Sodexo walked away with four accolades at the 2021 IWFM Impact Awards held at JW Marriott Grosvenor House, London.
Sodexo’s healthcare business won two awards, the Wellbeing award for the counselling service it introduced last May for its frontline teams who continued to deliver services throughout the height of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Business director for Sodexo at Queen’s Hospital, Romford, Moses Ayoola was recognised in the Account Manager of the Year award. Over the last year Moses has successfully led the 700-strong Sodexo team in implementing the Trust’s strategic response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sodexo’s government business won the Workplace Experience (non-office/corporate environment) award for Village. Working closely with its military partners and the Defence Infrastructure Organisation, Sodexo has created a one-stop catering, retail and leisure facility, designed to build community, create connections and foster morale.
Its high street feel has been designed specifically to meet the needs and expectations of the young student demographic of the Worthy Down military station.
The fourth award, Workplace Experience (office/corporate environment) went to Sodexo’s corporate services team for its collaborative work with its client, AstraZeneca, to create a best-in-class Workplace Experience programme, supporting the client in their dedication to being a 'Great Place to Work'.
Sean Haley, regional chairman, Sodexo UK & Ireland, said, “Huge congratulations to our winners and everyone shortlisted for these prestigious awards. We are proud of our Sodexo finalists and having four wins is a phenomenal achievement.
“These awards give important recognition to our industry which has risen in prominence during the Covid-19 pandemic, when our frontline teams continued to deliver excellence every day.
“These awards celebrate not just the vital services we provide but also the agility and client focus given. Each of these awards demonstrates how Sodexo is committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of our colleagues and all those we serve.“
Other teams and individuals from Sodexo also shortlisted were:
• Positive Climate Action: Sodexo Plastics Reduction Project
• Wellbeing: Melissa Jordan, Sodexo Customer Experience Manager (corporate services)
• Account Manager of the Year: Neil Quinn, Cluster Account Manager (corporate services)
• Frontline Heroes (Team Award): Queen’s Hospital Romford – Oxygen Project Team (Sodexo)