The Sodexo Prestige events team at the Amex Community Stadium in Falmer is celebrating winning two golds and a silver at The Stadium Events & Hospitality Awards 2014 held at the KC Stadium in Hull on 5 June, recognising the efforts and dedication shown by the catering, conference and events teams at every football and rugby stadium across the UK.
Competing against all stadiums in the football league, including premier league clubs, Brighton & Hove Albion FC won the Directors Choice Award, voted for by clubs board of directors when they visit an away match.
They also won Matchday Hospitality Award competing against all stadiums with a capacity up to 40,000, as well as taking silver for Media Choice Awards, voted for by media attending matches across the UK, with Manchester City FC winning the category.
Said Tony Crosbie of Sodexo Prestige, General Manager at the Amex Stadium, “I am particularly pleased that after our first year in the stadium, we have successfully competed against much bigger stadia – winning both the Directors Choice and Matchday Hospitality awards is a real coup for us!
“We are also stepping up our game on non-match days, offering top service for events and conferencing, with a brilliant team of chefs and event managers to help our clients hold brilliant events.”
“I want us to be the best in the in the country for hospitality and ensure that every guest that comes to the Stadium for whatever event – be it match day, a small meeting, a large dinner or an exhibition or road show – they have a great experience and want to return again and again.”
Stadium Experience Chair Person Collette Salmon, from Liverpool Football Club, commented: “These awards recognise those dedicated teams who work tirelessly off the pitch at football and rugby stadia across the UK to make hospitality, conferences and events run seamlessly for their customers.”