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Sodexo celebrates hat-trick of wins at 2020 IWFM awards

Sodexo was named winner in three categories at the prestigious IWFM Awards last night.

In all three categories Sodexo and its client organisations, Diageo, Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and the University of Greenwich were recognised for delivering excellence in workplace experience, collaboration and in the special 2020 category Covid-19 response award for adapting to new realities.

In the Workplace experience: office/corporate environment category Diageo and Sodexo were recognised for their work in the 16-month relocation project to move Diageo’s Scottish HQ to a new, bespoke and state-of-the-art Edinburgh address. The new office has created a dynamic new working environment allowing Diageo to empower their employees to perform to the best of their ability. View the new Edinburgh Park HQ here.

The Collaboration award went to J&J and Sodexo’s WeCo vested partnership. Sodexo and J&J developed a new working partnership, using Vested Outsourcing™, a hybrid outsourcing business model whereby both parties focus on shared values and goals to create an arrangement that is mutually beneficial.

This year included three Covid-19 response categories, voted by IWFM members and readers of Facilitate magazine. The category for Adapting to New Realities went to the University of Greenwich supported by Sodexo and consultants Gardiner & Theobald for the successful mobilisation of a new IFM contract as the country went into lockdown.

The new IFM contract saw a fundamental change to the way FM is delivered across the University’s estate, involving more than 150 suppliers and focuses on social and added value. A short video on the mobilisation can be viewed here.

Sean Haley, regional chair Sodexo UK & Ireland, said, “It has been an extraordinary year for everyone and I couldn’t be prouder of the way our teams across the business have continued to deliver excellence in the services we provide to our clients in both the public and private sectors.

“Receiving these awards alongside our client organisations is testament to the valued partnerships we have developed. A huge congratulations to the winning teams, our finalists and their client partners.

“The success of our business relies on the hard work and dedication of our people. This amazing achievement is thanks to our colleagues who every day demonstrate our values; team spirt, service spirit and spirit of progress and deliver great service to our clients and consumers.”

Sodexo was also shortlisted in the following categories:
Social Value:
Student Living by Sodexo - pioneered in 2014 to create a meaningful, positive life experience for students throughout their time at university while addressing some of the challenges.

Team of the year (private sector):
Student Living by Sodexo Northumbria University team which is committed to going that bit further every day and considering our customers in every decision we make.

J&J and Sodexo’s ‘WeCo’ team working together to unlock value and solve problems in a way that creates a powerful competitive advantage for both organisations, with the overall vision to enhance the J&J workplace as a differentiator for wellbeing and retention of its employees.