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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

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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

Time 1240 days ago Comments 1 comment
 

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

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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

Time 1619 days ago Comments 0 comments
 

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

The competition’s heating up!
 

The competition’s heating up!

After being pushed to their culinary limits, 10 Sodexo chefs have been announced as finalists of the 2020 Sodexo Chef of the Year competition being held at London’s ExCel in March next year.

 
Are you up for the challenge?
 

Are you up for the challenge?

Tim is about to set off on a journey of a lifetime, and you can join him! There are two Sodexo places up for grabs on the special 30th anniversary Springboard Trek to Nicaragua.

 
Marine Conservation Society beach cleans
 

Reversing the plastic tide

In the beginning of October 2019, 52 Sodexo colleagues joined the Marine Conservation Society on four beach cleans with the aim to create real change and reverse the plastic tide affecting British coastlines

 
Black History Month 2019
 

Black History Month

Join the Origins employee network in celebrating Black History Month 2019 by attending one of hundreds of events across the nation.

 
Wellbeing Matters
 

World Mental Health Day 2019

World Mental Health Day is recognised by the World Health Organisation on 10 October each year. The theme for 2019, set by the World Federation for Mental Health, is suicide prevention. Read how Sodexo is committed to your quality of life.

 
Aspire
 

Welcome to Aspire

Harness the power of conversation with Aspire - Sodexo’s new performance development framework for Ingenium users.

 
#Throwback to Manchester Pride
 

#Throwback to Manchester Pride

During the 2019 summer, members of the Pride UK & Ireland employee network committed to marching in both the London and Manchester parade events.

 
#MyStopHungerPledge
 

Make a difference in your community

Between March and August 2019, over 300 Sodexo colleagues have volunteered with Stop Hunger! Did you know that you can apply for up to three days of paid leave each year to support the cause? Find out how you can take part and join the fight against hunger.

 
Ian Tennant
 

Game, set, match

Before receiving a kidney transplant in 2017, Ian didn’t think he would compete in sport again. In 2019, Ian flew the flag for Sodexo at the British Transplant Games and swung to victory, winning two gold medals.