Rangers Football Club has awarded Azure Support Services, part of Elior UK, two new contracts; a nine-year extension to its catering contract and a five-year deal that will see Azure provide all the cleaning services at Ibrox Stadium and Ranger’s training ground, Murray Park.

The cleaning contract makes Rangers the first of Elior’s concessions contracts to be supplied with both catering and cleaning services concurrently.

“Azure has always enjoyed a fantastic relationship with Rangers Football Club as the catering provider,” explains Elior regional director Kenny Finlayson. “But we were not the obvious choice for the club when the cleaning contract came up for tender.”

Commenting on the appointment Ross Macaskill, stadium manager pointed to the synergy with other parts of the business, “Azure was able to demonstrate that it had the right experience and support structure in place and that it is best equipped to run the contract.  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.”

Donna McLellan, head of hospitality & events from Rangers Football Club adds, “We have enjoyed a close working partnership with Azure over the last 11 years to ensure we can provide the very best in stadium hospitality and are keen to continue and build on this relationship. The Azure team has given us an exceptionally high standard of service and we look forward to seeing the difference its cleaning service will make to the club.”

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.