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Sodexo secures new four-year deal with BAE Systems Munitions
Sodexo's Corporate Services' division has secured a four-year extension to its soft and hard FM contract with BAE Systems Munitions. The new contract has an estimated value of circa £16m over the four years.
Sodexo has been delivering services for BAE System's four Munitions locations since 2019. The 60-strong Sodexo team has developed a strong relationship at each of the four sites, Washington, Tyne & Wear; Radway Green, Crewe; Glascoed, near Usk in south Wales and Hexham in Northumberland.
The services delivered by Sodexo includes soft and hard FM services including the cleaning, catering, M&E planned and reactive works; external landscaping, building maintenance and at Glascoed, the largest of the sites Sodexo also provides employee uniform laundering.
At Washington, Radway Green and Glascoed, Sodexo introduced its Kitchen Works Co. food offer in 2022 to provide breakfast and lunch to BAE Systems 1,200 plus employees at each of the sites staff restaurants.
With employee engagement and wellbeing now a top priority, Sodexo has worked with BAE Systems to transform and expand its catering services, introducing new on-site pop-up catering points across BAE Systems locations. Meals are now produced in one of eight kitchens, which provides an enhanced dining experience for employees, enabling them to come together to eat, meet and connect.
Kitchen Works Co. has been designed specifically to meet the needs of those working in manufacturing and takes its inspiration from modern quick service restaurants with a home from home feel.
"Our team at BAE Systems Munitions has fostered a true partnership with the client across the four locations," says Julie Ennis, CEO Corporate Services, Sodexo UK & Ireland. "Through their understanding of BAE System's needs, and those of its people, we have become a valuable partner and extension to their Munitions business, and I am proud that their expertise and excellent service delivery has resulted in this four year extension."
Tony Richards, Operations, SHE & Quality Director at BAE Systems Munitions adds: "Since the contract started in 2019 the Sodexo team has become an integral part of the BAE Systems team. Their unwavering commitment to ensuring the smooth running of our facilities and wellbeing of our people throughout the global pandemic and beyond is one of the reasons we decided to extend the contract."
Sodexo's Corporate Services business delivers workplace services, facilities management and food services to some of the world's most recognisable brands. Its teams have expertise operating across a range of different environments in the corporate sector, including headquarters, regional offices, data centres, manufacturing centres and research and development hubs, in sectors as diverse as professional services, financial services, pharmaceuticals, media and technology.
22nd June 2023