Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, is bolstering its stadia and racecourse teams at Aberdeen Football Club, as well as across its sports portfolio in Scotland and Northern Ireland with the appointment of Euan Stewart and Derek Coulter to key roles within the Sports and Leisure division.
Euan Stewart joins the team in a newly created role at Aberdeen Football Club, as catering services director. The events & hospitality team at Pittodrie Stadium have worked closely with the club over the past 20 years and to demonstrate Sodexo Prestige Venue’s & Events commitment to supporting further growth at Pittodrie in the future this new position has been introduced.
Stewart brings a wealth of hospitality, project management and business development experience. He has a solid understanding of the Aberdeen market having worked in various roles in the hospitality sector over the past 20 years. Latterly he ran his own consultancy business advising companies expanding in the UK serviced apartment sector.
While Derek Coulter, a Sodexo employee of 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 Football Club; Hamilton Park Racecourse; Hampden Park, Scotland’s National Stadium, Perth Racecourse, the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park, as well as Dundee and Dundee United Football Clubs, too.
Previously Derek held the position of Scottish Buying Liaison Manager in the Sports & Leisure division for eight years. 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.”
These appointments follow Sodexo’s recent acquisition of Centerplate, a hospitality services company, with a focus on sports facilities. Both appointments are reflective of Sodexo’s increased interest within the sports sector, and the expansion of Sodexo Sports & Leisure.
(PIC: L-R David Trotter, Euan Stewart and Derek Coulter)