Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, which manages catering and events at Newcastle’s St James’ Park, has boosted its team with four new recruits, tasked with overseeing and boosting the venue’s corporate and leisure business.
Danielle Cummings, from Chester-le-Street, who has worked extensively in sales and hospitality, will be tasked with driving new business to the stadium and increasing its event bookings.
She will be assisted on a part time basis by student Victoria Courtier, from Devon, who will combine her job at the stadium with her second year studies for a travel tourism and event degree at Newcastle University.
Luke Cuthbertson, from Gateshead, takes the role of sales coordinator, while Rachael Carmichael, a qualified wedding planner, from Jarrow, will be on hand to advise and steer couples through each stage of their nuptials at the stadium.
The recruitment drive follows a successful year for the team, which saw off competition from venues across the UK to win the Sales and Marketing Innovation Award, at Sodexo’s sales and marketing award ceremony, held annually to recognise the sales teams’ contribution to the growth of the business.
“St James’ Park is one of the North East’s leading conference and event venues with a very loyal and ever expanding client base,” said Samantha Doyle, sales and marketing manager for Sodexo at St James’ Park.
“Rachael, Luke, Victoria and Danielle each bring different skills and experiences to the team and will be invaluable in helping us build the business, while ensuring our corporate and leisure clients continue to receive the highest possible standard of service.”