Since opening its doors in 1990, Meadowhall has:
Contributed a total of £303m to public finances, with 18% of all business rates collected in Sheffield derived from Meadowhall
Created one job in every 100 in Sheffield City Region, directly and through the supply chain
Employed up to 8,500 people at the centre at peak times
Contributed £1.8m though our community programme over the last five years
We founded The Source, Sheffield’s unique retail training centre, with Sheffield City Council in 2003. Since then, The Source has helped:
7,460 work-based learners, including apprentices, with 5,290 having completed full qualifications and others progressing through their programmes.
4,780 jobseekers, including long-term unemployed, homeless and ex-offenders, with 1,740 supported directly into employment and others continuing on to further training and education
1,150 young people who were previously not in education, employment or training, with 320 progressing directly into employment and others moving on to higher qualifications and other courses
6,710 businesses, including independent retailers and small local firms, with 700 jobs created or safeguarded through the Opportunity Sheffield project
We’re also a major contributor to local community causes and over the past five years have provided almost £850,000 of community investment in cash, time and in-kind donations, along with almost £1m in fundraising for good causes.
For more on Meadowhall’s contribution to the local community, you can read a new report from PwC here