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May2017
White van entrepreneurs helping power Plymouth's student economy   CLEVER STUDENT LETS has joined other South West businesses in lobbying MPs to vote in support of legislation that will effectively remove students from immigration figures –and protect an industry which pumps over £300 million into the city’s economy is under way.   Henry Hutchins, chief executive of Clever Student Lets has written to MPs asking them to support the amendment to the Higher Education and Research Bill – that will now be delayed due to the General Election vote.   The Bill was due ... Read More

15

May2017
Article featured in the Plymouth Herald by Herald Business Editor, William Telford   PLYMOUTH businessman Henry Hutchins has been selected to take part in an exclusive course run by one of the world’s biggest finance companies to help rapidly expanding enterprises.   The chief executive of Clever Student Lets was summoned to join Goldman Sachs fast growth programme for companies with turnover of at least £1.5 million, which are showing immense promise.   Goldman Sachs, which runs the 10,000 Small Business Programme, is a US-headquartered global investment banking goliath, engaged in investment management, securities and other financial ... Read More

11

Apr2017
  PLYMOUTH’S huge £305 million a year student economy and the sector’s strategic (GDP) gross domestic product for the south west region was under the spotlight this week. The city’s number one student accommodation provider Clever Student Lets organised a photo opportunity of the many local firms that services and supports its operations in Plymouth. Maintenance manager, Stuart Lawson, of Clever Student Lets, who coordinated the event, said: “The growth of universities and education providers in Plymouth have created new jobs, business start-ups, and development opportunities.”... Read More

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Apr2017

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Feb2017
By WILLIAM TELFORD, Business Editor, The Herald   Keith White of Michael Spiers and Henry Hutchins of CSL   Two prominent Plymouth business bosses are calling on the Government to get on with quitting the EU as the bill to trigger Article 50 starts its passage through the House of Lords. Keith White, managing director of luxury jewellers Michael Spiers, and Henry Hutchins, chief executive of Clever Students Lets, have already gone on record as being firm Brexit supporters. And now they are calling on the Government to progress with the exit process and sort out new trade ... Read More

14

Feb2017
Sales and service manager, James Deacon of Clever Student Lets   A recent dining event held at City College discussing Plymouth’s successful invisible student market revealed the sector is worth nearly £8.5 million every week, over £39 million every month, and a staggering £305 million every year.   Business leaders from across the region attended the event at the popular PL1 restaurant to hear more about the student sector, and especially its strategic importance to Plymouth’s and the regional economy, said Henry Hutchins, chief executive of Clever Student lets.   Three key figures were invited to give ... Read More

22

Dec2016
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM THE TEAM AT CLEVER STUDENT LETS, AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR!  

22

Dec2016
  THE South West region’s estimated £1 billion+ student economy was on the agenda today – and a meeting between the chief executive of Clever Student Lets Henry Hutchins, and the chairman of the Devon & Cornwall Business Council Tim Jones. Plymouth’s student population injects a whopping £300million into the city alone every year, research carried out by Clever Student Lets and Santander Bank revealed earlier this year. The study also revealed parents visiting their offspring also spend a significant amount in the region and foreign students bring hundreds of millions to the local ... Read More

22

Dec2016
  THE world of higher education is changing in Plymouth, so too are the needs of the city’s student demographic, and with it a new era in spacious student accommodation being offered by Aspire Student Living – which is part of Millbay-based Pillar Land Securities. Aspire House, a new student apartment block in Mayflower Street, is replacing the closed-down Comet store that has been empty since 2012 – and will be offering new spacious apartments, quality fixtures and fittings, and the perfect location in the heart of the city, said: Director of Pillar ... Read More

09

Dec2016
Hundreds of city students swapped their 'selfies for elfies' - when two reindeers from the North Pole visited the University of Plymouth Campus. The team at Clever Student Lets invited the cuddly reindeers from Santa's Winter Wonderland - to cheer-up some of the city's 30,000-student community in a pre-festive teaser.... Read More

24

Nov2016
Clever Student Lets have just invested £15K on a FixFlo maintenance app that makes reporting repairs easy for our customers. Stuart Lawson, maintenance manager at CSL, said: “Our maintenance picture app is so easy to use, and no more confusing and lengthy phone calls.”... Read More

24

Nov2016
Picture left to right: Stuart Lawson CSL, Jason Parsons, Michaela Parsons, and Darren Negus of New Wave Marine CITY cleaning specialists New Wave Marine, based at Scott Business Park, has just been awarded its first major domestic cleaning contract with Clever Student Lets. New Wave Marine’s expansion from industrial ... Read More

27

Oct2016
Chief executive of Clever Student Lets Henry Hutchins was invited to meet the Prime Minister Theresa May in Fraddon, Cornwall recently. Mrs May met over 200 business leaders and party activists in a 1-hour event talking about Brexit, air transport links from Newquay ... Read More

19

Oct2016
THOUSANDS of students from across the city visited the National Marine Aquarium - in FREE tours organised by Clever Student Lets and the NMA. Sales and service manager, James Deacon, said: “Working in partnership with the NMA our FREE event was a great success where nearly 3,000 students took part."... Read More

17

Oct2016
Clever Student Lets are proud sponsors of the PlymLit Festival 2016 By WILLIAM TELFORD, Business Editor, Herald TIME LORD: Dr Who author Mark Morris, top, is to meet fans in Plymouth Top horror and Dr Who author Mark Morris is to visit Plymouth to talk to fans about his work – and has revealed he's written some of his novels in the city. Mark has written more than ... Read More

17

Oct2016
  THOUSANDS of students from across the city are expected at the National Marine Aquarium tomorrow night in FREE tours being organised by Clever Student Lets.   Students need to be 18+ and bring along their student ID cards, and will get the chance to visit Britain's finest aquarium attraction, network with other students, with cafe and bar facilities open from 7pm to 10pm, said James Deacon, sales and service manager at CSL.   Mr Deacon, said: "We are working in partnership with the NMA and our last FREE event was a great success where over ... Read More

13

Oct2016
 By WILLIAM TELFORD, Business Editor, Herald  CLUBBERS: MP Oliver Colvile, far right, with the Mayflower Business Club The Conservative party in Plymouth has set up a new business forum to support the city's MPs when they lobby ministers on future economic policies as Brexit looms. The Mayflower Business Club's launch was attended by 15 city business leaders at the Royal Western Yacht Club. It is open to Plymouth firms interested in ... Read More

28

Sep2016
THOUSANDS of students from across the city are taking up a FREE offer being organised by Clever Student Lets in partnership with the National Marine Aquarium - to tour Britain's top fish attraction on the 18th October, from 7pm to 10pm. Students must be 18+, bring along their students ID cards, and will get the chance to look around the Plymouth attraction, but especially network with other students with bar and cafe facilities open, said James Deacon, sales and service manager, at Clever Student Lets. Mr Deacon, said: "Our last event ... Read More

22

Sep2016
By WILLIAM TELFORD, Business Editor, The Herald A Plymouth lettings firm has dealt with 3,000 students in just three weeks – and says they are bringing a cash bonanza to the city. North Hill-based Clever Student Lets has been inundated with "freshers" looking for accommodation during September.   IN CHARGE: CSL chief executive Henry Hutchin... Read More

05

Sep2016
THOUSANDS of students are in the annual September rush to find suitable accommodation lettings in the city for the next year. From the 1st to 17th September is our busiest period, and demand for our student accommodation services is the most busy and intensive, said Henry Hutchins, chief executive of Clever Student Lets Ltd. Mr Hutchins said: "We spent over £750K employing local cleaners, painters and decorators, carpenters, gardeners, locksmiths, and electricians in over 2,000 properties and rooms, and our teams at CSL are working flat out to ... Read More

29

Jul2016
  Dorcas Media has nominated Clever Student Lets for this year's European Business Awards for:   - Customer Focus - The Business of the Year Award   The European Business Awards, sponsored by global audit, tax and consulting network, RSM, exist to recognise and reward excellence, best practice and innovation in companies across Europe.   Deadline closes today and good luck to our team at CSL and the UK's top student Lettings Agency recently voted in London at the Sunday Times Lettings Agency Awards.   The European Business Awards, sponsored by global audit, tax and consulting network, RSM, ... Read More

07

Jul2016
    SPENDING a month on work experience with the UK's top letting agency was a clever move said German intern Ramona Zoschingen.   The 18-year-old, from Heidenheim an der Brenz, comes from a town in southern Germany near the Bavaria border.   Miss Zoschingen spent four weeks working for North Hill-based Clever Student Lets, who recently won the Sunday Times Best Student Lettings Agency of the Year Award in London.   As part of a German group studying in Plymouth, Miss Zoschingen was in the city under the European Union's flagship Erasmus+ programme, and on work experience from Mutley Plain-based Tellus ... Read More

21

Jun2016
  Clever Student Lets FREE open-top bus tours was a great success earlier this week, when over a hundred students took up the offer to view CSL accommodation lettings across the city - and got the chance to ride in an iconic route-master bus.   Jade Lashbrook, sales and marketing executive at Clever Student Lets, said: "Our Plymouth bus and accommodation tours are very successful and our customers get to hop aboard one of the classic buses of the late 1950's and 1960's."   "The bus tours give potential and existing customers the chance to see ... Read More

20

Jun2016
PLANS to create new office and job opportunities, and spend over £15 million on building new student accommodation in Falmouth, by national award winner Clever Student Lets over the next five years - will give students some of the finest living-quarters in Cornwall, says chief executive Henry Hutchins. Mr Hutchins, said: "There is a shortage of good quality accommodation, and the need for a 'holistic approach' in delivering modern student accommodation services in the town that CSL are a British leader in providing." Clever Student Lets are ... Read More

10

Jun2016
Chief executive Henry Hutchins celebrating CSL winning Britain's top accolade of Student Lettings Agency 2016, at a ceremony in central London       Clever Student Lets win Gold for Sunday Times & Times - Student Lettings Agency of the year 2016. Chief executive of Clever Student Lets, Henry Hutchins, said: "We are very proud that our company has been nationally recognised yet again for the way we deliver our services to the student sector in Plymouth." "Winning GOLD in the Student Lettings Agency ... Read More

09

Jun2016
'Brexit' vote puts British PM Cameron's job on the line Jane Onyanga-Omara, USA TODAY   (Photo: WILL OLIVER, EPA) LONDON — When Britons vote on their nation's future with the European Union on June 23, they'll also likely determine the political future of British Prime Minister David Cameron and his flamboyant rival, Boris Johnson. Cameron, who is campaigning to remain ... Read More

09

Jun2016
IT'S the Sunday Times & Times Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in central London this week - and Dorcas Media has nominated Clever Student Lets for 4-awards including; innovation, marketing, customer care, and student lettings. Kevin Kelway, director of Dorcas Media, said: "FINGERS crossed for Plymouth's leading provider in student accommodation, and we'll be Tweeting throughout the event." Clever Student Lets won two awards last year in innovation, and student Letting and the city's first student letting company to win the coveted Sunday Times & Times Letting Agency Awards.  

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May2016
  The chief executive of Clever Student Lets Henry Hutchins featured on Talk Radio Europe this week arguing the case for Brexit in the UK's referendum debate.   He answered questions from British Expats living in Spain and residents' in the British overseas territory of Gibraltar.   Mr Hutchins, said: "It was a lively debate with both sides arguing passionately about leaving and remaining in the UK."   "The Prime Minister David Cameron is right when he said recently in Japan whatever the result of the UK referendum - British businesses and the economy will thrive in, or out ... Read More

27

May2016
    OVER 2,500 students from across the city of Plymouth attended Clever Student Lets free student tours around the National Marine Aquarium recently.   The student night attracted the largest gathering of customers in the history of the UK's largest aquarium on the Barbican, said James Deacon, sales and ... Read More

27

May2016
Anita Sze-Ming Lee       MORE Chinese agents in London and China are looking at enrolling students in Plymouth following the success of Clever Student Lets new China designated website. North Hill-based Clever Student Lets has built a “China specific” website and aimed at Chinese students and parents to tap into the fast-growing Far East market. The website went live earlier this year promoting CSL services, and the benefits of English language learning and studying at colleges and universities in Plymouth. Anita Sze-Ming Lee, CSL sales advisor, said: “We have agents in ... Read More

24

May2016
  HUNDREDS of students from across the city are expected to attend a FREE event, at the UK’s largest aquarium on the historic waterfront tonight. Clever Student Lets is running ‘Student Night Tours’ from 7pm to 11pm, at the National Marine Aquarium, and open to all students from the age of 16 plus, and everyone must bring a student card, said Jade Lashbrook, sales and marketing executive at Clever Student Lets. Miss Lashbrook, said: “Our Facebook pages went into overdrive once we promoted the event with nearly a thousand hits in a couple of ... Read More

16

May2016
Conservative MP Oliver Colvile and Henry Hutchins, chief executive of CSL PLYMOUTH MP Oliver Colvile was keen to learn more about Clever Student Lets new Chinese designated website – promoting the company and city across China. Mr Colvile met with Henry Hutchins, chief executive ... Read More

13

May2016
Picture left to right: Kerrie Laming, Laura Lamb, Julie Peard   FOUR Plymouth businesswomen who stripped off for vital breast cancer causes have raised £2,000 so far. The ladies from Clever Student Lets are looking to walk over 26 miles around London in the early hours of Sunday morning - dressed in sequins and feathers for this year's MoonWalk challenge. Julie Peard, Emma Peters, Kerrie Laming and Laura Lamb are joining thousands of other people across the UK in coming together to raise cash for cancer causes this weekend. CSL was set up in 2010 and ... Read More

13

May2016
Oliver Colvile and Henry Hutchins viewing CSL's new Chinese designated website   PLYMOUTH MP Oliver Colvile, was given a tour of Clever Student Lets new offices based in the Sherwell Centre on North Hill. The award winning student lettings provider spent over £30,000 to expand into new premises on the campus of the University of Plymouth. Mr Colvile met with Henry Hutchins, chief executive and other members of the CSL team, and said: "I was keen to hear more about Clever Student Lets new designated Chinese website promoting the company and city across China." "I ... Read More

29

Apr2016
Lord Mayor Dr John Mahony and Henry Hutchins and CSL team members City Mayor dedicating CSL's new offices with CSL team members Dr John Mahony meeting CSL's maintenance crew Catering was supplied by “Jano , A Taste of Sunshine” is an authentically, family run Italian delicatessen, restaurant, wine bar and caterer     PLYMOUTH'S Lord Mayor Councillor Dr John Mahony opened Clever Student Let's ... Read More

22

Apr2016
  CLEVER STUDENT LETS are proud to be supporting the new Armed Forces Covenant website launched by the government. Clever Student Lets signed up for the Covenant and employs 5 veterans running its multi-million pound maintenance operations looking after its extensive student property portfolio across the city. Henry Hutchins, chief executive of CSL, said: “This is an easily accessible site and format for people and companies in Plymouth to support the Armed Forces Covenant.” Over 900 companies and organisations across the UK have now signed the Covenant. A government spokesman, added: “The Armed Forces Covenant is ... Read More

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Apr2016
CLEVER MOONWALKERS STRIP FOR CHARITY   THREE Plymouth businesswomen have stripped off to support this year's MoonWalk in London to raise money for vital breast cancer causes. The ladies from Clever Student Lets are looking to walk over 26 miles around many of the capital's iconic landmarks in the early hours of the morning - and looking to dress up in feathers and sequins to add to this year's carnival theme. Julie Peard, accounts manager, at Clever Student Lets, said: "This is the third year I'm walking the walk for breast cancer." "Breast cancer not only ... Read More

01

Apr2016
THE chief executive of Clever Student Lets Henry Hutchins taking the keys of new offices based on the campus at the University of Plymouth. CSL staff has already started to move in and the Lord Mayor of Plymouth Councillor John Mahony is formally cutting a ribbon to celebrate the occasion on the 25th April. Mr Hutchins, said: "We are very excited about the move and takes the delivery of our services to the very heart of our customers." The new CSL offices are at the back of the historic ... Read More

24

Mar2016
IT'S that time of year again..and CSL have given away over 1,200 FREE Easter Eggs to local students and our customers. The sales and marketing team where out in force on the University of Plymouth's campus and handing out chocolate eggs - and getting into the chillaxing Easter spirit. Clever Student Lets are based in the heart of Plymouth's University location, and not only part of the student life style and culture, but the go-to provider, for students single and group accommodation needs. James Deacon, sales and service manager at CSL, said: "The nation loves chocolate, and what ... Read More

18

Mar2016
CHOOSING a student let and matching up with like-minded housemates – is perhaps one of the biggest decisions over 30,000 learners make every year in Plymouth. North Hill based Clever Student Lets have come up with a nouveau way of helping students with a ‘House Match’ event that works on a ‘yellow and blue card system’, says sales and service manager James Deacon. Mr Deacon, said: “You have two colours at the networking event where yellow is for looking for a housemate, and blue looking for a house.” “Opposite colours attract, but our sales team will be there to help students’ along the ... Read More

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Feb2016
  CSL WINS SUNDAY TIMES LETTING AGENCY OF THE YEAR AWARDS   Clever Student Lets is hoping to win gold this year at the national Lettings Agency of the Year Awards in London. Last year CSL picked up a bronze award for Innovation and silver in the Best Student Letting category at a glittering ceremony at the Lancaster Hotel. The event attracted lettings agents from across the UK at the industry's most prestigious event, and presided over by TV personality Penny Smith. Special guest Paula Radcliffe, women's world record holder for the marathon, presented the awards, including the ... Read More

23

Feb2016
  Clever Student Lets are proud to sign the Armed Forces Covenant recently, and demonstrate our support for the armed forces community in the city. The Armed Forces Covenant is a voluntary statement of support for the Armed Forces Community and, by signing up, Clever Student Lets has the opportunity to help the Armed Forces community as whole, including Those leaving the Armed Forces, Employment opportunities Helping to promote the Covenant to other local businesses Stuart Lawson, maintenance manager at CSL, said: “Key aims of the Covenant are to support Armed Forces personnel in their transition from military to civilian life, bridge the divide between the ... Read More

23

Feb2016
  Chinese New Year celebrations in Plymouth   THE team at CSL celebrated the Chinese New Year with a series of special events that was held at the University of Plymouth. The Year of the Monkey officially begins on Monday 8 February, and was kick-started with two days of activities on the campus that included 'Chinese Activities Day' and sponsored by CSL. The day included food and drink stalls, craft activities, lantern painting, dumpling making, and tea tasting, martial arts, beauty treatments, and traditional Chinese instruments, said ... Read More

23

Feb2016
  Our Chinese editor Anita Sze-Ming Lee writing the latest hot press news   CLEVER STUDENT LETS has created a new website – in Chinese. North Hill-based Clever Student Lets has built its "China specific" website and aimed it at Chinese students and parents to tap into the fast-growing Far East market. The website goes live in the new year – the Chinese new year. Henry Hutchins, CSL chief executive, said: "China is a very important market for us, and continues to impress with its steady growth, and with learners wanting to study and needing accommodation ... Read More

23

Feb2016
  First ever report looking at student spending in Plymouth by CSL   PLYMOUTH'S student population injects a whopping £300million into the city economy every year, new research has found. The 31,654 students living in rented city accommodation or at home spent £33,951,103 every week during their nine-month academic year, in 2013/14. That equated to £305,559,934 that year.   The study also revealed parents visiting their offspring also spend a significant amount in the city too – a not inconsiderable £3,303,648 each year. And foreign students bring a £34million bonanza to the city annually.   Plymouth University, Santander bank and Clever Student ... Read More