Building sustainability at Stadium Support Service

Building sustainability at Stadium Support Service

Dermot Reid 
Account Manager & Head of Sustainability

Building Sustainability at Stadium Support Service

While sustainability has always been at the heart of Stadium Support Services, the introduction of the Head of Sustainability role signifies a dedicated effort to streamline ideas and make a substantial impact on our partners and prospective clients. 

In my new role, I provide guidance on best practices, innovations, and opportunities in sustainability, aiming to benefit the long-term interests of both our company and clients.

With experience in sports stadiums and large corporations, I understand the challenges faced by Facility Management (FM) leads—time constraints, limited access, cost considerations, and the need for buy-in. Overcoming these challenges is crucial, especially for projects that may not have immediate business benefits but are integral to our overarching sustainability goals.

The sports industry, along with other sectors, is undergoing a transformative shift towards environmental sustainability. We are passionate about contributing to this movement by facilitating sustainable initiatives and encouraging clients to embark on their sustainability journey. 

Whether it involves implementing rainwater recapture systems, practicing sustainable land management, or addressing specific environmental goals, our aim is to play a crucial role in advancing sustainable practices.

By incorporating measures such as installing water saving devices and collaborating with eco-conscious suppliers, we aim to create a ripple effect that transforms into a tidal wave of sustainability.

If you are planning a project and want to approach it with a sustainability focus, get in touch:


90 seconds with Scott Hudson, Managing Director

90 seconds with Scott Hudson, Managing Director

Scott Hudson Managing Director

Scott, your 90 seconds starts now…  

How was 2023 for Stadium Support Services?  

We are coming off the back of our best-ever year of growth so morale is high and I couldn’t be prouder of what the team has delivered.

So, tell us about the key highlights from last year… 

We had some great wins, from renewing our cleaning contract with Farnborough Exhibition Centre and securing a four-year facilities management contract with Queen’s Park Rangers FC (QPR). We have also developed partnerships to deliver man-safe systems, anti-slip and stadium seat restoration and in doing so broadening our service offering. 

We have also delivered some world-class projects in our stadium division at venues such as Birmingham City Football Club, QPR and Wembley, all within very tight timelines. Our property division has also gone from strength to strength, doubling in size and where we continue to work with valued clients such as CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield and Equans.

How would you describe Stadium Support Services in a nutshell? 

We are a facilities management company, specialising in stadium and mass spectator venues. Utilising our in-house teams, we can deliver projects from reactive and planned maintenance, through to fabric works and full refurbishments. 

 As stadium specialists, used to working in live environments, ensuring rapid turnaround is essential to our success and a commitment to going above and beyond is embedded in our company DNA.

However, in recent years we have taken this approach and applied it to other sectors, such as heritage, leisure and commercial property.

What is your vision for the business in your new role as Managing Director? 

Our people are critical to our success, one of my biggest priorities is to foster a culture that provides our team members with opportunities for growth, development, and a desire to remain with the business. I firmly believe that by prioritising the needs of our employees, they, in turn, will deliver excellence for our clients.

As a company, I want us to continue to stay ahead of the curve, presenting our clients with innovative approaches to problem-solving and collaborating with them on a solution-focused strategy.

Through ongoing staff training and research into new technologies, we will continue to build expertise in our field and I couldn’t be more excited about what’s to come. 

Interviewed by Amy Miles, The Dugout E-Zine
With our Managing Director Scott Hudson