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EQ Blog – David Gabbie, joint CEO, Beauty Bay

Hear from David Gabbie, joint CEO of Beauty Bay, who have been tenants at Exchange Quay since 2015.

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David Gabbie, joint CEO, Beauty Bay

Why did you decide to move to Exchange Quay in 2015?

“We needed a bigger premises due to the growth of our business and EQ was an easy choice for us. It’s a great location, has superb facilities and is easy to get to.”

How has your business grown/evolved in the last 5 years?

“We’re evolving all the time. We like to say the only constant is change and that’s what keeps us busy. It’s difficult to pinpoint exactly as we’re constantly iterating our proposition over time”

How many staff work at Exchange Quay and what do they enjoy about being based at the campus?

“We have just over 100 staff based at EQ. The facilities on site are fantastic and there is lots to walk to nearby. EQ also arrange lots of other extra activities including BBQs in the Summer, Wreath Making at Christmas and their pop up Pick n Mix always go down well with our team!”

Why does the location work for you?

“Location wise it’s great, we are right on the tramline which really helps the members of our team who get public transport and you are missing the city centre traffic.”

What do you attribute your company success to?

“Hard work and determination are massive factors but we have an amazing team of people, we have actually just celebrated our 20th birthday.”

What are your plans for Beauty Bay for the year ahead?

“Obviously these are strange times but we have tried to remain resilient and we want to take this energy into the coming year and just keep going. We have some exciting launches coming later this year so keep your eyes peeled.”

What are you most proud of with the business?

“How the business has adapted over time and what we’ve achieved from a bootstrapped start-up. There’s still a long way to go though and we tend to look forward not back”

What is your favourite thing about working in Manchester?

“Being born and bred in Manchester it feels really special that we are a Manchester based business. We can hop on the tram from our offices and be in the city centre within 10 mins (also as a Man Utd the views we have from our Board room of Old Trafford are second to none!)”