Meet Olly Lucas, Service Manager
When Olly left school he wasn’t sure what to do, so he chose to follow a path of study related to his hobbies. He started with a catering course, hoping to become a chef, but unfortunately the course was cut short due to a lack of numbers. Olly then did a BTEC in Music Technology at his local college in Street, Somerset, after which he did a BSc in Music Technology at the University of Glamorgan.
Olly began working at Legal and General, while also working part-time as an Usher at the Wales Millennium Centre (WMC). While at WMC he met a friend, who told him Airvent (now Kingspan Light + Air) needed someone to help set up their new service database. As Olly enjoys working with computers and having a project to work on, he started working at Airvent and set up the new database. He also had a brief spell assisting in accounts. Next, he moved to Exeter and worked for a financial services firm, Capita Sinclair Henderson, looking after their corporate actions.
Olly said: “I didn’t enjoy financial services much and felt I could develop more in an engineering services environment. I also missed Cardiff so decided to move back to Airvent.”
For a number of years at Airvent, Olly managed the national scheduling role for the service department. He then took over a specific area (North, Scotland, and Ireland) as an Area Controller. While there he completed an MBA at Cardiff University. He also began a HNC in Building Services Engineering which he completed shortly after joining Group SCS.
Olly began working at Group SCS in April 2016 as Service Manager, looking after the Support Division.
Olly said: “At Group SCS I have enjoyed the challenge of building up the service department and helping to develop the systems and processes. I feel we have a well-established service department with a strong engineering team that are able to provide an incomparable service among our smoke control competitors.”
Outside of work Olly enjoys running, cycling and kite surfing, although having two kids means he does not get as much time to do these as he used to. He enjoys cooking and often likes to relax by putting on a playlist and spending time in the kitchen.