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Sodexo scores £5m catering deal with University of Nottingham

Sodexo has landed a 10-year catering contract worth £5 million over its term at the University of Nottingham’s new David Ross Sports Village which opens in December.

Sodexo will run The Clubhouse, a sports café, in the £40 million sports complex at Nottingham’s University Park campus, which will serve healthy and nutritious food, with a focus on salads and smoothies. Former England rugby world cup winner, and Sodexo’s health and wellbeing ambassador, Matt Dawson, has been an advisor on menus, to make sure they incorporate the latest thinking on sports nutrition.

Sodexo currently operates five outlets at the University’s Sutton Bonington campus, on the border of Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire, 10 miles south of the main university site.

Sodexo Universities account director Jonathan Keitch said:

“In The Clubhouse we’ve put together a really high quality, stylish eating environment and a fantastic food offer to meet the needs of the students, athletes and general public who will use the sports village.”

Twelve people will be employed at The Clubhouse and Sodexo’s Sutton Bonington campus team will support the mobilisation and operation of the new café.

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