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Sodexo strengthens Scotland and NI team

Food services and facilities management company Sodexo has strengthened its sports and leisure team in Scotland and Northern Ireland with the appointments of Euan Stewart and Derek Coulter.

Stewart (pictured right) is entering a newly created role at Scottish Premiership football club Aberdeen, as catering services director.

Sodexo has partnered with the club for more than 20 years, and has created the new position to show its commitment to supporting further growth at Aberdeen.

Previously, Stewart ran his own consultancy business advising companies expanding in the UK serviced apartment sector, and has also worked in various roles in the hospitality sector over the past 20 years.

Coulter (pictured left), who has already worked at Sodexo for 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, Hamilton Park Racecourse, Hampden Park, Scotland’s National Stadium, Perth Racecourse, the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, as well as the Dundee and Dundee United football clubs.

Coulter held the position of Scottish buying liaison manager in the sports and leisure division for eight years prior. In this role he worked closely with the venue teams and local suppliers to ensure all quality standards were met across the business.

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.”

Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events also this week announced the appointment of Jacqui Page (pictured below) as its new regional sales manager for the north of England. Page joined Sodexo 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.

Jacqui Page Sodexo

Page will now be responsible for implementing Sodexo’s sales strategy at its various sites across northern England, with venues including Headingley and St James’ Park, home of Premier League football club Newcastle United.

The appointments follow Sodexo’s recent acquisition of Centerplate, a hospitality services company with a focus on sports facilities.