Sodexo wins Glasgow 2018 European Championships contract

Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, has won the contract to deliver catering for the Glasgow 2018 European Rowing Championships and European Triathlon Championships at Strathclyde Country Park – part of the new multi-sport Glasgow 2018 European Championships.

Around 160 elite triathletes and 600 of Europe’s best rowers are expected to compete at the venue between 2 and 11 August.

Sodexo will provide nutritionally-balanced meals made from the finest Scottish ingredients to athletes and team officials, technical officials, volunteers, Championships Family and spectators.

Over the course of the 10-day competition it is expected more than 10,000 meals will be served to teams and staff, alongside catering for the general public.

With plans to recruit around 50 additional staff to provide support during the Glasgow 2018 European Championships, Sodexo will be providing employment opportunities to locals and those with catering industry experience.

David Forbes, account manager, Sodexo Sports & Leisure, said: “We are delighted to be the chosen caterer for the European Rowing Championships and European Triathlon Championships.

“Thanks to our wealth of experience we have both the knowledge and infrastructure to deliver the highest-quality service to locals and visitors to Strathclyde Country Park.

“Many of the team who will be working on the Glasgow 2018 European Championships also participated in our work with the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, putting us in a prime position to deliver an outstanding service.”

The Glasgow 2018 European Championships is the biggest sporting event to be staged in Scotland since the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and will take place in venues across Glasgow and Scotland.