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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 and facility services provider is supporting serving and former armed forces personnel and their families as a signatory to the United Kingdom’s Armed Forces Covenant. What does being a signatory of the AFC mean to employees…

Case Studies

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. Having worked for Payne & Gunter for 30 years, I have been involved with many events where Her Majesty has been in attendance, including state banquets which hosted commonwealth dignitaries from all over the world, as…

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 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…

Perspectives

Arena Savoy Lecture 2022

Rhian Thomas, Head of Insight – Shopper and Eating Out at advocacy organisation for Commercial Insight and Social Impact, IGD, reviews Compass Group chief, Robin Mills’ recent address to the annual Arena Savoy Lecture. The Arena Savoy Lecture returned the first time in two years, attracting 150 guests back to the impressive Lancaster Ballroom, for…

News

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…

News

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…

News

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…

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. This arrangement will see McLaughlin, head chef of the acclaimed Restaurant Andrew Fairlie, contributing as a consultant for Compass Scotland. He will play a central role in the esteemed Compass Scotland apprenticeship and training programme and…

News

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…

News

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…

News

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 electric car policy for new fleet vehicles ordered by over 500 employees by the end of the year. The move follows the publication of the company’s Our Climate Promise and Roadmap to Net Zero policies which support its wider commitment to…

News

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 by the British Dietetic Association (BDA), for her outstanding work in driving forward standards of health and nutrition in the healthcare food service sector. The British Dietetic Association awards and honours the outstanding contributions individuals make…

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, a multi-million pound investment to develop much needed skills in the hospitality industry with a focus on supporting young people from disadvantaged areas to build careers in the sector. Combining outreach and learning with Compass’…

Events

Celebrating Hospitality Apprenticeship Week 2021

18.10.2021, 15:09 Celebrating Hospitality Apprenticeship Week 2021 With Hospitality Apprenticeship Week underway in the United Kingdom, Jonathan Foot, Head of Apprenticeships and Early Careers at Compass Group UK&I, explains why apprenticeships are relevant to people of all ages. At Compass Group UK and Ireland, we fully support any initiative which shines a light on our…

News

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 worked with Mental Health First Aid England to train over a hundred mental health first aiders. Employees ranging from frontline operatives to members of the company’s senior leadership team have participated in the programme which aims…

Events

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 from Compass Group, SAP and Zurich Insurance Group, is encouraging corporate buyers across Europoe to open up their supply chains to social enterprises. Like traditional businesses, social enterprises aim to make a profit but do so…

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 a new partnership with street food collective and business incubator KERB. Focusing on authentic flavour, the new offerings on ExCeL London’s central Boulevard will include food from independent vendors, Baba Dhaba (Pakistani street eats), Club Mex…

News

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 with Michelin-starred celebrity chef Marcus Wareing and hospitality training provider, HIT Training. ‘Forward with Marcus Wareing’ is an enhanced programme that complements the UK Level 4 Senior Culinary Chef and Level 5 Operations Departmental Manager apprenticeship…

News

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 reduce local levels of homelessness. Change Please raises money for charitable causes through the sales of its award-winning coffee. Originally launched in London to train homeless people to serve its coffee as a means of getting…

News

Compass Group Announces New CFO

02.08.2021, 09:49 Compass Group Announces New CFO Gareth Sharpe will succeed Sarah Sergeant as Compass Group UK & Ireland Chief Finance Officer. Sharpe joins the company from Tesco, where he served most recently as CFO for Asia during a 9-year career with the multinational groceries and general merchandise retailer that included time in the UK…

News

Delivering Better Hospital Hygiene with Cobotics

05.07.2021, 13:30 Delivering Better Hospital Hygiene with Cobotics Medirest, the healthcare division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is introducing 12 cleaning robots to support cleaning operations at several NHS hospitals. Developed in partnership with cleaning innovation specialist, Killis, the innovative technology which is suited to large open areas in hospitals has been successfully trialling…

Events

Imperial War Museum London Contract

23.06.2021, 08:57 Imperial War Museum London Contract The iconic Imperial War Museum London has awarded Compass Group business Restaurant Associates Venues a three-year contract to provide catering and hospitality services. The new contract strengthens the relationship between Restaurant Associates Venues and IWM Group, who already provide catering services at IWM Duxford, HMS Belfast, Churchill War…

News

Anabas Expands Leadership Team

21.06.2021, 07:28 Anabas Expands Leadership Team Boutique UK facilities management provider Anabas has appointed Simon Whitehead as its new business development director.   Whitehead, who has previously held national and international business development roles at MITIE, Compass Group and Interserve, will assume responsibility for sales and developing a pipeline of potential clients. He will report to…

News

Anglesey Awards Schools Catering Contract

17.06.2021, 11:45 Anglesey Awards Schools Catering Contract Anglesey County Council has awarded Compass Group subsidiary Chartwells a five-year contract for the tdelivery of meals to more than 9,500 pupils attending the Island’s 39 primary schools, five secondary schools and one special needs school. September will see Chartwells launching its new menus across Anglesey’s primary schools,…

News

Cooking up a New Menu with Allegra McEvedy

A selection of recipes for the new school year from Compass Group UK&I business, Chartwells, have been created with CBBC celebrity Chef and Leon co-founder, Allegra McEvedy MBE. As part of the new menu, pupils will be treated to Chef Allegra’s Takeover Tuesdays – with a focus on offering fun and exciting dishes, introducing new flavours…

Events

Newbury Racecourse Catering and Hospitality Contract

07.06.2021, 12:35 Newbury Racecourse Catering and Hospitality Contract Newbury Racecourse has selected Compass Group business, Levy UK + I, for a ten-year contract to support its raceday and corporate operations with catering and hospitality services. Levy will work with the racecourse and events venue in Berkshire to complementing a drive to deliver memorable experiences for…

News

One of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work For

25.05.2021, 18:03 One of the UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work For Rapport has been named runner up in this year’s listing of the “UK’s 100 Best Large Companies to Work For” from the Sunday Times. The company, which provides corporates with fully managed front and back of house guest services, ranked in 45th…

News

New President & CEO for Aramark’s Healthcare Division

17.05.2021, 23:50 New President & CEO for Aramark’s Healthcare Division Bart Kaericher has joined Aramark from Compass Group NAD as President & CEO of its Healthcare division. Kaericher previously served as Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Retention & Strategic Partnerships for Compass Group’s Morrison and Crothall business, where he was instrumental in driving…

News

Compass Commits to Net Zero by 2030

11.05.2021, 12:49 Compass Commits to Net Zero by 2030 Compass Group UK&I has announced its commitment to reach Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions across its own operations and value chain by 2030. The move aligns the group’s climate ambitions with a prior commitment to develop science-based targets to limit global temperature rises to 1.5°C above…

News

Chris Garside Joins Aramark

28.04.2021, 12:00 Chris Garside Joins Aramark Chris Garside, the former CEO of Compass Group UK and Ireland, has been appointed as Head of Sales and Business Development by Aramark International with effect from May 17. Garside comes to Aramark following a successful career with Compass Group. As a member of the Executive Board of Compass…

News

Novel Self-Service Community Store Concept

22.04.2021, 11:24 Novel Self-Service Community Store Concept A collaboration between Compass Group subsidiary ESS, Royal Naval Air Station (RNAS) Yeovilton and the UK Defence Infrastructure Organisation has developed a new convenience outlet concept dedicated to supporting local supply chains and charities. The store brings together fresh food to go, made in house, under the Deli…

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