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Sodexo extends FM contract with BAE Systems Munitions

Sodexo’s Corporate Services’ division has extended its soft and hard FM contract with BAE Systems Munitions, worth circa £16 million over the next four years.

A 60-strong Sodexo team has been delivering services for BAE System’s four Munitions locations at Washington, Tyne & Wear; Radway Green, Crewe; Glascoed, near Usk in south Wales and Hexham in Northumberland, since 2019.

The services delivered by Sodexo includes soft and hard FM services including the catering, cleaning, M&E planned and reactive works; external landscaping, building maintenance and at Glascoed, the largest of the sites Sodexo also provides employee uniform laundering.

At Washington, Radway Green and Glascoed, Sodexo introduced its Kitchen Works Co. food offer in 2022 to provide breakfast and lunch to BAE Systems 1,200 plus employees at each of the sites staff restaurants.

With employee engagement and wellbeing now a top priority, Sodexo has worked with BAE Systems to transform and expand its catering services, introducing new on-site pop-up catering points across BAE Systems locations. Meals are now produced in one of eight kitchens, which provides an enhanced dining experience for employees, enabling them to come together to eat, meet and connect.

Kitchen Works Co. has been designed specifically to meet the needs of those working in manufacturing and takes its inspiration from modern quick service restaurants with a home from home feel.

Julie Ennis, CEO Corporate Services, Sodexo UK & Ireland said: “Our team at BAE Systems Munitions has fostered a true partnership with the client across the four locations. Through their understanding of BAE System’s needs, and those of its people, we have become a valuable partner and extension to their Munitions business, and I am proud that their expertise and excellent service delivery has resulted in this four-year extension.”

Tony Richards, Operations, SHE & Quality Director at BAE Systems Munitions added: “Since the contract started in 2019 the Sodexo team has become an integral part of the BAE Systems team. Their unwavering commitment to ensuring the smooth running of our facilities and wellbeing of our people throughout the global pandemic and beyond is one of the reasons we decided to extend the contract.”

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