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Gardeners World - Firm Takes All from Housing Provider

26 March 2015 | Updated 01 January 1970

Sodexo Horticultural Services became sole provider of communal area maintenance covering over 100 Wakefield & District Housing sites across the district in January.

The new scope will increase with the inclusion of the housing provider’s independent living schemes. The addition of the schemes includes the upkeep of over 40 separate sites. Sodexo has been providing a range of services to WDH since March 2010 covering 75% of their portfolio of communal areas, including grass cutting, weed control, hard edge maintenance and hedge upkeep. As part of the new contract, Sodexo is to continue supporting a number of local projects including WDH’s ‘Love Where You Live Awards’ scheme and make a commitment to employing personnel from within the Wakefield district. There is also a horticultural apprenticeship scheme which has seen a number of apprentices achieve qualifications.


Prestige scores at Pittodrie

Sodexo Prestige, catering and hospitality has taken a three year extension at Aberdeen Football Club's Pittodrie stadium having already been there for 18 years. Aberdeen are having a good season in the Scottish Premiership and the success on the pitch has been seen increased attendances leading to more demand from the catering services.

Prestige plans to enhance its’ product packages for match day hospitality and retail while continuing to develop the packages available for conferences and events. Everything from hospitality packages to pies, falls under Prestige.

David Trotter, catering services director at Sodexo Prestige, said: “We are keen to develop the hospitality offered at the venue on both match days and non match days and we particularly hope that we can encourage more people to recognise the venue as a great place to host a conference or event."

Picture: Aberdeen FC's Pittodrie stadium

Article written by Brian Shillibeer | Published 26 March 2015


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