So, with Christmas approaching, we look forward to 2018, but also back over another year in the industry. While you will find The Badger in reflective mood (page 74), the biggest recent opportunity to take stock was at the FSM Awards.
On page 22 you will find 28 pages covering the event, which was held on 20th November at the Royal Garden Hotel. While 2016’s proceeding were dominated somewhat by CH&Co, who claimed six awards, this year was a much more even split. While Amadeus enjoyed a great evening, claiming Senior Executive and Contract Caterer of the Year, Sodexo ultimately led the way this time with three wins – in the Area Manager, People Development and Sports, Leisure and Event Catering categories.
I spoke to Sean Haley, Sodexo UK and Ireland regional chairman, about their success, and he told me: “We are thrilled to have three winners at this year’s FSM Awards. Marie Arthur, Linzi Purves and Fleur Robilliard embody the hard work, initiative and ability to deliver an impeccable level of service to our clients that we strive for at Sodexo, and demonstrate the talent we have in our business. Congratulations to all three on their great success.”
Congratulations to them indeed and to all of our truly worthy winners. On that cheery note, it just leaves me to wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy new year on behalf of all of us here at H2O Publishing. Have a great break and we will see you in 2018!