It seems hard to believe that the Arena Face2Face Interview & Lunch is now less than two weeks away! Thank you to everyone that has bought tickets to what will be a great day of learning and insight. If you haven’t yet booked your tickets – there is still time...
With Sodexo’s Chief Executive, Debbie White in the interview hot-seat and an in-depth and unique look into the shape of the diverse foodservice cost sector, courtesy of YouGov, it really is a must for anyone associated with contract catering, service provision and the food service cost sector.
Debbie White is certainly a worthy candidate for this popular Arena event. Her impressive achievements and ambitions at Sodexo, together with her progressive and successful work in the wider industry, will make for fascinating dialogue with the inimitable Alastair Stewart OBE.
As well as the strategy to maintain profitable growth at Sodexo, Alastair will explore her commitment to people development and gender diversity. To Debbie, employee engagement is essential for business success and two-way open communication with employees is now established in the Sodexo culture, as confirmed last year when the business achieved the Investors in People bronze award – a real triumph considering the diverse workforce of 35,000 people in various industries and regions.
Debbie is also passionate about championing the gender balance. To date, she has increased the number of women on the UK and Ireland executive teams so that women now represent 38% and is now working to replicate this in wider management and operational management roles.
Adding real value to the event, YouGov’s presentation will reveal the findings from its foodservice consumer insight reports that delve into the catering for care homes, hospitals, schools and academies, universities and prisons.