B-Hive Living wins big at the HMO Awards 2024

B-Hive Living is celebrating a double victory at the HMO Awards 2024, achieving the Best Community Experience Award and Manager of the Year - Tenants' Choice Commendation.

Kitchen and living area at a B-Hive Living scheme | BTR News
Kitchen and living area at a B-Hive Living scheme.

Co-living and rental provider B-Hive Living has achieved both the HMO Best Community Experience Award and the Manager of the Year – Tenants’ Choice Commendation at the prestigious HMO Awards 2024 ceremony.

The wins reflect the company’s commitment to delivering outstanding customer service and creating positive environments for communities within its portfolio to succeed.

Popular among young professionals, B-Hive Living targets those who fall within the millennial and Generation Z bracket, which is now the largest demographic in the rental market.

Different to the usual House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) offering, B-Hive Living’s model ensures that properties are specifically designed and built for shared living and include a vast array of amenities and technologies that suit these generations.

Among these include vetted tenants, a dedicated app, social events, large green spaces, access to exclusive discounts and much more. As a result, the provider has been previously recognised as the UK’s best in user and community living experiences, with a reputation built off this milestone.

Pictured left to right: Williams Johnson Mota, B-Hive Living CEO and Helen Chorley, HMO Award Presenter | BTR News
Pictured left to right: Williams Johnson Mota, B-Hive Living CEO and Helen Chorley, HMO Award Presenter.

The HMO Best Community Experience Award recognises the companies who excel in creating thriving, welcoming communities and delivering outstanding customer experiences within its portfolio. This accolade acknowledges B-Hive Living’s efforts in fostering a sense of community within its properties and extending this spirit to the wider network.

The HMO Manager of the Year – Tenants’ Choice Commendation honours managers who are highly regarded by their tenants, showcasing excellence in all aspects of management. B-Hive Living’s application was supported by current and past tenants, highlighting the significant positive impact the company has made on their lives.

CEO & Co-Founder of B-Hive Living – Williams Johnson Mota -accepted both awards from Helen Chorley at the HMO Awards ceremony at Stowe House in Buckinghamshire on 31 May 2024.

“Winning the Best Community Experience Award and receiving the HMO Manager of the Year – Tenants’ Choice Commendation is an incredible honour and a significant milestone for B-Hive Living.

“It’s always been our view that tenants have been too often overlooked in the UK rental sector and winning this accolade two years in a row is a testament to our unwavering efforts to place our tenant’s wellbeing at the heart of all we do and redefine the UK rental sector through our unique approach to housing and community living.”

Williams Johnson Mota, CEO & Co-Founder, B-Hive Living
CEO & Co-Founder of B-Hive Living Williams Johnson Mota speaking at the ceremony | HMO Awards | BTR News
CEO & Co-Founder of B-Hive Living Williams Johnson Mota speaking at the ceremony.

Both judges, Emma Stubbings and Leah Ziliak, praised B-Hive Living’s achievements, noting the company’s dedication to excellence in both management and community experience.

By offering purpose-built spaces, personalised community engagement strategies, and tech-enhanced communication tools, the company has successfully created vibrant, supportive communities that enhance residents’ lifestyles and their wellbeing.

Since its inception in 2017, the provider has been dedicated to addressing the pressing issues in the UK’s private rented sector, particularly poor housing and service standards.

By developing rental units that exceed national spatial standards and offering a unique range of amenities, the brand believes that it has significantly improved the living conditions and wellbeing of its residents. The recent winning of the awards furthers this notion.

As a multi-award-winning co-living company, B-Hive Living has previously been recognised as the UK Winner in Best Community Experience at the HMO Awards 2022, and won the global User and Community Experience category at the Co-living Awards 2023.