Swindon Centre Manager, Danielle Mottram gives us a behind the scenes view of working for Rombourne Serviced Offices.
Rombourne don’t just stand out from the crowd because of our great looking serviced offices, flexible renting agreements, unbeatable client support, and desirable locations in Swindon, Bristol, Newport, and Cardiff; it’s our team that really helps to make us special.
Just one of the people that helps Rombourne provide a great service to new and existing clients is our Swindon Centre Manager, Danielle Mottram. As one of our newest recruits, Danielle has been working at Rombourne for two months, and she’s passionate about all things sales and marketing.
Below, Danielle tells us more about her role, her plans for Rombourne, and her top tips for businesses using a new office space…
Hi, Danielle! Tell us more about your role as the Swindon Centre Manager at Rombourne:
As Swindon’s Centre Manager, I manage the facilities and operations of the centre, as well as the sales. My role also involves carrying out networking and marketing activities within the Wiltshire area, which includes advancing our status on social media.
I have quite a varied role, which means every day is different!
Why did you decide to move on from your previous role?
The Swindon Centre Manager position presented me with a new opportunity that I just had to take; I wanted a new challenge! Although I’m still able to utilise my key skills, I’ve also been given the chance to enhance these whilst learning and gaining new experiences.
What changes are you hoping to make in the first 6 months of your role?
I’m currently not looking to make any changes. However, one of my goals is to increase Rombourne’s presence within the Swindon area, as well as from a company perspective, on social media.
What’s your favourite thing about working as the Swindon Centre Manager at Rombourne?
Everything! Every day is different. Mainly, though, I enjoying working with people and getting to know them. This includes our new and existing clients, as well as the people I meet by networking with local businesses.
I also enjoy welcoming prospective new clients to the centre for viewings, and being able to showcase our facilities and services to them.
What’s the most challenging aspect of your role, and why?
So far, it’s been the telephone system! It’s very complex, which is brilliant, but having never set up or programmed a DDI or extension number, this was somewhat challenging.
There’s been a few cheers from the office when I’ve got a dial tone, and the system all programmed!
What office essential(s) do you take to work? Which ones can’t you live without?
Every day, my first must is to have my Quaker Oat So Simple Porridge Pots in the morning.
I’m also absolutely obsessed with stationary; I love it! I have my notes books (because I love writing a good list) but I would be lost without my post it notes; especially the coloured ones!
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working at Rombourne?
Most recently, I’ve decided to get fit. So far, it’s not been one of my most favourable experiences, but I did join Clubbersize and I’m really enjoying that (especially the glow sticks)! I also love spending time with family and friends, although my son is of an age where I’m just embarrassing, apparently?
What are the main advantages of renting a serviced office?
The main advantages of renting a serviced office from Rombourne are that you’ll receive a consistent and professional service within a premium office setting in one of our great locations.
There’s also no worries or hassle; we take care of everything, from the phones and broadband, to the furniture and any general maintenance you may need. You can literally move straight in, and continue business as normal!
What advice would you give businesses when choosing a new office space?
Have a good think about what your requirements are, as well as your budget. What are your priorities? This could be location, technology, telecoms, space, or even perhaps the atmosphere of the building. The clearer you are, the easier it is to tailor a proposal suited to the client.
What would be your number one office etiquette tip?
Smile, and remember to speak to everyone!