30 January 2018
Not only did we open the doors to a brand-new business centre for Bristol last week, but we also welcomed David Crowley as the site’s new Business Centre Manager. As a born and bred Bristolian, he has a great knowledge of the area bringing with him experience within the business centre industry and strong customer service skills. We interview David to learn more about him and his hopes for the future of Equinox South.
Bristol has a shortage of office space so in the first instance this will help to combat this problem. Secondly, our aim to support new or established SME’s is achieved by offering flexible workspace. I want to create a network of business support for our customers so they can use trusted, credible and reliable companies. I want the centre to act as a community hub rather than a corporate business centre whose sole focus is to make sure the rent gets paid.
I was fortunate enough to have experience starting up and running my own business, so I can relate to our customers who understand the hardship entrepreneurs and business owners go through when beginning a new venture.
Having worked with various business centres I am able to use my past experience – good and bad - to deal with most situations and be able to help advise my customers. I am very passionate about customer service, having spent my whole working life (best part of 20 years!) in various customer service positions. I want to make sure our clients receive the best service possible. The great thing about the customer service industry is you're never surprised by the challenge and obstacles that come your way, you are prepared to with anything that faces you.
I think the toughest challenge will be establishing a business centre in a building which is not historically known in the local area. To combat this, I will be attending lots of networking events, being active on social media and I would also like to use the centre as a networking venue. I plan to hold and run a few Bristol business events myself and will be reaching out to networking companies to hold their events here. This will not only help raise the profile of the centre, establish the BizSpace brand in Bristol but be a hub for connectivity of businesses within the local area.
Passionate, Honest and Organised. (I don’t think it is printable to put down what some of my friends really think about me!)
My vision for Equinox South is to establish a business centre that is supporting the local business community in Bradley Stoke and surrounding areas. With the great options we are offering, I want to give people the opportunity to create their own company or for current businesses to establish themselves and be in an environment where they are happy. I want them to be comfortable in their start-up office, so they can fully concentrate on making their business a success. In time, we will have a centre with high occupancy and BizSpace will be established in Bristol.
Equinox South is now “Open for Business.” David will be happy to speak with all those who are looking for offices to rent in Bristol. We are excited about the future of Equinox South and believe David will drive our new Bristol business centre to be a great success. With so much knowledge of the local area and skill within the industry, we expect great things for the centre. We look forward to seeing SMEs and entrepreneurs grow their businesses over the years at Equinox South.
For more information, please contact David Crowley at [email protected]. He will be happy to show you around Equinox South and answer any questions you may have.