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Building Compliance in Hospitality Under Fire

The hospitality sector in the United Kingdom is facing fresh warnings following the release of data from Cloudfm suggesting that only 30 per cent of restaurant estates meet the required standards. Building testing and certification is a legal requirement with non-conformity resulting in fines and even the imprisonment and disqualification of company directors. Companies also have a duty of care…

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Elior UK Renews Armed Forces Corporate Covenant Commitment

Elior UK has re-affirmed its support for The Armed Forces Corporate Covenant at a signing ceremony attended by CEO, Cathering Roe and Air Vice Marshal, Ranald Munro. The Armed Forces Covenant is a commitment from the nation that those who serve or have served, and their families, are treated fairly and not disadvantaged in their day-to-day lives because of their…

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Noelle Jones – Compass Group Women in Food Lead Ambassador

Noelle Jones was recently appointed Lead Ambassador of Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Women in Food network. With Compass Group UK & Ireland for almost 12 years, Noelle’s appointment as managing director of Chartwells Independent in 2020 followed on from her previous role as Business Director within ESS Government Services. In her current role she supports clients within the private…

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Catering Award for Elior Nutritionist

Mandy Davies, Head of Nutrition & Dietetics for contract caterer Elior UK, has been recognised with a Public Sector Catering award for developing ‘grazing boxes’ for care home residents. Davies and a team that included Health, Care & Retirement Living Dietitian Gemma Ewen and Executive Development Chef Darren Neal, created the concept for Caterplus – an Elior business which specialises…

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Quorn and Sodexo Launch Novel Carbon Neutral Contract Catering Solution

Meat free brand Quorn has joined forces with leading food services provider, Sodexo, to begin the global roll out of Carbono Cero, the world’s first carbon neutral solution for food services. The solution could save at least 7,296 tonnes of carbon each year. This month sees the initial roll out of Carbono Cero at a number of Sodexo’s corporate client…

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CH&CO Retains Three-star Food Made Good Rating

CH&CO has retained its top, three-star Food Made Good rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA). The top rating has been secured across the diverse catering and hospitality business which operates at 900 sites across workplaces, education, healthcare, destinations, venues, Livery and events in the UK and Ireland – with the overall score attained increasing by 4% to 74%. The…

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UAE Hotels Include Sustainable Straws in Luxury Guest Experience

A partnership between Finnish eco materials company Sulapac and Dubai-based sustainability startup BIRD Collaborative has seen millions of sustainable straws made from a patented wood chip and plant resin delivered to luxury hotels, restaurants, wellness centres and clubs in the United Arab Emirates since 2021. Hotels already offering the sustainable straws as part of the guest experience include The St.…

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Compass Celebrates Winners of Relaunched ‘Be A Star’ Awards

Compass Group has launched its new look Be A Star recognition programme to celebrate the hard work and outstanding achievements of its people across the UK and Ireland. Be A Star asks teams to nominate colleagues across three categories, who have gone above and beyond in: Helping Colleagues, Delighting Customers and Supporting Communities. These people work across Compass sectors including…

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UK Hospitality Business Recruits Director of Operations

Leo Coates has joined hospitality business Bennett Hay as director of operations in a role that involves overseeing 180 staff and a portfolio of clients including notable corporate workspaces, estates and landmark destinations. Coates brings significant experience in the workplace sector having previously worked for Compass Group subsidiary Restaurant Associates, Vacherin and CH&Co. He joins Bennett Hay at a time…

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Powering Performance at Independent Schools

A ‘Healthy Futures’ Partnership between Sodexo and the British Nutrition Foundation is helping to enhance an evidence-based Powering Performance programme introduced at independent schools in the United Kingdom to inspire young people to make informed, healthier and more sustainable food and drink choices, Powering Performance also empowers chefs at independent schools to support good nutrition by adopting healthier recipe guidelines,…

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Leveraging Technology to Support Hungry Communities

ISS Guckenheimer has teamed with certified woman and minority-owned food recovery and distribution business Goodr to reroute surplus food from corporate cafeterias and dining venues to people in need. A primary challenge to businesses operating in the food services industry is creating enough product to meet customer need demand while also minimising excess production in order to keep costs down…

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BM Announces FOODIES Award Winners

UK caterer BM has announced the winners of its annual celebration of internal talent, the FOODIES, including Owen Stanford who received an inaugural ‘BM Family’ award following the addition of the new category in 2022.   Stanford was recognised for his work around mental health with the BM family and wider community that includes offering support to colleges during the…

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Aramark Partners with Grace Ramirez to Create Latin Culinary Experience for Gen Z

A partnership between Aramark and Chef and dedicated humanitarian, Grace Ramirez, will bring ‘La Latina Cocina’, an authentic Latin experience to guests, debuting at seven higher education residential dining locations at the end of Women’s History Month and running until the end of the Spring semester. Research by the foodserve and facilities management provider shows 67 per cent of Generation…

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Scouts Catering Services Contract

ESS, the defence, energy and government services business of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been awarded a new catering services contract with Scouts Scotland at the Scout Adventures facility in the Scottish Highlands. The residential centre at Lochgoilhead in Argyll offers high-quality outdoor learning in hill, forest and water environments, accommodating up to 150 guests at a time. Under…

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Vacherin launches Nutritious + Delicious 2.0

Vacherin, CH&CO’s specialist London-based workplace catering business, has relaunched its award-winning Nutritious + Delicious healthy eating range which is available under three distinct categories – Impact, Strength and Vitality. The tailored approach makes it simple for customers to easily identify their go-to healthy eating option. Impact: Ideal for those looking for healthy and environmentally conscious dishes. The range consists of…

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BM Celebrates Third Successive Planet Mark

Caterer Bartlett Mitchell (BM) has been awarded Planet Mark accreditation for a third successive year after reducing its carbon footprint by 26 per cent, with the company also committing to a further 5 per cent decrease in its latest CSER report which was released this week. As part of the accreditation, the company, which reported on its pro-rated carbon reduction…

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Challenging Unconscious Bias

Caterer CH&CO is proactively challenging unconscious bias by launching a dedicated campaign to support International Women’s Day’s global campaign, #BreakTheBias. As well as challenging gender bias, CH&CO’s training and communications programme encompasses all forms of unconscious bias. The online training course, supported by a fact sheet, is designed to help people understand what unconscious bias is and its influences and…

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Levy UK+I Partners with Dipna Anand

Levy UK+I, the sports and hospitality brand of Compass Group UK and Ireland, has announced a partnership with Dipna Anand, co-owner of the award-winning Brilliant Restaurant and winner of the Personality of the Year award at The British Curry Awards in 2012. Having already supported Levy UK+I in cooking for the Indian cricket team during the England vs India test…

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Sodexo and British Nutrition Foundation in Healthy Futures Partnership

Sodexo has launched an exciting new partnership with the British Nutrition Foundation to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people.     The Healthy Futures Partnership was formed following research conducted by Sodexo in partnership with Business in the Community (BiTC), which identified that health and wellbeing, specifically nutrition education for children and young people, is a…

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One of the World’s Most Admired Companies

Aramark has achieved a first-place ranking in the Diversified Outsourcing Services category of the FORTUNE 2022 List of World’s Most Admired Companies. The annual listing is based on a global survey by FORTUNE Magazine and Korn Ferry.Commenting on the ranking, John Zillmer, Aramark Chief Executive Officer, said:.“We are honored to once again be named one of the most admired company…

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Brewers’ Hall Catering Contract

Venues by CH&CO has been selected as the catering partner for Brewers’ Hall, the home of the City of London Livery company representing brewers in the United Kingdom. The partnership is worth £2 million over a period of five years from January 2022 and continues a 20-year relationship with the venue which reopens in April 2022 following extensive renovation works.…

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Invisible Chef Reaches Sales Milestone

UK family-owned “Cook and Serve in Pack” food producer Invisible Chef has reported it sold 250,000 products in the six months to December 2021, following the easing of government Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. The company, which provides hand-held snacks ranging from burritos, paninis and breakfast muffins, has seen demand soar for its products since its formal launch in the UK foodservice…

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Compass Supports Climate Net Zero Ambition with New Supply Chain Policies

Compass Group UK & Ireland has introduced supply chain changes to better support its transition to Climate Net Zero by 2030. With a focus on sustainable, local sourcing, the new policy announcements include: Banning air freight of fresh fruit and vegetable produce – the ban will see a focus on further increasing the use of local and seasonal products, with…

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Supporting the Wellbeing of a Military Base

Sodexo has launched Mindful Active, an educational tool to provide members of the military family with holistic guidance on health and wellness. First introduced to Her Majesty’s Naval Base (HMNB) in Portsmouth in the United Kingdom, Mindful Active reinforces the company’s commitment to improving the lived experience, as well as the health and wellbeing of UK military personnel.  It has…

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Feedr Launches in Edinburgh

Compass Group has introduced Feedr, the workplace delivered food technology platform it acquired in March 2020 to the City of Edinburgh. Developed in the United Kingdom, the foodservice solution offers employers a scalable way to feed teams, either on-site in the workplace or at home. Following its success in serving clients across London, Manchester and Dublin, the Feedr app and…

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M7 Acquires West One Retail Park from Frogmore

M7 has acquired the West One Retail Park in Eccles, Greater Manchester from the Frogmore Real Estate Fund III for a  purchase price of £27.5 million.The retail park comprises 13 ‘big box’ retail units anchored by Lidl, The Range, McDonald’s, Subway, Home Bargains, The Food Warehouse, Jollyes Petfood Superstores, Pure Gym and Smyths Toys. Frogmore purchased the scheme in April…

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Extends Global ISS Partnership

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has extended its contract with ISS for the provision of integrated facilities management services to August 2027.Initially awarded in 2008, the contract provides for technical maintenance, facilities maintenance and repair, catering and hospitality, landscaping, cleaning, helpdesk and shuttle services at over 170 HPI offices and production sites in 51 countries. Troels Bjerg, ISS Group COO, comments:…

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ESS, DIO Scoop Collaborative Working Award

Compass Group business ESS Defence and the UK’s Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) have won the Institute for Collaborative Working Service Sector Award. The award recognises teams that excel in improving service delivery through a collaborative approach. It marks the successful relationship between ESS and DIO in the delivery of three large Defence Soft FM contracts in the East, South West…

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Veganuary: Corporate Demand for Vegan and Vegetarian Menu Choices

As it marks “Veganuary” 2022, Sodexo is reporting increasing sales of vegan and vegetarian menu options at  corporate foodservice locations in the UK. Food sales data from the global foodservice provider shows that, by the end of 2021, vegan and vegetarian meal options made up 13 per cent of all meal sales at offices and other corporate client sites where…

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Festive Sandwich Launch to Support Charity

16.11.2021, 03:08 Festive Sandwich Launch to Support Charity Proceeds from a new range of festive sandwiches from Westbury Street Holdings business, BaxterStorey, are being directed towards supporting UK charity, the Beyond Food Foundation (BFF).   10 per cent of all proceeds from sales of ‘Festive Turkey’ and ‘Cheeseboard Bloomer’ sandwiches will be donated to BFF’s Travel Hardship Fund, which pays travel…

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Bringing Specialty Coffee and Food to Corporations Across North America

12.11.2021, 15:30 Bringing Specialty Coffee and Food to Corporations Across North America Sodexo has announced an exclusive, 10-year partnership with For Five, a premium coffee and food solutions company that serves the New York Metro area. As a result of the partnership, clients of the French multinational foodservice and facilities management major’s services will benefit from Five’s specialty coffee and…

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