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Sodexo’s Ian Gribben receives ‘Outstanding Contribution of a Coach Award’

16th Apr 2024 - 06:00
Sodexo’s Ian Gribben receives ‘Outstanding Contribution of a Coach Award’
The Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and Sodexo UK & Ireland are ‘delighted’ to announce that Ian Gribben, account director for universities at Sodexo, has been awarded the title of ‘Enactus Outstanding Contribution of a Coach’ in recognition of his ‘exceptional contribution’ to the Chance for Change initiative.

This award highlights Ian's commitment to making a positive social impact through his role as lead charity champion between Sodexo Stop Hunger Foundation and Enactus UK & Ireland.

Enactus UK and Ireland is a social action charity that works with academics and business leaders to support over 4,000 students each year to use business and innovation to create a more sustainable world.

Stop Hunger’s partnership with Enactus UK and Ireland began in 2019 and has received £37,000 of funding to date. The collaboration focuses on empowering students delivering innovative projects to support the most vulnerable in our communities. 

Charlie Lea, head of partnerships and engagement at Enactus UK & Ireland, said: “The Outstanding Contribution of a Coach Award was established to honour volunteers who support their team, champion Enactus within their organisation, embody the Enactus values, and of course support the entire Enactus UK & Ireland programme and mission.

“Ian has shown an unmatched level of dedication. He demonstrates profound care and passion for the students and beneficiaries, and the cause itself. Despite his extraordinary efforts, he remains incredibly humble. His outstanding contribution cannot be overstated, as he truly embodies the transformative impact our volunteers and partner organisations can make.”

The Chance for Change project, an Enactus initiative led by students from Aston University, aims to combat food insecurity and empower women through innovative solutions. A key achievement of this project is the Global Recipe Book 2.0, a unique collection that celebrates the culinary heritage of refugees and international students.

Gribben added: "I am honoured to be recognised with this award. The Chance for Change project has been a remarkable journey, and seeing the tangible impact of our collaborative efforts is incredibly rewarding. This recognition reinforces our commitment to continue supporting initiatives that drive meaningful change in our communities."

Written by
Edward Waddell