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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

Time 1523 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

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

Time 1571 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

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

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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

Time 2020 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

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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Don't skate on thin ice

Over the festive period, did you check your mulled wine wasn’t too hot to drink? Or take a trolley to pick up the big Christmas food shop, instead of straining to carry a heavy basket? These are simple risk assessments we all make in everyday life to keep ourselves and others safe. Yet we sometimes forget to apply the same at work and keep up-to-date with crucial HSEQ changes.

 
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Mental ‘elf’ comes first

In December 2020, we encouraged everyone to put their mental ‘elf’ front and centre by taking part in Festive 5 – our regional festive Stop Hunger fundraiser. With your support, the activity collectively raised more than £2,700 that will go towards helping those most vulnerable within our local communities.

 
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Start the New Year as we mean to go on

Back to work but feeling a bit out of sorts? It can take a while to get back into a work routine after a break, but be sure not to let safety take a back seat and help us to avoid the January 'bruise'.

 
A thank you from Stop Hunger
 

A big thank you from Stop Hunger

Over the past year, the kindness of you and your Sodexo colleagues was seen once again in the many donations, fundraising activities and volunteering hours contributed to Stop Hunger's charity partners, enabling them to support those most in need through the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. To bring your impact to life, watch a special thank you video from the Foundation's charity partners.

 
New Reward Hub coming soon
 

New Reward Hub coming soon

We recognise that everyone is unique and have designed our rewards package and wellbeing, community and recognition programmes to better support your quality of life.  From January 2021, you’ll be able to see all your Sodexo Rewards in one central place – the new Sodexo Reward Hub, built for you – with easy login.

 
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Getting to know your new EAP

On 1 December, Sodexo launched its new wellbeing offer to colleagues, Talk. Central to this host of tools and services is a new employee assistance programme (EAP), provided by Vita Health Group.

 
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Making a difference to young people

New volunteering opportunities are now available on the Stop Hunger Goodness Platform, including a virtual Christmas messaging service supporting YMCA. With more than 9,000 residents supported by YMCA over the festive period, the anonymous messaging service lets vulnerable young people know that there are people that truly care.

 
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Paul’s (literally) a MasterChef!

It has been revealed that Paul Hood, a development chef for Sodexo's Heritage Portfolio has been selected as one of 32 contestants for the new series of MasterChef The Professionals. The 34 year old can't reveal too much about his time on the famous show, but hopes he brought the company's food values to the silver screen.

 
10 top tips to fight fatigue this winter
 

10 top tips to fight fatigue this winter

Are you struggling to get going in the morning, or are you hitting a wall of fatigue in the afternoon? As shorter days and cold, winter nights start to draw in, we take a look at how what and when you eat impacts your energy levels - for better and for worse - with these top tips from David Mulcahy, our Sodexo Culinary Ambassador.