Two new faces for First Intuition

Award-winning training provider First Intuition has welcomed two new members to the team.

Chris Hoy joins as apprenticeship manager to lead and develop the apprenticeship team across Yorkshire.

After a successful career working in high performing commercial banking teams across Yorkshire, he joined Sheffield Hallam University where he undertook various management roles and his passion for apprenticeships really began to take off.

Originally from Sheffield, Chris said: “I am delighted to be able to play a key role in ensuring First Intuition remains the provider of choice for all accountancy training in the region.”

Jenna Ratcliffe joins as a customer service advisor who will be a personal point of contact for learners studying in centre.

She is Sheffield born and bred and has a passion for her home city.

Jenna has gained vast experience working for local companies in front of house, administration, and customer service roles.


Chris in the red with event organiser post

A new face has taken over as event organiser for one of Sheffield’s longest running networking groups.

The Last Friday Club was established 25 years ago as an informal networking event for the property and construction industry and has more than 500 members and 100 monthly attendees.

After a quarter of a century, founder Trevor Winslow has handed his trademark red jumper – worn so everybody can spot him at crowded meetings – to Chris Wood, business development executive with commercial interior design and fit-out specialist OVO Spaces.

“OVO has long standing links with Trevor and the club, so I was delighted to be asked to take up the challenge of taking the organisation forward,” said Chris.


Rebecca’s role helps corporate hospitality and events venue

Northern College, an adult residential college in the grounds of the Wentworth Castle Gardens near Barnsley, has welcomed experienced travel professional Rebecca Jackson to deliver a full offering of corporate hospitality and events.

Rebecca, who worked for many years in the travel sector, joins the college as it completes refurbishment of more than 20 guest rooms, enabling the venue to provide day events as well as full retreats and extended conferences.

She said: “The natural surroundings and historic buildings at the college have an instant appeal and we have already welcomed several new clients working on personal and professional wellbeing.

“I have loved being able to support yoga retreats and writers’ groups as they look to find a calm setting for their members, but I’m excited to introduce local businesses to our facilities, too.”