Sodexo boosts corporate services team
July 25, 2014
Sodexo has made two new appointments to the executive team for its corporate services business.
Andy Vaughan (right) joins as business development director and Andrew Wilkinson takes up the role of strategy and marketing director.
Andy Vaughan re-joins Sodexo, having previously held the role of strategy and planning director in the company some four years ago. Andy will focus on continuing to grow Sodexo’s corporate services business in the UK and Ireland by building on the increasing number of existing integrated facilities management contracts it operates. Andy joins from Resource Group, where he had been managing director for the past four years.
Neil Murray, managing director corporate services, said: “To ensure we have a continued focus on the growth and development of our quality of life services, Andy and Andrew will be concentrating on turning this focus in to greater value for our existing contracts and new customers looking to outsource their facilities management services. I look forward to the seeing their efforts continue to drive demand for our integrated offer.”
Andy commented on his new role: ‘I’ve watched Sodexo closely over the last few years and I’m excited to re-join them as business development director. It’s clear there have been considerable changes at Sodexo over the last few years, the increase in technical expertise has significantly boosted our capability and firmly positioned us an integrated facilities management provider. The company’s sheer size and scale has obviously increased over recent years and it’s great to see some exciting developments with our global infrastructure and examples of where this is leading to enhanced value for our clients.’
Andrew Wilkinson takes up his new role having formerly been managing director of Sodexo’s Property Solutions arm - overseeing the successful integration of the managing agent business Sodexo acquired from Atkins in 2011. Andrew brings a wealth of experience to the new role that will see him lead a team to develop a long-term strategy for the corporate services business. Andrew’s focus will be on ensuring the capability and quality of life services proposition continue to communicated to its key target markets, positioning Sodexo as the partner of choice when organisations are considering outsourcing or re-tendering their facilities management services.
Commenting on his appointment, Andrew Wilkinson said: ‘I’m delighted to take up this position in our newly-formed corporate services strategy and marketing team and look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead. There is increased demand for Sodexo’s integrated quality of life services and my team and I will be working to ensure that we have the innovative, market strategies in place to support a Sodexo offer which is both compelling and competitive.”