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Club statement

9 August 2016

Sheffield Wednesday are pleased to announce that the catering arm of the club will be brought back in house.

The Owls have worked in association with catering partners Centerplate, formerly Lindley Venue Catering, since 2011 but will now revert to an internal operation.

SWFC Chief Operating Officer Joe Palmer said: “The catering strand of the business is a key element of Sheffield Wednesday’s matchday and non-matchday offering to supporters and clients alike.

“The services range from the concourses around Hillsborough to our numerous hospitality suites and Executive Boxes within the South Stand area of the stadium.

“Although only the front end product as it were is visible, there is a huge amount of organisation and resource required behind the scenes on a daily basis.

“With this is mind, and after an ongoing period of diligence and customer feedback - particularly at the club’s Steering Group meetings - we have taken the decision to bring the catering back in house.

“This will afford us complete control over the whole operation and makes ideal sense on both a logistic and commercial scale.

“I personally oversaw a very similar process during my time with FC Shakhtar Donetsk and all interested parties reaped the benefits in the short and long term.

“I would say the timeline for such a move can be protracted, so we would ask our supporter and client base for patience until the point of conclusion.

“In the meantime, Sheffield Wednesday wish Centerplate nothing but the best for the future.”

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