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In aid of horticultural charity’s 175th anniversary

TREE CHEERS FOR PLANTING SCHEME

 
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Sodexo’s role in a tree planting scheme to mark the 175th anniversary of the charity that helps everyone in horticulture was acknowledged at a ceremony in Royal Tunbridge Wells.

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Pauline McBaine, semi-retired business manager at the Wood Group in Aberdeen

SALON SUCCESS FOR ABERDEEN TEAMS

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Sodexo's Energy & Resources team demonstrated the depth of its culinary talent with 19 entries in this year's Salon Culinaire awards at Hampden Park on 14 September.

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Operative Jayden Williams (left) and supervisor Terry Cash (right) collect their award from BBC Local Radio gardening presenter Joe Talbot.

Landscape team collect honour

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A Sodexo team who look after the grounds at the Surrey research centre of leading pharmaceutical company Lilly has scooped an environmental award.

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Sodexo’s IFM contract for six Exeter schools has taken on a new dimension with the addition of managing each of the premises for community group use.

COMMUNITY SPIRIT AT EXETER SCHOOLS

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Sodexo’s IFM contract for six Exeter schools has taken on a new dimension with the addition of managing each of the premises for community group use.

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Celebrations at Southampton Solent Conference Centre

Arabian Nights

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Southampton Solent university pulled out all the stops In September to deliver a themed, Arabian Nights event at The Spark, celebrating their fantastic first year as an events venue.

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Tyne coast students with matt Dawson

A 600-mile round trip inspires would-be chefs

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Cookery students made a 600-mile round trip from their South Shields college to gain inspiration for their intended careers.

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Giving talented chefs of the future the chance to cook alongside a top chef has taken Sodexo’s partnership with Perth College UHI to a new level.

STUDENTS ENJOY MASTERCLASS

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Giving talented chefs of the future the chance to cook alongside a top chef has taken Sodexo’s partnership with Perth College UHI to a new level.  

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St James School in Exeter

DRONE OFFERS BIRD’S EYE VIEW

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When our maintenance team at St James School in Exeter saw signs of a leaking roof, they knew they needed to reach it and check it out. But due to the building design, it wasn’t going to be an easy task.

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Nicky Reid, executive chef for Sodexo at Almac, Craigavon

NICKY WINS CHEF OF YEAR AND BEST IN SHOW AT SALON 17

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Nicky Reid, executive chef for Sodexo at Almac, Craigavon won the All-Ireland Chef of the Year competition and the Best in Show accolade at Salon Culinaire 2017.

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in support of a local children’s charity.

FESTIVE FAYRE AT NUFC

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The Sodexo team at Newcastle United FC is busy preparing for their second festive fayre in support of a local children’s charity.

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Sodexo's partnership with Santander has been chosen as a finalist for the Premises and Facilities Management (PFM) Awards 2017.

SANTANDER TEAM MAKES PFM SHORTLIST

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Sodexo's partnership with Santander has been chosen as a finalist for the Premises and Facilities Management (PFM) Awards 2017.

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Pictured left to right: Paul Carey, facilities manager for Sodexo Ireland at Procter & Gamble, Newbridge, Sinead Corrigan winner of Sodexo’s Receptionist of the Year Award, Lynn Carson, client relationship manager, Sodexo Ireland and John Houlihan plant manager, Procter & Gamble.

Sinead wins top company award

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Sinead Corrigan from Newbridge was recently voted Receptionist of the Year at the 2017 Service Excellence Awards in London.  Sinead was the only ROI employee to win an award at this year’s event which received over 400 nominations in 34 categories submitted on behalf of Sodexo staff based in Ireland and the UK.

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our head chef, George Urquhart, teamed up with the Castle’s own archivist to study and translate centuries’ old recipes stored in the attraction’s records, choosing three to re-create to serve to guests attending the May parade.

Chefs Revive Recipes From Blair Castle's Archives

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We are lucky to work in some of the country’s most prestigious and historic venues, whether as the full-time caterer or for one-off events.

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Hampden Park football stadium – known proudly as Scotland’s National Stadium and situated in the Mount Florida area of Glasgow – has unveiled a luxurious, new suite of event spaces.

Hampden Park's New Look!

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Hampden Park football stadium – known proudly as Scotland’s National Stadium and situated in the Mount Florida area of Glasgow – has unveiled a luxurious, new suite of event spaces.

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•The biggest change is at the Conservatory Café. Now renamed The Hill, it’s a family friendly bar and eatery with a brand new outdoor serving area.

Racecourse refurb

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Hamilton Park’s hospitality and event areas have undergone an extensive refurbishment fresh for the summer racing season.

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Cathy Adamson, Sodexo’s craft development chef in Northern Ireland

Success for Cathy Adamson

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Cathy Adamson, Sodexo’s craft development chef in Northern Ireland, has won the prestigious Contract Catering Chef of the Year Award at the 22nd Institute of Hospitality NI Awards, held at the Belfast Titanic Centre on 5 May 2017.

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For the first time in more than 100 years a new enclosure is all set to open at Royal Ascot (20th – 24th June) this year.

Royal Ascot’s new enclosure for 2017

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For the first time in more than 100 years a new enclosure is all set to open at Royal Ascot (20th – 24th June) this year.

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The Sodexo team at City University were delighted to welcome HRH the Princess Royal

Rolling out the red carpet for royalty

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The Sodexo team at City University were delighted to welcome HRH the Princess Royal in March, to mark the official opening of City’s new main entrance complex, part of a multi million-pound estates redevelopment project.

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Pictured left to right: Margot Slattery, country president, Sodexo Ireland, Litfest co-founder Darina Allen and Julianne Forrestal, executive chef, at the Dublin launch of LitFest 17.

Sodexo celebrates five years with LitFest

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Sodexo Ireland is celebrating five years as a sponsor of the world-renowned Ballymaloe LitFest in Cork.

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Marketing Director for Corporate Services UK & Ireland, Andrew Wilkinson

The future of work

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Millennials, robots and a greater focus on wellbeing are just some of the trends from Sodexo’s Workplace Trends Report 2017.

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David Fountain, executive chef PayPal, has been shortlisted for the Craft Guild of Chef Awards 2017.

David Fountain makes Craft Guild shortlist

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David Fountain, executive chef PayPal, has been shortlisted for the Craft Guild of Chef Awards 2017.

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Pictured is Margot Slattery, country president, Sodexo Ireland and Tara McCarthy, chief executive, Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) at the official announcement of the company’s acceptance into the Origin Green sustainability programme.

Sodexo Ireland verified for Origin Green

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Sodexo Ireland is now a verified member of Origin Green, Ireland’s first food and services provider to be accepted into the Bord Bia (Irish Food Board) initiative, the only sustainability programme in the world that operates on a national scale.

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Phil Howard and Raymond Blanc return to Royal Ascot 2017

Phil Howard and Raymond Blanc return to Royal Ascot 2017

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Following on from their great success at Royal Ascot 2016, both Phil Howard and Raymond Blanc OBE will return to work alongside Sodexo’s Ascot team for this year’s event.

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0865  Sodexo’s silver medal winning team in the Contract Caterers challenge at Catex 17 were l/r Dan Cruickshank, head chef, St. Andrews College, Dublin; Dennis McCarroll, chef, Ulster Independent Clinic, Belfast;  Michelle Daly, chef manager, Bord Bia, Dublin; Ali Tan, business manager, Woodlands Academy, Wicklow and Iven Thoppilan, café supervisor at the GPO Witness History Museum, Dublin.

Quartet of Medals for Sodexo at Catex 17

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Sodexo took home a quartet of medals from Catex 17, Ireland’s premier foodservice and hospitality event, held at the RDS in Dublin at the end of February.

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GSK House awarded Gold IIP status

GSK House awarded Gold IIP status

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GSK House have been awarded the prestigious Gold accreditation from Investors in People.

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David flies Healthcare flag at top competition

Good work chef!

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As a development chef at Tillery Valley Foods (TVF), David Humphreys relishes the challenge of planning new dishes and creating great tasting food.

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The Defence & Government Services Human Resources team has been named as the HR team of the year at the HR Distinction Awards, held in Birmingham at the end of January.

HR team of the year award

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The Defence & Government Services Human Resources team has been named as the HR team of the year at the HR Distinction Awards, held in Birmingham at the end of January.

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Terry Waite Visits HMP & YOI Bronzefield

Terry Waite Visits HMP & YOI Bronzefield

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Terry Waite CBE, former Special Envoy to The Archbishop of Canterbury, became front page news when he was taken hostage in Beirut and held for 1,760 days before his release in November 1991.

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Mayor of Spelthorne visits Bronzefield

Mayor of Spelthorne visits Bronzefield

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HMP Bronzefield recently welcomed a visit from the Mayor and Mayoress of Spelthorne.

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Pictured: Claire Clayton with chef Paul Marley and food service assistants Lesley Fletcher and Helen Crowther.

Gold award for Airedale

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The Sodexo-run visitor and staff restaurant at Airedale General Hospital in Yorkshire has been awarded a gold standard by The Good Food Bradford Project.

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Cyprus Team Celebrates

Cyprus Team Celebrates

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Demetra Michael, an administrator at Episkopi, Cyprus has been announced as the Sodexo Cyprus Colleague of the Year for 2015/16 at the Cyprus Star Awards event.

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Pictured left to right are BIFM Summit and Awards host, academic and broadcaster Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin, with Bernie McManamon of Sodexo Ireland accepting her Young FM Professional of the Year Award from Des Maguire, managing director of Tech Skills Resources, sponsor of the BIFM Ireland Awards.

Success at BIFM Ireland Awards

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Two FM professionals from Sodexo Ireland have been recognised at the 2016 BIFM Ireland Awards, held on 25 November at BIFM Ireland’s FM Summit in Croke Park, Dublin.

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The team at Ascot

Taking it in their stride

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Owners and trainers at Ascot have been enjoying one of the Sodexo restaurants located by the historic racecourse. The Kingsley Klarion, the monthly magazine of Mark Johnston Racing, published a piece on the wonderful experience provided by the team during this summer’s Royal Ascot.

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Paul Preston winner of People Development Award

FSM Awards

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The Defence team is celebrating after Paul Preston, area catering manager for Tidworth and Bulford, was announced as the winner of People Development Award at this year’s FSM Awards.

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Denise Whittaker, customer service team lead, AstraZeneca/Manchester

Nominees Share Star Awards Journeys

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As Sodexo prepares for the annual Star Awards, two of our finalists, turned vloggers (video bloggers), have been in touch to share their personal journeys to the national ceremony.

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•David Fountain, head chef at PayPal in Dundalk, Co. Louth won the Chef of the Year competition for the second year running

Sodexo Salon a sizzling success

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Michelin-starred chef and TV personality Derry Clarke had his work cut out as one of the judges at the recent Sodexo Salon Culinaire, the annual culinary competition run by Sodexo Ireland for its 2,200 chef and non-chef staff in the Republic and Northern Ireland.

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Sodexo Universities has changed its operating structure

That's living!

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Sodexo Universities has changed its operating structure to help accelerate the growth of the student accommodation offer in the UK, and also into key markets in Europe.

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We Are All Human exhibition at London’s South Bank Centre

Sodexo supports Koestler Trust art exhibition

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Over 100 guests joined Janine McDowell, CEO for Justice Services in the UK and Ireland, at the Koestler Trust: We Are All Human exhibition at London’s South Bank Centre. Guests were able to view over 200 exhibits of art, poetry and sculptures created by individuals in secure and criminal justice settings.

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Paul Newton-Stott stepped up to play a starring role

Paul rises to cake challenge

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When our client at the Scottish Parliament was challenged to recreate the Parliament campus as a cake for a local festival, Sodexo’s senior chef de partie Paul Newton-Stott stepped up to play a starring role.

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Sodexo Ireland was recently named one of Ireland’s Top Ten Places to work for LGBT Equality by the Gay and Lesbian Network (GLEN) at its second annual Workplace Equality Index Awards.

LGBT Accolade for Sodexo Ireland

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Sodexo Ireland was recently named one of Ireland’s Top Ten Places to work for LGBT Equality by the Gay and Lesbian Network (GLEN) at its second annual Workplace Equality Index Awards.

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James Taylor presents Paris Walker with her service loyalty certificate

James' safe walk Wythenshaw

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Healthcare CEO James Taylor dropped in to spend a day at Wythenshawe Hospital recently, to chat to the team about their work and invite employees to feed back on how the company can help them deliver excellence every day.

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Pictured are, left to right, Jason Keegan, account manager and Shirley Collins, group manager ROI for Sodexo at PayPal receiving the Top Site Contract Caterer Award Keelings Farm Fresh's Martin O'Sullivan

Contract caterer award for Ireland

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Sodexo was named Ireland’s top ‘site contract caterer’ at the Keelings Farm Fresh Gold Medal Awards on 27 September at Lyrath Estate Hotel in Kilkenny.

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Emma Baker, a lead nursery nurse at HMP Peterborough

HMP Peterborough wins £500 grant in competition

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When Emma Baker, a lead nursery nurse at HMP Peterborough, was put in temporary charge of the mother and baby unit, she was passionate about developing the outdoor play area.

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Claudius England performs at Addiewell

Claudius England performs at Addiewell

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A performance by singer songwriter Claudius England drew in a crowd of around 30 prisoners at HMP Addiewell in October.

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Saffia with Pat

The look of the Irish

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The spotlight shone on Saffa Musleh, L&D manager for Ireland, when she took part in one of the influential TedX talks.

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Pictured are mess manager Scott Tinnion and accountant Steph Crossland.

Allenby/Connaught team supports Tidworth careers fair

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A team from Tidworth and Bulford represented Sodexo at a British Forces Resettlement Services (BFRS) careers fair held at Tidworth Leisure Centre.  

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The UK Energy & Resources team has received the prestigious Northern Star Business Award for Excellence in Health & Safety.

Health and safety stars

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The UK Energy & Resources team has received the prestigious Northern Star Business Award for Excellence in Health & Safety.

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Throughout August you told us what works (and what doesn’t work)

Thanks for the feedback!

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Throughout August you told us what works (and what doesn’t work) for you from a segment communications perspective at road shows held at sites across Corporate Services.

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Staff (and canines!) from Battersea

Battersea comes to Bronzefield!

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HMP Bronzefield was happy to welcome some canine friends on a three-day pilot project organised by senior officers and staff at Battersea Dogs Home.

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Felix Zammit, Housekeeping Supervisor

Putting the customer first

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Keeping the customer satisfied is key to most roles in Sodexo, but some people choose to take things a little further.

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Sgt Daffyd Prichard 1RW, Nicky Tierney (Catering Manager Bhurtpore) and Sean Hurley (Head Chef Aliwal) in the improvised Field Kitchen

Ex army sustainer

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Defence colleagues from Allenby/Connaught felt privileged to be invited to take part in ‘Exercise Army Sustainer’, a military catering competition held at 167 Catering Support Regiment in Grantham, Lincolnshire.

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Mathew Shipley wins Sodexo’s Street Food Challenge
 

Mathew Shipley wins Sodexo’s Street Food Challenge

Nine Sodexo chefs took part in a street food showdown to find out who could create the tastiest and trendiest main course and desserts.

 
At the FSM Awards in London, Marie Arthur won area manager of the year, Linzi Purves won the sports, leisure and event catering award and Fleur Robilliard won the people development award.
 

FSM AWARDS TREBLE

Three Sodexo employees won their categories in one of hospitality’s most prestigious awards ceremonies.

 
SODEXO AGREES TO ACQUIRE CENTREPLATE
 

SODEXO AGREES TO ACQUIRE CENTREPLATE

Sodexo has announced an agreement to acquire Centerplate into the Sports & Leisure global segment.

 
Pictured at the “Embracing Diversity” career and personal branding workshop hosted by MSD Ireland and Sodexo Ireland on 23 October 2017 were Eva Gallagher, MSD, MMD, MWN, Margot Slattery, country president, Sodexo Ireland, Ger Brennan, managing director MSD Ireland, Aidan Walker, client relationship director, Sodexo Ireland, Eamonn MacHale, head chef for Sodexo at MSD Ireland and Mairead McCaul, MSD, GHH, MWN.
 

EMBRACING DIVERSITY

Sodexo and MSD Ireland took part in ‘Embracing Diversity, Career and Personal Branding’ event that was hosted in MSD’s Dublin office in October and saw nearly 100 attendees receive insights and guidance on how to create, build and maintain a career and personal brand. 

 
20% off your Christmas wine!
 

20% off your Christmas wine!

Laithwaite’s Wines is offering a 20% discount for Sodexo colleagues on Sodexo Discounts throughout December.

 
Springboard trekkers
 

Springboard Trekkers Announced

A fundraising expedition in Vietnam is on the horizon for two adventurous Sodexo employees selected to take part in 2018’s Springboard annual charity trek. 

 
Have a safe day awards
 

Have a Safe Day Awards 2017

Huge congratulations to Dave O’Brien and Alfie Kyle, who have made it to the finals of Sodexo’s global Have a Safe Day Awards. 

 
United Nations’ International Day for Persons with Disabilities on 3 December
 

CAMPAIGN ENCOURAGES US TO ‘OPEN UP’ ABOUT INVISIBLE DISABIILITIES

Sodexo employees are sharing their personal stories in support of the United Nations’ International Day for Persons with Disabilities on 3 December, to help raise awareness of invisible disabilities.

 
Pictured representing the companies awarded the Business Working Responsibly Mark in 2017 by Business in the Community Ireland were l/r Stephen Wheeler, managing director SSE Ireland, Margot Slattery, country president, Sodexo Ireland; Valerie Hedin, external communications manager EirGrid; Feargal O’Rourke, managing partner PwC, Cathleen Doohan, human resources and corporate social responsibility director Fujitsu; Dee Forbes, director-general RTÉ; Niall Browne, ceo Dawn Meats and Dave Murphy, ceo, PM Group.
 

WORKING RESPONSIBLY MARK AWARDED BY BITCI

Sodexo Ireland has been awarded the Business Working Responsibly Mark by Business in the Community Ireland (BITCI) at its annual Sustainability Forum on 15 November at Dublin Castle.