Mary Golden from Carrowholly, Westport, recently enjoyed a VIP trip to London in recognition of her 20 years’ service with Sodexo Ireland, one of the country’s biggest food and facilities management providers. Mary is one of the Sodexo staff based at Allergan in Westport and she joined over 120 colleagues from across Ireland and the UK for lunch on-board the Bateaux London Symphony, the city’s largest restaurant cruise vessel, taking in the famous sights of London along the River Thames. Following the cruise, Mary and the other recipients enjoyed a celebratory dinner at Madame Tussauds and a presentation of their chosen gift in recognition of their many years of service by Debbie White, chief executive of Sodexo UK and Ireland.
Margaret Slattery is managing director of Sodexo Ireland and she commented, “This annual event is a great opportunity to express our appreciation to staff like Mary and to show just how much we value and appreciate all the hard work, dedication and loyalty she has shown over the years. People are our greatest asset and our business relies on talented individuals who provide our customers and clients with exceptional service, acting as ambassadors for Sodexo every day.”
In Ireland, Sodexo employs 2,000 staff based in 200 client locations, managing staff restaurants and a range of support services for clients in business, industry, education and healthcare. It serves over 90,000 people daily and spends over €19 million annually on local Irish food.