5 Minutes with Jason Davenport, Executive Director for The Offices
What is your role at The Offices?
My new role at The Offices is the new Business Development Director. My role is to enhance the brand of The Offices. Over the next 12 months I plan on having The Offices brand known as-along with letting office space, we also network and grow our client base.
When did you start working at The Offices?
We started in The Offices towards the end of October. We’re obviously new here and we’re trying to implement new structures, new procedures and enhance the development of The Offices brand.
What is do you do in your daily routine while at The Offices?
I manage the credit control, interact with the tenants, develop new opportunities for The Offices, interact with the staff and put new training procedures in place. I manage the following of the brand and the development of all websites, coinciding with Carla who is our Marketing and HR Director who I’m working very closely with and also working with the owner of the building as well.
What do you enjoy the most in your job at The Offices and why?
I love interacting with different types of clientele and I like to understand how their business operates and also meeting new people everyday including staff, clients, tenants and new people we can work with.
Three words people would use to describe you?
Very passionate about what I do. I am a bit loud (laughs) and I’m just very, very passionate about what I do and I think it shows in my personality.
What did you do as a job before working at The Offices?
I have still got my own businesses that I own with my business partner, Scott Davenport and we own the Davenports Group. We have various different types of businesses. I’m in charge of our printing business which covers London, our head office in Oxford and Manchester’s our third branch. I’m also the managing director of Davenports accountancy but my partner, Scott Davenport is the tax director so I help him manage the client base.
Have you had any embarrassing moments while at work at The Offices?
Well…yes. When we were trying to instigate the re-development of the gym and the new conference room downstairs in the basement, I did fall down the stairs (laughs) and it was not pleasant but it was very funny to others. Our contractors found it very amusing.
Where’s your favourite place to eat & drink in Manchester City Centre?
My partner and I would say Velvet on Canal Street in Manchester. The food is overwhelming.
Do you have any phobias?
Yes, I hate anybody scratching their nails down a blackboard. It really makes me squirm.
What’s the one thing you can’t live without on a daily basis?
This is going to sound really cheesy but my husband Scott Davenport.
If you won the lottery, what would you spend the winnings on?
My family. I’d buy my mum a house and my sisters and niece. I’d make sure all my family were never short of money.
Do you have any hidden talents/ party tricks?
I do enjoy socialising and I’m the life and soul of the party when I go out. I like to make everyone laugh.
Where is your favourite holiday destination?
Bangkok. It was amazing. The value of the English pound over there, the different cultures. Just a different way of life, no one really cares about anything.
If you were a character in a film, who would it be?
I just love making people laugh.