Peter Clarke has been appointed as the new catering and events manager at Chesterfield FC’s Proact Stadium.
Clarke, 49, joins the Spireites from A&S Leisure to strengthen the award-winning catering & banqueting department.
He started his career at Owlerton Stadium in 1984 after completing a business studies course at college before leaving in 1997 to take up the role of assistant general manager at one of Sheffield’s premier nightclubs, Josephine’s (also owned by A&S Leisure at the time).
After a couple of years he moved on to the Pinegrove Country Club as general manager. In 2003, Clarke joined Out of Town Leisure Group as general manager and managed a varied range of businesses including sports bars and restaurants, some of them in Meadowhall.
Clarke, who returned to Owlerton Stadium in 2009 as assistant general manager, is thrilled to have been presented with the challenge that awaits him. He said: “I obviously am aware of the high standards that the chairman expects and I want to ensure that the Proact Stadium remains the number one venue in North Derbyshire. I understand that I am going to be working with an excellent team of staff, some of whom I have met in the past.”
Chesterfield director Ashley Carson said: “I was delighted when Peter applied for the job. He is very highly regarded by A&S Leisure and I know that they will really miss him. It was vital for us to appoint someone who has the experience of dealing with both large numbers and small numbers of customers.”
Clarke will take up his new role at the beginning of June.