Neil started his career in 1989 with Rank Hotels as a Management Graduate, spending 7 years working in London working at both The Royal Garden and The White House Hotels, covering all aspects of hotel management during this period. In 1998 he moved into Stadia Operations joining the Lindley Group, spending time as Deputy General Manager at Derby County and then as General Manager at Nottingham Forest.
In 2004 he took up the role as General Manager at Manchester City with overall responsibility for both match day and non-match day Hospitality, whilst mobilising the move to then the City of Manchester Stadium. In 2009 Neil took up the opportunity to work directly for the club as Head of Catering Operations, during which time he oversaw numerous refurbishment programmes at the stadium, whilst forming part of the leadership team responsible for the sourcing and appointing of a new catering partner.
An opportunity in March 2013 saw Neil join Fabulous Fan Fayre (F3), taking up the role of Venue Director for the new catering partner of Manchester City. During this time, he has overseen the mobilisation programme and investment of over £6m into the catering facilities within the stadium and has been a key player in the start-up of the new Fabulous Fan Fayre adventure, seeing him take up role of Managing Director in January 2015.
During his 10 years of involvement at Manchester City Neil was instrumental in the success of countless other non-match day events such as concerts involving Take That, U2, Oasis, Bon Jovi, Muse, Coldplay and the 2005 UEFA Cup Final.