Sodexo announces support for Stoddart Review of FM and workplace productivity

The Stoddart Review was launched at the BIFM’s annual ThinkFM conference back in May and is an initiative with a single goal – to make the UK’s C-Suite appreciate the role of facilities management and real estate in ongoing workplace productivity.

The Stoddart Review has been founded by a cross-industry collective in memory of Chris Stoddart MSc FCIOB FBIFM who died suddenly in 2014. Chris had a rare perspective garnered from years of experience across construction, real estate and facilities management. The Stoddart Review will duly follow his lead in challenging the status quo and bringing debate from the shop floor to the Boardroom table.

Andrew Wilkinson, Sodexo’s marketing and strategy director for its corporate services business, commented: “At Sodexo, we believe that the outsourcing of services does have a direct impact on the performance of an organisation and should therefore be treated with far greater importance than it is by some. I often have the opportunity to speak to organisations about their challenges in engaging employees, improving productivity or driving a culture that’s more agile, diverse and collaborative. I can see a clear trend emerging in the increasing number of clients who recognise the value that outsourced facilities/workplace management services can bring.”

Wilkinson added: “The challenge, however, is making this the norm. It’s something on which we should surely all be focused. By bringing together the thoughts of business leaders and world-leading thinkers in the provision of high performing workplaces, it’s fair to say that the Stoddart Review can only help in this as it exists to put workplace on the business agenda.”

Integrated facilities management solutions play a pivotal role in improving performance. Each day, Sodexo focuses on how the services it provides add value to its partners’ organisations and positively impacts the quality of life of its clients and consumers.

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Sodexo recognised at Facilities Management Awards Ireland

Sodexo Ireland has won TFM Service Provider of the Year Award at the third annual Facilities Management Awards Ireland. The event was held at the Ballsbridge Hotel in Dublin.

The awards celebrate the outstanding achievements made by the individuals, teams and organisations within the FM sector. The 18 categories recognise those that have made a positive contribution towards the knowledge, practical application and communication of strategies designed to improve the sustainable performance of their premises, while also adding to the core value of their clients business.

Part of the global Sodexo Group, Sodexo Ireland employs approximately 2,000 people in 200 locations across Ireland and serves 90,000 people on a daily basis.

Sodexo Ireland has developed its offer to reflect the changing demands of its clients and consumers. From security, catering, cleaning and asset management through to grounds maintenance services, the company’s integrated approach enables it to unlock value and achieve strategic estates objectives, which in turn means that Sodexo’s clients can focus on their core business.

Currently, in Sodexo’s business in Ireland, less than 5% of all contracts are single-service contracts.

Margot Slattery, country president for Sodexo Ireland, said: “This is fantastic news. Over the last few years we’ve been able to tap into Best Practice and innovation from across the world thanks to Sodexo’s global structure. This has helped our business in Ireland move from predominantly providing a single service to today, wherein 95% of our contracts see us delivering integrated FM services to some 60 clients across the island of Ireland. The transformation from single to multi-service delivery would not have been successful without the committed and skilled team we have working for Sodexo in Ireland.”

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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