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The Techsplorer

Release your inner tech guru

 
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Do you think O365 is the next bus to Ormskirk? Does cloud computing leave you in the rain? Never fear, The Techsplorer is here! This week, in the final chapter of our Make Yourself at Home mini-series, we're offering up hi-tech hints and tips on some online tools to help you every day.

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The Security Sleuth

Your home security is not mission impossible

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In this penultimate episode of our Make Yourself at Home mini-series, where we seek the advice of our subject matter expert colleagues, we introduce you to the home Security Sleuth. Their version of ‘lockdown’ is an elaborate seven-step procedure applied every time they leave the house. Windows closed? Alarm set? Infra-red laser beam system enabled? Check...

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Sally is a Hidden Hero

Sally is a Hidden Hero

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Rise with Sodexo relies upon you – the Hidden Heroes working hard to deliver what is needed at client sites across the region. Hidden Heroes like Sally Blair, Deployment Manager for Service Operations and Supply Management, who continues to support Sodexo’s Corporate Services’ clients, being consistently recognised as a crucial piece in the segment’s complex puzzle.

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The Titchmarsh

Get your gardening gloves on

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In chapter four of our mini-series on hobbies and habits from around the home, we get our hands dirty with The Titchmarsh. We have headed out into the garden to brave the great British weather in search of this green fingered guru.

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Diane is a Hidden Hero

Diane is a Hidden Hero

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As we look forward to life after lockdown, it's important for us to continue celebrating the Sodexo Hidden Heroes who are leading the way. Those like Diane Hancox, Regional Contract and Compliance Support, who has been a consistent and valuable team player for the Government & Agencies’ Hestia South contract.

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The Tinkerer

Have you been a lockdown tinkerer?

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In the latest chapter of our Make Yourself at Home mini-series - focusing on the habits and hobbies that have emerged through lockdown - we turn to The Tinkerer. Are you a pro with plaster or a DIY disaster? With our in-house experts, we have you covered.

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Christine Viner Hidden Heroes

Christine is a Hidden Hero

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Recognition is always a lovely thing, but it's extra special when it's given by the people you're working hard to help. Sodexo Housekeeping Assistant, Christine Viner, knows exactly how that feels, after being nominated for the 2020 Student Led Teaching Awards (SLTAs) – an awards programme run by students, for students.

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The Clean Machine

Are you a clean machine?

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In our new series of Make Yourself at Home, we focus on the habits and hobbies that have emerged through lockdown. With the help of our in-house experts, we’ll provide top tips on matters that affect us all through the eyes of six characters. This week it’s the turn of The Clean Machine. Struggling to keep the home tidy whilst you’re spending so much time in it? This one’s for you!

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The Savvy Saver

Which Make Yourself at Home-r are you?

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In a new series of Make Yourself at Home, we focus on the habits and hobbies that have emerged through lockdown. With the help of our in-house experts, we’ll provide top tips on matters that affect us all through the eyes of six characters. The first is the Savvy Saver. Dabbling with deals and discounts, they’re sure to get the most out of every penny and cent.

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Melissa is a Hidden Hero

Melissa is a Hidden Hero

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Over the past three weeks we have been talking to our UK & Ireland Have a Safe Day Awards finalists to learn about ways in which we can continuously improve our safety culture. This week, we speak to Customer Experience Manager Melissa Jordan, who with the Diageo contract team helped create a new near miss and safety hazard toolikt.

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Keep connected with your team

Keep connected with your team

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In the first chapter of our Make Yourself at Home series, we shared tips and tricks for making the most of technology to work flexibly. Three months on, we recognise that maintaining inter-team connections has become more challenging, as we try to make sure that working relationships are still effective, and that no-one feels isolated.

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Supporting the Armed Forces

Supporting the Armed Forces

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With Armed Forces Day fast approaching (Saturday 27 June 2020), we wanted to share the ways Sodexo has committed to support our Hidden Heroes who are serving or who continue to serve in the military.

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Bimila is a Hidden Hero

Bimila is a Hidden Hero

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Sodexo has now been supporting the UK Armed Forces for more than 30 years, working to improve the military community’s quality of life every day. Recently recognised with a Commander’s Commendation, Cleaner Bimila Thalpa is one of our Hidden Heroes who has continued to go above and beyond to support the Armed Forces throughout the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.

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Nick is a Hidden Hero

Nick is a Hidden Hero

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Today (Wednesday 24 June 2020) is Reserves Day; a special day as part of Armed Forces Week that highlights the valuable contribution of Reservists who can be called to serve their country at a moment’s notice; exactly what happened to Government & Agencies’ Nick Mackay who has been mobilised to support efforts against Coronavirus (Covid-19).

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SSAFA’s Hidden Heroes

SSAFA’s Hidden Heroes

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On Monday 22 June 2020, Armed Forces Week celebrations kicked off across the region including those organised by your Sodexo colleagues on behalf of Stop Hunger charity partner, SSAFA The Armed Forces Charity. Discover more about these Hidden Heroes and see how you can get involved.

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Ian is a Hidden Hero

Ian is a Hidden Hero

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In the second instalment of our Q&A series with the UK and Ireland's regional Have a Safe Day Awards finalists, Technical Operations Manager Ian Hendry shares his experiences from Northumbria University. Ian shares the reason why safety is so important for him, his team and the thousands of students he helps to keep safe every day.

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Redefining community

Tackling loneliness and isolation

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Coming to terms with isolation and loneliness featured in the top three challenges faced by homeworkers in our recent Coronavirus (Covid-19) employee survey. It’s a challenge shared by many, and it’s rooted in our basic needs, so what can we do to overcome it?

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Laura is a Hidden Hero

Laura is a Hidden Hero

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In a series of Q&As we shine a safety spotlight on our regional Have a Safe Day Award finalists, starting with Cleaning Manager Laura Pike who explains in more detail about what safety means to her and shares best practices that support Sodexo’s zero-harm mindset.

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#TheBigCareShare

Join #TheBigCareShare

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Many people are taking on more challenges and responsibilities as a result of the Coronavirus (Covid-19), including caring for loved ones. In this week's edition of our Make Yourself at Home campaign, we speak to Raj Jones, Diversity and Inclusion Manager, to discuss how conversation can strengthen Sodexo's support for you as a working parent, carer or parent-to-be.

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How are we doing?

How are we doing?

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Thank you to everyone who participated in the recent Coronavirus (Covid-19) employee survey. The survey highlighted three main challenges those currently working from home are experiencing, so in this instalment of our Make Yourself at Home series, we explain what we will be doing over the coming weeks and also give you the opportunity to review the resources already available to you.

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Fiona is a Hidden Hero

Fiona is a Hidden Hero

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Throughout Volunteers’ Week (1 to 7 June 2020), we have been sharing the stories of Hidden Heroes who have been making a difference prior to and during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis. As Sodexo’s Transformation Director for the UK and Ireland, Fiona was quick to volunteer her time to help keep her community moving.

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Sandra is a Hidden Hero

Sandra is a Hidden Hero

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Government & Agencies’ Sandra Padgett volunteers her time to support charities and organisations where her skills can deliver the biggest impact - this Volunteers’ Week (1 to 7 June 2020) read more about Sodexo’s Hidden Heroes.

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Mark is a Hidden Hero

Mark is a Hidden Hero

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For Volunteers’ Week 2020 (1 to 7 June 2020) we are taking the opportunity to celebrate those Sodexo colleagues, like Mark Cheetham, who are volunteering and making a difference to those who need it most throughout the Coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and beyond.

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In the kitchen with David Mulcahy

In the kitchen with David Mulcahy

Time 79 days ago Comments 1 comment
 

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

Time 137 days ago Comments 1 comment
 

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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Stop Hunger Awards 2020
 

2020 Stop Hunger Award winners revealed

In a slightly different award ceremony from the usual gala dinner, our winners of the 2020 Stop Hunger Awards are announced virtually this year. Hosted by Sodexo Ambassador Matt Dawson and with awards presented by Region Chair Sean Haley, this announcement is not to be missed.

 
British Ex-Forces in Business Awards logo
 

Sodexo veterans celebrated

Three Sodexo colleagues, all British Armed Forces veterans, have been shortlisted for the finals of the 2020 British Ex-Forces in Business Awards - the world’s largest celebration of ex-military personnel in second careers, recognising the value veterans add to businesses as well as the employers that support the transition of servicemen and women.

 
The Great Sodexo Bake Off winners
 

Our 2020 Bake Off winners

Back in April 2020, we launched The Great Sodexo Bake Off as a fun way to bring together the best of your lockdown-inspired boredom bakes. Little did we know that you would respond in droves, giving our judges a real headache and teasing the sweet-tooth of the region.

 
MasterChef
 

A master chef on MasterChef

At the beginning of July, you may have seen a familiar face on the telly box as Veronica Azevedo, Head Chef at Transport for London’s Acton Railway Engineering Works, was put under the studio spotlight on an episode of BBC’s iconic Celebrity MasterChef.

 
Thank you for saluting our Forces
 

Thank you for saluting our Forces

Last week was Armed Forces Week (22 to 28 June 2020); a celebration of the Armed Forces across the region who keep us safe, and an opportunity for Sodexo to celebrate our own teams who support the military community every day.

 
#SaluteOurForces
 

Salute our Forces

Each year, Armed Forces Week (22 to 28 June 2020) provides Sodexo with the opportunity to commemorate the Armed Forces across the region, and gives us a chance to celebrate our own Hidden Heroes who are helping the military in a number of different ways.

 
Recognising your Hidden Heroes
 

Recognising your Hidden Heroes

As we continue to stop the spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) and work together to rise again, we must all make sure to continue thanking those making a difference every day.

 
Have a Safe Day Awards 2020
 

Our health and safety champions

Our region’s 2020 Have a Safe Day Award finalists were announced last week, with two individuals and one team nominated by you being shortlisted for the global finals - discover who they are and what they did to be nominated.

 
We will not be silent
 

We will not be silent

After recent events in the United States of America and across the world, read a message prepared for all colleagues from the executive co-sponsors of our Culture & Origins employee network that recognises the feelings of frustration, anger and pain stretching beyond the USA into the UK and Ireland.

 
 
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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