Sodexo nets award at London venue

Sodexo was named the winner of the large business prize at the recent 2011 Shine Awards.

The event, which took place at London venue the Savoy Hotel, aimed to celebrate women working in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.

Currently, 60 per cent of Sodexo UK and Ireland's workforce is female, with women holding 54 per cent of manager roles.

Phil Hooper, corporate affairs director at Sodexo, said the company was delighted to have won the award.

"This is an excellent achievement for our business as we strive to provide all our employees, whether women or men, with a wide range of professional and personal development opportunities," he added.

Mr Hooper went on to say that the company is committed to providing training and development opportunities for its staff.

Earlier this year, Sodexo's food service offering Be netted the workplace catering solution prize at the 2011 Menu Innovation and Development Awards.

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