Catering specialist Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events has appointed Jill Nicholson as sales manager at Hampden Park, Scotland’s national football stadium.

In her new role, Nicholson will be leading an events team, raising awareness of the stadium’s new event facilities, while also looking to ramp up the venue’s revenue by hosting conferences and events.

The 51,866-capacity Hampden Park not only serves as the home ground to Scotland’s national team, but also to the Scottish league club Queens Park. It is also used for music concerts and other sporting events such as the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Nicholson has worked as an events coordinator at the stadium since 2013, and previously she worked at Novotel Glasgow Centre as an events executive.

Prior to this, Nicholson’s senior events coordinator role saw her take responsibility for the day-to-day management of an events team of three people.

Craig Younger, general manager, Hampden Park Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, said, according to the Hospitality Catering News website: “Jill’s promotion and appointment to sales manager at Hampden Park has come at a very exciting time. We have recently unveiled a new suite of event spaces including an upgrade of our 26 executive ‘Skyboxes’ and the creation of a modern event space in the North Stand, the ‘Skylounge’.

“Jill has a wealth of experience in hospitality and event services combined with an extensive knowledge of Hampden Park and its clients. She is a valued member of the team and is already embracing the challenge of ensuring Hampden Park continues to provide an unparalleled hospitality and event service.”

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