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GM BUSINESS connect

June/July 2018

interview

Redefining office space Recently GM Business Connect caught up with Jason Davenport, New Business Development Director at The Offices - a new brand offering a very different approach to office letting. The Offices currently offer two prime City Centre sites at Barton Arcade and King Street - both prestigious addresses in their own right. Jason and his team have worked hard over the last year in creating a unique approach to letting office space, offering far more than managed space, and so far has created quite a growing sense of expectation in The Offices’ customer-centric business model. Jason himself is no stranger to looking beyond standard business definitions, and as a serial entrepreneur with a fascinating personal history reflected in his successful portfolio of businesses, we caught up with him at 53 King Street to find out more about The Offices: Jason, please tell us how you see The Offices as a brand developing?

What do you love about your job? “Interacting with different types of clientele, understanding how their business operates and how The Offices can accommodate their needs.”

You have a great team supporting you. Tell us about them? “We run The Offices as a family and we all have unique skills and experience that we bring to the table. The team consists of specialists in their field, all of whom are committed to giving that 100% customer focused experience. We have regular team meetings and brainstorming sessions.”

How important is helping businesses grow to you? “Eighteen years ago, my first business was funded by the Prince’s Trust and still operates today. From our mentoring via the Prince’s Trust, it is instilled in us and our company ethics to help as many businesses as possible. Whenever I help to make a change in businesses, it always gives me a shiver down

“My goal is to enhance the brand of The Offices and create a culture of client retention. Over the next 12 months we plan on having The Offices brand known not just for letting office space, but also as a networking hub and a facilitator in terms of growing our client base.” What does your daily office routine consist of? “I manage credit control on a dayto-day basis alongside interactions with new and existing clients. I manage all training and legal procedures within The Offices for staff and client welfare. My team and I also work very closely with the owner of the building.”

Jason Davenport, New Business Development Director at The Offices

my spine as I know that I have done something good.”

What type of businesses do you have within The Offices? “We have a variety of clientele from law firms to sole-trader business owners. We thrive on working with all types of businesses, regardless of their size.”

What can tenants expect in terms of services when they join The Offices? “Over the last nine months we have been working closely with BT and Manchester City Council to install a 1GB line directly into our flagship city centre building on King Street (not from the cabinet), making us one of the only business centres with over 1GB

dedicated internet line. We are delighted to be introducing this latest service to our flexible, fully serviced workspace solutions alongside our other services which include an on-site gym (complimentary for all tenants), our Business Lounge and meeting rooms. In the coming weeks we will also be launching our new co-working space.”

For anyone looking for available office space, what are the advantages of The Offices? “We offer flexible contracts, located in any of our flagship locations. We also provide a professional and dedicated Front of House team to welcome all tenants and clients.”

GM Business Connect Jun.Jul 2018  

June/July Edition of Greater Manchester's fastest growing B2B Magazine

GM Business Connect Jun.Jul 2018  

June/July Edition of Greater Manchester's fastest growing B2B Magazine