Sodexo has announced a new £1.4m a year contract with contract research & drug development company, Covance.

The new five year contract will see Sodexo providing quality of life services at Covance’s sites in Harrogate, UK and Munster, Germany.

Sodexo will deliver catering; cleaning; reception; administration, grounds maintenance, contract management, projects, porterage, health & safety, quality assurance laundry, pest control and security.

Karen Pleva, global head of pharmaceuticals & life sciences, Sodexo said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded the contract with Covance, it is a real boost to our portfolio of clients in this market. We look forward to developing a successful  partnership with the teams in Harrogate and Munster, helping Covance to concentrate on its core business whilst our teams ensure the workplace provides the best environment for its 1,500 employees based across the two sites.”

Lucy Hind, facilities director, Covance said: “This is a great step forward for Covance in its enhancement of quality and service provisions at our workplaces.  We are excited about the start of the contract and we look forward to many years of collaborative thinking and shared objective setting to enhance our workplace environment and goal realisations with an emphasis on service and quality for our staff and visitors.”

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