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Newcastle United first to go live with Wealden steward management solution

Wealden, a long established supplier of Human Capital Management systems has announced the availability of its new Event Resource Management solution, HREvent. Based on the HR Works platform, HREvent is for the management of event specific staff, like stewards and marshals.

Newcastle United Football Club (NUFC) is the first organisation to use the new software. Boyd Weddell, Deputy Safety Officer at NUFC commented, “We looked at several systems for managing our match day stewards, but they were all standalone. Only Wealden was able to provide a fully integrated solution that met all of our requirements to manage our stewards throughout their association with the club, from recruitment, while they are working with us, through to keeping in touch after they have left.”

Designed as a fully integrated solution, Wealden’s HREvent is also available in a standalone format. It provides an interactive system which powers the central management of staff throughout an event. The system brings together elements of HR management for personnel data, time and attendance to monitor hours worked, and payroll. On match day a dynamic map interface displays data quickly and easily enabling the operations team to concentrate on running the venue, and ensuring an incident free event.

Boyd Weddell continued, “The more accurate information provided by HREvent enables us to manage our match day resources more efficiently, saving us costs, which over the course of a season are significant.”

Hitesh Patel, Managing Director at Wealden said, “Most organisations will state that their biggest and most expensive asset is their staff. For venues and football clubs, event staff and marshals are not the highest cost when compared to players or artists, however, they are vitally important to safety and without them the event cannot take place. They need to be managed efficiently during the day, and paid accurately and promptly for the hours worked afterwards. Wealden’s HREvent has been designed specifically with this in mind. Our experience at Newcastle United shows that costs can be saved while providing a ground that is staffed appropriately at all times ensuring the safety of the fans.”

Gary Gray, Head of IT at NUFC commented, “Match day systems are mission critical for a football club, therefore excellent support was of vital importance. We have been dealing with Wealden for a number of years and know that they are able to provide the levels of service required for such a system.”


Founded in 1983, Wealden Computing Services specialises in Human Capital Management solutions. The highly respected HRWorks suite of applications covers HR, Payroll, Time and Attendance and Self-Service functions for both managers and employees.
Modular by design, the components of HR Works may be fully integrated to provide a complete People Management software tool for commercial, governmental and educational organisations.
HRWorks is used extensively throughout the UK.
Editors Contacts

Hitesh Patel
Managing Director,
Wealden Computing Services
Tel: 020 8364 7177

Andreina West/Mary Phillips
PR Artistry
Tel: 01491 639500

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