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Levy renews two major sporting deals

Compass Group UK’s sport and leisure hospitality arm, Levy UK + Ireland has secured two major contract renewals with Jockey Club Racecourses and The Kia Oval.

Levy has renewed its catering deal with Jockey Club Racecourses for a further three years. The contract sees Levy extend its catering venture Jockey Club Catering which was launched in 2019 with an initial 10-year partnership agreement to provide grade one catering, hospitality and service at the Jockey Club’s 15 nationwide racecourses which include Aintree, Cheltenham, Epsom Downs and Newmarket.

The five-year renewal of the caterer’s contract with The Kia Oval, home of Surrey CCC sees Levy continuing to provide food and drink experiences at the venue until at least February 2027.

The contract award will see Levy working in partnership with The Kia Oval to build on its sustainability initiatives, with all drinks served in recyclable, reusable glass or in a washable glass vessel including the removal of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) plastic bottles, including those used for water.

Commenting on the contract extensions, Jon Davies, Managing Director at Levy UK + Ireland said: “As sports and entertainment fans across the country look forward to a return to large-scale events on the back of the pandemic, Levy UK + Ireland is proud to extend its partnership with both of these fantastic venues, and is keen to build on the already innovative customer experiences it provides.

“As part of our Levy Care initiative, we remain committed to reducing waste produced within our venues whilst continuing to provide a wide range of innovative and exciting food and drink experiences for guests, while remaining an employer who cares for our people.”

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