Tomorrow’s FM magazine has been reporting on Sodexo’s extended MOD contract and the appointment of a dedicated Health and Wellbeing Manager to Independents by Sodexo. Both articles drive home the brand emphasis of the company and its focus on quality of life.
Sodexo has extended its contracts with the Ministry of Defence (MoD) to provide a range of support services to the UK’s Armed Forces in Cyprus and the Falkland Islands for a further three years.
The contract extension in Cyprus, worth €144m (£128m), will see the 775 strong Sodexo team continue to provide catering, cleaning, waste services and logistics support at six bases where troops and their families are deployed. The turnover on the contract extension the Falkland Islands, where Sodexo has been serving the military community since 2001, is worth £16.3m. Read the full article here.
Meantime, Independents by Sodexo has established itself at the forefront of the health and wellbeing agenda in school catering with the appointment of a dedicated Health and Wellbeing Manager. Paul Quinn, who has a Masters in Applied Human Nutrition, will be educating staff and pupils at more 80 of the UK and Ireland's top independent schools about the impact their food choices can have on their academic and sporting performance. Read more here.
Visitors to Facilities show can hear Deborah Rowland, Director of Public Sector Affairs at Sodexo, speaking in the panel session Skills & talent in FM at 11.145 on Thursday 20 June in the FM Theatre sponsored by Planon. The debate will cover where the next generation of FM talent is going to come from; how FM can attract top talent; and how Brexit will impact people in FM.
Linking with the theme of quality of life, visitors will also be able to discover the latest developments in workplace wellbeing at the Workplace Wellbeing Show - a brand new feature at Facilities Show and Safety and Health Expo and Facilities Show. The Wellbeing Theatre will have relevant content for FMs, HR professionals and H&S practitioners eager to improve the wellbeing of their workforces. There’s a Healthy Eating Café, plus a Wellness Wall where experts from IWFM will share ideas on how to encourage workplace wellbeing.