We are proud to announce The House Crowd is one of just 10 companies across the UK that has caught the attention of judges and has been shortlisted in the New Business of the Year Award category for the highly prestigious National Business Awards 2014!
It is recognition of us democratising the property market through crowdfunding – revolutionising how would-be investors, particularly those with smaller budgets can invest.
Judges were impressed with our disruptive and pioneering spirit, opening up a much-loved but notoriously difficult-to-enter market. The House Crowd’s strong customer service and general impact on the North West property market was also noted.
Our MD, Frazer Fearnhead said: As a start-up with big ambitions, it’s fantastic to be recognised on a national level. The House Crowd is part of a whole internet revolution that is giving power back to the people and creating a global community that can interact with each other, cut out big institutions and join forces for the common good. 67 % of our investors felt cut of from property investment before they found The House Crowd.
On a regional level, we are helping some of Greater Manchester’s “forgotten” communities to re-establish themselves. Breathing new life into old properties can have a dramatic effect on local communities as a whole, bringing in new people and ideas, and helping to create a new sense of pride in an area.
On a global level, we are trailblazers – creating a unique, innovative and ground-breaking concept, now emulated in several different countries.
The House Crowd has succeeded in injecting people power in to the once elitist UK property market and in turn, has brought property to the general population.
The winner will be revealed at the National Business Awards gala dinner held on 11 November in London. Fingers crossed.