Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, has been shortlisted for three CIPD awards including HR team of the year

Supporting Sodexo’s 34,000 employees across the UK and Ireland, PeopleCentre is nominated for HR team of the year award for an organisation of more than 250 employees. 

PeopleCentre was launched in 2013 and comprises of 58 employees working across employee lifecycle, employee relations, HR systems, compliance, rewards, pensions, resourcing, and learning and development (L&D). 

Sodexo was also shortlisted in the Best HR/L&D supplier category and best diversity and inclusion initiative. 

This is the third diversity and inclusion award for which Sodexo has been shortlisted this year, having been named a finalist for the Responsible Business Awards and the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion Awards, both taking place next month. 

The CIPD People Management Awards ceremony takes place in London on 29 September. Delivered in partnership with People Management Magazine, the awards recognise and celebrate outstanding achievements in HR and the impact HR has on business success. The awards are open to all types of organisations, regardless of size or sector.

Angela Williams FCIPD, Sodexo UK and Ireland HR director, said, “People are key to the success of our business so it’s fantastic our hard work has been recognised as leading the way in HR by our professional body, the CIPD and that they have recognised the contribution our people strategy has on driving quality of life both for our clients and for those who work at Sodexo.”


About Sodexo

Sodexo in the UK and Ireland

Sodexo employs around 34,000 people, and delivers services that improve the quality of life to clients at some 2,000 locations in the corporate, healthcare, education, leisure, justice and defence sectors.

With an annual turnover of more than £1bn, Sodexo delivers a range of services ranging from catering, cleaning, reception to asset management, security, laboratory and grounds maintenance services, enabling clients to focus on their core business.

Sodexo Benefits and Rewards Services in the UK provides benefit and reward services such as SayShopping vouchers; public benefits; and employee benefits such as childcare vouchers and engagement surveys.


Sodexo Group

Founded in 1966 in Marseille by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo is the global leader in services that improve Quality of Life, an essential factor in individual and organizational performance. Operating in 80 countries, Sodexo serves 75 million consumers each day through its unique combination of On-site Services, Benefits and Rewards Services and Personal and Home Services. Through its more than 100 services, Sodexo provides clients an integrated offer developed over nearly 50 years of experience: from reception, maintenance and cleaning, to foodservices and facilities and equipment management; from Meal Pass, Gift Pass and Mobility Pass benefits for employees to in-home assistance and concierge services. Sodexo’s success and performance are founded on its independence, its sustainable business model and its ability to continuously develop and engage its 420,000 employees throughout the world

Sodexo worldwide Key figures (August 31, 2014)

  • 18 billion euro consolidated revenue
  • 420,000 employees
  • 18th largest employer worldwide
  • 80 countries
  • 32 700sites
  • 75 million consumers served daily
  • 12.8 billion euro market capitalization (as of November 13, 2015)



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