Sodexo and Microsoft won the Client & Service Provider Partnership of the Year Award at the 2020 FM Awards in Dublin, winning out against eight other finalists on the night.
Derek O’Boyle, MKF, the award sponsor (second from left) presents the Client & Service Partnership of the Year Award to Michael Galkin, account manager, Sodexo; Jeff Schumacher, senior real estate portfolio manager/area lead, Microsoft, and Glen Lynch, project manager, Sodexo at the 2020 FM Awards.
According to the organisers, there was a record-breaking number of entries across the country. The Awards celebrated those companies and individuals who have excelled in working on standout projects and providing world-class service in Ireland over the past 12 months. An independent panel of recognised expert judges, drawn from academia, business and broader related sectors determined each winner on the night.
The judging panel’s comments on why Sodexo and Microsoft were selected as the winner in this category were…’Spanning 18 countries across Europe, this partnership soared to the top for our judges. The efficiency and effectiveness of the work the companies accomplished together impressed our panel who felt that the co-ordination and co-operation observed was exemplary.’
Commenting on the win, Julie Ennis, country president, Sodexo Ireland said, “We are delighted that our partnership with Microsoft has been recognised. Congratulations to all involved in this most prestigious win in an extremely competitive category. Facilities management is a very fast-paced, rapidly growing industry in Ireland, and we are delighted to be at the forefront of this dynamic business.”
Sodexo was also shortlisted in another category, Cleaning Service Provider of the Year, for the performance of its team based at Seagate Technology in Northern Ireland.