazing work the teams do to ensure we go above and beyond for our residents. Our sector-leading approach to wellbeing is something that we’re incredibly proud of and we are thrilled to be recognised for the good it’s doing. We look forward to continuing to improve our offering and the great work we do within the wellbeing space.”

Other winners of the 2019 3rd annual The Best in Class Awards are:

  • The Class Best Property Innovation & Sustainability Award: CESH, Temprano Capital Partners
  • The Class Best New Student Housing Development of the Year Award: The Student Hotel
  • The Class Outstanding Mental Wellbeing Initiative Award: Campus Living Villages
  • The Class Honourable Mention for The Best Co-Revolution: Talent Garden
  • The Class Honourable Mention for The Best City Talent Attraction: Barcelona
  • The Class Honourable Mention for Outstanding University Housing Office: University of Kent
  • The Class Honourable Mention for Outstanding Goodwill Initiative: Kiron


The Best in Class Awards were judged independently of The Class of 2020 by a panel of experts:

  • Paloma Lisboa, Head of Student Accommodation at King’s College London
  • João Pinto, President at the Erasmus Student Network
  • Charlotte Steedman, Founder at Conductor
  • Samuel Vetrak, CEO at Student Marketing
  • Erica Sjölin, Head of members services and relations at Studentbostadsföretagen

To learn more about The Best in Class Awards, go to:


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