The evolution of our Company

Established in 2014, with a transformation of our operating platform over the past five years, the focus is on evolving the business, pivoting from a turnaround story to growth

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ESP listed on the Main Market (Premium Listing) of the London Stock Exchange in June 2014

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Two further equity raises carried out, above NAV, resulting in gross proceeds (including the IPO) of £235m

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'Hello Student' brand launched, bringing together marketing, management and maintenance under one, branded platform

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Raised £110m and deployed £64.5m on the acquisition of four operating assets, one forward funded project, and one development site, growing the operating portfolio by 12 buildings

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Tim Attlee, who was previously the CIO, took over the role of CEO, taking over from Paul Hadaway, one of the founders of the business

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Facilities management for all assets as well as HR were brought in-house and the IT platform was rationalised from two platforms to one

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Duncan Garrood was appointed as CEO in June 2020 with an optimisation strategy launched to drive maximum portfolio performance to strengthen the 'Hello Student' brand

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ESP announced its target to become net zero within its own operations by 2033, as well as aligning with TCFD (Taskforce on climate-related financial disclosure)



First postgraduate exclusive product successfully launched in Edinburgh, achieving full occupancy within the first year of operations, and 100% of beds are sold for AY 2023/24

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ESP added to the FTSE 250 index in June 2023. LfL rental growth of >10% for AY 2023/24, and effectively full occupancy achieved earlier than ever before