Compass Group

United Kingdom

Deaf Awareness Week

As the UK marks national Deaf Awareness Week, Peter Cunningham, a head chef for Restaurant Associates, shares what it wasRead More »

News

Compass Completes CH&CO Acquisition

Compass Group UK & Ireland has finalised the acquisition of Gather & Gather, Vacherin and Company of Cooks owner CH&CORead More »

United Kingdom

Veganuary in Workplace Restaurants Boosts Plant-based Choices Over Full Year

The benefits of a Veganuary campaign in workplace restaurants can last way beyond January – with sales of plant-based itemsRead More »

United Kingdom

Raising Vital Funds for ParalympicsGB

Compass Group sports and entertainment hospitality business Levy UK has launched the 1,000-Mile Relay fundraising initiative in support of long-termRead More »

United Kingdom

Ninth Consecutive RoSPA Gold Medal Award for Levy UK + Ireland

Compass Group sports and entertainment sector business Levy UK + Ireland has maintained its Gold Medal Award status for SafetyRead More »

News

Improving Community Connections

Compass One, which combines the expertise of Compass Group’s ESS government and defence, healthcare and One Retail businesses, has establishedRead More »

News

Levy UK + Ireland Celebrates Landmark Sustainability Partnership

An exclusive partnership between Compass Group sports and entertainment venue business Levy UK + Ireland and sustainable packaging innovator NotplaRead More »

News

Compass Launches Maternity Jacket

Compass Group is claiming an industry first with the launch of its own maternity jacket on International Women’s Day. DesignedRead More »

United Kingdom

Compass Joins Tent UK

Compass Group UK and Ireland has joined the Tent UK coalition of 70 major companies committed to helping refugees becomeRead More »

News

Sheffield United Extends Levy Partnership

Sheffield United Football Club has renewed its contract with Compass Group sports and entertainment catering business Levy UK + Ireland.Read More »

News

Compass and Community Partners Open Regional Training Hub

Compass Group UK & Ireland has inaugurated Xcelerate with Edgbaston, a state-of-the-art regional community skills and learning centre for trainingRead More »

News

Compass Expands Apprenticeship Funding

Compass Group is supporting 250 apprentice programmes at 170 organisations across the UK after committing more than £3 million toRead More »

Blog

Keeping Facilities Safe in Storm-hit Britain

Following the UK’s tenth storm of the 2023-24 season, Compass Group facilities management business 14forty has created a checklist toRead More »

News

Compass in Scottish Youth Charity Partnership

A partnership between Compass Scotland and West Lothian-based charity The Larder will help to tackle poverty and hunger. Founded inRead More »

News

Compass to Acquire CH&CO

Compass Group has agreed to acquire food business CH&CO which operates in the UK and Ireland subject to regulatory approval.Read More »

Blog

A Clingy Affair

Ashleigh Taylor, Head of Environment – Compass Group UK & Ireland, explains how addressing cling film usage is supporting theRead More »

News

Compass Appoints Chief People Officer

Compass Group UK & Ireland has appointed Carol Sommerville as Chief People Officer (CPO). Sommerville joins from Watchfinder, a luxuryRead More »

News

New Graduates from Compass Global Female Leader Programme

Claire Steele, Head of Operations for Chartwells and Regional Operations Manager at Compass Retail Leanne Smith, recently graduated from CompassRead More »

News

Ramping Up Support for BioHub Farm

A regenerative agriculture demonstrator farm is celebrating its first anniversary and additional support from Yorkshire Water and commercial sponsors LevyRead More »

News

Levy Ventures into Sports Merchandising

Compass Group sports and hospitality catering business Levy UK + Ireland has launched ‘Levy Merchandising’ to signal its strategic expansionRead More »

Netherlands

Johan Cruijff ArenA Awards Catering Contract

The Johan Cruijff ArenA has selected Compass Group business Levy Europe as its new public caterer for two million visitorsRead More »

News

Eurest First Caterer to Roll Out Heinz ‘Brekkie’ Range

Compass Group business Eurest has become the first caterer to roll out Heinz Brekkie – a new grab and goRead More »

News

Compass Recertified as ‘Gold’ UK Armed Forces Employer

Compass Group has again achieved ‘Gold scheme’ status from the UK Armed Forces Employer Recognition Scheme following a revalidation byRead More »

News

Harwell Science and Innovation Campus Contract

Compass Group business Eurest has won a new contract with Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in South Oxfordshire to bringRead More »

FM

14forty Awarded Three-year FM Contract by Solvay

Compass Group business 14forty has won a three-year contract to provide cleaning, security and managed services at a Solvay chemicalRead More »

News

Foodservice Cateys for Eurest

Eurest has received four awards at this year’s Foodservice Cateys which celebrate and recognise the people working tirelessly to makeRead More »

News

Dreamland Margate to Join Levy UK + Ireland Portfolio with KERB and Peppermint

From October, Levy UK + Ireland partners KERB and Peppermint will take charge of food and beverage operations at DreamlandRead More »

News

Eurest and Heathrow Win at Airport Food & Beverage + Hospitality Awards

Compass Group business Eurest and Heathrow Airport have won ‘Health & Wellbeing Initiative of the Year’ at the Airport FoodRead More »

News

Multicultural Apprenticeship Award for Compass

Compass Group UK & Ireland has been named ‘Employer of the Year 2023’ in the the Retail, Hospitality and TourismRead More »

News

Compass Apprentice Chef of the Year

Compass Group’s annual Apprentice Chef of the Year final saw eight of the company’s apprentices demonstrate their skills within aRead More »

Foodservice & Catering

Take Action, Make Impact

Mel Aston, Diversity and Inclusion Manager at Compass Group, explains how the company is marking National Inclusion Week in theRead More »

News

14forty Celebrates First Decade with New Brand Refresh and Commitments

Compass Group facilities management business 14forty has introduced a series of new corporate policies and refreshed its brand identity asRead More »

News

Convention Centre Dublin Re-awards Catering Contract

Levy Ireland has been awarded a 10-year extension of its catering and hospitality contract with The Convention Centre Dublin (TheRead More »

News

Supporting Apprenticeships in Birmingham

A partnership between Compass Group and not-for-profit The Ladder initiative will promote apprenticeships across Greater Birmingham. The Ladder initiative wasRead More »

News

Funding Apprenticeships in the West Midlands

A £500,000 donation from Compass Group will support delivery of hospitality and professional services apprenticeships by the West Midlands CombinedRead More »

News

Career Hub to Help People Struggling to Gain Employment

Compass Group has launched a career hub for people who are struggling to gain employment. The Social Partner Hub will supportRead More »

Contracts

14forty wins £20m FM contract with National Gas

Compass Group facilities management business 14forty has won a contract to provide soft and hard services for National Gas, theRead More »

Contracts

Moorfields Eye Hospital Catering Contract

Moorfields Eye Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has awarded a three-year contract to Compass Group business Medirest to manage catering andRead More »

Contracts

Bedfordshire Police Catering Contract

Bedfordshire Police have awarded a catering contract to Compass Group business ESS to support the reintroduction of onsite food services.Read More »

News

Championing the Living Wage

Compass Group UK & Ireland has been awarded the Living Wage Champion Award in the ‘Recognised Service Provider’ category ofRead More »

News

Eurest Managing Director Named Foodservice Caterer of the Year

Morag Freathy, managing director of Compass Group workplace catering business Eurest, has been named as the Foodservice Caterer of theRead More »

News

Compass to Support WRAP in New Water Stewardship Initiative

Compass Group has become a signatory of the Courtauld 2030 Water Roadmap and the first major UK food service operatorRead More »

News

A Menu For Change

The career of Rosa Losa, a Retail General Manager with Compass UK & Ireland, illustrates how supporting progression is becomingRead More »

News

Compass Cultivates Urban Farm at UK Headquarters

Compass Group UK & Ireland’s headquarters, Compass House in Chertsey, has embraced vertical farming with the introduction of an urbanRead More »

News

Burnley Football Club Chooses Levy UK + I for Premier League 2023/24 Season

EFL Champions, Burnley Football Club, have selected Levy UK + Ireland to deliver matchday concourse catering, hospitality, and conferencing andRead More »

FM Magazine

Championing Resilience: Haley-mae Downer

From a handful of GCSEs to a full-time job, Haley-mae defied expectations. No university education, no support network, and theRead More »

News

Compass Chefs Shine in Culinary Oscars

Four talented chefs from Compass Group have received accolades at this year’s highly anticipated Craft Guild of Chefs Awards whichRead More »

Australia

Forward-thinking Approach Wins Global Accolade for 14forty

Compass Group facilities management business 14forty has been Highly Commended at the Global FM Awards of Excellence for its forward-thinkingRead More »

News

ExCeL London Launches Checkout-Free Store

ExCeL London is the first event space in the United Kingdom to open a frictionless checkout-free store with the launchRead More »

News

UK Ministry of Defence Expands ESS Soft Services Partnership

The UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) has selected Compass Group subsidiary ESS to deliver catering, retail, leisure, cleaning,Read More »

News

14forty Strengthens Client Relations

Compass Group business 14forty has appointed Clare Coffey to enhance and strengthen relationships with its facilities management clients. With almostRead More »

News

Compass Expands Partnership to Tackle Homelessness

Compass Group UK & Ireland has extended its partnership with the social enterprise, Change Please, with the aim of increasingRead More »

News

Public Sector Catering Awards for Compass

The 30th Public Catering Awards took place at the London Hilton Metropole, celebrating teams and individuals who have provided exceptionalRead More »

News

A Flame of Hope

Jo Jackson, a senior health and safety manager with Compass Group and chair of the annual Relay For Life communityRead More »

News

Fulfilling “Our Social Promise”

Data from Compass Group’s first ethnicity pay gap report for the UK shows a higher representation of ethnic minorities workingRead More »

News

14forty Supports Critical Essar Oil Refinery Shutdown

Compass Group facilities management business 14forty recently supported Essar’s Stanlow oil refinery in Ellesmere Port during a vital shutdown event.Read More »

News

NHS Supply Chain Extends Foodbuy Partnership

Compass Group procurement business Foodbuy has retained its contract with NHS Supply Chain as the central resource for sourcing andRead More »

News

Culinary Talent on Show in Glasgow

Compass Scotland is celebrating the success of its chefs and apprentices at the ScotHot 2023 Culinary Championships. The Culinary ChampionshipsRead More »

News

Compass Recruits Leading NHS Campaigner to Social Value Team

Compass Group has strengthened its social value expertise with the appointment of Neely Mozawala, the founder of the successful NHSRead More »

News

Levy UK+I Awarded Contract Extension at ExCeL London

Compass Group sports and entertainment catering business Levy UK + Ireland is continuing its partnership with the ExCeL convention centreRead More »

News

Compass Reduces Emissions from Animal Proteins

Compass Group UK & Ireland has reported a 36.11 per cent reduction in emissions from animal proteins in the firstRead More »

News

Launch of ‘BUILT by Levy’ Strengthens Compass Partnership with UK Design and Build Specialist

Compass Group business Levy UK + Ireland is launching BUILT by Levy – a multi-disciplined service solution that gives venuesRead More »

News

Hinxton Hall Awards Hospitality Contract

Compass Group business Restaurant Associates has won a contract to deliver food and guest services at Hinxton Hall Conference CentreRead More »

FM Magazine

Taking a Closer Look at New Standards for Hospital Food in the UK

Russell Blake, Managing Director – Healthcare, Compass Group UK & Ireland, considers the impact of the National Standards for FoodRead More »

Cleaning

Royal Surrey Hospital and Medrest Recognised with ‘Exemplar Site Status’

Compass Group healthcare business Medirest and its partner, Royal Surrey Hospital, have been awarded ‘Exemplar’ site status, for the earlyRead More »

News

Supporting Sustainable Farming

Levy UK + Ireland is sponsoring a demonstrator farm to support sustainable farming practices under a new collaboration with Yorkshire Water,Read More »

csr

Compass Scotland Announces Food Charity Partnership

Compass Scotland has launched a new surplus food partnership with food charity, FareShare. This partnership will encourage Compass Scotland sitesRead More »

Foodservice & Catering

Championing Apprenticeships

As the UK marks Hospitality Apprenticeships Week, Jonathan Foot, Compass Group’s Head of Apprenticeships and Early Careers, discusses the company’sRead More »

FM

Compass Pays Tribute to Her Majesty the Queen

Compass Group (UK & Ireland) has paid tribute following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. In a statement, Robin Mills,Read More »

FM

Compass Bolsters Procurement Capabilities

Compass Group UK & Ireland has expanded the range of services offered by its procurement business Foodbuy folowing the acquisitionRead More »

News

ESS and Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity Celebrate Platinum Partnership

Compass Group business ESS Defence has been recognised as a Platinum Partner of the Royal Navy and Royal Marines CharityRead More »

Foodservice & Catering

Compass Apprentice Chef of the Year Dinner

Compass Group UK & Ireland hosted 60 people at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium at its annual Apprentice Chef of the YearRead More »

FM

A Q&A with Camilla Howard, Chair of Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Armed Forces Covenant Committee

Camilla Howard, who left the RAF in 2015 and joined Compass Group UK & Ireland, explains why the foodservice andRead More »

Afghanistan

Jubilee Case Study: Bethan James – Payne & Gunter

Bethan James, managing director of Compass Group business Payne & Gunter, reminisces about The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012. HavingRead More »

Case Studies

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 GroupRead More »

csr

Arena Savoy Lecture 2022

Rhian Thomas, Head of Insight – Shopper and Eating Out at advocacy organisation for Commercial Insight and Social Impact, IGD,Read More »

FM

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 achievementsRead More »

Contracts

Scouts Catering Services Contract

ESS, the defence, energy and government services business of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been awarded a new cateringRead More »

Foodservice & Catering

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,Read More »

News

Compass Partners with Decorated Scottish Chef

Compass is partnering with Scotland’s only two Michelin-starred Chef, Stephen McLaughlin as he becomes Culinary Ambassador for Compass Scotland. ThisRead More »

Foodservice & Catering

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 byRead More »

Environment

Feedr Launches in Edinburgh

Compass Group has introduced Feedr, the workplace delivered food technology platform it acquired in March 2020 to the City ofRead More »

Foodservice & Catering

On the Road to Net Zero

11.11.2021, 23:10 On the Road to Net Zero Compass Group UK & Ireland has adopted a 100 per cent electricRead More »

Foodservice & Catering

Dietitian Acknowledged with British Dietetic Association Fellowship

05.11.2021, 13:14 Dietitian Acknowledged with British Dietetic Association Fellowship Medirest Dietitian, Maxine Cartz, has been awarded a prestigious Fellowship byRead More »

Events

Compass Group Academy to Drive Social Mobility

27.10.2021, 10:40 Compass Group Academy to Drive Social Mobility Compass Group UK & Ireland has launched the Compass Group Academy,Read More »

Perspectives

Celebrating Hospitality Apprenticeship Week 2021

With Hospitality Apprenticeship Week underway in the United Kingdom, Jonathan Foot, Head of Apprenticeships and Early Careers at Compass GroupRead More »

Foodservice & Catering

ESS Expands Mental Health First Aider Programme

12.10.2021, 08:20 ESS Expands Mental Health First Aider Programme During the last 18 months, Compass Group subsidiary ESS has workedRead More »

Contracts

Changing European Supply Chains for the Better

30.09.2021, 09:44 Changing European Supply Chains for the Better A new initiative led by Social Enterprise UK with backing fromRead More »

Events

Bringing Street Food to a Major Events Venue

06.09.2021, 08:47 Bringing Street Food to a Major Events Venue ExCeL London and Levy UK & Ireland have announced aRead More »

Foodservice & Catering

Taking Culinary Apprenticeships Forward with Marcus Wareing

26.08.2021, 08:56 Taking Culinary Apprenticeships Forward with Marcus Wareing Compass Group has launched a new apprenticeship programme in collaboration withRead More »

Education

Coffee Partnership to Support the Homeless

A partnership at Southend University Hospital between social enterprise Change Please and Compass Group UK&I – Healthcare will help reduceRead More »

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