ST James’ Park has boosted its sales team with a new signing.

Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, which works in partnership with NUFC to provide match day catering, hospitality and banqueting at the Newcastle United FC ground, has appointed Denise Staples to the position of sales co-ordinator.

Denise, who graduated with a First Class Honours degree in PR and Adventure Tourism from the University of Derby, joins the Sodexo team having spent six years marketing and managing events and providing sales support for businesses within the private and charitable sectors.

She will be tasked with promoting the world-famous stadium to corporate clients and event organisers looking for a unique venue to cater for all types of events from small meetings and large conferences to banqueting dinners and weddings.

Jacqui Page, regional sales manager (north), at Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, said: “Denise is joining an award-winning team and I know her additional knowledge and experience will be a great asset to it.”

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