As we look forward to welcoming you back to Exchange Quay, we wanted to take a moment to speak with our wonderful team and let you get to know them a little better…
What is your role at Exchange Quay?
SO: Assistant Building Manager
Tell us a bit more about your day job
SO: My role is to assist the Estates Manager (Paula) in making sure the site is a clean, safe and enjoyable place to work. I liaise with contractors to book in planned maintenance works on site, answer customer queries and make sure the we are up to date on the statutory compliance, to name a few.
What do you think makes a good working environment? What are the key components?
SO: I believe that everyone has different opinions on what makes their working environment a good working environment. I believe that a workspace should be positive, somewhere you feel that you can approach others for help when needed. If the environment you are working in is positive, I feel I am more inclined to be happy and therefore more productive.
What makes Exchange Quay stand out as a great place to work?
SO: The community feel! I find that it’s nice to get out and about on the Estate and when I do, there’s always somebody to let onto or say hello to, whether this is going into the building and speaking to the front of house concierge, or popping into the Café on the Quay for some lunch.
What up and coming plans/initiatives for the EQ office campus are you most excited about?
SO: EV pods! I have been thinking for some time if I should ‘go green’ and get an electric car. With the ability to charge my car right on the doorstep of the office is a fantastic amenity knowing that my car will be safe and secure while it charges.
Tell us something about Exchange Quay that people may not know
SO: Exchange Quay has its very own tram stop which was built in 1999
Quick fire questions….
What’s your favourite thing about your job?
My favourite thing is that every day is different, one day I could be catching up on my filing, and the next getting involved in an event on site.
What’s your favourite thing about Manchester?
Everything you need is right on your doorstep, Shopping – check! Days out – check! Nightlife – check! Giant bees – check!
What’s the best thing about Exchange Quay?