Northants Cricket has entered into a five-year partnership agreement with the Lindley Group. Through the joint initiative, which is expected to generate a turnover of £3.5-£4 million, Lindley will be working closely with the club to develop its conference and banqueting business as well as providing match day public and executive catering at the 5,000 capacity County Ground.
Mark Tagg, Chief Executive of Northants Cricket, says: “We are very excited about the new catering and events joint venture with our partners the Lindley Group, which will be running the conference and events and match day catering here at the County Ground. Our combined expertise and the desire and opportunity for a great customer experience will ensure that visitors enjoy their first and every visit to the ground whether on a busy Twenty20 match day or for a Christmas party or wedding.”
Paul Biffen, Sales & Marketing Director at Lindley Group, adds: “We’re delighted that Northants Cricket has chosen to work with the Lindley Group to develop all aspects of the catering service at the County Ground. It’s very much a partnership with both parties working towards the common goal of bringing an innovative and inspirational approach to delivering a high quality catering and events service.”
The appointment strengthens Lindley Group’s presence in Northampton where it also manages the catering at Northampton Saints RFU Franklin’s Gardens ground and at Northampton Town FC’s Sixfields Stadium. In the cricketing world, Lindley also provides the catering services at Nottinghamshire CCC’s Trent Bridge and Essex CCC’s Ford County Ground.