The people who work at St James Business Centre are really important to us. Our team come from all sorts of backgrounds and bring their own characters to whatever job they are doing. They’re positive, good organisers, great communicators, real team players and are proud to say ‘we work at St James Business Centre’.
Meet Laura Moore, our Building and Facilities Manager…
If you could write your own job title that best describes what you do at St James Business Centre, what would it be?
Building and Facilities Manager – Looking after the tenants of a multi-let building ensuring all their needs are met. This includes all soft and hard FM, maintenance, customer service, dealing with all aspects of leases and service charge.
When did you start at St James Business Centre and what was your first role?
November 2018 the position I am in now.
What led you to this career and wanting to work at St James Business Centre?
I was at another building service role previously where I had worked my way through and up the company and felt it was time to work for a more competitive company with great knowledge and expertise in the industry.
What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of at St James Business Centre?
I love refurbishing offices and seeing the project through from start to finish.
Tell us some of your previous experience before working at St James Business Centre?
I used to run restaurants in Manchester city centre before moving across to building management which was great fun!
What’s the best advice you were ever given and who was it from?
The 6 P’s – Perfect, Planning, Prevents, Pretty, Poor, Performance. I am still an advocate of this today. From my dad.
What’s one thing you saw recently that made you smile?
My little girl waking up this morning.
What’s your favourite way to unwind after a busy day or at the weekend?
Going for a run.
What are your top 3 favourite films?
The Notebook, Shaw Shank Redemption and Cruel intentions for a cheesy chick flick.
What’s your favourite place that you’ve ever visited?
Australia, The Whit Sunday Islands in particular – I would love to live there one day.
It’s a brilliant location with plentiful parking, easy to reach by road or public transport.
The range of small, medium and large office suites has provided us with the flexibility to tailor the space and cost to meet our requirements without moving away from the building.
As a small business, the convenience of helpful support staff to greet visitors and send a receive mail and parcels is a real bonus, as is the availability of dedicated meeting rooms and available at short notice for customer meetings and product presentations.
Tenant at St James Business Centre since 2013
Since moving into St James Business Centre, we have found the team to be extremely friendly, helpful and accommodating. They have supported us on our journey from our start-up phase where we initially needed a small serviced office space through to us moving into our new larger offices. As the business continues to grow, it’s reassuring to know we will be able to remain at the business centre for the long term as Langtree gives us the flexibility to move into larger office space and when we need it.