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Levy extends deals with Jockey Club, Kia Oval

Hospitality company Levy has renewed its partnerships with Jockey Club Racecourses and the Kia Oval cricket ground.

Levy’s new three-year deal with Jockey Club Racecourses will see the extension of the two parties’ catering venture, Jockey Club Catering, which launched in 2009.

Jockey Club Catering launched with an initial 10-year partnership to provide grade-one catering, hospitality and service at The Jockey Club’s racecourses across the country, which include Aintree, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs and Newmarket.

Levy has also signed a new five-year deal with the Kia Oval, home of Surrey County Cricket Club. Under the agreement, Levy will continue to provide food and drink experiences at the venue until at least February 2027.

Levy will work with the Kia Oval to build on the venue’s sustainability initiatives, with all drinks to be served in a recyclable, reusable glass or in a washable glass vessel. Levy will also remove polyethylene terephthalate plastic bottles, including those used for water.

The new deals have been signed ahead of the proposed return of large-scale events in the coming months as part of the UK government’s roadmap out of lockdown.

Jon Davies, managing director at Levy UK + Ireland, said: “As sports and entertainment fans across the country look forward to a return to large-scale events on the back of the pandemic, Levy UK + Ireland is proud to extend its partnership with both of these fantastic venues, and is keen to build on the already innovative customer experiences it provides.

“As part of our Levy Cares initiative, we remain committed to reducing waste produced within our venues whilst continuing to provide a wide range of innovative and exciting food and drink experiences for guests, while remaining an employer who cares for our people. We can’t wait to welcome visitors back.”

Levy also holds partnerships with the likes of the All England Lawn Tennis Club, Edgbaston, Principality Stadium and Twickenham.

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