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Corporate Partners

CUBO Corporate Partners

Introducing our 2019 Corporate Partners.

We are delighted to partner with companies that work successfully with CUBO members to enhance campus life for students, staff and visitors. Click below to learn more about each partner's services, or if you're interested in becoming a partner, read more here.


Platinum Partners


Unite Students is the UK’s largest and most established manager and developer of purpose-built student accommodation. It provides a home for around 50,000 students, in more than 140 properties, across 28 leading university cities in England and Scotland. Unite works in partnership with more than 60 Higher Education institutions and also lets rooms directly to students. Unite’s purpose is to provide a home to its culturally-diverse customers, offering them a strong foundation for academic and personal success.

Founded in 1991 in Bristol, The Unite Group plc is a FTSE250 company, listed on the London Stock Exchange, employing more than 1,250 people. It pursues a sustainable growth strategy, designed to make the most of the resilient nature of the student accommodation sector. Unite is the founder and major donor of the Unite Foundation. Since 2012 this has provided free student accommodation and financial support to 160 young people in the UK who lack family support.

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UPP is the UK’s leading provider of on-campus residential and academic accommodation infrastructure. We have over 37,000 rooms in operation, under construction or at preferred bidder stage through long-term partnerships with 16 leading UK universities. With over 800 employees, we work to deliver the very best student experiences, together with great universities.

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Gold Partners


ASSA ABLOY Global Solutions is the leading manufacturer of electronic security. Since 1979 we have gained invaluable knowledge and knowhow to ensure we meet the standards of any large facility in need of our product and services.

VingCard offers a wide range of locking solutions, including our latest Mobile Access Solution powered by award winning Seos® technology from ASSA ABLOY, which includes apps compatible with smartphones and smart devices. This secure access solution will help you to address these needs by making VingCard locks at your property operable with mobile devices through BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology.

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As an independent food service provider, we are focused on two things – food and people.

Our business is instilled with an inclusive, family culture – our employees and our customers drive everything we do! Therefore we invest heavily in our teams and their personal development to ensure they are suitably equipped to provide exceptional service to our customers.

We have established great partnerships with UK farmers, producers and artisan food suppliers who are key to our business. They help us ensure that we can reduce road miles whilst supporting local communities. We use the freshest, local produce to create innovative menus.

Every client is different, so we bespoke every service. We don’t do Off-the-shelf solutions or centralised procurement deals. What an awful thought! Instead, we concentrate on bringing great food to customers in a way that fits their needs, budgets and facilities.

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Bunkabin is a family business of over 40 years standing and the pioneers of portable Sleepers. All our Sleepers are ensuite and designed to offer students a comfortable and safe environment that also encourages each student to fulfil their academic and personal potential, just like a hall of residence, but without the building works.

Whether your needs are long or short term even as an emergency, Bunkabin can offer you a solution to solve your accommodation requirements. Each unit is manufactured at our purpose-built factory in Oldham and we can supply units throughout the UK using our top-of-the-range delivery wagons.

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Campuslife is the UK's premier student communication specialist and student engagement service. Working alongside over 85 of the UK's leading higher education institutions and private accommodation providers, we offer a wide spectrum of marketing and content generation services with innovative, exciting and creative solutions that engage a university department with students on a huge range of issues, information and services.

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Costa Coffee is the nation's favourite coffee shop brand and has solutions for all types of occasions from full store to wholesale offers.

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WHO ARE WE?

We are a group of chefs, nutritionists and people-pleasers with a shared passion for food that fuels emotional positivity as well as physical wellbeing. In a world where what we consume is becoming ever faster and more disposable, we’re proud to take a more thoughtful, mindful approach to the food experiences we source, prepare and present. We proudly hold the top 3-star Sustainable Restaurant Association rating.

WHAT DO WE DO?

Across all our sites we cater for customers throughout life’s journey, at every step.

As an independent hospitality caterer, we have more than 6,200 employees and a turnover of £300m. We operate at over 750 locations across the UK and Ireland, with a service ranging from cafes, restaurants and impeccable fine dining in universities or workplaces, to great coffee, cake and experiential events in some of the world’s most iconic destinations.

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Circuit is the managed laundry partner of choice for UK universities, designing, supplying and servicing on-site laundry rooms in university halls and accommodation throughout the country.

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Collegiate is the forefront investor and developer partner in the production and operation of class-leading student housing projects across the UK and Europe

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Crystal Facilities Management has invaluable experience in assisting the education sector with their building needs. We are specialists in the management of student accommodation, outsourcing strategies and delivering integrated services such as deep cleaning, daily cleaning, security and maintenance enabling our customers to maximise their budgets. Whether scheduled or reactive works, we take great care to understand the detail within the specifications and scope of works whilst delivering a planned and time efficient operation to fulfil the needs of every customer.

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Endsleigh was founded by the National Union of Students in 1965, specifically to service the insurance needs of students and we are proud to remain their only recommended insurer.

Voted ‘Best Student Insurance Provider’ at the Insurance Choice Awards for 2017.

With over 50 years' experience, Endsleigh is one of the UK's leading specialist insurers. We provide cover to 500,000 students through 350 accommodation partnerships, including leading Universities. We insure 160 students' unions and work with over 800 schools, colleges and universities across the UK as their trusted insurance partner.

Our strong commitment to the student movement has continued alongside the development of our market leading products and services; we now offer a range of specifically designed products to meet the insurance needs of students, graduates and young professionals.

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With over 1950 shops, and 22,000 colleagues serving millions of customers each week, Greggs is the UK's leading bakery food-on-the-go retailer. We have been on a journey to transform Greggs from a traditional bakery business into a modern food-on-the-go retailer, which means we've been busy improving our shops and adding to our great range of fresh food-on-the-go so we're tastier and healthier than ever! Our transformation of the brand continues as we enter into new locations and develop new products in line with our ever changing customer base. Our social media strategy engages with new customers across a wide spectrum of locations and age groups.

Our growth strategy

As the food-on-the-go market continues to grow, it offers us exciting opportunities to increase our estate to substantially more than 2500 shops. We are currently building a pipeline of new sites, working with landlords in all sectors of the property market as well as franchise partners and believe that we are well placed to offer a flexibly and modern alternative in the sectors that we move into. The education sector is seen as a real opportunity for the brand to further develop our estate strategy.

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David Phillips is the UK’s leading FF&E provider to the student accommodation sector.

We design, supply and install bespoke, cost effective and stylish fitted bedrooms and kitchens to accommodation providers and contractors requiring a solution for multi-room schemes. We assist with budgets, aid design co-ordination, supply samples, install marketing suites, and provide a fully project managed service throughout the installation phase.

With a proven track record, and dual provision for project and aftercare, we can offer you a genuine one stop shop for all your FF&E needs.

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Forbes Professional provides comprehensive commercial laundry solutions for university accommodation across the UK. We also provide domestic freestanding or integrated appliances for students’ kitchens. All of our machines are available on a rental basis, with the support of with a first-class engineer response service.

Our payment systems work in perfect synergy with our laundry machines to enable a seamless one step process that enables cashless card payments and is compatible with both Apple and Android Pay. We have a number of solutions for managed laundry including revenue share options. We conduct complementary site surveys, advise upon logistical, plumbing and electrical requirements and fully install and commission all equipment. We can also provide user training, as required, to ensure that our machines are fully optimised.

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Housing Hand is the only award-winning rent guarantor service that offers comprehensive protection for rent arrears, damages & eviction costs. Helping students rent in the private sector since 2013. Our reputation with Universities and accommodation providers drives every decision we make. Every guarantee we issue is instantly insured by A rated insurers, authorised and regulated by the FCA.

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iQ Student Accommodation is proud to have been part of the higher education eco-system since 2007 - every day providing the best home-from-home environment from which 28,000 students can confidently make the most of the opportunities open to them. We believe that the right setting helps students to learn, to flourish and to benefit from their time at university. Our portfolio of UK only student accommodation spans 68 buildings in 26 locations from Plymouth to Dundee. All the properties are owned and managed by iQ with a focus on providing a truly exceptional student experience through our emphasis on well-being, residence life, sector leading amenity spaces, a regular programme of capital investment and a strong culture of health, safety and compliance. Around 40% of eligible students re-book annually; testament to the truly exceptional service iQ provides.

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JLL Higher Education is a specialist team providing strategic property advice to universities, with particular experience in student housing partnerships. We produce estate strategies, demand studies, business cases, and option appraisals, and assist delivery by pulling together the full spectrum of JLL’s technical property advice and services.

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Making bedrooms, kitchens and shared spaces better since 1891. JT Ellis are leaders in quality, design-led furniture for student accommodation providers across the UK. With an in-house design team and digital bedroom visualiser at your disposal, JT Ellis are able to help you bring your design choices to life.

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Kinetic was founded in 1998 with one aim: To develop the most innovative software to help university accommodation and conferencing teams deliver the best student and customer experiences possible.

Fast forward 20 years, and we are now the technology partner of choice to the worlds' leading universities, colleges and private property providers. We supply mission critical software to over 350 customers, from UC Berkeley on the west coast of the US to Monash in Australia... Not to mention over 80% of universities in the UK and Ireland.

When we say 'we understand your business', we mean it. Many of our staff have worked in universities and conference centres, so they understand the day-to-day challenges you face. By combining this with the ethos that our teams work hard together every day, we can quickly work out how our software can help you and your team. If that is too long, please see short version below:

Kinetic supply innovative event management and student accommodation software to over 350 organisations worldwide, including over 80% of universities in the UK and Ireland.

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Litmus has been providing FM and food service consultancy to educational institutions for 25 years. We help provide solutions to a diverse range of challenges that result in improved process, efficiency and profitability.

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Nisa, the partner of choice for independent retailers, working tirelessly over the last 40 years providing the tools needed to compete against increased competition in the convenience retail sector.

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NSP Security has been manufacturing and providing Electronic Locking and Access Control Systems for over 20 years, and we are one of the leading providers to the UK Higher Education and Student Accommodation Sectors.

We have been trusted to secure many thousands of doors, across many hundreds of locations across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

NSP Security has consistently driven down the cost of Electronic Access Control, whilst investing significantly in product development, and to that end launching features such as Mobile Access Control, enabling Residents and Staff access via their Smart Phone. We would be delighted to discuss any new development, refurbishment, or integration requirements with you.

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MCR’s Symphony Suite provides intuitive and comprehensive EPOS functionality and back office management. More than just a till system, they utilise fully integrated Stock Control, Reporting, Cashless, Loyalty, Click & Collect, Mobile App and Self-Service Kiosk modules to help manage all catering and retail outlet’s transaction throughput requirements. All their in-house developed software utilises the same web enabled architecture and data integrity management processes, providing your catering team full business intelligence and insight, as well as keeping the student and staff population up to date, engaged and at the forefront of hospitality technology.

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Pelican Procurement Services is a procurement food and beverage supply chain specialist and provider of an award-winning P2P procurement system. We deliver savings on both product purchases and back office processes.

We listen to the needs of our customers which is why our service is bespoke to each organisation’s requirements. We take responsibility for managing suppliers and prices for the duration of the contract period. We suggest new ways to enhance your food service offering with specific skills in sustainability and ‘Food for life Served Here Award’ implementation.

Our CIPS-qualified procurement specialists have an in-depth knowledge of the food service industry and EU procurement law.

Our cloud-based P2P system, Pi, will improve your operational efficiencies by automating supplier payments, ordering, management reporting, managing stock, menu costings and allergens whilst linking to EPOS sales data.

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RMS is a leader in providing student housing and conference management software solutions for colleges and universities globally. Our Mercury platform enables accommodation and residential staff to deliver revolutionary, customised content to their students and housing team.

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SALTO Systems are world leaders in wire free access control solutions for the education sector. We provide the ability to have total control over who is able to access what, where and when at all times. We provide total control over who is able to access what, where and when at all times. We can integrate our access control solution with CCTV, alarm, time and attendance or other systems as required. Our AMOK system enables buildings to be quickly locked down during a security event and our JustIN Mobile technology allows staff and students to use their smart phone as their access credential. SALTO access control eliminates the need to replace locks if key security is breached and allows access cards to be simply and quickly updated, restricted or deleted remotely. So whatever you want to secure and control – SALTO Systems can do it all.

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700+ happy customers say it all. StarRez is used by student housing professionals worldwide to handle everything from assigning rooms in bulk, or helping students choose their own roommates to something as simple as tracking package delivery. Intuitive, easy to use and adaptable to your organisation's needs, what makes StarRez stand out from other solutions is our commitment to our customers. We consider this a long-term relationship resulting in happy customers with highly satisfied residents.

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Student living by Sodexo is a trusted partner to universities globally, providing catering, accommodation and facilities management services. Our unique Quality of Life proposition drives improved experiences for students and our clients.

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Student-Furniture, proud CUBO Gold Partner. Student-Furniture, part of the LOFT Group, fully understand the rising expectations of today’s student. Staying at the forefront of the student furniture industry and creating bespoke environments for work, rest and play using design-led furniture supported by an all-inclusive service.

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Student.com is the world's largest marketplace for student accommodation. The company seeks to simplify booking accommodation for students through a free global service that puts security and ease-of-use first. It lists the widest and most carefully selected range of rooms that are managed specifically for students.

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SimonsVoss Technologies develop and manufacture wireless electronic locking and access control systems for building applications. The Munich based High-Tech Company was founded in 1995 and in 1998 launched its “Digital Locking Cylinder”.

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Subway® has over 2,500 stores throughout the UK and Ireland, of which, 800+ are in non-traditional locations, including universities/colleges, hospitals and transport hubs - a proven business partnership. With a focus on making quality, delicious Subs, flatbreads, wraps and salads, Subway® has built up a vast and loyal customer base.

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Skwishee is the coolest Frozenated Drink in the World! Skwishee is truly on a mission to change the world. As part of that philosophy, we have introduced Edible straws and 10% of all our profits are donated to provide clean drinking water to those who don’t currently benefit from this necessity. Skwishee concessions are now in over 60 sites throughout the UK with a target of 150 by end of July 2019. All Skwishee flavours are 100% sugar free, gluten free and vegan. Skwishee has generated sales increase against ‘slush’ of 2400%+, creating destination stores and increasing overall store sales. Skwishee is an event and marketing led brand with fantastic engagement on social media, particularly on a localised level. Skwishee events include Free Skwishee Day and Bring Your Own Cup Day which are fully funded by Skwishee and result in 1400+ customers visiting a Skwishee concession in a single day.

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Russell Partnership Consulting are the UK’s leading Food and Hospitality Consultancy delivering creative and commercially viable solutions to over 400 global clients across 30 countries within 6 leading sectors.

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Silver Partners


ASK4 is an award-winning provider of high-speed internet solutions and managed data services for student accommodation. ASK4 currently serves hundreds of thousands of customers across hundreds of sites in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Poland (with further countries in development stages). Services include super-fast broadband, full site WiFi and 24/7/365 multi-lingual technical support. ASK4 also offers a range of infrastructure networks to enable building services such as IP-CCTV and door access control.

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Derwent FM provides a comprehensive facilities management and student support service, which boasts a vast portfolio from full mechanical and electrical services through to grounds maintenance.

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Ecups is a sustainable eco cup. Reusable and environmentally friendly the Ecups help save our planet and stop the use one plastic. Hot drinks should be consumed responsibly. By buying our products you are helping your institution to be eco-friendly and make a difference. Our products also deliver strong cost savings and student benefits.

We work with many institutions across the UK and internationally. Our team is accustomed to working with the education sector and have in-depth understanding of all the pressures and challenges of commercial, catering, FM and events managers.

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Ozone is a green, eco-friendly technology that is referred to as ‘Mother Nature’s own oxidiser’.
Our products will focus on specific issues and provide a green alternative to the use of chemicals and other man-made odour control systems.

Visit Greenteck Global

We aim to provide the very best experience for you to make the most of student living. We're in great locations, with well designed facilities, a personal level of service and you'll find that we offer all of this, at a very competitive price.

Visit Student Roost

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