Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Sodexo extended its partnership with Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) for a further seven years in 2016. Under the new contract, Sodexo continues to deliver retail catering, restaurant, sales, marketing, and events services at the RBGE. We now also provide staff dining and cleaning services at RBGE and cleaning services at Dawyck Botanic Garden.
We have built an excellent relationship with the client by demonstrating the value that Sodexo adds to the relationship. The new contract has given RBGE and Sodexo the opportunity to realise our joint ambition to deliver a world-class visitor experience in a world-class botanic garden and the income generated by the catering and hospitality activities across RBGE helps to support the botanic garden’s vital plant science and conservation work.
Around 100 Sodexo employees are based at RBGE, which receives 800,000 visitors annually and hosts events throughout the year including weddings, corporate dinners, conferences, the Botanic Lights in autumn, and a full Christmas and Hogmanay events programme.
The Crystal, a multi-million pound investment by Siemens, is London’s newest landmark building and the world’s first centre dedicated to improving our knowledge of urban sustainability. It is located on the waterfront at the western end of the Royal Victoria Docks in East London – the heart of London’s Enterprise District.
Designed for Siemens by award-winning Wilkinson Eyre Architects, The Crystal’s iconic, glass-clad shape was inspired by the multiple angular sides of a crystal and has been developed to be one of the most sustainable buildings in the world. It has a unique mix of public and work space which includes office space, conference and meeting venues, an exhibition centre and a public café.
Sodexo was appointed as a result of our innovative ideas which combine both the highest standards in service and quality with a determination to source and prepare food in the most sustainable manner possible. This approach reflects the Siemens brand and the vision of the building and was fundamental to Sodexo being awarded the contract.
The American Express Stadium
Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club
The American Express Community Stadium, located a few miles from Brighton, was built in 2012 as the new home stadium for the Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club. In 2013, Sodexo won a five-year catering and hospitality contract at the club’s 30,750-seater stadium including Albion match day retail, hospitality and restaurant catering, non-match day conference and events catering, and sales and marketing services.
As a testament to Sodexo’s achievements, we won a separate four-year contract to provide catering services at Brighton & Hove Albion Football Club’s brand new, state-of-the-art training facility. The £30 million training complex – which includes 12 outdoor football pitches, one three-quarter size indoor pitch, a swimming pool, a gym and catering facilities – is home to Brighton & Hove Albion’s first team, academy players and some 100 non-playing staff. Sodexo provides catering services in the first team and academy dining rooms, as well as providing staff catering.