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The Source at Meadowhall prides itself on supporting the local community by offering a purpose built training and conferencing centre for the people of South Yorkshire. Boasting a wide range of facilities, from unique meeting rooms to a large IT training centre, the organisation helps hundreds of people achieve their potential by supporting education and work-based learning.
The Source, which is hosting its fifth birthday celebration event in May, was crowned Training Venue of the Year in 2006 for its accessibility and competitively priced meeting rooms. It beat stiff competition from some of the UK's most elaborate five star hotels and conference venues.
The key to success for The Source is its wide range of facilities which cater for a variety of people, from large business organisations to individuals looking for employment.
One of its most recognised qualities is the impressive conference suites which vary in size from luxurious meeting rooms in a variety of layouts to the large 150 seat lecture theatre. A recent re-shuffle has seen the catering and hospitality service become managed in-house and a dedicated team of staff is always on hand to cater for businesses that want to take advantage of the unique centre.
Mike Denby, Head of Employer Engagement, said "The conference and hospitality facilities are a big part of The Source. We cater for a wide range of organisations, from the companies that need basic requirements to those that require a more complex setting. We're interested in quality. We are a charitable organisation and are not driven by sales and target setting - we're in it for the customers. There needs to be a balance between quality and cost and we feel that we can provide that. By managing the hospitality facilities in-house, it gives us more control and flexibility and allows us to cater for specific requests such as vegetarian choices to fair-trade products, tailoring the experience to suit the customer. Quality is our main aim producing simple, traditional and healthy options which is what our customers demand.
Flexibility and the personal touch are the qualities that make The Source the ideal place to hold a conference or a small meeting. The suites are equipped with the latest technology, including interactive white boards and built in PCs, which are perfect for training sessions, seminars, interviews and presentations. Situated just off Junction 34 of the M1 and opposite Meadowhall Shopping Centre, the building boasts an ideal location for businesses across the entire region. What also makes The Source a popular choice is its commitment to the local community, which businesses can support when using the centre's facilities.
Mike added "The Source is an amazing facility which helps with work-based learning, training courses and helps people within the community to achieve their potential. Businesses that use our conference facilities in turn help support the local community by sustaining the running of the centre. We are able to keep our rates competitive, which encourages people within the community to come and use our facilities".
Prices start from £14 per delegate, which includes room hire and welcome drinks. For more information contact Katrina Ferris on 0114 263 5605 or e-mail email@example.com
By Cherry Wilson