The Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events team, which manages conferencing and events at Newcastle United’s St James’ Park stadium, scooped the Better Tomorrow Plan award at the annual Star Awards, organised by Sodexo
The Star Awards ceremony is the highlight of the Sodexo calendar and recognises the most outstanding of its 34,000 employees across 23 categories.
The award recognises the team’s commitment to building on the stadium’s success as a conference and event venue and was presented to general manager Frankie Angus and his team by comedian and television personality Patrick Kielty at London’s Westminster Park Plaza Hotel.
Neil Murray, regional chairman, Sodexo UK and Ireland, said: “The Star Awards is the pinnacle of our year because it gives us, as an organisation, the opportunity to truly recognise and thank our people for their hard work and dedication.
“Every day should be about making our employees feel valued and involved in the organisation’s progress. As a services company we truly rely on our people to deliver quality services to our customers and clients.”
The Star award win follows the Sodexo team’s gold award in the Access for All category at the prestigious North East Tourism Awards 2015.
The awards were set up to highlight the regional visitor economy, which is worth an estimated £3.9bn and employs more than 55,000 people in the North East and the stadium was recognised for the quality and range of facilities it provides for elderly and disabled visitors.
And, earlier this year, Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events at St James’ Park won the Operations Team of the Year category at The Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards 2015.
The awards celebrate the hard work and dedication that make stadia events and hospitality run seamlessly and the Newcastle team’s award was one of several won on the night by Sodexo Prestige.