Top Accolade for Sodexo Employees in Northern Ireland
The Spirit of Sodexo Awards and Long Service Awards for 2023 has shone a well-deserved spotlight on two employees in Northern Ireland, Alexandra McDougall and Pamela Porter. These award ceremonies are the highlight of the company calendar and took place over two days in Liverpool, with a combined total of 700 people in attendance from all over Ireland and the UK.
At the Spirit of Sodexo Awards, guest hosted by well-known broadcaster Vernon Kay, NI employee Alexandra McDougall scooped the Spirit of Progress: Living our Values Award. Alexandra was recognised as a shining example in respect of her work ethic, her support to co-workers and her drive for excellence in health and safety.
The Long Service Awards recognises employees with more than two decades of service and with 40 years to her name, Pamela Porter, who is a Service Excellence Manager for Sodexo in Northern Ireland, topped the list of 19 long-serving employees on the island of Ireland in 2023. She joined other colleagues from across the region for a celebration that included sightseeing and a gala dinner with Sean Haley, CEO of Sodexo UK and Ireland
David Fox, managing director, Sodexo Ireland, said “People are at the heart of Sodexo and our business relies upon the talented individuals who provide our customers and clients with exceptional service every day. The Long Service and Spirit of Sodexo Awards are a fantastic opportunity to show our appreciation to employees like Alexandra and Pamela by recognising how much we value their hard work, dedication and contribution towards the growth and success of our business over the years. At Sodexo we are committed to ensuring our colleagues feel like they belong and are valued, where they can act with purpose and thrive in their career with us.”
Sodexo in Ireland is part of the global Sodexo Group, a world leader in delivering services that improve the quality of life to clients in business and industry, education, financial, pharma and healthcare. These include food services, infrastructure build, facilities and estate management, optimising the workplace experience, wellness experiences, personal and homecare services. It employs around 2,100 people on the island of Ireland.