Five minutes with...

Business Manager, Laura Wilson

Laura Wilson

 
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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. 

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Shaun Hollinshead and Garry Billings

Shaun Hollinshead and Garry Billings

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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.

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5 minutes with…Caroline Jarvis

Caroline Jarvis

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Caroline Jarvis started out as a food service assistant at Santander Bradford but her inquisitive nature saw her make swift progress to the role of chef de partie. She recently completed her NVQ 2 in Food Production.

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Abigail Jeffreys

Abigail Jeffreys

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Among the historic artefacts and exhibitions which trace the history of modern warfare, Abigail has recently started her career in events and hospitality.

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Tim Holtam

Tim Holtam

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Tim Holtam is Sodexo’s head of services at Wythenshawe Hospital in Greater Manchester. He picked up a Star Award in November 2017 for his team’s commitment to safety. Tim tells us more about their success.

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Chef Mathew Shipley showered with accolades just two years into the trade

Mathew Shipley

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Chef Mathew Shipley showered with accolades just two years into the trade

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Gio is passionate about food, and developing craft skills

Gio Macori

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Gio is passionate about food, and developing craft skills; his enthusiasm really motivates the team. His friendly Italian personality means he’s always willing to assist others, embodying our values in terms of customer service.

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Malcolm Emery

Malcolm Emery

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Malcolm Emery is no ordinary chef. His glamorous career has included catering the country’s most impressive venues and events; to drop a few names: Windsor Castle, Hampton Court Palace, the Lord Mayor’s Banquet and Buckingham Palace’s Garden Parties.

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Lisa Maker, Catering Assistant

Lisa Maker

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How long have you worked at Truro High School for Girls?
I have worked at the school for 15 years.

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Tony Crosbie, general manager

Tony Crosbie

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The American Express (AMEX) Community Stadium, nestled in the South Downs, is home to Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club, who recently made it into the Premier League.

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Linda Semple-Lauchlan

Linda Semple-Lauchlan

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5 minutes with... Linda Semple-Lauchlan

Linda Semple-Lauchlan is a cleaning team leader at the Leonardo Helicopters site in Yeovil which builds and develops helicopters for the Ministry of Defence.

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5 minutes with Debbie Dean

Debbie Dean

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We spent five minutes chatting to Debbie Dean, food services assistant, Nestle Halifax, a recent winner of a regional Star of the Month award.

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I was 17 years of age and I was the youngest shift porter in the team.

Tommy Weldridge

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Tommy Weldridge, hospital porter at Wythenshawe Hospital in Greater Manchester.

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Dorina, centre in blue, at the Security awards

Dorina Popoveniuc

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We spend five minutes with Dorina Popoveniuc, one of six finalists in the 2016 national Women in Security Awards, run by Professional Security magazine.

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Emma Longmate relishes making the ordinary extraordinary.

Emma Longmate

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Emma Longmate relishes making the ordinary extraordinary. As Sodexo’s contract director for seven schools run as part of a private finance initiative (PFI) she’s always looking for ways to exceed her clients’ expectations.

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5 minutes with... Mal Jones, Unilever Port Sunlight

Mal Jones

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I joined Unilever in 1976 at the tender age of 16, working as an office assistant in the wage department at Lever House in Port Sunlight on the Wirral.

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5 minutes with...Robert Taylor, employment coordinator, HMP Addiewell

Robert Taylor

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Robert Taylor has played an invaluable role at HMP Addiewell since joining in September 2015.

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Five minutes with Tom Martin

Tom Martin

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We spend five minutes with Tom Martin, student experience manager, Northumbria University.

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Alessandra Merryweather Learning and development manager, Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Alessandra Merryweather

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We spend five minutes with Alessandra Merryweather learning and development manager, Stoke Mandeville Hospital

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Josh Corbett, Marketing manager, major events, Sports & Leisure

Josh Corbett

Time 1540 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

We spend five minutes with Josh Corbett, Marketing manager, major events, Sports & Leisure.

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Jill Lawrence, office services helpdesk coordinator, Energy & Resources

Jill Lawrence

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We spend five minutes with Jill Lawrence, office services helpdesk coordinator, Energy & Resources

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Tiffany Hung, contract manager for Horticultural Services, South East

Tiffany Hung

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We spend five minutes with Tiffany Hung, contract manager for Horticultural Services, South East

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We spend five minutes with Beryl Zarb, catering assistant, Queen’s Hospital Romford

Beryl Zarb

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We spend five minutes with Beryl Zarb, catering assistant, Queen’s Hospital Romford, 36 years working in hospital catering.

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We spend five minutes with Jack Martin, the Reservations and Reception Agent at Bateaux London.

Jack Martin

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We spend five minutes with Jack Martin, the Reservations and Reception Agent at Bateaux London.

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Five minutes with Beth Tennison, chef, Saltend Chemicals Park, Hull

Beth Tennison

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We spend five minutes with Beth Tennison, chef, Saltend Chemicals Park, Hull.

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Five minutes with Jon Andrews, deputy estates manager at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Jon Andrews

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We spend five minutes with Jon Andrews, deputy estates manager at Stoke Mandeville Hospital.

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Clare Bradnam, sales manager, Bradford University School of Management and Law (Heaton Mount).

Clare Bradnam

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We spend five minutes with Clare Bradnam, sales manager, Bradford University School of Management and Law (Heaton Mount).

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Brian Edmed, kitchen porter, Junior Ranks Dining Centre at Battlesbury Barracks, Warminster, Wiltshire

Brian Edmed

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We spend five minutes with Brian Edmed, kitchen porter, Junior Ranks Dining Centre at Battlesbury Barracks, Warminster, Wiltshire.

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Richard Grundy, security supervisor at Unilever, Leeds

Richard Grundy

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We spend five minutes with Richard Grundy, security supervisor at Unilever, Leeds

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We spend five minutes with Aoife Keohane, technical laboratory support at GSK, Cork.

Aoife Keohane

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We spend five minutes with Aoife Keohane, technical laboratory support at GSK, Cork.

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Dave Huntley

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We spend five minutes with Dave Huntley, horticultural instructor at HMP Northumberland.

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Pauline Craig

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We spend five minutes with Pauline Craig, operations manager at Hamilton Park Racecourse in Glasgow.

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Nathan Farrer

Nathan Farrer

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We spend five minutes with Nathan Farrer, cleaner at Cawdor Barracks, Brawdy.

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Lynsey Herkes

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We spend five minutes with Lynsey Herkes, lounge manager at the Emirates Lounge, Glasgow Airport.

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Lynn Jux

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We spend five minutes with Lynn Jux, receptionist at Toyota, Burgh Heath.

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Charmaine Kennedy

Charmaine Kennedy

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We spend five minutes with Charmaine Kennedy, retail supervisor at Central Manchester University Hospitals.

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News

Hidden Heroes
 

You are helping us to rise

Last week we saw the launch of rise with Sodexo, our new programme aimed at helping our clients prepare to reopen or be reconfigured to meet the requirements of their new normal. We know that this means the hard work continues for many of you, and for some this work is already underway, so this week we are celebrating our Hidden Heroes who are helping our clients rise with confidence.

 
Spreading kindness with Matt
 

Spreading kindness with Matt

This week, you have all been spreading the joy of kindess in celebration of Mental Health Awareness Week (18 to 24 May 2020) and IDAHOBIT (17 May 2020), supporting each other, friends, family and the communities where we operate. This week Matt thanks just a few of our Hidden Heroes truly paying it forward.

 
Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
 

#SodexoKindness

From Captain Tom Moore, to those working in the NHS, or supporting local charities, kindness comes in all shapes and sizes, and can have a profound impact. Monday 18 to Sunday 24 May 2020 is Mental Health Awareness Week, and the theme this year is kindness. Sodexo UK & Ireland is looking to support a national campaign to raise one million acts of kindness, spreading positivity and improving mental wellness along the way.

 
A Hidden Hero comes along
 

A Hidden Hero comes along

To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week (18 to 24 May 2020), we're recognising the hundreds of kind acts performed by Sodexo's Hidden Heroes across the region since the beginnings of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

 
A massive thanks from Matt
 

A massive thanks from Matt

On Wednesday 13 May 2020, we celebrated the industry’s annual World FM (facilities management) Day. With the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis shining a light on our industry like never before, there’s never been a better time to celebrate our FM Hidden Heroes - watch Matt thank our FM Hidden Heroes,

 
Hidden Heroes
 

Celebrating our FM Hidden Heroes

It’s World FM (facilities management) Day on Wednesday 13 May 2020. Throughout this week, we will be celebrating the fantastic contributions made by our FM colleagues during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.The crisis has shone a spotlight on our industry like never before, and we are proud of all of our colleagues for showing just how important our FM roles are.

 
Your weekly thank you
 

Your weekly thank you

In this week's video message, Matt says thank you to the Hidden Heroes in Sodexo who have been mobilised to support the Armed Forces through their roles as military Reservists and other emergency services volunteers celebrating VE (Victory in Europe) Day on Friday 8 May 2020.

 
Managing through Covid-19 - employee survey
 

How are you managing through Covid-19?

As part of Sodexo's absolute commitment to the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, we have produced a survey for all colleagues to complete. Tell us your views on Sodexo's response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, but also, more importantly, we want to hear how you are feeling and managing through the current situation.

 
Hidden Heroes
 

Supporting our Armed Forces

On 8 May 2020, the UK will be commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE (Victory in Europe) Day. What better time to celebrate the Hidden Heroes in our Government & Agencies business, who are playing a vital role in supporting the military’s response to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis?