Sodexo has won two new contracts in Northern Ireland with a combined value of £2.1m, following the award of the ISO 9001 quality management accreditation to the company.
The food and facilities management provider is the first in Northern Ireland to be given the accreditation for the entire business.
Sodexo will provide a range of services for the Northern Ireland Civil Service in Belfast, including catering, vending, hospitality, cleaning, security, reception, help desk, mail room, porter, reprographics, waste management and washroom services.
The two-year deal is worth £900,000 and includes two possible two-year extensions.
A second two-year deal has also been won at Almac Group in Craigavon, which will see Sodexo provide catering, hospitality and vending. The contract is worth £1.2m in turnover.
In Northern Ireland, Sodexo employs 500 staff based on 80 sites looking after clients in business and industry, government and healthcare.
Account director Barry Ambrose said the ISO accreditation was the main factor in winning both of the contracts. He added: "It's a wonderful outcome for all the hard work and effort put in by everyone in the company from the ground up."
Jeremy Dicks, managing director for Sodexo in Ireland, commented: "It is a unique achievement to win ISO accreditation across the entire portfolio of services and for so many client sites. Due to the level of work required, many companies usually seek it for specific parts of their business only.
"My congratulations to our management and staff in Northern Ireland for what is a truly outstanding result."
By Janie Stamford
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