Sodexo has won the Best French Company in Ireland Award for the second year in a row at the 27th Annual Ireland-France Business Awards, jointly organised by the France Ireland Chamber of Commerce in Dublin (FICC) and NetworkIrlande.

This year’s Awards were held at the Cercle National des Armees in Paris on Thursday 28th November, in front of an audience of 180 Irish and French business leaders. Pat Breen, Minister of State for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Market and Data Protection, presented the Best French Company Award to Caroline O’Loughlin, finance director, Sodexo Ireland, who accepted on behalf of the company.

Julie Ennis, country president, Sodexo Ireland, said: “We are delighted and honoured that the work of the company in Ireland has been recognised by the Chamber in this manner and we’re very proud to be one of the leading French employers in Ireland.”

Supported by both the Irish and French embassies, along with Enterprise Ireland, the IDA, Business France and Tourism Ireland, the 2019 Awards attracted the largest number of applicants since the competition began in 1992. Smurfit Kappa France took home the Best Irish Company in France Award while Kingspan Ireland won the Impact on Climate Change Award.

The event was also attended by H.E. Patricia O’Brien, Ambassador of Ireland to France, H.E. Stephane Crouzat, Ambassador of France to Ireland, Richard Dujardin, president of NetworkIrlande and Margot Slattery, incoming president of the FICC.

Minister Pat Breen said: “The winners epitomise the very best of what the Franco-Irish relationship can produce. I am delighted to have this opportunity to recognise and congratulate them for their achievements.”

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