The team behind event management and catering at one of the UK’s leading sporting venues has been nominated for six key awards.

The Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events staff at Newcastle United’s St James’ Park stadium is in the running in a series of categories for the Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards 2016.

The awards celebrate the hard work and dedication that make stadia events and hospitality run seamlessly and the venues will be going head to head when the winners are announced at the Ricoh Arena, home to Premiership Rugby Club Wasps and Coventry City Football Club, on 2 June.

St James’ Park will take on sporting stadia from across the UK when it competes in the prestigious Overall Matchday Hospitality category.

The Sodexo PV&E team has also been nominated for the Non-Matchday Mystery Shopper Award, the Chef Team of the Year and Directors’ Choice awards and the Best Sales or Marketing Initiative Award category.

The team will then go up against a shortlist of other nominees in the hope of securing the Matchday Hospitality Awards in the large stadium category.

“I am delighted that our team at St James’ Park has been nominated in so many categories of these awards, which are so highly regarded within our industry,” said Natasha Carr, UK Venue & Events Marketing Manager, at Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events.

“They are up against some pretty stiff competition and I wish them the very best of luck.”

For further information about Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events venues, call the central enquiry hub on 0845 6055 699, emailVenues&Events.Prestige.UK@Sodexo.com or visit www.prestigevenuesandevents.sodexo.com.