Sodexo has hired a ‘food transformation director’ for its corporate services business in the UK and Ireland.
Adrian Evans, who for the last nine years has led the operations for Google’s food programme across Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, joins the contract catering giant in a newly-created post.
Evans is a firm believer that foodservice providers have an important role to play in changing the way workplace dining is delivered and will use his extensive experience of the market, combined with the insights Sodexo has gathered, to develop food experiences for clients in the corporate services market.
He said that workplace strategy is becoming more important to clients and to the success of their businesses.
“Our clients’ employees are our customers and it is important that we understand their ‘customer journey’ in the workplace. This could be around their health and wellbeing, the ambience and environment, all of these elements have an impact on employee engagement and their productivity and it’s up to us to make sure the foodservice offer supports their workplace strategies.”
Andrew Wilkinson, marketing director for corporate services UK & Ireland, added: The workplace and how we all work is changing rapidly and at Sodexo we are embracing this change. Adrian is great addition to our team. His experience, particularly at Google, will undoubtedly help us to develop and deliver innovative solutions to take to our clients to demonstrate how we can work in partnership with them to maximise their work space and create the right environment for their employees to thrive and their business to succeed.”