Meet our happy-go-lucky Regional Manager, Jake! Jake is a vital member of the Spaces and Places team working tirelessly across all of our Self Storage Centres. See what the man himself had to say below.
Name: Jake Whitby
Age: 25 years old
Office: I’m very proud to say that my place of work can vary across all of our Self Storage Centres on any given day – gifting me a workable rota that ensures I am up-to-date on all activities across the business, championing a hands-on approach, alongside developing and nurturing great working relationships within the Spaces & Places family!
Loves: My cat, travelling with my partner and friends and the smell of our freshly cleaned Self Storage Units- Ooh yeah, fresh!
Hates: Traffic & iPhone chargers
How long have you been working at Spaces and Places? I have been working with Spaces & Places for just over 6 months, and I have loved every minute of my time here – long may it continue!
Quickly sum up a day in the life of a Regional Manager: My day starts with a cup of coffee whilst checking emails, confirming meetings and responding to all potential clients, providing them with information on our services and potential availability. Thereafter I plan the day ahead; customers moving in, customers vacating, deliveries scheduled to arrive, orders due to be placed – notifying my colleagues accordingly to ensure a smooth and straight-forward experience for all involved. Once the day has been planned and everyone is ready, I report the daily actions back to the founder and director – Tim, and update our files. As our customer’s needs vary from person to person, here at Spaces & Places, we pride ourselves on our ability to tailor these services to meet specific needs – this is why the flexibility of my role as the Regional Manager is essential, enabling us to act fast and efficiently to ensure the very highest level of service is provided, in every instance.
What would you be doing if you weren’t working at Spaces and Places? Applying to work here! I had previously worked as an estate agent, and perhaps if I hadn’t been afforded this fantastic opportunity, I would be providing people with property valuations and market assessments – alongside my on-going degree studies in Economics and Politics.
Describe your dream holiday? Alaskan log cabin retreat with the whole family!
Favourite food? Lemon meringue pie or white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake (guilty of a sweet tooth!)
Talk us through your perfect night out: My perfect night out, is a quiet night in!
Describe yourself in 3 words: Dedicated, honest & attentive
What’s the Spaces & Places mantra? Safe, flexible, affordable.
Finally, what’s your guilty pleasure? Aside from the sweet tooth, I like to think of myself as an amateur detectorist – enjoying metal detecting with a small group of close friends up and down the country!