Com­pe­ti­tion win for web­site is just ace

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - BUSINESS -

A BUCKS busi­ness is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter be­ing named the win­ner of a pres­ti­gious na­tional news­pa­per award.

Hous­eSit­Match, has been named the win­ner of The Guardian’s Small Busi­ness Net­work com­pe­ti­tion.

The Bucks com­pany, an on­line net­work which en­ables home and pet own­ers to find re­li­able hous­esit­ters and pet­sit­ters through a man­aged web­site, has been op­er­at­ing since 2013 and now has mem­bers in more than 20 coun­tries.

Founder Lamia Walker said: “We’ve worked very hard to get the busi­ness off the ground and it’s fan­tas­tic to have been recog­nised for our ef­forts and our am­bi­tious plans for the fu­ture.

“Win­ning the award has given us a great boost to achieve our long terms goals, which are to grow the busi­ness and be­come the UK’s num­ber one por­tal for home­own­ers look­ing for hous­esit­ters.”

The prize, spon­sored by Kia Mo­tors, is an all­ex­penses paid trip to the Aus­tralian Open in Mel­bourne, mean­ing that Ms Walker will be claim­ing her prize by fly­ing to Mel­bourne to at­tend the men’s semi-fi­nal at the end of Jan­uary.

She added: “To have won the Guardian Small Busi­ness Net­work award is amaz­ing in it­self, but to have won the op­por­tu­nity to travel to Aus­tralia is the cherry on the cake.”

The com­pany, based in High Wy­combe, boasts a unique re­view sys­tem and un­like other hous­esit­ting plat­forms, home­own­ers know they can trust the on­line re­views of hous­esit­ters on this web­site, be­cause they were given solely in con­nec­tion with a spe­cific hous­esit on the Hous­eSit­Match web­site.

Like­wise, hous­esit­ters know they can build a se­cure rep­u­ta­tion on­line by ex­chang­ing ser­vices with home­own­ers and that each re­view is unique to the site and that hous­esit in par­tic­u­lar and there­fore re­li­able.

Lamia Walker

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