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ESS Scoops Health and Vitality Honours

ESS Support Services Worldwide, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been recognised for its commitment to health and wellbeing at this year’s Health & Vitality Honours.

Compass Group news team
Thursday 06 February 2014


Health and Vitality Honours

ESS was crowned the winner of the Public Sector Health and Vitality Honours category for the health and wellbeing programme it created for military personnel, in particular new recruits.


ESS developed tailored educational materials which provided these hard-working new recruits with the nutritional information needed to enable them to meet their increased calorie requirements in a healthy way. The programme was based on ESS' core health and wellbeing programme and underpinned by a range of seminars and resources delivered by its specialist nutrition team. 

Alongside the educational materials, ESS took a number of steps to help its customers maintain a health balanced diet including; reducing the amount of sugar and fats in food served, encouraging healthier options through new product development, and not adding salt to recipes. 

Mick Hickman, Foodservice Director for ESS commented: "We are delighted to have won this award. Our nutrition and culinary teams have worked side by side to create a programme specifically designed to meets the needs of our hard-working military and it's fantastic that their efforts have been recognised with a Health and Vitality Honours."

The 2014 Health & Vitality Honours were held at Lord's Cricket Ground on 23 January 2014. Hosted by corporate sustainability champions Footprint, the awards event saw some of the biggest names in the foodservice and hospitality industries receive awards for their exceptional contribution to the promotion and practise of health-conscious business. The Public Sector Health and Vitality Honours category is open to foodservice operators in education, healthcare, custodial management and armed services who can demonstrate the successful implementation of healthier solutions and their popularity with customers. 


For more information:
Tara Carroll, Compass Group UK & Ireland
Tel: 01895 554210 / 077 9856 6405
Email: tara.carroll@compass-group.co.uk

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About ESS Support Services Worldwide
ESS Support Services Worldwide provides catering, retail, leisure and support services to the defence, offshore and remote industry. ESS is part of Compass Group, the world's leading food and support services company.