Lindley and Swindon Town FC extend five-year contract

Lindley Venue Catering, a division of The Lindley Group, and Swindon Town Football Club have agreed to a new ten-year catering deal worth £13m.

Swindon Town FC manager Steve Murrall with Matthew Nicholson, The Lindley Group's operations director
Swindon Town FC manager Steve Murrall with Matthew Nicholson, The Lindley Group's operations director

The contract will see Lindley’s work extended to all aspects of match and non-match day catering, as well as event management at the 15,728-capacity stadium, through to the 2022-23 season.

Under the initial agreement - a £1.25m five-year deal confirmed in 2009 - discussions were not expected to take place until the end of next season. However, both Lindley and Swindown Town FC came to a mutual agreement one year early to speed up plans to improve the ground’s hospitality and event facilities.

Jonathan Davies, The Lindley Group’s sales and marketing director, said: "Entering into this ten-year joint venture has confirmed the club’s commitment to retaining Lindley Venue Catering as its catering partner for the next decade.

"We look forward to establishing the county ground as a top choice venue for conference and event organisers in the area, as well as along the M4 corridor and beyond."

Other recent contract wins for The Lindley Group, which was recently acquired by North American event company Centerplate, include Watford FC and Doncaster Rovers.

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