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Well done to all riders: Peter Allen, Barry Pratt, Eluned (Lyn) Read, Edel Brady-Jackson, Kingsley Green and Jason Deyzel.

Schools Effort For Stop Hunger Day

 
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A Sodexo team from Merton Schools has put pedal power to good use, raising money for Stop Hunger.

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Pictured from left to right ate volunteers: Stuart Hill, Bernadette Pescod, Sarah Chapman, Kim Reeves, Harpreet Cheema, Moira Smith, Holly Godfrey, Christie Cook, James Cook, Alex Owen and Gemma Ewen.

At Your Service

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A hostel for the homeless has been given a much needed makeover thanks to a group of Sodexo volunteers.

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John Dony has published five children’s books

Buy a book: support Stop Hunger

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Business support manager John Dony has published five children’s books to date and has made a generous pledge to donate the proceeds from all downloads to Stop Hunger from now until the end of August!

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Chef David Humphreys

There’s no stopping our TVF team

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If you’re looking for a Sodexo team that’s really making its mark with volunteering and charity work, then look no further than Tillery Valley Foods. 

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Congratulations to the team of ten at Yeovil Helicopters

Runners smash target

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Congratulations to the team of ten at Yeovil Helicopters for completing the Yeovil Half Marathon and raising a whopping £1,127.00 for Stop Hunger.

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Sodexo does the Dunwich Dynamo for Stop Hunger

Join the nightriders

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A Sodexo team is preparing to take part in a 200km night ride from London to Suffolk and is looking for participants and volunteers.

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Tillery Valley Foods’ Stuart Hagerty (far left) and Jeff Dunlop recently got together to organise a charity dinner event. Service Operations’ Natalie Scott is also taking part. The guest speaker was Welsh rugby legend Andy Powell (pictured far right)..

Nepal Trek fundraiser

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Tillery Valley Foods’ Stuart Hagerty and Jeff Dunlop recently got together to organise a charity dinner event, with the aim of raising funds for Springboard.

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Cara (in the middle, back row) and the rest of the team

Coast Busters

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Senior e-communications editor Cara Lester-Smith is usually the lady behind the scenes uploading all your fundraising stories and pictures to Your_Sodexo.

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Mark is pictured, right, with co-organiser Richard Raymond.

A feast for fundraisers

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A team of Sodexo chefs fed 400 volunteers during a two-day fundraiser which raised £110,000 for East Cheshire Hospice in Macclesfield.

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Team of 10 to tackle half marathon

Yeovil road plodders!

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A team of 10 from Leonardo Helicopters is taking on the Yeovil Half Marathon this year, and they’re looking to raise some serious funds for Stop Hunger. Why not support the cause and sponsor them a few pounds?

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Kirsty McAdam and Julia Brizza illuminated the streets during a 10km walk

Neon fundraiser for Christie Clinic

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Sodexo's Kirsty McAdam and Julia Brizza illuminated the streets during a 10km walk which raised £593 for The Christie Clinic in Manchester.

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Pictured left to right: Eilish Corcoran, Focus Ireland; Deirdre Saunders, client relationship director; Aidan Walker, client relationship director; Margot Slattery, country president; Aoibheann O’Brien, FoodCloud Hubs; Billy Perkins, client relationship director, Gareth John, european director of legal affairs and chair of the Stop Hunger Foundation and Aisling Andrews, Barnardos.

€21,000 raised for charities in Ireland

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Sodexo Ireland was delighted to present a total of €21,000 raised by Irish employees in 2016.

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Veterans from HMP Peterborough tackled a sponsored indoor row in support of the Pilgrim Bandits

Rowing event raises over £1,000 for wounded soldiers charity

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Veterans from HMP Peterborough tackled a sponsored indoor row in support of the Pilgrim Bandits, a charity established by a small group of Special Forces veterans with the aim of using their unique training and experience to help and inspire wounded soldiers to live life to the full.

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12-year-olds Alex Emery and Matthew Watkins tucking into their Syrian chicken and lamb dishes.

Syrian Disaster Relief

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As part of the nationwide Cook for Syria initiative, Sodexo catering general manager Suzanne Hemchaoui organised a special Syrian lunch for pupils and staff at Reading Blue Coat School in Sonning, in order to raise money for the UNICEF’ Syrian Disaster Relief Fund.

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Voluntary work at the local food bank

Prestige effort for Stop Hunger

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Sodexo employees from Scotland’s National Stadium, Hampden Park, and Hamilton Park Racecourse swapped their normal nine-to-five for a day of volunteering at a local food bank, in support of our partnership with FareShare.

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•Congratulations to the ‘Pumpkin Whisperers’ from Swinton Barracks, who won £50 cash and the coveted Shield of Knowledge presented by contract director, Alan Staples.

Quiz Evening

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Bhurtpore pub in Tidworth hosted the annual Project Allenby/Connaught quiz night in October, organised by services managers, Rachel Oxenham and Shaun Williamson, area catering manager Paul Preston, and account manager Debbie Smith.

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Hereford Hospital works with local academy to transform gardens

Hereford Blooms

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Hours of work, coordination and cooperation between Sodexo and the Robert Owen Academy paid off in September with the unveiling of the refurbished gardens in the Swim Courtyard and Oxford Suite Courtyard at Herefordshire County Hospital.

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Frazer Lightbody

Camera Competition Winner

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Frazer Lightbody has scooped a fantastic instant camera having submitted a superb video showing colleagues summing up in one word why they love working for Sodexo.

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Atlantic Coast challenge

Atlantic Coast challenge

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MOD Stafford head chef Wallie Culling has tackled an arduous event that saw him complete three marathons in three consecutive days across the rugged Atlantic Coast, navigating between various check points with strict timings to achieve.

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Team TVF

Not doing things by halves

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A dedicated group of runners from Tillery Valley Foods have raised nearly £900 for charity.

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Girlenis McIntyre, a coffee pod assistant from the Shell contract in Glasgow

Sodexo star baker

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The nation is currently glued to The Great British Bake Off, wondering who is going to take this year’s coveted title. But Sodexo has a ‘star baker’ of its own.

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Sodexo volunteers out in force for local community

FIELDING A TEAM FOR ELI LILLY

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Every year the Sodexo team at Eli Lilly Pharmaceutical contract in Windlesham join forces with the client team to dedicate a day of service to the local community, working together to support local charity The Windlesham Field of Remembrance.

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Legends drop in for charity football match

Charity football

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Community causes in Scotland were given a boost from a charity football match in October that pitched Old Firm legends from Celtic and Glasgow Rangers FC against a prison team from HMP Addiewell.

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Finance Shared Services’ Paul Lavery (pictured left), Mitchell Van Wyk and Travis Brewley, and Government Services’ commercial finance manager Dave Smith (pictured right).

Fight night

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Four Sodexo employees will be stepping in the ring on Saturday 15 October at Stockport County Football Club to take part in charity boxing matches in a Stockport White Collar Boxing (SWCB) bout.

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Zoe Lang and her oldest friend Jo Graham set off at the end of August for the two-week challenge

Zoe's got plenty of energy

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Zoe Lang works as an energy and sustainability lead for Sodexo Service Operations. And she’s just proved she’s got plenty of both, having cycled 900 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Stop Hunger. 

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Gareth John says there were several reasons he and a friend decided to tackle a 300-mile bike ride from London to Paris in July, including to “get fit and have fun with some new people

Chair gets in the saddle for Stop Hunger

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Gareth John says there were several reasons he and a friend decided to tackle a 300-mile bike ride from London to Paris in July, including to “get fit and have fun with some new people

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Seven pals from BP Saltend in Hull got on their bikes to raise money for Kidney Research UK after their colleague James Fewster suffered kidney failure and later had a transplant.

Two teams, one cause

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Seven pals from BP Saltend in Hull got on their bikes to raise money for Kidney Research UK after their colleague James Fewster suffered kidney failure and later had a transplant.

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Andrzej Konior hung up his running shoes for almost two decades.

Going for gold

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A former cross-country champion at the university in Kraków in his native Poland in his twenties, Andrzej Konior hung up his running shoes for almost two decades.

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Nuala Burton and Maria Wright take part in Three Peaks Challenge

Two take on a mountainous challenge

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A plucky pair of employees from HMP Bronzefield in Middlesex went more than the extra mile when they decided to take part in the National Three Peaks Challenge.

Nuala Burton and Maria Wright, both caseworkers at the prison, braved wind and rain as well as lack of sleep during the famous event.

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The Girl's team

Well done team TVF

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A Tillery Valley Foods team has successfully tackled the Shrewsbury Half Marathon in June as part of this year’s Sodexorunning initiative, raising £540 for Stop Hunger.

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Rowing rookie Sarah Fraser took the plunge when she heard the company where she works in Aberdeen was looking for volunteer oarsmen and oarswomen for a corporate event.

Turtle-y terrific

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Rowing rookie Sarah Fraser took the plunge when she heard the company where she works in Aberdeen was looking for volunteer oarsmen and oarswomen for a corporate event.

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The full team of riders

The magnificent eleven

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“We don’t do this kind of thing for fun – it’s a huge physical effort and much harder than work!” Never a truer word spoken from Ian Roebuck, commercial manager for Healthcare, after he was one of a team of 11 who completed a three-day 320-mile cycle ride in July.

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Colleagues from across Sodexo Justice Services (SJS) UK custody sites came together to compete in the Europe Corporate Games in June.

Justice Services compete

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Colleagues from across Sodexo Justice Services (SJS) UK custody sites came together to compete in the Europe Corporate Games in June.

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Wayne, who is head of learning and skills, is happy to report he finished the run and sent us this quick report of how it went on the day

Wayne's wonderful performance

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Wayne, who is head of learning and skills, is happy to report he finished the run and sent us this quick report of how it went on the day.

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Carol Batty

Carol has a way with words

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We absolutely love this poem, sent in to Your_Sodexo by Corporate Services general manager Alison Harper, and written by one of her team, cleaning supervisor Carol Batty.

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Defence services manager Mo O’Leary and her team from Larkhill

The Big Sleep

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Defence services manager Mo O’Leary and her team from Larkhill braved the cold and joined together with Lt Col David Penniall to take part in Alabaré's Annual event, The Big Sleep, held at Salisbury Cathedral.

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 Horticultural Services hold blooming marvellous plant sale

Stop Hunger day

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Corporate Services teams put their all into this year’s Stop Hunger Day. Here are some highlights of what teams got up to…

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Children using laptops donated by the trek group

A life-changing trek to Peru

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Asked to sum up an eight-day trip to Peru and commercial financial controller Alex Dove simply has one word to say: ‘amazing’.

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Seagate Technology in Derry, Northern Ireland, took part in sponsored charity walk

Rain doesn't stop play

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Sodexo staff at Seagate Technology in Derry, Northern Ireland, took part in sponsored charity walk on Saturday 30 April.

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Tillery Valley Foods’ Gareth Edwards has been on an incredible personal journey

Inspiring run from Gareth

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Tillery Valley Foods’ Gareth Edwards has been on an incredible personal journey, completing the Manchester Marathon after losing four-and-a-half stone in just 12 months.

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Logan is pictured with his sister Lilly

Sponsor Logan’s run

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Healthcare business manager Michelle Down is appealing for sponsors for a charity run her and 14 family and friends are in training for, in aid of Bristol Children’s Hospital.

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Kevin was invited along to a recent meet-and-greet with Dame Kelly Holmes at her café in Tonbridge

Kev and Paul are star runners

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Thanks go out to Louise Claydon, the deputy soft services manager at AgustaWestland in Yeovil, who got in touch with us to tell us about the great work for Stop Hunger that her team has been getting up to.

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Abigail Ainsworth, 18, is part of the catering team at Cheetham’s School of Music in Manchester

Dancer fulfills dream

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A young Sodexo employee has just returned to work after triumphing in a huge international dance competition.

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Jeff and his daughter Kate

Run London

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Chef Jeff Lilley and daughter Kate proudly displays their medals after successfully completing the London Marathon.

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Elaine Stone

Goodbye and thankyou!

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The team at Chesterfield Hospital was keen to give colleague Elaine Stone a superb send of as she retired after 11 years’ service.

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Colchester Garrison had a milk lid mile

Stop Hunger Day 2016

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Stories and pictures from last week’s Stop Hunger Day are coming in to the Your_Sodexo team, and it’s amazing to see the effort everyone put in!

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The Sports & Leisure Mudexo team

Support team Mudexo!

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A team from Sodexo Sports & Leisure is in training for a real physical and mental challenge in the form of a 12-mile Tough Mudder course, which they’re tackling at the end of the month (30 April), a few days after Stop Hunger Day.

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Gemma Wright, Healthcare

Stop Hunger Day

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If sponsored runs are not your thing, and your cake baking skills aren’t up to scratch, why not consider volunteering for FareShare on Stop Hunger Day next week (26 April)?

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Frazer Lightbody

Camera Competition Winner

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Frazer Lightbody has scooped a fantastic instant camera having submitted a superb video showing colleagues summing up in one word why they love working for Sodexo.

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pictured above with Karen Richards, his replacement procurement officer.

Fond farewell

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Colleagues working in the Accommodation Service Unit at Colchester Garrison gathered to wish a happy retirement to a loyal member of the team, Wallace Preston.

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HMP Peterborough’s head of learning, skills and employment, Wayne Peters

Marathon effort

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HMP Peterborough’s head of learning, skills and employment, Wayne Peters, is tackling the London Marathon on 24 April as is looking for sponsorship to help spur him on to reach his target of £2,000 for charity Sue Ryder.

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Tatiana Blagorodnova, domestic service manager at Hammersmith Hospital, won the national Cleaning Services Manager of the Year Award.
 

Double Win For Cleaning

Sodexo is celebrating two wins at the 2017 Association of Healthcare Cleaning Professionals (AHCP) National Awards.

 
Glynn Lawrence: chef of the year
 

Glynn Lawrence: chef of the year

The executive chef responsible for Sodexo’s global airline lounge business has been awarded contract catering chef of the year award at the prestigious 2017 Craft Guild of Chefs Awards.

 
Chevalier Award for Margot Slattery
 

Chevalier Award for Margot Slattery

Margot Slattery, country president of Sodexo Ireland, has been named Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite by Mr Jean-Pierre Thébault, the French Ambassador to Ireland, at a ceremony at the French Residence on Ailesbury Road on Thursday 8 June 2017. It is bestowed to reward distinguished civil and other achievements by French citizens and other nationalities.

 
•Newcastle United’s St James’ Park was the winner of the Directors Choice Award, voted for by club directors visiting away matches.
 

Sodexo stadia sweep the board at industry awards

Sodexo Sports & Leisure teams from across the country swept the board at the Stadium Events and Hospitality Awards 2017, held at Anfield in Liverpool, picking up an impressive eight accolades.

 
In red holding the award is Edwina Hughes, CR Manager
 

Footprint award for Green & Lean meals

More great awards news to share! Sodexo picked up the ‘Sustainability in Education Award’ at the recent Footprint Awards, for a Green & Lean sustainable meal project.

 
Contract extension with Aberdeen FC
 

Contract extension with Aberdeen FC

We’ve secured a new three-year contract with Aberdeen Football Club in Scotland.

 
•	Sodexo head of digital communications Stephen Marshall is named number one of 30 EMpower Top Ethnic Minority Future Leaders
 

Two Sodexo employees among top BAME role models

Two Sodexo employees have been named among top ethnic minority leaders, published in the Financial Times.

 
Annie Zaidi (pictured), listed in The Independent’s 50 most influential women in sport, led a breakout session on her career as a football coach from a BAME background.
 

Inclusion Conference

Regional chair Sean Haley welcomed more than 250 delegates at Goodison Park, who listened to a variety of external and internal speakers focused on diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

 
There were some truly inspirational stories on the day, not least the winner of the Kathy Ridgard Award – Alan Lenthall from Wellington College. Alan is pictured here with Kathy's family.
 

Service Excellence Awards 2017

Service stars from around Sodexo’s UK & Ireland business attended the 2017 Service Excellence Awards, this year held at Ascot Racecourse in May.

 
 
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