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Hygiene supervisor Darren Williams shed four stone in seven months to prepare for his successful ascent of Yorkshire's three peaks in July.

Success on two scales

 
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Hygiene supervisor Darren Williams shed four stone in seven months to prepare for his successful ascent of Yorkshire's three peaks in July.

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A group of committed cycle enthusiasts have raised more than £3,300 for Stop Hunger after taking on a 120-mile overnight bike ride.

Dunwich Dynamo

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A group of committed cycle enthusiasts have raised more than £3,300 for Stop Hunger after taking on a 120-mile overnight bike ride.

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Charlotte Mitchell, Carole Farrelly and Hannah Durkin raised £357 by making and selling cupcakes with the support of fellow office staff.

Cupcake Day raises money for Alzheimers

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Sodexo's team at the Eli Lilly contract in Liverpool whisked up a fundraising storm by organising a cupcake day in aid of the Alzheimers Society.

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Congratulations to Nixie Turner

Nixie's triathlon success

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Congratulations to Nixie Turner who swam, cycled and ran her way to a bronze medal at the Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon in June.

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When he landed Craig confessed it was "the best thing ever, and an awesome experience that he would love to repeat.”

A sky-high fundraiser

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A machine minder at Tillery Valley Foods in South Wales descended from the skies to raise £300 for Stop Hunger.

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Tillery Valley Foods knew the way to their employees’ hearts when it came to raising money on Stop Hunger Day in May – cake!

Sweet idea

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Tillery Valley Foods knew the way to their employees’ hearts when it came to raising money on Stop Hunger Day in May – cake!

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Main picture, left to right: David Forbes, Gail Thow, Gillian Mitchell and Angus Pauline at the Welcome to Fite sign.

Hunt for Stop Hunger

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The Sodexo Sports & Leisure team at South Queensferry raised more than £300 during a busy day of fundraising during Stop Hunger Day. Sales and event coordinator Kelly McVey helped organise a scavenger hunt and raffle to raise funds for Stop Hunger, which is dedicated to supporting charities that tackle malnutrition and promote healthy eating in the UK and Ireland.

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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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The hunt for Sodexo’s best chef has begun!
 

Are You Our Chef Of The Year 2018?

This year’s challenge to find Sodexo’s Chef of the Year has begun, with heats soon taking place across the UK and Ireland.

 
Call for entries
 

Salon Culinaire 2017

This year’s Salon Culinaire returns to Ascot Racecourse on 27 September with guest judges, chef demonstrations, a supplier exhibition, a street food market, as well as new and exciting categories to enter.

 
Sodexo has been given the highest badge of honour from the Ministry of Defence for its commitment and support to the UK armed forces community
 

Sodexo awarded gold from Ministry of Defence

Sodexo has been given the highest badge of honour from the Ministry of Defence for its commitment and support to the UK armed forces community.

 
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Sodexo supports 2017 GAZE Film Festival in Dublin

Sodexo was delighted to support the gala opening night of the 25th anniversary of the GAZE Film Festival, sponsored by Accenture, on Thursday 3 August in the Lighthouse Cinema in Dublin at which the world premiere of The 34th – the Story of Marriage Equality in Ireland was screened. 

 
Jane Farrell is first female trade association chair
 

Jane Farrell is first female trade association chair

The new head of security at Sodexo has become the first female chair of the International Professional Security Association (IPSA) in its 59-year history.

 
Business win with the DWP
 

Business win with the DWP

Sodexo has secured a contract with the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) to provide an integrated asset and estates management service.

 
Did you know that 8.4 million people in the UK are struggling to afford to eat?
 

Summer Volunteering

Did you know that 8.4 million people in the UK are struggling to afford to eat?

 
Remembering Srebrenica podcast
 

Remembering Srebrenica podcast

Marking Srebrenica Memorial Day (11 July).

 
Margot Slattery (left) with Sandra Ondraschek-Norris and senior director, Catalyst Europe.
 

Women in Tech

Sodexo Ireland teamed up with global non-profit organisation Catalyst on Tuesday 11 July in Dublin, for the ‘Disrupt the Default-Closing the Gender Gap for Women in Tech event.

 
 
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