It is without a doubt a challenging time in the UK with much uncertainty and a political landscape which is changing beyond recognition as we work through the emotions, as well as the technical process, of leaving the EU.
This year’s National Armed Forces Day (AFD) is taking place on Saturday 25 June and is just one of the ways we show our support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community
My personal involvement in the event is as part of a panel debate (at 2.55pm 30 June) to discuss workplace diversity and inclusion, a topic which is incredibly close to my heart. Ahead of the event I have been reflecting on just how much progress is being made in this area.
From that point on we have tried to employ as many suitable candidates from the Hope Centre as possible. It gives them the opportunity to work, build their confidence, and introduces them back into the workplace.
Last week, I joined the Outward Bound Trust’s residential course in Loch Eil, Scotland to experience the Sodexo Health and Wellbeing challenge first hand.
Last month Sodexo took part in a Business in the Community (BITC) event as part of Responsible Business Week looking at ‘products with purpose’ and how having purpose, which they classified as ‘a higher goal which seeks positive results for the world outside your four walls’, can be a differentiator in an ever more competitive, conscious marketplace.
I was asked last year by the Business Services Association to take on the chair of their Cleaning Committee. The Cleaning Committee was formed in 2013, in response to interest from BSA members operating cleaning services within the FM industry.
This summer, we are proud to be working with world-famous gourmet chef Raymond Blanc OBE as he lends his culinary talents to two of the UK’s most prestigious events; Royal Ascot and the RHS Chelsea Flower Show – creating sumptuous dining experiences combining the best of English tradition and global artistry.