City Room Rentals expands across the UK

City Room Rentals expands across the UK

An Edinburgh e-commerce start-up which matches students from across the world with bespoke accommodation at British universities is expanding across the UK.

Formerly Edinburgh Room Rentals, City Room Rentals has been working with Entrepreneurial Spark and is now expanding into five more key cities across the UK.

This will see the company provide accommodation options in Aberdeen, Glasgow, St Andrews and London, with further plans to launch in Liverpool, Manchester and Newcastle later this year.

Founded by husband and wife team Nick and Anna Findlay in 2014, the company is now on track for 100% year-on-year revenue growth and is in a prime position for rapid expansion.

Nick said: “We are delighted to announce our expansion across the UK and are looking forward to helping prospective students and universities in these key cities find exceptional accommodation.

“Since starting the company in 2014 we have helped attract a large number of international students to the country in partnership with our educational partners such as Napier and Heriot Watt Universities.

“With international students in London alone contributing net gains of £2.3bn a year towards the UK economy, we are determined to work with accommodation providers across the country to make the process of studying abroad as seamless as possible.”

Jim Duffy, founder and chief executive optimist at Entrepreneurial Spark, added: “It is clear that Nick and Anna have a great business model with lots of opportunities to scale, and more importantly that have the right #GoDo mindset and perseverance needed to make their long term goals a reality.

“Entrepreneurial Spark is delighted to be part of their journey and equip them with the tools they need to develop and grow, both as entrepreneurs and as a company.”