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St James’ Park staff take gold at industry awards

The events and catering team at one of the UK’s leading football stadiums is celebrating after scooping a top accolade last month.

The Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events team at St James’ Park – home to Newcastle United Football Club – won the Directors Choice Award in the Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards 2017.

Held annually to recognise the UK’s best football and rugby stadia venues, the awards attracted entries from scores of sporting venues across the country.

The Newcastle team went head-to-head with similar venues from across the UK, and emerged victorious after impressing a judging panel made up of club directors visiting away matches.

Samantha Doyle, sales and marketing manager for Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events at the stadium said: “This is another amazing achievement for our dedicated team at St James’ Park, and it proves what we already knew, that our team is the best in the business. This is testament to everyone’s hard work, dedication and determination.

“We were up against some strong competition, but our team stepped up to the challenge and refused to let the award go anywhere else. We’re delighted to have been able impress club directors with our facilities and look forward to continuing our great work.”

The awards were held at Anfield, home of Liverpool FC, where Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events swept the board, taking eight awards in total.

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