Adam is the CEO of the Smarter Group Ltd. The Smarter brand includes Smarter Housing (www.smarterhousing.co.uk), Smarter Nights (www.smarternights.com), Smarter Hotels (www.smarterhotels.co.uk) and Smarter Holidays (www.smarterholidays.com).
Adam Arnold started Smarter Housing in August 2005, a specialist provider of high quality student accommodation. Tenants would benefit from a fast, free and easy search, no letting fees and complimentary wireless broadband. As an additional perk, brandishing the Smarter Housing key-ring would grant the bearer numerous discounts at shops, bars and restaurants in the local area.
He graduated from Warwick University (Economics Bsc) in 2005, He had £13,000 in student debt to repay, but his drive and dedication saw him raise £50,000 in just four months.
Adam set about developing a time-saving, stress-free solution to the problem of finding good quality student accommodation that benefited both the prospective tenants and landlord.
In August 2005 He formed the Smarter Group and, six months after graduation, launched my first company Smarter Housing Ltd..
Adam has also had his fair share of failures after starting two online social networking sites, SchoolLeavers.com and UniLeavers.com which vanished quickly.
Smarter Housing now manage over 300 student properties across Birmingham, Coventry (inc. Earlsdon and Royal Leamington Spa) and Nottingham and in recent months Adam Arnold has branched out into residential lettings and property sales. Further expansion into the provision of software for property managers and estate agents isn’t too far off.
In 2008 Adam Arnold founded Smarter Nights, a multi-faceted company in the entertainment sector. In addition to organising student parties and charity events, the company offers student discounts and savings through the Smarter Card and online food, drink and DVD ordering through Delivery Dan, the handy delivery man!
As a recognition of his early achievements, Adam Arnold is a Make Your Mark ambassador, a member of the Courvoisier Future 500.
I try to grow the Smarter Group into a monolithic empire as per Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group he said.