Posted: Fri 3rd Mar 2017
With just under half a million employees, operating across 80 countries, and serving 75m customers every day, Sodexo is a trading giant. The relevance for your business is that Sodexo is increasingly looking for small business suppliers. Discover more about this opportunity and meet buyers in Sodexo's homeland of France.
Sodexo was founded in Marseilles in 1966 by Pierre Bellon and has grown to be the worldwide leader in "quality of life services". Those services include food and drink, wellness, childcare and sports and leisure, opening up a world of opportunity for small businesses to sell their wares.
In the UK, Sodexo manages on-site catering at a diverse range of locations; from football stadiums to hospitals and Eton College!
As part of its food and drink trade mission later this month, Enterprise Nation will head to the heart of Sodexo's global operation, its head office in central Paris, to meet the company's vice-president for sustainable development who will introduce Sodexo's programme for SMEs, plus Sodexo France's food procurement manager.
We'll also get an introduction to Sodexo Ventures, a â‚¬50m fund launched in November 2016 to invest in start-ups with high growth potential in the service areas in which Sodexo operates.
This may be a brand you've never heard of but you might want to!
The visit to Paris HQ offers a unique opportunity for small businesses to sell to large organisations and government, via a tier one supplier.
Securing a contract with Sodexo can, in one fell swoop, propel your growth in the UK and overseas.
Find out below how a 10 second pitch led to one small business becoming a Sodexo supplier!
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