Sodexo contract director receives MBE

Sodexo’s Tony Eleftheriou provides been awarded Person in the Most Excellent Purchase of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2022 New Year Honours checklist for providers to the British armed service in Cyprus.

Eleftheriou joined the Cyprus team in 2003 as Operations Manager and contains through the years held numerous positions before being appointed Contract Director in 2018, where he could be in charge of the delivery of an array of soft FM services by way of a team of around 800 Sodexo employees with respect to the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) supporting British Forces Cyprus (BFC) in the Sovereign Base Areas.

Commenting on receiving the MBE Eleftheriou said: “I’m honoured to get an MBE. It’s very much a team when i cannot have achieved it minus the determination award, commitment and effort of all the ones that use me.”

Sodexo offers a selection of services including catering, cleaning, waste services and logistics support at six military bases in Cyprus which are home to deployed troops and their own families.

On the full years, Eleftheriou and his team have provided valuable support with operations such as for example Op Shader and the provision of humanitarian aid of food, shelter and water to refugees who landed on beaches at RAF Akrotiri.

Recently, Eleftheriou has led his team with considerable empathy through the entire Covid-19 pandemic. Maintaining a careful balance of both ongoing service provision and safeguarding welfare for his team, customers and sub-contractors alike.

Paul Anstey, CEO Government, Sodexo UK & Ireland said: “We have been immensely pleased with Tony. He is a fantastic leader and contains worked tirelessly over time to supply excellence and compassion in sometimes challenging and unexpected situations. It really is testament to the respect he’s got earned for his outstanding commitment and effort that he’s been recognised with this particular honour.”


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