Sodexo lands £10m deal with global banking firm due to innovative offering

Sodexo’s Corporate Services division, which empowers businesses to make full use of their workplace spaces, has won a five-year contract to provide integrated facilities management (IFM) for a renowned global bank’s London offices.

The contract will see Sodexo deploy its forward-thinking and innovative Vital Spaces proposition, which aims to boost the employee experience and enhance productivity.

As part of the £2m-a-year contract, Sodexo will deliver a range of services that connect with employees and make their working environment as fulfilling and engaging as possible. These will include catering, hospitality, cleaning, reception and guest services, technical services and the management of the in-house gym.

The catering and hospitality will be provided by The Good Eating Company, which has a simple philosophy of setting the definitive standard in workplace dining. It believes that fabulous and fresh food is the secret to a happy and dedicated workforce.

Sodexo will work in partnership with the banking firm to create engaging spaces and menus, to deliver a relaxed and stylish dining experience that will become the heart of the workplace.

The in-house gym will be managed by Sodexo Health Works which will offer 1:1 fitness advice, run regular and pop-up exercise classes; coordinate running and walking clubs and provide sessions on health and wellbeing.

Sodexo will also be introducing a Head of Workplace Experience as well as a Community & Engagement Manager, to help the bank embed its purpose to empower people to stay a step ahead in life and in business.

Julie Ennis, CEO Corporate Services, Sodexo UK & Ireland, noted, “This is an exciting win for us. The philosophy behind our Vital Spaces proposition is the perfect fit for this global banking giant, which like us is firmly focussed on people and the employee experience.

'Culture is of great importance to this firm and our people-centred approach suited their needs perfectly. We are working in true partnership with them to deliver a workplace experience that will allow their colleagues to thrive in a place they feel connected to and empowered by.”

Sodexo’s Corporate Services business delivers workplace services, facilities management and food services to some of the world’s most recognisable brands. Its teams have expertise operating across a range of different environments in the corporate sector, including headquarters, regional offices, data centres, manufacturing centres and research and development hubs, in sectors as diverse as professional services, financial services, pharmaceuticals, media and technology.