Elior in £35m deal with Glasgow Rangers FC

Elior in £35m deal with Glasgow Rangers FC

Elior's sports stadia business Azure has announced two new contracts with Glasgow Rangers Football Club, with a combined value of £35m.

The first is a nine-year extension to its catering contract that will see Azure's operation at Ibrox Stadium and Rangers' training ground Murray Park reach 20 years.

The second contract win is a five-year deal for Azure Support Services to provide all cleaning services at the two sites.

Elior regional director Kenny Finlayson said that Azure has enjoyed a fantastic relationship with the football club as its catering provider.

"But we were not the obvious choice for the club when the cleaning contract came up for tender," he added.

However stadium manager Ross Macaskill said that it was Azure's ability to demonstrate that it had the right experience and support structure in place to run the contract.

He said: "We were impressed by the team's fresh and innovative ideas and could see the added value in awarding the contract to Azure - a company that already has an established client relationship and an extensive knowledge of both the stadium and training ground."

As well as the delivery of all match day hospitality and public catering, Azure will continue to manage all non-match day events within Ibrox Stadium and the catering services at Murray Park, the club's training ground.

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By Janie Stamford

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