Serviced Offices and Apartments in
Leicestershire and Derbyshire locations

Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire: 01530 353 500

Castle Donington, Derbyshire: 01332 810 900

Glenfield, Leicester: 01162 325 100

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The business support team at DBS

DBS centres offer more than just high quality office space in great locations close to East Midlands Airport. With reception services and back office support from our experienced team, and flexible terms, we’re here to support you and your business as you grow.

It takes a team to run a business centre, it takes a great team to run a great centre.

About the team

Lesley Duckit

Lesley Duckit

Managing Director

“I founded DBS 24 years ago having struggled to find quality, affordable office facilities for our management consultancy company (IMD). I thought at the time there must be other companies who want the same as I do for my business and I was right! DBS Managed Offices was started to provide impressive character offices in beautiful surroundings  that create an excellent image for business and a professional, but friendly, atmosphere for our customers and their clients. DBS has grown over the years to three centres in key locations throughout the East Midlands with close proximity to major road networks and airport/rail links.”

What can I do for you: I am passionate about providing the kind of workspace and quality of service that helps people to be productive and successful but at the same time is a really comfortable and enjoyable place to work.

Likes: Straight conversations, country walks, good food and wine and travel

Dislikes: Poor customer service, excuses and not enough time to do all the interesting things on my ‘list’

Contact me: I work mostly behind the scenes at DBS, coaching my staff and running the business. I can be contacted on 01332 810 900 during week days – please feel free to add me on LinkedIn.

Julie Vallance

Julie Vallance

General Manager

I started with DBS in 2003 after working in Pharmacy so quite a difference! I enjoy the variety and challenge of working for DBS with the offices, meeting rooms, flexible working, virtual offices and our growing portfolio of serviced accommodation. In my spare time I enjoy long walks with my beautiful dog and then settling down on the sofa with him to watch a movie.

What can I do for you: As General Manager, I oversee the day to day running of all the properties, ensuring good quality and customer service is maintained. I have lots of experience and can advise you on the most affordable and appropriate work space solution for your business; whether that’s a fully serviced, semi-serviced, virtual or shared office.

I can also help you to find the most restful and comfortable apartment; for a lone traveller, 2 people, number of colleagues or a family and whether it’s an overnight stay, weekend break, working week, a month or a number of months – we can offer flexibility and great value for money.

Likes: Reaching win:win’s, honesty, good manners, nice food and wine.

Dislikes: Poor customer service, unfairness, ill manners, getting older!

Contact me: I work predominantly from our Castle Donington office, please feel free to call me on 01332 810 900, email me at julie @ or connect with me on Linkedin and I can create a tailored package that suits your needs. I am available to meet with you to discuss fully your requirements and how we can help you.

Nicky Severs

Nicky Severs

Centre Manager

“I started with DBS in 2007 after working in recruitment. Having worked in a business centre previously I really couldn’t wait to join DBS and love the challenge of working from a busy business centre. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and socialising.”

What can I do for you: I provide a professional yet friendly service to my clients to ensure their office runs smoothly and efficiently, allowing them to concentrate on their businesses. I can discuss your office requirements and advise you of the best service at the best price for you and create a tailored package that suits your needs perfectly.

Likes: Cost-effectiveness, hard work

Dislikes: Poor customer service

Contact MeI work mainly from our Glenfield Centre where you can call me on 0116 232 5100, email me nicky @ or connect with me on Linkedin.  I would be happy to discuss any of our flexible services and the benefits for you and your business.

Yvonne Watts

Yvonne Watts

Finance Manager

“I’ve always had a love of numbers, growing up. At 18 I was given the opportunity to train and work in accountancy and I’ve never looked back! I’ve worked as an Accountant for various companies, including events, manufacturing and social care industries. However, my real passion is working within small – medium sized enterprise. I like being able to create processes, streamline accountancy practices and reconcile accounts for ever growing and ever-changing businesses.”

What can I do for you: I manage the accountancy for DBS so I’ll be your point of contact for invoicing queries. I also offer accountancy support to clients, so whether you need more robust procedures or some training in SAGE, I can help. I can also do book keeping, tax returns and payroll and pension contributions on behalf of clients – whether it is training or to take the task completely.

Likes: Motorbikes, Speedway & touring in my caravan (with or without the grandchildren!)

Dislikes: Sloppy workmanship, negative attitudes and any film with Jim Carey!

Contact me: I’m mainly based at our Castle Donington site – please feel free to give me a call on 01332 810 900 or drop me an email to I’m always happy to meet for a coffee to discuss your business needs. 


General support team

To make sure our offices, meeting rooms and apartments’ standards are maintained, we have a full team of staff to look after them, our clients and visitors. This includes:

IT support
We understand how dependent businesses are on IT and if there is a problem with your network or your PC, you cannot afford to wait hours or days for a fix, you need help immediately. That’s why we have a full time IT Consultant who is responsible for the smooth running of the DBS internet, telecoms and technology and also supports our clients’ networks. Our IT specialist can be with you in minutes, not hours, to help – a business critical service, and an added benefit of working with DBS.

Adrian Inwards

Adrian Inwards

IT Consultant

Likes: Listening to music of many different genres, attending concerts, problem solving.

Dislikes: Meat as I have been a vegetarian for many years, garden frogs.

Our maintenance team play a vital role in looking after the buildings, offices and grounds and they’re also on hand to help clients when needed. Need a whiteboard putting up in your office, shelving or pictures? Furniture removals when moving in or out? Just ask and we can help.

Roy Stone

Roy Stone


Likes: Dog training, competing in dog competitions, country sports, Leicester City Football Club, beer and spirits.

Dislikes: Wine, spicy food, shopping but still has to go.

Our cleaning staff attend our properties daily to look after the cleaning, servicing and housekeeping for our offices and apartments.

DBS – a great centre providing added value support for our clients and their visitors
– give us a call to see how we can help you.

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Castle Donington, Derbyshire

Glenfield, Leicester

Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire