Tuesday May 29th 2018
Board Member Focus: Richard McGloin
Every month, Sheffield BID shines a spotlight on one of our board members to find out more about what they do in their day job, their involvement with the BID and their views on the issues affecting Sheffield city centre.
In May, we spoke to Richard McGloin, Director of Commercial Services at Sheffield Hallam University. Richard has been a board member since summer 2017.
Please tell us some information about your career so far, including your current job and what that involves.
I have worked at the university for over 20 years. My current role of Director of Commercial Services includes a diverse portfolio of departments including sport, security, print, accommodation, the nursery and catering. I also have responsibility for events, which includes graduation, conferences and corporate events.
Before joining the university I worked at the University of Sheffield, the Crucible Theatre and in the NHS.
Why did you join the BID board?
The university has a large part to play in the development and the economy of the city centre. The university asked me to be their representative on the BID Board as my role involves a lot of the outward facing activities within the city including events, accommodation and security.
What do you enjoy about being on the BID board?
I have found the discussions around the different projects very interesting, and it gives me a wider perspective on what is happening within the city. I am also enjoying contributing to the discussion at the board, which is having a real impact on the city.
Which BID project are you most passionate about and why?
I think they are all relevant but as a commercial manager busier is something that really interests me. As a university we are trying to convince students that Sheffield is the place to come to live, study and hopefully stay and work. A vibrant city plays an important role in that. I think Sheffield city centre is going in the right direction but things need to happen quicker, and more people need to engage in activities in the city centre.
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