Sodexo is bolstering its stadia and racecourse teams at Aberdeen Football Club, as well as across its sports portfolio in Scotland and Northern Ireland with the appointment of Euan Stewart and Derek Coulter to key roles within the Sports and Leisure division.
Euan Stewart joins the team in a newly created role at Aberdeen Football Club, as Catering Services Director. The events and hospitality team at Pittodrie Stadium have worked closely with the club over the past 20 years and to demonstrate Sodexo Prestige Venue’s & Events commitment to supporting further growth at Pittodrie in the future this new position has been introduced.
Euan brings a wealth of hospitality, project management and business development experience. He has a solid understanding of the Aberdeen market having worked in various roles in the hospitality sector over the past 20 years. Latterly he ran his own consultancy business advising companies expanding in the UK serviced apartment sector.
While Derek Coulter, a loyal Sodexo employee of 32 years has been promoted to the role of Account Manager for Stadia and Racecourses in Scotland and NI. The role will give him responsibility for Sodexo’s operations at venues across the region, including Aberdeen Football Club; Hamilton Park Racecourse; Hampden Park, Scotland’s National Stadium, Perth Racecourse, the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, as well as Dundee and Dundee United Football Clubs too.
David Trotter, Divisional Director, Scotland and NI for Sodexo Sports & Leisure said “We have two very strong individuals taking on important roles in the business that are pivotal to supporting our growth plans for Scotland and NI over the next few years.
“Both Derek and Euan bring a wealth of experience to their roles and teams and I’m very much looking forward to kick-starting 2018 with the extended senior team now in place.”
These appointments follow Sodexo’s recent acquisition of Centerplate, a hospitality services company, with a focus on sports facilities. Both appointments are reflective of Sodexo’s increased interest within the sports sector, and the expansion of Sodexo Sports & Leisure.
In addition to the changes in Scotland and Northern Ireland a new regional sales manager will oversee all operations across the North of England following a restructure at Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events.
Leeds-based Jacqui Page has been promoted to the new role within the organisation’s Sports & Leisure division, as the company makes changes to the way in which its UK sales team will operate.
Jacqui joined Sodexo back in 2011, as sales and marketing manager for non-match day events at the Headingley Experience at Headingley Carnegie Stadium, home to Leeds Rhinos, Leeds Carnegie and Yorkshire Cricket Club.
In her new role, she will responsible for implementing Sodexo’s sales strategy at its various sites across the North of England, with venues including Headingley and St James’ Park, home of Newcastle United Football Club.
“I’m delighted to have been promoted to this new role of regional sales manager within Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, and I’m very excited about the future,” she said.
“My job will be to promote a high performing sales culture across the sales team here across the North of England, and I’m looking forward to getting involved with the motivation of other teams.
“After six years working at Headingley, I think I can take all of that experience and help drive the business forward. I’m thrilled that Sodexo has given me this opportunity and I’m confident I can help make a real difference moving forward.”