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Enjoy a safe day in the sun

Enjoy a safe day in the sun

 
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Most of us can’t wait to get our there when the sun appears, heading for the beach or a local park to take full advantage of the sun's rays with friends and family.

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Lose weight, feel great!

Lose weight, feel great!

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Everyone knows that consuming too many calories and failing to do enough exercise are two of the biggest factors in weight gain. However, there are other, lesser known, factors that can also contribute, such as stress, tiredness and low mood.

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Three of our brightest female rising stars have made it to the shortlist in the WeAreTheCity awards.

RISING STAR AWARDS

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Three of our brightest female rising stars have made it to the shortlist in the WeAreTheCity awards.

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Stay active to cut stroke risk

May Wellbeing

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According to the Stroke Association, around one in six men and one in five women will have a stroke at some point in their lives. It's a life-threatening condition which occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off, causing damage to brain cells.

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The link between diet and the 'big C'

The link between diet and the 'big C'

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From scare stories to miracle cures, it often feels like we're being submerged by the flow of news stories about the relationship between cancer and food.

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Will you make a #PromiseForThePlanet

SUPPORT EARTH HOUR 2018

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On 24 March 2018, WWF's Earth Hour will be taking place across the globe. This worldwide movement asks everyone to get involved and make a small every day change that can have a large impact on the planet.

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workplaces should be an open forum for discussing how we feel everyday and not just one day a year.

Why it's good to talk mental health in the workplace

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During the recent Time to Talk Day 2018, workplaces up and down the country took the opportunity to raise awareness about mental health issues and get people talking openly about the subject. Of course, workplaces should be an open forum for discussing how we feel everyday and not just one day a year.

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Sleep well for good health this winter

Sleep well for good health this winter

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“Sleep is that golden chain that ties health and our bodies together,” so said dramatist Thomas Dekker. He's not wrong: getting a regular good night's sleep is a crucial part of a healthy lifestyle.

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Thankfully, there are plenty of things we can do to help beat the winter blues and avoid seasonal ailments.

Stay well this winter

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As temperatures drop and daylight hours diminish, it's important that we look after our physical and mental wellbeing. Thankfully, there are plenty of things we can do to help beat the winter blues and avoid seasonal ailments.

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Conquer stress this October

Conquer stress this October

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Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain that we all feel when the pressure is on. It can work for us or against us. When stress gets out of control it can affect how you feel emotionally, mentally and physically. So, your ability to deal with it is very important for your overall wellbeing.

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Kick-start your healthy eating regime this September

Kick-start your healthy eating regime this September

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Healthy eating habits often take a nosedive during the summer holidays. If you're among those who've been led astray by the smoky scents of the barbecue or the chimes of the ice cream van then now's the time to return to healthier ways.

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Drink to your health this August

Drink to your health this August

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Water makes up more than two-thirds of the human body, so it's no surprise that keeping topped-up is important for good health.

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Sidestep the causes of weight gain this summer

Sidestep the causes of weight gain this summer

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Everyone knows that consuming too many calories and failing to do enough exercise are two of the biggest factors in weight gain. However, there are other, lesser known, factors that can also contribute, such as stress, tiredness and low mood.

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Get active this May

Get active this May

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We all know that regular exercise is good for us. But few of us know precisely what kind of physical activities we should be doing – or how much is enough.

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Easy ways to five-a-day

Easy ways to five-a-day

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Consuming five portions of fruit and vegetables every day is the cornerstone of any healthy diet.

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Quit smoking this March

Quit smoking this March

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Smoking is a tough habit to kick. For many it's a regular stress reliever, a tranquil moment during a busy day. But that's just the nicotine at work altering the chemicals in your brain and increasing your dependency.

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Try these wellbeing tips to push aside the January blues this month

Feel fine this February

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There's been a lot of attention paid to mental health in recent years - and rightly so.  According to the NHS one in four of us will have problems with our mental health at some point in our lives. And it manifests itself in different ways.

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Top tips for achieving a dry January

Top tips for achieving a dry January

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At Christmas and New Year many people forego their ordinary drinking habits and indulge a little more in the things they like.

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How to have a stress-free Christmas, including avoiding family arguments and sharing the workload*.

Keep calm this Christmas

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Christmas is a time for merry-making and family get-togethers, but it can have its pressures too. The family is stuck in the house, the kids are overexcited, there’s the tree to decorate, presents to buy and wrap, and food to cook.

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Ian Friel and manager Melanie

Committed to employee diversity

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Sodexo has pledged to actively work to put in place initiatives and programmes that recruit, engage and develop people with disabilities. In the UK and Ireland we’ve set up the disability taskforce – to keep disability high on the agenda and ensure thinking about disability becomes integrated into policies, practices, culture and behaviours. We already have some great examples of teams embracing employee diversity to share. 

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Maria Wright, a caseworker at HMP & YOI Bronzefield is heading off to Tanzania in January 2017

Volunteering in Tanzania

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How about this for an adventure story? Maria Wright, a caseworker at HMP & YOI Bronzefield is heading off to Tanzania in January 2017, as part of a volunteering placement.

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When Sodexo cleaner Ruth Curwen was recovering from treatment she hit on the best therapy for her recovery ¬–¬ returning to work.

No more four walls and a window

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Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK. One in eight women in the UK will be affected in her lifetime and around 50,000 women are diagnosed every year. Sodexo cleaner Ruth Curwen shares her story.

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Richard Hayhoe

Generations Network: Richard Hayhoe

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In the fourth of our series of special profiles on different generations working within Sodexo, we catch up with Richard Hayhoe from City of London Freemen’s School.

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I’m Niamh Cray and I’m head of HR for Sodexo Ireland. I’ve been working for Sodexo for 19 years now.

Why LGBT allies matter - Niamh Cray

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Tell us a little bit about yourself.

I’m Niamh Cray and I’m head of HR for Sodexo Ireland. I’ve been working for Sodexo for 19 years now.

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Break the holiday sleep cycle

Break the holiday sleep cycle

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After a summer holiday where routines are suspended and bedtimes extended, getting your child’s sleep back on track for school in September can be a challenge.

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Jan Spelman (Generation X) and Laura Hobday (Generation Y)

Generations Network: Jan Spelman and Laura Hobday

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Your_Sodexo caught up with two colleagues from different generations working alongside each other at this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show – Jan Spelman (Generation X) and Laura Hobday (Generation Y) – to find out more about their roles. 

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I’m Chris Barnes, a regional manager for Healthcare

Why LGBT allies matter - Chris Barnes

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Each month we hear from a different ally to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) community on why they support LGBT inclusion and what it means to them personally…

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Karen Pleva with her daughter Megan

Why LGBT allies matter

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Each month we hear from a different ally to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) community on why they support LGBT inclusion and what it means to them personally

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John Donnachie, chef manager in the Personal Recovery Centre, Melville Barracks, Colchester Garrison.

50 @ 50, John Donnachie

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In the second of our 50 @50 features, we put 10 questions to chef manager John Donnachie, celebrating his 50th birthday in Sodexo’s anniversary year. 

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Alyson is pictured with colleague Sean Selcraig, also turning 50 this year. Read his Q&A, and six more, in the Summer issue of Stars, out now.

50 @ 50

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50 years ago Pierre Bellon launched Sodexo. To celebrate this company milestone, we have been speaking to some Sodexo people also celebrating their 50th birthdays this year. First up is HMP Peterborough’s Alyson Cooling.

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Former apprentice, Andrew Sherwin

It’s National Apprenticeship Week (14 March to 18 March)

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It’s National Apprenticeship Week (14 March to 18 March) and so Your_Sodexo spoke to chef David Ford about his experiences working alongside trainees at the Unilever contract in Seacroft, Leeds. 

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we caught up with mums working alongside their children, to hear their views on gender equality in the workplace

International Women’s Day

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This week marks International Women's Day (March 8). It’s a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day is all about celebration, reflection, advocacy, and action.

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Did you know you can call Sodexo Supports Me for advice on many ‘new year, new you’ challenges?

Kicking the habit

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Did you know you can call Sodexo Supports Me for advice on many ‘new year, new you’ challenges?

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The nuts and bolts of building a budget can be scary

Better Budgeting

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It’s New Year and many people will be looking at cutting down on their spending after the expense of Christmas.

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Five ways to stay healthy this winter

Five ways to stay healthy this winter

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Here are five ways to help you can keep healthy and fit, no matter what the weather's like.

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From the web: 10 of the weirdest fast food items

10 of the weirdest fast food items

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From the web: 10 of the weirdest fast food items

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From the web: 10 craziest cleaning inventions

10 craziest cleaning inventions

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From the web: 10 craziest cleaning inventions.

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10 Everyday things that started life as oil

10 Everyday things that started life as oil

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From the web: 10 Everyday things that started life as oil

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10 of the world's most unusual prisons

10 of the world's most unusual prisons

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From the web: 10 of the world's most unusual prisons.

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From the web: Top 10 coolest pop-up shops

Top 10 coolest pop-up shops

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From the web: Top 10 coolest pop-up shops.

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A list of 10 highly guarded vaults from around the world.

10 highly guarded vaults

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From the web: A list of 10 highly guarded vaults from around the world.

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Top 10 cool gardening tools

Top 10 cool gardening tools

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10 Cool gardening tools for garden lovers.

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Golden Gate Bridge

10 Famous structures with catastrophic hidden flaws

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From the web: 10 Famous structures with catastrophic hidden flaws

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Features

Read Sean's latest review about what's happening in Sodexo.
 

Straight from Sean

It will not have escaped your attention the media coverage the outsourcing industry is currently experiencing.

 
Read Sean's latest review about what's happening in Sodexo.
 

Straight from Sean

Read Sean's latest update about what's happening in Sodexo.

 
Read Matt's latest review about his visits to Sodexo sites.
 

Matt's Chat

Read Matt's latest review about his visits to Sodexo sites.

 
Meet Bruce, a US sports field coordinator and Arlen, a grounds operative from the UK
 

Side by side

Meet Bruce, a US sports field coordinator and Arlen, a grounds operative from the UK

 
Meet Carrie, a cleaner from the UK and LI, a cleaner from China
 

Side by side

Meet Carrie, a cleaner from the UK and LI, a cleaner from China

 
Business Manager, Laura Wilson
 

Laura Wilson

Business manager at Northern Ireland Hospice, Laura Wilson, was the inaugural winner of the Unsung Hero of the Year Award at the 2018 Institute of Hospitality Northern Ireland Awards for Professionalism, having been nominated by client relations manager, Suzanne Pollock. 

 
Shaun Hollinshead and Garry Billings
 

Shaun Hollinshead and Garry Billings

Healthcare sites have introduced engagement champions across the country, to encourage better links between clients, managers and operational teams. We spoke to senior operations manager Shaun Hollinshead and porter Garry Billings – both champions at Royal Stoke Hospital – about how they work closely together to create an open and honest working environment.

 
The attraction’s exhibits include video walls, surround cinema, Rolls Royce engines and four state of the art simulators.
 

FLYING HIGH AT EMIRATES AVIATION

Chef, cleaner, security guard, porter, receptionist – all familiar roles for Sodexo people, yes? But how about adding flight simulator instructor to that list? It’s one of the unusual roles fulfilled by our team of 20 at the Emirates Aviation Experience in North Greenwich, London.

 
AWL team photo
 

Flying high

If you’re looking for a contract that truly showcases the depth of Sodexo’s service offer then Leonardo Helicopters in Yeovil Somerset is a fantastic place to start.

 
Enjoy a safe day in the sun
 

Enjoy a safe day in the sun

Most of us can’t wait to get our there when the sun appears, heading for the beach or a local park to take full advantage of the sun's rays with friends and family.

 
Lose weight, feel great!
 

Lose weight, feel great!

Everyone knows that consuming too many calories and failing to do enough exercise are two of the biggest factors in weight gain. However, there are other, lesser known, factors that can also contribute, such as stress, tiredness and low mood.