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Ten years at CapitalSpace

Ten years at CapitalSpace
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Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications by Siobhan Stirling - Sharp Minds Communications
Owner/Director - Sharp Minds Communications Ltd

07 Nov 2017

A good yardstick of a company’s values and success is how long it retains its staff for.  We are delighted that so many of our team have been with us for several years.  One of them is Maria Malone, deputy manager at Croydon.  She recently passed the 10-year milestone, so we thought it was time to find out what has kept her with CapitalSpace for so long.

When you first joined CapitalSpace, what was it about the company that appealed to you?

I was attracted to the varied nature of the role and liked that I would still be able to keep my hand in on the IT side a little (which is my background).  I liked the feel of the centre and the team.  I joined as the Deputy Manager at Croydon and have stayed in this role as it suits my needs and is varied enough to still be interesting, even after so long.

Ten years is a long time – why have you stayed?

I have stayed because of the convenience of working out of London in a role that is still interesting. I have a 7-year-old at school nearby and being near enough to get to her if I am needed is very important to me.  There is such a variety of different businesses and individuals on site that no day is the same.

How have you personally developed over the years whilst working at CapitalSpace?

I feel I have developed more of a balanced work/life ethic here.  I definitely am more aware of trying to switch off and not letting work be on my mind when I am away from the centre.

What would you say is the best part about working at CapitalSpace?

Again, the best part for me is being able to have a better work/life balance.  This was something that was almost non-existent in my previous roles in the area of the industry I was in.  I think that it is such an important factor and you don’t realise you are missing it until you get it back.

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