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13 Nov 2018

Alumnus start-up shortlisted for two national awards

Tom Mundy is looking for the help of the Loughborough community after his start-up business was shortlisted for two national awards.

Tom’s start-up, Goodlord, has been shortlisted for the Start-Up UK’s People’s Champion Award, which is decided by a public vote, as well as the Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

The start-up is a digital property rental platform which aims to benefit both tenants and landlords through a paperless software service. Founded in 2015, the business aims to tackle a decline in landlords and speed up the rental process amidst the growth of ‘Generation Rent’.

Tom has previous experience of directing start-ups, having founded TOMS Fudge with fellow students during his second year at Loughborough, before graduating in 2012 with a B.Sc. in Economics with Accounting.

He has seen his new business take off with over 500 businesses using the platform day-to-day, with a 60% increase in people using the service on 2017.

The company has also won the Workplace Wellbeing Silver Award from the mental health charity, Mind, for its approach to mental health. The start-up’s charity arm, Goodlord Gives, has also gone into local communities near its East London base to teach computer skills to vulnerable people.

Vote for Tom’s business in the People’s Choice Award and find out more about Goodlord online.

Good luck to Tom and Goodlord in the competition.

 

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