Sodexo Prestige has announced the signing of a multi-million pound deal to provide catering services for Premiership giant Newcastle United Football Club.
As part of a five-year deal, worth approximately £38m in total turnover, Sodexo Prestige will provide public catering for up to 52,000 fans and manage the single largest conference and banqueting facility in the North East.
Sodexo Prestige will employ over 1,100 staff at the club’s catering, event and sales departments.
This December alone, the number of party guests celebrating the festive season at St. James’ Park will reach 20,000.
Other sporting venues in Sodexo Prestige’s catering portfolio include Ascot Racecourse, Everton FC and Hampden Park.
Sodexo Prestige director of stadia and events Simon Bailey says: “The people of Newcastle are very proud of their team and their club, and we are extremely passionate about the services that we provide – making this tie-up the perfect combination.”