Levy Restaurants UK, the sports, leisure and hospitality division of Compass Group UK & Ireland and the Welsh Rugby Union Group (WRU Group) has today announced a new company that will provide high-quality catering, conferencing and hospitality services for visitors to the Millennium Stadium.
The new venture known as Millennium Stadium Experience Limited (MSEL), combines the expertise of WRU Official Hospitality and Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Levy Restaurants UK. MSEL is owned 83.5% by the WRU Group and 16.5% by Compass Group UK & Ireland and is based at the revamped hospitality headquarters inside the Millennium Stadium.
On the Board of MSEL, the WRU Group is represented by Group Finance Director, Steve Phillips; Head of Sales and Marketing, Craig Maxwell; Millennium Stadium Manager, Mark Williams; and from Compass Group UK & Ireland, Finance Director, Paul Galvin.
Colin Bailey, Managing Director, Levy Restaurants UK, the sports, leisure and hospitality sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland said: “The creation of the Millennium Stadium Experience Limited is testament to the success of our partnership with the Millennium Stadium team to date. This will be taking the best of our expertise to further enhance the guests’ experience when they visit the stadium.”
Steve Phillips, Chairman of MSEL said: “I am delighted that we were able to conclude the MSEL deal with Compass Group UK and Ireland with a view to further enhance both the hospitality and the catering offering at the Millennium Stadium. This is an exciting venture for all involved as we work together to deliver an exceptional service for our guests while establishing a sound business strategy for the future.”
At the heart of MSEL is the shared ethos of good quality and sustainable food and excellent customer service and a wealth of experience of organising the logistics and catering for all Millennium Stadium events. MSEL is also expected to open up a host of new opportunities for future business growth in the hospitality, conferencing and catering market.