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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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#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.

 
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When people return from a break, accidents spike and can have a high human cost. ‘Start Safe, Stay Safe’ by reminding yourself about our 3 Checks for Safety.

 
Start Safe, Stay Safe
 

Getting back into routine

Disrupted sleep patterns can make people tired and increase the chance of accidents. Discover how you can go from ‘beach ready’ to ‘work ready’ with our 3 Checks for Safety.

 
D&I survey
 

Disability and Quality of Life survey now live

Do you have a disability - either visible or hidden to others? The Disability and Quality of Life survey 2019 is now live - tell your story to shape the future of customer and workplace experiences.

 
Start Safe, Stay Safe
 

Start Safe, Stay Safe

Did you know that, on average, the number of accidents in the workplace increases by 8% between September and November? Go from ‘beach ready’ to ‘work ready’ with our 3 Checks for Safety!

 
#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.

 
Coventry University - The Courtyard
 

University team shines at staff Excellence Awards 2019

Congratulations to the team at Coventry University, who along with their client have won an Excellence Award at the university’s annual conference and awards ceremony.

 
Armed Forces Day
 

Sodexo salutes the Armed Forces

On Saturday 29 June 2019, Sodexo teams joined in the Armed Forces Day celebrations to #SaluteOurForces - discover the winner of the photo competition here!