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Sodexo celebrates its people at annual awards

Published 28th June, 2021 by Neil Nixon

Sodexo celebrates its people at annual awards

In its first ever virtual Spirit of Sodexo Awards ceremony, Sodexo UK and Ireland presented 23 awards to colleagues from across its business, with general services manager, Julie Evans, crowned Employee of the Year for her unwavering professionalism and dedication to delivering excellence.

Julie Evans works at the Grosvenor Nuffield Health Hospital in Chester and has been with Sodexo for almost 30 years. At the end of January 2020, she was asked to redeploy to Arrowe Park Hospital, the Wirral, to take on the role of operations manager at the quarantine facility being mobilised within the hospital’s staff accommodation block. She did not hesitate in taking on the role and provided valuable support and leadership in the 48-hour mobilisation of the facility which was to house the first British coronavirus evacuees who had returned from Wuhan, China.

Sean Haley, regional chair, Sodexo UK and Ireland, said: “My sincere thanks and congratulations go to Julie and all our winners who have truly demonstrated the values which are at the core of our business and what these awards are all about - team spirit, service spirit and spirit of progress. We often face significant challenges at very short notice and the pandemic has shown that our collective response is always extraordinary and evidences what great colleagues we have. I am proud of the teamwork and individual commitment shown by our colleagues across the business as we have navigated these uncertain times. Our teams have been front and centre in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic since the very beginning, and it’s not just those providing critical support to essential services, many of our colleagues continued work tirelessly to keep our business running while working from home. I am humbled by the stories of loyalty and commitment right across our business, our Spirit of Sodexo awards this year have been uplifting and an absolutely incredible showcase of the hard work and phenomenal achievements of our colleagues.”

Photo shows: Employee of the Year winner Julie Evans (centre) with Carol Vorderman and Sean Haley.

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