Newcastle’s St. James’ Park stadium has boosted its catering, events and hospitality team with two appointments.
Home to Newcastle United Football Club (NUFC) and one of the city’s leading conference and event venues, it has appointed Sean Brown as catering services director and Jenny McNamee as meetings and event sales manager.
Brown will head the Sodexo management team in delivering catering and events services at Newcastle United.
He brings more than 20 years’ experience to the position having held senior roles at hotels and conference venues across the UK, including five-star Stoke Park in Buckinghamshire.
Supporting him, McNamee will oversee and develop the venue’s corporate and leisure business. She will be tasked with driving new business to the stadium and increasing its event bookings.
McNamee has worked for a number of high profile Tyneside leisure outlets and as sales coordinator at Sunderland AFC’s Stadium of Light stadium.
They join an established management team for Sodexo, which has been the stadium’s catering partner since 2008.
“St. James’ Park is not only one of the sports world’s most iconic stadia, but its hugely versatile event spaces make it a popular choice for everything from small meetings and private lunches to gala dinners, conferences and AGMs,” said venue and events marketing manager, Natasha Carr.
“Sean and Jenny both bring considerable skill and expertise to the team and will be invaluable in helping us build the business, while ensuring our corporate and leisure clients continue to receive the highest possible standard of service.”