We’ve come a long way as a company and are humbled to be selected as the Best of British Business 2023 by The Independent. The recognition represents a British success story in an award series of filmed thought leadership interviews and documentaries. These prestigious series form part of the 2023 campaign and celebrates success stories in British Business, bestowing a handful of businesses with the ‘Best of British’ accolade, showcasing companies and their leaders who have demonstrated excellence and are continuing to drive the UK economy. Businesses are included on an invitation-only basis to be profiled as a British success story.
On this occasion, our executive director, Umang Gandecha, was featured in an interview with the Business Reporter that explored some of the challenges international students face, such as finding their way around a new city, culture shock, understanding the healthcare system, and finding a suitable accommodation.
At Londonist, we have an excellent understanding of these challenges and design our service to cater for the entire journey of the student and not only at the time of purchase. The interview and article revealed the role of Londonist as a market leader in addressing the challenges through a personalised and supportive approach. Specifically, a central website, flexible and dynamic portfolio, and holistic aftercare support are instrumental to enhancing the overall experience of the international student. We are also excited to win this award on the 10th year of our anniversary. It helps us look back and appreciate the impact and progress we’ve made on the lives of our students, team, partners, and the national economy.