Sodexo signs new Sales Manager at St James’ Park

A new sales manager has been appointed to lead the conference and events team at Newcastle’s St James’ Park.

Vicki Neil, from Northumberland, has been recruited to the position by Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, which works in partnership with Newcastle United FC to provide match day catering, hospitality and event management at the Newcastle United FC ground.

And she brings almost 20 years’ experience to her new role, joining Sodexo from Carlsberg UK, where she was sales development manager.

A graduate of Northumbria University, she also held marketing positions at North East-based hospitality group Vimac Leisure Ltd and Federation Brewery, Gateshead.

In her new position she will be tasked with promoting the world-famous stadium to corporate clients and event organisers looking for a unique venue for everything from small meetings and large conferences to banqueting dinners and weddings.

“Like Carlsberg, Sodexo is a global employer and the opportunities for innovation and sharing best practice really attracted me to the role,” said Vicki.

“I’m really looking forward to maintaining and growing existing business, while attracting new business to the club and I intend to hit the ground running.”

Jacqui Page, regional sales manager (north), at Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, said: “We are delighted to welcome Vicki to the team at St James’ Park. She has a strong sales and marketing background and I am confident she is the right person to consolidate the venue’s existing conference and events business and expand it.”

For further information about conference and banqueting facilities at Newcastle United Football Club call 0191 201 8525 or e-mail events@nufc.co.uk.

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