Business Transformation of the Year Award at the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Midlands Awards

Brough, East Yorkshire -27th October 2014 –The Pad Group is proud to announce that won Business Transformation of the Year Award at CIH Midlands Awards. Homefinder is the online private rented property portal, provided by Localpad our property management software, to Blaby District Council.


On Thursday, 23rd October 2014, Blaby District Council and won the CIH Business Transformation of the Year Award at the annual CIH Midlands Awards, which recognise housing excellence in the Midlands region. The awards which were hosted by the BBC’s Home Editor, Mark Eason, took place at the ICC in Birmingham and was attended by over 200 housing professionals. The Business Transformation of the year award was presented by the actor Larry Lamb to the Homefinder team at Blaby District Council and Lloyd Cowburn, Managing Director of the Pad Group.


Lloyd Cowburn, Pad Group’s Managing Director, was delighted that one of our customers has had their success using the Localpad software recognised so highly. Blaby District Council has been able to use Homefinder to increase the quality and quantity of accommodation in the Leicestershire area.


‘It’s great because it is a way of raising standards in the private sector in a very low-cost, effective way.’ Vijay Jethwa, Blaby District Council.


Homefinder is a partnership scheme which offers an online private rented property portal, developed by Localpad. It facilitates finding, renting, and managing vacant properties across all of the Leicestershire councils.


Localpad, built the site for Blaby District Council in 2013 to provide private rented software for a partnership of all of the eight Leicestershire councils*. The site aims to improve the standards and access to private rented properties and help to prevent homelessness across Leicester and Leicestershire. Currently there are over 1000 properties available on Homefinder connecting landlords and tenants.


At the Pad Group, we provide bespoke property management software to over 140 Universities and Councils across the UK and Ireland, and are excited to be celebrating operating for 15 years this December. We have also recently launched our lettings management software Lettingspad.


We have grown from strength to strength over recent years and have recently supplied Studentpad, our student property management software to five new University customers in Ireland alone and Localpad to 40 council customers across the UK.



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