Julie Is Top CEO  

Julie Ennis, CEO Corporate Services, Sodexo UK and Ireland, has won the CEO of the Year award at the Image PwC Businesswoman of the Year Awards for 2022.

Julie (centre), is pictured with members of the Sodexo Ireland management team (L/R): Susan Creedon, brand and communications manager; David Fox, managing director; Steven White, business development director and Deirdre Saunders, client relationship director.

The Image Awards were established 14 years ago to honour Ireland's foremost female innovators and changemakers. Over 530 applications were received this year for the ten award categories, from social entrepreneurs to sustainability champions, young businesswomen and start-ups to CEOs and entrepreneurs.
Julie Ennis and members of the Sodexo Ireland management team joined over 700 people at the awards ceremony in the Clayton Hotel in Dublin hosted by Melanie Morris, contributing editor at Image Media, and RTE news journalist and broadcaster Bryan Dobson.

Julie received the CEO of the Year Award for her role in leading Sodexo's UK and Ireland corporate services business through a fast, dynamic transformation which was accelerated due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Julie oversaw the repositioning of the business to offer an enhanced range of services to meet the demands of its clients and their changing workplaces, along with an increased focus on sustainability goals.

Commenting on her win, Julie Ennis said, "It is an honour and privilege to accept the CEO of the Year award on behalf of my team because for me, it is recognition for the 10,000 people that I lead, who work tirelessly in the everyday but vital services that fuel the wellbeing and productivity of our clients, their employees and the communities we serve."