All things British

Being based in the UK is excellent news for universities looking for a CRM to manage their domestic and international student recruitment. Our 5 star UK-based Customer Service and Support is invaluable (just ask any of our customers). They're able to get hold of us during THEIR working day, at any time THEY wish using a method which is convenient to THEM.

We're here during YOUR working hours, so if you would like to ask a question or require technical support, you simply log a ticket or pick up the phone and speak to one of our student recruitment experts.

It makes perfect sense - you're based in the UK, we're based in the UK.

As Student CRM was born and bred in the UK, we thought we'd list our top 10 for 'all things British'.

1. The Royal Family

Being British, we're a fan of The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family. There's nothing better than celebrating the Diamond Jubilee, the birth of the Royal Baby, visiting Buckingham Palace and generally waving the flag for Great Britain.


2. Afternoon tea

Everyone loves scones, jam, clotted cream, finger sandwiches, fancy cakes and a pot of tea.

When you come to Data Harvesting in Poole for your Student CRM training, we'll treat you to a delicious British afternoon tea. Is it cream THEN jam, or jam THEN cream? And is is scones (sc-owns) or scones (sc-ons)?


3. The best beaches

Compared to the rest of the UK, our beaches down on the South coast are second to none. We have three and a half miles of beautiful sandy beaches stretching the coastline of Bournemouth and Poole with a number of them achieving the prestigious Blue Flag status.


4. The Mini

The Mini is considered a great British icon of the 1960s.

Between 1959 and 2000, 5,387,862 Minis had been manufactured, making it by far the most popular British car ever made. Rule, Britannia!

Staying true to our country, more than half of the Data Harvesting team owns a Mini (albeit one of the new designs).


5. The Beatles

Widely known as one of the greatest and most influential bands in the rock era and lead the British invasion of the US pop market.

They have sold over 600 million records worldwide.


6. The London 2012 Olympics

We proudly hosted the 2012 Olympics, and what a great job we did too! From the performances at the Opening Ceremony to the sporting champions, we have no doubt about it, we were BRILLIANT!

Great Britain won a total of 29 gold medals, 17 silver medals and 19 bronze.


7. The iconic telephone box

The red telephone box has become an iconic British symbol, becoming increasingly rare and popular since the launch of mobile phones. It was introduced in 1920 and was labelled the K1 (Kiosk No. 1) and was followed shortly afterwards by K2, K3, K4, K5 and K6 as the model developed.

For those who don't know, Student CRM is easily accessible by desktop computer, tablet or smartphone. Unfortunately it's not available via the traditional phone box.


8. London red bus

Much like the red telephone box, the London red bus has become an iconic British symbol for transport. And why the colour red? Before 1907 buses were painted different colours to signify their route. Due to fierce competition it was decided that red was the brightest colour to attract attention. (We disagree, we think lime green is the brightest, hence why everything we own is now lime green!)


9. Wimbledon

Every year we look forward to Wimbledon (along with the Pimm's, strawberries and cream of course). There's nothing quite like the smell of freshly cut grass and a warm Summer's day.

It's known as one of the most expensive sporting events around the world.


10. Marmite

Love it or hate it, the popular spreadable yeast extract is a wholly British product sold worldwide. It was developed in Staffordshire in the 1920s and has been hugely popular ever since.


Student CRM is another great British icon which is homegrown in the UK. Click here to apply for your free demo.

* Just to clarify, Student CRM are fans of all of the above products, places and people, but are not endorsed by them.