Go Native (company)

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Go Native
Type Limited
Industry Serviced apartment, Corporate housing, Travel
Founded 1997
Founders Guy Nixon
Headquarters London, England, UK
Area served Worldwide
Key people Guy Nixon, CEO
Shaun Prime, COO
Products Serviced Apartments
Services Relocation service,
Corporate housing
Employees 80+
Website http://www.gonative.com

Established in 1997 Go Native is an award winning provider of both short and long term serviced apartments, operating across the UK. Go Native provides travellers with access to a comprehensive network of over 28,000 serviced apartments, all available on a flexible basis.

History[edit]

The Company was founded in 1997 by Guy Nixon, who, through his own experiences of business travel, was made aware of the limitations of living, for long periods of time, in hotel rooms. In the early days the company consisted of one London apartment that was advertised for rental in the New York Times.[1] Today, the company has access to a network of thousands of serviced apartments and its clients include major blue-chips such as BT Group.[2][3]

Operations[edit]

Go Native is one of the largest providers of short-term/temporary corporate housing in the UK.[4] The company operates offices in London (HQ) and Manchester.

In summer 2009, Go Native launched the first eco-rating scheme for serviced apartments. According to Go Native's corporate newsletter the scheme will help clients, "...identify those providers who are taking steps to minimise their environmental impact".[2]

Go Native has recently taken over the operation of three central London properties from Unite Group, the student accommodation group, following the closure of its Livocity division in 2009.[4]

The company is a founding member of the Association of Services Apartment Providers.[5]

In May 2014 Go Native launches its new 'Neighbourhood Included' website.[6]

Awards[edit]

In 2013, The MCE Report Award 2013. Winner 'best serviced apartments booking service'

In 2013, Winner of the 'Best Newcomer Award' at Orbitz Worldwide.

In 2012, Go Native won the Business Travel Awards 'Best Serviced Apartment Provider' at the Business Travel Awards.

In November 2010, Go Native Won 'Corporate Housing provider of the year' at the EMMAs (Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards) held at the Marriott Hotel in Grosvenor Square. There was stiff competition from other top providers but from a list of 95 Go Native came out on top.[7]

In 2006, Go Native won Business Travel World's “Most Innovative Solution” award against tough competition from P&O, British Airways and Virgin Atlantic.[8] Go Native's customer service delivery has been highly commended by the Institute of Customer Service.[8]

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