Outstanding contemporary offices in
Leicestershire and Derbyshire locations

Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire: 01530 353 500

Castle Donington, Derbyshire: 01332 810 900

Glenfield, Leicester: 01162 325 100

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 Spencer

Julie Spencer

DBS Apartments and Accommodation Manager

“I have worked in hospitality and in various roles for DBS for many years so know the importance of good service, good standards and good quality. As accommodation Manager, I understand that a home from home and good nights’ sleep can make all the difference – nobody can work to their maximum potential unless they are well rested.”

What can I do for you: I can offer you an alternative to hotel accommodation. With years of PA experience sourcing and booking accommodation for senior management within the public and private sector, I can help you to find the most restful and comfortable apartments; 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: Travel, that is both the taking part and arranging for others as well as myself.

Dislikes: Milky tea and peas!

Contact me: I work from DBS Castle Donington, close to all the properties and am available to discuss your accommodation needs and to show you our short and extended stay accommodation. You can call me on 01332 810 900 or email me at; apartment @ dbs-centres.co.uk.

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 nice food and wine and watching films.”

What can I do for you: As General Manager for DBS I manage the day to day running of all DBS centres. I have over 12 years experience and can advise you on the most affordable and appropriate work space solution for your company; whether that’s a serviced, semi-serviced, virtual or shared office.

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

Dislikes: Poor customer service, unfairness, ill manners and early mornings!

Contact me: I work predominantly from our Castle Donington office, please feel free to call me on 01332 810 900, email me at julie @ dbs-centres.co.uk 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 @ dbs-centres.co.uk 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.

Helen Gray

Helen Gray

Finance Manager

“I joined DBS in 2015 after previously working in an Accountancy Practice and Industry. I have 8 years experience and am fully AAT qualified and part ACCA.”

What can I do for you: I am on hand to help clients should they need assistance with HMRC forms/Companies House/bookkeeping. I can give advice or take the task from the client; many find that eases their headaches. I work from our Castle Donington centre so am readily available to answer queries. I issue monthly invoices so our clients only receive one invoice from us rather than at least 6 if they were just renting an office (rent, gas, electricity, water, rates, insurance etc.), also by collecting the payment by direct debit it eases the pressure of having to remember to pay the invoice every month. I make the financial aspect of running an office simple and easy.

Likes: Family time with my children.

Dislikes: Mushrooms!!

Contact me: I am based at our Castle Donington centre so can be contacted by calling the main number on 01332 810 900.

Amy Ward

Amy Ward

Business Centre Coordinator

“I started working at DBS in 2012 after studying Marketing and Media Studies at De Montfort University. I really enjoy the challenge of working in a business centre environment and enjoy meeting new people on a daily basis. In my spare time I enjoy shopping and Formula One.”

What can I do for you: My role here at DBS is to overlook the day-to-day running of the business centre. You will find me in the thick of the action, overseeing everything from conferencing to telephone answering, purchasing and administration to dealing with any client requests that may crop up.

Likes: Being organised

Dislikes: Chocolate cake and pizza!!

Contact me: Based at our Glenfield site, I would be happy to assist anyone who is looking for conferencing and meeting room hire. I can also assist those looking for virtual offices or flexible working solutions such as co-working and day offices. Give me a call on 0116 232 5100
or email me: amy @ dbs-centres.co.uk  and I will be happy to help discuss the packages we have on offer.


Laura Fitzpatrick

Laura Fitzpatrick

Business Centre Coordinator

“I started with DBS in September 2015. The role is varied which has enabled me to develop new skills in an office based environment and utilise my customer service experience to its full potential.  Outside of work I remain goal-orientated, and read at least one book a week.”

What can I do for you: I have an extremely varied role here at the business centre. I ensure visitors are welcomed to the centre professionally and cheerfully. I manage conferences and meetings and am on hand all day to look after facilitators and delegates. I look after our Virtual Office clients and office clients to allow them to focus on what they need to do. . the list is endless! Whatever the need I endeavour to fulfill it to the best of my ability

Likes: Team spirit, hard workers and travelling

Dislikes: People who eat whilst on the telephone and general rudeness

Contact me: I work from our Castle Donington offices, Call me on 01332 810 900 and I can discuss any upcoming meetings you may be needing to schedule

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