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ESS Defence & Government

ESS Defence

ESS is a market leading provider of catering, retail, leisure and support services in the Defence & Government sector.

ESS Support Services Worldwide operates over 50 contracts in the UK, employing 5,000 colleagues with central function support from our marketing, supply chain, HR and finance teams.

With the support and expertise of Compass Group, ESS provides unrivalled services to the Government Services Sector of Defence, Police Authorities, HM Prisons and other Central Government Departments.

Our client portfolio includes the Ministry of Defence, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Ministry of Justice, Her Majesty's Police Constabulary, the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force. We also operate with business to business clients in PFI, PPP and Prime contractor business.

Our professional cost-effective range of services includes catering, hospitality, domestic and building services, leisure and retail facilities, facilities management, supply and logistics.

We offer our clients the following benefits:

  • A single brand for defence and government service sector
    We offer a one-stop solution for all our customers’ needs.
  • Safety first ethos
    All defence units are ISO 9001/14001/18001 accredited within 12 months of opening.
  • A full range of support services
    We offer both soft and hard facilities management.
  • Market-leading customer insights Our service offering is developed and updated after gaining customer insights through extensive market research.
  • We maintain consistent and professional communication.
    We work with you to customise the best solution for your customers.
  • We are supported by a world-class supply chain.
    The breadth and depth of our supply chain enables ESS to service contracts in all regions of the UK with high levels of product availability.