Media Release: Scottish tenants get active, online


TENANTS and residents across Scotland can now log on to the internet for all their housing information needs thanks to an innovative new website.

Tenants Information Service (TIS) – the organisation responsible for promoting tenant participation in Scotland – has launched a new online site, in order to give tenants and landlords access to up-to-the-minute training packages, and housing information and advice.

The organisation enlisted the help of Hillligton-based ecommerce specialists, NSDesign, to help them create a website that was both interactive and dynamic.

Last year, NSDesign delivered specialist social media training for SHARE – the Glasgow-based organisation responsible for training housing associations in Scotland.

Due to positive feedback received from the training, NSDesign will deliver a social media masterclass series to the organisation in September.

Kirsty Wells, development manager of Tenants Information Service, said: “TIS’s key objective is to ensure that tenants have access to all of the necessary information and advice to ensure excellent service delivery of their housing services..

“In redesigning the website, we worked with NSDesign to ensure that tenants could get access to as much information as possible at the click of a button.

“Now, our members can get instant access to training resources and distance learning packs online.  We also have live Facebook and Twitter feeds – creating a new online environment for tenants and landlords  to engage and interact with one another, and to share ideas.

“We selected NSDesign to create our new website because we were very impressed with their track record.

“We also thought they offered very good value for money – they have answered our queries with efficiency and have helped us as we take over the maintenance of the site ourselves.”

Gary Ennis, managing director of NSDesign, said: “With over 200 members, including individuals, tenants organisations and landlords, the TIS website had to have a strong interactive element to ensure that clients could engage with one another and obtain access to as much information as possible online.

We worked extensively with Kirsty and the rest of the team at TIS to help create a website that was tailored for their needs and the requirements of their audiences.”

For further information on NSDesign please contact Gary at NSDesign on 0141 585 6390 or


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Notes to Editors

About NSDesign

NSDesign was voted the number one agency in a hat-trick of categories at the 2011 RAR (Recommended Agency Register) awards in 2011. NSDesign was declared Best in Value for Money, Best in Digital and Best in Client Service.

The company, based at the award-winning Hillington Park Innovation Centre, has been helping businesses and organisations to maximise their success online since 1999.

Managing director, Gary Ennis, featured in the 2010 Business Insider Rising Stars feature.

The company designs innovative products and services that allow its clients to do things better on the web, ranging from initial domain name registration and web hosting, to custom web development, ecommerce systems, internet marketing and training.

It delivers these solutions to a range of clients from start-up companies to government bodies and universities.

The focus is strongly on accessibility and usability, providing the tools to empower users with full control over their account, backed by in-house expertise to rely upon when required.

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