The events and catering team at one of the UK’s top sporting venues has been shortlisted for a record seven 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 at the Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards 2017.

The awards celebrate the hard work and dedication that make stadia events and hospitality run seamlessly and the winners will be announced at a ceremony at Liverpool Football Club’s Anfield ground on Thursday 1 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 Operations 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 and the Media Choice Award – voted for by visiting regional and national media.

“Our team at St James’ Park has had a superb year and I am delighted we have been nominated in so many categories at these awards, which really are highly regarded within our industry,” said Frankie Angus, general manager, at Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events.

“I wish all nominees in each category the best of luck.”

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