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“Cultural alignment” means Quilter awards five-year IFM contract to Sodexo

“Cultural alignment” means Quilter awards five-year IFM contract to Sodexo

Sodexo has announced its five year IFM contract with Quilter, a provider of advice, investments and wealth management in the UK and internationally.

Citing “cultural alignment” as the driving force behind the partnership, it is claimed that Sodexo was awarded the contract after demonstrating that “employee experience and a healthy workplace culture is essential for an organisation to thrive.”

 

Meeting of minds 

 

Previously Quilter had contracts with a number of different providers. 

But as of May 2020, this contract will require Sodexo to deliver a range of services to Quilter, including food including hospitality, technical services, reception, concierge & security, cleaning, grounds maintenance, helpdesk and real estate advisory.

"Our services are designed to help Quilter concentrate on its core business whilst we focus on creating an exceptional workplace experience and culture, that can support productivity and attraction and retention of top talent.”

–David Bailey

CEO Corporate Services, Sodexo UK & Ireland

Covering 26 Quilter sites in the UK and Ireland, the contract also includes its London head office. Hubs in Southampton and the Isle of Man also fall under Sodexo’s remit. 

Quilter employs around 4,500 people, the majority of whom provide wealth and financial advice services to private and institutional clients.

 

An IFM solution for Quilter

 

Sodexo believes the solution to the employee experience challenge is rooted in meeting people’s needs through intelligent workplace design and offered an IFM solution which brought together all workplace services.

David Bailey, CEO Corporate Services, Sodexo UK & Ireland said:

“We are delighted that Quilter has chosen Sodexo to be its partner to deliver a people-centred, integrated workplace experience. Our services are designed to help Quilter concentrate on its core business whilst we focus on creating an exceptional workplace experience and culture, that can support productivity and attraction and retention of top talent.”

Maxine Hulme, Group Director of Security and Property Services at Quilter added:

"We are continually looking to improve the way our teams work together and by bringing all the FM services under the management of one provider, this will enable us to create a workplace where our people can flourish. Sodexo demonstrated that its culture aligned with ours and we look forward to working together to help make Quilter a vibrant and exciting place to work.”

Picture: Quilter HQ

Article written by Ella Tansley

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