ResidentsHQ, the social networking service focussed on injecting life and community spirit into modern residential developments, today announced its win at last week’s National eWell-Being Awards. Through providing a secure and private service for each development, ResidentsHQ aims to make it easy for residents to interact with each other, assist managing agents as well as bodies such as residents’ associations connect to those living within their properties, and help developers add value to new developments.
Andrew Painter, managing director, ResidentsHQ said: “This award validates our belief that social networks like ours can really make a difference. Through the intelligent application of social networking technology, we help residents break the ice and connect with their neighbours, and empower managing agents to communicate with those living in their properties. Our work in developments such as the Royal Arsenal, Imperial Wharf and Chelsea Bridge Wharf - another major regeneration programme - is proof of this.”
For example, prior to the ResidentsHQ website being launched in the Royal Arsenal Development, many residents had lived there for several years with very little interaction taking place. Within weeks of launch this had radically changed. Over 100 residents joined in the opening week of the service and began initiating running clubs, mother/toddler groups and cocktail parties. After six months of service, ResidentsHQ had 600 residents signed-up at Royal Arsenal, with over 100 logging in each day – a number which is set to increase as the website is being extended to allow residents to communicate with the property’s managing agent. It must also be pointed out that this growth in numbers has been almost totally organic, with little requirement for central communications ‘pushing’ the service.
Andrew concludes: “As well as helping residents able to easily connect with each other, they can also discuss topics of mutual interest in a forum, exchange goods in a local market place and share views on local businesses. Furthermore, our service has facilitated the community in coming together to protect their interests, by for example, using the ResidentsHQ online surveys functionality to lobby against local planning applications and parking regulations.”
The National eWell-Being Awards aim to highlight those organisations that are at the forefront of innovation in ICT for environmental and social improvement. The awards, now in their seventh successive year, are organised by SustainIT, an initiative of the UK Centre for Economic and Environmental Development (UKCEED), and sponsored by BT and Unison amongst others.
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ResidentsHQ is a newly launched online secure and private social networking service exclusively for residential developments. Created in 2008, ResidentsHQ is a privately-held company, with headquarters in London.
For more information visit www.residentshq.com.
For further information, please contact ResidentsHQ Press Office:
Rebecca English, ResidentsHQ
Tel: +44 (0)7778 609675
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