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In the kitchen with David Mulcahy

In the kitchen with David Mulcahy

 
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With more people than ever reportedly cooking their meals from scratch, David Mulcahy, Culinary Ambassador for Sodexo UK & Ireland, wants to help colleagues with their food frustrations.

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Breaking the silence on IDAHOBIT

Breaking the silence on IDAHOBIT

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This year we're celebrating International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 20 May 2020 with a day of activity, including wearing purple to show solidarity and a Sodexo webinar featuring region chair, Sean Haley and Global Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Margot Slattery.

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Sabrina is a Hidden Hero

Sabrina is a Hidden Hero

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Restaurant supervisor, and Hidden Hero, Sabrina has been supporting those who need it most during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis - see how she has been making a difference by volunteering for the NHS.

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Being kinder to yourself

Being kinder to yourself

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With temporary home-working looking to extend into the not-so temporary for thousands of Sodexo colleagues, the novelty may now be starting to wear-off. While plans are underway to help our clients become ready to rise again, our own reality may remain the same for some time.

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Take a break

Take a break with Matt Dawson

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Many people think that finding time for a break is easy, but when working from home, we can struggle to find time for ourselves that benefits both our bodies and minds. In this week's instalment of Make Yourself at Home, we explore how you can plan to get the most out of your valuable break time, including some tips from Sodexo Ambassador Matt Dawson.

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Emrullah is a Hidden Hero

Emrullah is a Hidden Hero

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After only being part of our Corporate Services' team since November 2019, Emrullah now finds himself contributing to the important work our frontline Sodexo colleagues in Healthcare and NHS keyworkers are doing every day.

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Dress for your day

Dress for your day

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What you decide to wear at home when working can have a massive impact on the way you think, how you process information, and definitely the way you feel. In this week's chapter of our series of tips for home-workers, we explore some of the ways you can positively adjust tomorrow's working from home #OOTD (Outfit of the Day).

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Keep learning

Keep learning

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At a time when all of our working lives are changing in one way or another, now is the perfect time to engage in Sodexo's learning opportunities, increasing self-confidence, your mental wellbeing and ensuring that we are ready to go when the (Coronavirus) Covid-19 crisis ends.

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Charlotte is a Hidden Hero

Charlotte is a Hidden Hero

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Rising to the challenge, Charlotte has proven herself to be a Hidden Hero, supporting our Healthcare colleagues and the NHS at such a difficult time for all.

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Keeping compliant at home

Keeping compliant at home

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Make Yourself at Home is our series aimed at supporting our colleagues who are currently working from home. This week, we look at ways in which you can continue to work in a compliant way, maintaining our high standards of personal data protection and information security.

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John is a Hidden Hero

John is a Hidden Hero

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Sodexo’s Healthcare hospital maintenance teams must prioritise urgent jobs during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis, meaning other tasks which remain important in their day-to-day work have fallen into the hands of redeployed staff, including Corporate Services’ John Greenaway. Discover how John has adapted to his redeployment at an NHS hopsital.

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Andrew is a Hidden Hero

Andrew is a Hidden Hero

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Sports & Leisure are adapting quickly to support the setup and delivery of 50 new Coronavirus (Covid-19) testing centres. Andrew has been tasked with supporting his colleagues in mobilising the first Scottish Coronavirus test centre. Read how Andrew has used their skills to support the NHS and other key workers on the frontline.

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Make a space

Make a space

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Makeshift offices are now becoming something of the norm as many people are adapting to working from home. Challenges like sharing home office space and learning to work in a new environment can be difficult to overcome, which is why we are sharing some quick and easy ideas you can put in place to improve your daily working experience.

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Allison is a Hidden Hero

Allison is a Hidden Hero

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Lounge Host Allison Cochran from Sports & Leisure has taken her valuable customer service experience to a new redeployment role in food services and cleaning. See how she has adpated to her new role and how she plays an important role in the fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19).

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Ask for help

Ask for help

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Make Yourself at Home is our series focusing on colleagues who are now finding themselves working from home for the first time. If you're working from home for the first time, remember to ask for help when you need it.

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Carol is a Hidden Hero

Carol is a Hidden Hero

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Chef manager Carol Gourd from Corporate Services has been serving up a treat for workers for the last ten years at her Basildon based site where Sodexo operates food services. Discover how Carol has learnt to adapt her valubale skills to her temporary redployed role in an NHS hospital.

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Let's get connected

Let's get connected

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Where able, colleagues across the UK and Ireland are working from home – on either a part or full-time basis. While some people are used to working from home, others are logging on away from the office for the first time. See how you can stay connected.

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Your Lucky Number

Mel wins big with Your Lucky Number!

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On 2 March Mel Hart, administrator at Queen's Hospital in Romford, was announced as the winner of a one-off, increased Your Lucky Number top prize of £2,020 to welcome the new year.

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Sodexo leads the way with a brand-new Braille menu

Sodexo leads the way with a brand-new Braille menu

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The Healthcare team at Queen’s Hospital Romford have introduced Sodexo’s first Braille menu to patients helping us lead the way in customer inclusion.

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Gastronomic success on Cyprus

Gastronomic success in Cyprus

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The Sodexo team in Cyprus stole the show at the 2019 Pancyprian culinary competition, Gastronomia Ho.Re.Ca, one of the largest gastronomy festivals in the Mediterranean.

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Change is coming to Northern Ireland

Change is coming to Northern Ireland

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Recently it was announced that same sex marriage will become legally recognised in Northern Ireland – Sodexo’s Julie-Ann Agnew tells us how this will change her future.

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Disability and Quality of Life survey

Living with autism - Grant's story

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Until Wednesday 2 October, Sodexo is hosting a Disability and Quality of Life survey in partnership with PurpleSpace. This week we share the story of Grant, a commercial analyst at an IT company. He has autism.

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One-year at Schoen Clinic

One-year at Schoen Clinic

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In August 2019, the Sodexo on-site team at Schoen Clinic celebrated the contracts one-year anniversary with a picnic and a client hosted BBQ.

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Disability and Quality of Life Survey

A story of achievement through adversity - Jamie's story

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As part of our public survey, open to everyone in the UK with lived experience of disability, in September 2019 we are sharing personal stories from members of the PurpleSpace network - an organisation of disability inclusion experts.

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Making plastic green

Making plastic green!

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In June 2019, Apprentices from Corporate Services and client AstraZeneca came together to volunteer and create a recycled plastic bottle greenhouse.

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RHC Lifiting Colf Day

Victor-TEE for Sodexo

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Four colleagues from Corporate Services score a hole in one by winning the 2019 team cup at a recent charity golf day with Sodexo suppliers RHC Lifting Ltd.

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CBF Commendations 2019

Commendations in Cyprus

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Congratulations to Karen and Maria who have been recognised for improving the quality of life for the Armed Forces in Cyprus with a CBF Commendation at the Commander British Forces (CBF) Cyprus Awards Ceremony 2019.

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Have a Safe Day Rap

Rap is how we do it...

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Will the real health & safety rappers please stand up? Step forward the Sodexo team at Royal Stoke University Hospital and show us how to Have a Safe Day!

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Potential, pride and performance

Potential, pride and performance

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Thanks to Sodexo’s Healthcare teams and their inclusive environment, we are helping young adults with disabilities thrive in the workplace

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Chinese New Year 2019 - Year of the Pig

Chinese New Year 2019 - Year of the Pig

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In February 2019, millions of people across the world will be celebrating one of the biggest festivities of the year - Chinese New Year. Discover more about this Chinese tradition and see how it is celebrated across the world.

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SHR2018

2018 Stop Hunger Global Activity Report

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RED, the Stop Hunger Global Activity Report 2018, pays tribute to several of Stop Hunger's inspiring and sustainable initiatives.

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Navratri

Celebrating Navratri

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Hindus around the world have been celebrating the sacred Navratri festival, which ran from 10 to 18 October 2018.

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Jayadeva strikes gold at the World Culinary Championships

World Culinary Championships

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Congratulations to Jayadeva Sivaraja (Multisite Manager at Transport for London) for winning the gold award in the Artistic Sculptures category at the World Culinary Championships 2018 in Luxembourg (the only gold for England)

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HMP Bronzefield Sweet Charity

HMP Bronzefield’s curtain call

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In November 2018, HMP Bronzefield welcome the general public to watch a theatre production of Sweet Charity.

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BHM2018

Celebrating Black History Month

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In celebration of Black History Month 2018 in October several of Sodexo’s key locations came together to create a menu for a lunch to remember, combining decorative displays, mouth-watering food and toe-tapping music to fantastic effect during pop-up theme days.

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SSAFA-Cyprus

Tea and cake - a winning fundraising combination!

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Sodexo’s Defence & Government Services team in Cyprus had a busy week raising over €450 for SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity in early October 2018

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Coventry food van

Stop that street food van

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A converted historic truck is proving a magnet for students and staff as Sodexo begins its new 10-year catering and hospitality services contract at Coventry University in September 2018.

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'The Carter Cup' is a fantastic team event that money for Stop Hunger

Defence & Government Services teams up for the cup!

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On 3 August 2018, the annual five-a-side football tournament in Defence & Government Services’ Allenby Connaught contract proved a fantastic team event and raised £1,000 for Stop Hunger in the process!

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Sodexo healthcare employees at sites across the UK celebrated the NHS turning 70

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS!

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Thousands of Sodexo Healthcare employees at sites across the UK celebrated the NHS turning 70 in July 2018.

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Corporate Services, Healthcare and Horticultural Services joined forces

Coming together to aid children’s hospital garden

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In July 2018, Corporate Services, Healthcare and Horticultural Services joined forces to ensure Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital’s sensory roof garden looked its best on the day the NHS celebrated its 70th anniversary

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Bike ride raise over £7,000 for charity

Ride220 2018 crosses finishing line!

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A group of 22 cyclists from Defence & Government Services has completed an intense cycling challenge, tackling 220 miles of undulating roads in just two days. 

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24-hour Thames walk for Stop Hunger

24-hour Thames walk for Stop Hunger

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A Government & Agenices team took in some spectacular sights as they tackled a 52-mile walk along the Thames in aid of Stop Hunger in June 2018.

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Margot named one of Ireland’s most iconic women leaders

Margot named one of Ireland’s most iconic women leaders

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Margot Slattery – country president of Sodexo Ireland – has been named as one of Ireland’s most influential and successful women by the Women’s Executive Network (WXN) at its 25 Most Powerful Women in Ireland Awards for 2018. 

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Laura Wilson (3rd from left) is presented with the Unsung Hero Award by Marianne Hood, chair of IOH NI, Michael Cotter, managing director of Net Affinity, the category sponsor and UTV presenter Pamela Ballantine, the Awards host.

NI Hospitality Awards 2018

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Two members of the Sodexo team in Northern Ireland were honoured at the recent Institute of Hospitality Northern Ireland Awards for Professionalism in 2018. 

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Our winners (left to right); Demetra Michael, Elvin Kuyucuoglu, Christos Christofi, Chrystalla Katemi and Costas Papaioakim (on behalf of the Akrotiri JRD)

Commander British Forces Cyprus Commendations 2018

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Our team in Cyprus had the honour of attending the Commander British Forces (CBF) Cyprus Awards Ceremony 2018.

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Schools teams celebrate safety milestones

100 day accident free!

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In May 2018, the Sodexo team at Lammas School & Sixth Form in London has just clocked 100 days accident free.

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Margot Slattery, country president of Sodexo Ireland, (pictured standing, second left) joined other CEOs from Ireland’s top companies at the launch of the Business in the Community Ireland’s Leaders’ Group on Sustainability on 18 May.

Sodexo Ireland joins BITCI Leaders Group on sustainability

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Margot Slattery, country president of Sodexo Ireland, joined other CEOs from Ireland’s top companies at the launch of the Business in the Community Ireland’s Leaders’ Group on Sustainability on 18 May 2018.

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Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could raise over £100,000 across all our Defence & Government Services fundraising activities?

Ride220 2018

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Wouldn’t it be fantastic if we could raise over £100,000 across all our Defence & Government Services fundraising activities? Ride220 is one of the ways you can get involved.

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GOVERNMENT MINISTER PRAISES PROJECT SEARCH

Government minister praises Project Search

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Employees at North Devon District Hospital (NDDH) – including Sodexo’s FM team – in 2018 won praise from the Government Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton, for their part in an innovative project that is helping young people with learning disabilities or autism get into work.

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Ongoing support from Sodexo has enabled the University College London (UCL) student union women’s rugby team to go from strength to strength.

Sodexo supports student rugby team

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Ongoing support from Sodexo has enabled the University College London (UCL) student union women’s rugby team to go from strength to strength.

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Nicky Reid, Sodexo Ireland’s Chef of the Year, pictured left with David Mulcahy, craft and development director, Sodexo UK and Ireland

Slive medal for Nicky Reid at Hotelympia

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Sodexo Ireland celebrated its best-ever result in the Sodexo UK and Ireland Chef of the Year grand final at Hotelympia in London on 6 March 2018, when Nicky Reid, Sodexo Ireland’s Chef of the Year, pictured left with David Mulcahy, craft and development director, Sodexo UK and Ireland, scooped a coveted silver medal in his first time to enter the competition. 

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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?

 
 
Good news

Good news

With 36,000 colleagues in the Sodexo UK & Ireland region, we know there are lots of you out there doing great things. And, we’d love to share your successes across the business.

Share your good news - this could be a contract win, client or customer praise, service innovations, or just great people doing great things!

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