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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 @ 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.

Laura Fitzpatrick

Laura Fitzpatrick

Assistant Centre Manager

I have been part of the team at DBS since 2015 and now work in an extremely varied role across all three of our Business Centres and Apartments. I enjoy speaking to our clients and finding out about them and their businesses and how we at DBS can help them grow.

What can I do for you: If you are an already established business looking for a new home,  a start-up business needing a professional image or looking for a place to meet I can help. We have many packages to suit businesses of all sizes and can offer a lot more flexibility than some larger national companies.

I have recently been appointed operations manager looking after our serviced apartments; we have a number of properties ranging from one bedroom luxury apartments to three bedroom townhouses available for short or long term lets for business or for pleasure, so if you are looking for a place to stay please do get in touch!

Likes: RuPauls Drag Race, being organised and mango salad.

Dislikes: Toenails, disloyalty and chaos!

Contact me: Please give me a call on 01332 810 900 to arrange to visit for a coffee and a chat at any of our sites to find out more about how DBS can help you with your business.

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.

 

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.

Maintenance
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

Maintenance

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.

Cleaning/servicing
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.

Take the Tour

Take a moment to watch the tour to find out what makes DBS the first choice for contemporary offices.

Castle Donington, Derbyshire

Glenfield, Leicester

Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire