Sodexo’s Government business has secured its catering and soft FM services contracts with the Ministry of Defence in the Falkland Islands and Cyprus for a further two years.
Sodexo has supported the Ministry of Defence’s operations in the Falkland Islands and Cyprus since 2001 and 2007 respectively.
The two-year contract extension for Sodexo’s contract in the Falkland Islands, worth €12m, will see the 175 strong Sodexo team continue to provide administration, catering, tailoring, laundry, dry cleaning, office and domestic cleaning services at a variety of sites where UK troops and their families are located across the islands.
In Cyprus, the 750 strong Sodexo team will continue to provide catering, retail, cleaning, waste services and logistics support at six bases across the island where troops and their families are deployed. The two year extension in Cyprus is valued at €95m.
Paul Anstey, CEO Government, Sodexo UK & Ireland said: “We are delighted to have extended these two overseas contracts. We are proud of the service our teams deliver in support of the Armed Forces operations in these two important locations. The extension of these two contracts for a further two years reflects the strength of our partnership with the Ministry of Defence.”
Sodexo has worked with the British military for more than 30 years, focusing on the wellbeing and quality of life of the Armed Forces and their families.
Sodexo was an early signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant which was launched in 2013 and was recently re-awarded its gold status in the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme for its commitment and support to the UK’s Armed Forces community. It first received gold in 2017.