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Siobhan Smith

The Outset – Equinox Properties

Who are you?

I’m Siobhan a Business Centre Manager, I live here in Warrington with my husband and teenage son. I run a office building called ‘The Outset’ on Sankey Street in the Town Centre. We offer serviced & leased offices, a purpose built co-working space and meeting rooms.

How did your business come about?

Daniel Jebreel the building owner is from Manchester and saw that the building (previously known as Bank Quay House) was for sale and realised the potential to redevelop the building. He was encouraged by Warrington’s on going regeneration plans such as Time Square and felt like there was a gap for a new and exciting office concept in Warrington.

We recently completed a complete refurbishment and transformation of the building. We have an amazing cafe onsite, a great sense of community and run regular events.

How long has your business been in existence?

The building was rebranded as The Outset just over 2 years ago. I have been at the building 11 years so had seen that it needed a new owner to come and give it a new lease of life.

What job or achievement makes you most proud?

Starting working at the building 11 years ago as a part-time receptionist to now being the Business Centre Manager while still managing to raise a family and have a good work/life balance.

Why Warrington?

For me I moved to Warrington 12 years ago when my husband left the RAF, we came here due to having family in the area. We love the area as it is close to so many amazing areas to go camping and has great access to the airports to travel (when we can again haha)!
I know that Daniel was encouraged to buy the building due to the good local economy in Warrington and high rate of start up businesses in the area.

Tell us one interesting thing about you that people might not know?

At 33 I have lived in 15 different houses in England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Germany and Canada as well as spending 8 years at Boarding Schools in Wiltshire and Leicestershire.

Who are the people most important in life to you?

My husband Rob and son Daniel, as well as my parents, step-parents, mother-in-law and brother and sister-in-law.

What is your ‘get through lockdown tip’?

Appreciating the important things in life that others may not be lucky enough to have at this time. Being thankful for the amazing technology available so we still feel connected to our extended families, friends and business contacts. Plus a lot of wine!

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