Leading Sheffield training and skills academy The Source has appointed a new facilities manager.

Greg Sutcliffe (pictured) has arrived in post to find rising demand for meeting rooms and business events at the not-for-profit organisation’s prime location next to Meadowhall Shopping Centre.

The demand is from companies determined to get back on track after the pandemic, a resolve Greg well understands.

He was made redundant after 13 years as facilities manager with a city centre church when lockdowns called a halt to the conferencing, weddings and events he had responsibility for managing.

He volunteered at the church’s food banks until landing a job as an electrician, but was again made redundant.

“I am one of many people whose career was hit in the pandemic,” said Greg. 43, of Nether Edge. “I am delighted to jumpstart my career again and there is a real buzz at The Source right now. Our building on Meadowhall Way is fully open and we are already hosting business events and meetings. I’ve built up a facilities team and we are well-prepared for full easing of restrictions on July 19.”

Greg is responsible for all facilities management of the building, managing its 25 conferencing and meeting rooms and ensuring COVID-19 health and safety compliance is covered.

Measures include on-site lateral flow tests, temperature-checking, socially-distanced room layouts and one-way systems.

Dale Robinson said: “We are delighted to find someone of Greg’s calibre. He has led on the safe opening of our building. We are all about getting people’s futures on track and so pleased we have been able to do that for Greg.”