A company that delivers flexible housing which began as a startup in Bicester has won an industry award.

B-Hive Living, an operator of co-living properties, has won the User and Community Experience category at this year’s Co-living Awards.

The announcement was made at the awards ceremony held in Amsterdam and attended by industry leaders and real estate companies from around the world.

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Co-living is a flexible housing concept involving three or more biologically unrelated people living in the same home.

B-Hive Living, which had already won the accolade of best community building company in the UK at the HMO Awards last year, has been at the forefront of this movement through its mission to facilitate resident interaction and community building in its properties.

Leah Ziliak, Chief Judge of the Co-living Awards, praised B-Hive Living’s approach.

She said: “B-Hive Living is one of the most impressive residential co-living spaces I’ve come across in terms of customer experience.

“One of the things that stands out is their personal approach in everything they do. From their Hive Ambassador program to the founder personally cooking a welcome meal, they prioritize creating a warm and inclusive environment.

“Their stringent vetting process is impressive and their commitment to curating a community of like-minded people shows up with their high retention and occupancy rates.

“You rarely see an independently owned co-living space with a Head of Experience, which shows how much they value the user experience.”


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This story was written by Matthew Norman, he joined the team in 2022 as a Facebook community reporter.

Matthew covers Bicester and focuses on finding stories from diverse communities.

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