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Newsroom archive

Have a look through our news archive for past articles and information about Compass Group.

2010

  • Compass Group

    Compass and Brakes announce landmark partnership

    30 November 2010

    Compass Group UK & Ireland awards UK's largest ever catering distribution contract to Brakes

  • Compass Group

    Rose Bowl vs. Curry Bowl

    22 November 2010

    Rose Bowl groundstaff eat nothing but curry for a week in celebration of National Curry Week

  • Compass Group

    Allen Townsend picked for England's Culinary World Cup Team

    17 November 2010

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's Head Chef at Hampshire's The Rose Bowl has been chosen to represent his country at the forthcoming 11th Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg.

  • Compass Group

    Allen Townsend picked for England's Culinary World Cup Team

    16 November 2010

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's Head Chef at Hampshire's The Rose Bowl has been chosen to represent his country at the forthcoming 11th Culinary World Cup in Luxembourg.

  • Eurest Services

    Eurest Services wins two FM industry awards

    10 November 2010

    Eurest Services, Compass Group UK & Ireland's support services provider to the business and industry sector, walked away with two coveted awards at the recent PFM Awards 2010.

  • Chartwells

    Brooklands College outsources two-site catering contract to Chartwells

    09 November 2010

    Surrey-based further education college, Brooklands College, has outsourced the catering contract for both campuses and awarded it to education catering specialist, Chartwells.

  • Compass Group

    Compass tops food and drink industry on the Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey

    02 November 2010

    Compass Group Northern Ireland, part of the world's largest catering and support services company, has been awarded Level One in the recent ARENA Northern Ireland Environmental Benchmarking Survey.

  • Chartwells

    Chartwells wins Welsh local government school catering contract

    22 October 2010

    In a drive to improve school meals across the city, Newport City Council has awarded a new contract to deliver the school catering to Chartwells.

  • Compass Group

    Fitzgerald Backs Golden Miller

    18 October 2010

    JCC's investment to upgrade the existing, and hugely popular, Golden Miller has transformed the previously enclosed bar into a modern, spacious and fresh looking environment with a £900,000 investment in the bar and catering facilities.

  • Chartwells

    Chartwells wins Catering and hospitality contract at Coventry University

    15 October 2010

    Coventry University has announced it has awarded the contract for all its catering and hospitality requirements to Chartwells.

  • Compass Group

    Jockey Club Catering races away at inaugural National Racecourse Catering Awards

    01 October 2010

    Jockey Club Catering (JCC), the joint venture between Jockey Club Racecourses (JCR) and Compass Group UK & Ireland, has collected three awards The highest tally of any racecourse caterer.

  • Eurest Services

    Compass Service Framework now a finalist in two FM Awards

    27 September 2010

    Eurest Services, part of Compass Group is a finalist in both the BIFM Innovation in Technology & Systems Award and the i-FM e-Business Award, one of the PFM Partnership Awards.

  • Compass Group

    Costa Coffee now brewing at Sandown Park Racecourse

    21 September 2010

    Sandown Park Racecourse has joined forces with Costa Coffee to enhance the customer experience for visitors to the leading event venue.

  • Eurest Services

    Compass employees complete the country's first Advanced Apprenticeship in Facilities Management

    01 September 2010

    Last week, ten FM professionals from Compass Group UK & Ireland celebrated completing the UK's first Advanced Apprenticeship in Facilities Management at National Grid's headquarters in Warwick.

  • Compass Group

    Compass builds soft services offer with acquisition of leading independent security services provider

    25 August 2010

    Compass Group UK & Ireland is pleased to announce that it has agreed to acquire Vision Security Group (VSG), the UK's leading independent security services provider.

  • Compass Group

    Jockey Club Catering appoints new Director for Racing

    23 August 2010

    Jockey Club Catering, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland and Jockey Club Racecourses is delighted to announce the appointment of Colin Bailey, as Managing Director - Jockey Club Catering.

  • Compass Group

    Compass and Hatfield House agree a further 15 years

    20 August 2010

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's partnership with Hatfield House and Park, which houses the magnificent Old Palace childhood home of Elizabeth I, is set to continue following a new 15 year contract.

  • Eurest Services

    Eurest Services strengthens UK facilities management team

    30 July 2010

    Compass Group UK & Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of John Brownless as UK Sales Director, Eurest Services (FM).

  • Compass Group

    Tom Aikens extends offer at Somerset House

    23 July 2010

    Celebrated chef Tom Aikens is set to build on the success of the recently launched Tom’s Terrace and Tom’s Deli with “Tom’s Kitchen at Somerset House”, which will open on the 1st September.

  • Compass Group

    Compass scoops two awards at the 2010 Brammy Awards

    23 July 2010

    At the recent awards ceremony which celebrates the outstanding commitment to the Bramley apple, Compass Group UK & Ireland, was declared the winner of both the Best Bramley Catering Foodservice Company and the Best Bramley Foodservice Product Award.

  • Restaurant Associates

    Restaurant Associates signs award-winning chef Jason Atherton

    22 July 2010

    Restaurant Associates is partnering with top chef Jason Atherton to enhance its corporate and fine dining offer. Jason will work with Restaurant Associates to develop a new corporate dining offer which will be tailored to the needs of individual clients.

  • Compass Group

    Tom's Deli at Somerset House

    22 July 2010

    Following the success of Tom's Terrace and prior to the opening of Tom's Kitchen comes Tom’s Deli, providing the perfect setting for a morning coffee, light lunch or afternoon tea.

  • Compass Group

    Sandhurst chef wins prestigious industry award

    29 June 2010

    An outstanding chef from Frimley Green has made it into the industry hall of fame after winning a Craft Guild of Chefs Award, the coveted ‘Chef’s Oscar’.

  • Chartwells

    Reading school catering teams celebrate NVQ success

    22 June 2010

    Twenty Reading cooks and customer service assistants celebrated with Reading Borough Council and their employer – the Council schools’ catering partner – Chartwells after successfully taking their first steps into formal catering qualifications.

  • Chartwells

    Chartwells supports Sussex Day with School Meals Competition

    18 June 2010

    Launched this week in support of Sussex Day, West Sussex County Council’s catering provider Chartwells is running a competition for primary school children across the county to create a meal to be served on Sussex Day next year.

  • Chartwells

    'Maca-Rooney cheese' comes to Brighton and Hove school menus

    15 June 2010

    As football fever sweeps the nation, pupils at Chartwells catered schools in Brighton and Hove are joining in the atmosphere, eating fun, football-themed school meals to celebrate the first full week of the 2010 FIFA World Cup.

  • Compass Group

    Meet the Grower gets it own Red Tractor

    15 June 2010

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's range of recipes which celebrate the very best of British ingredients, Meet the Grower, has been accredited with one of the most recognisable kite-marks in the British food industry: the Red Tractor.

  • Eurest Services

    Eurest Services appoints new Managing Director for Foodservice

    17 May 2010

    Eurest Services is strengthening its leadership team with the appointment of Andy Barry as Managing Director, Eurest Services – Foodservice.

  • Compass Group

    Compass celebrates British Sandwich Week with a British breakfast sandwich

    12 May 2010

    Tying in with British Sandwich Week (9th - 15th May) Compass Group UK and Ireland, the current holder of the Workplace Sandwich Supplier of the Year, has launched a new sandwich offering: the Great British All Day Breakfast Sandwich.

  • Chartwells

    Oaklands College extends partnership with Chartwells

    26 April 2010

    Oaklands College, one of the largest colleges in England, has announced it is extending its catering contract with Chartwells for a further 10 years. The contract was won by Compass’ education business, Chartwells, after a competitive extension proposal.

  • Compass Group

    Compass signs up Aikens for Somerset house re-launch

    22 April 2010

    Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens is set to become the star attraction at Somerset House this summer with the opening of the Tom’s Kitchen restaurant and Tom’s Terrace. Tom’s Terrace will replace the River Terrace Café and will open later this month.

  • Compass Group

    Compass success at catering industry awards

    12 April 2010

    Last week at the annual Cost Sector Catering awards, Compass Group UK and Ireland walked away with two awards, recognising its ongoing commitment to Corporate Responsibility (CR) as well as the achievements of one of its Executive Chefs, Andy Aston.

  • Compass Group

    Compass executive chef becomes Honorary Professor at TVU

    12 April 2010

    Nick Vadis, Executive Chef of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been presented with an Honorary Professorship from The London School of Hospitality and Tourism, Thames Valley University.

  • Chartwells

    Sherborne Girls extends contract with Chartwells

    07 April 2010

    Sherborne Girls School, Dorset, will continue to enjoy nutritious menus and onsite cleaning services with the signing of a five year contract with Chartwells, Compass Group UK and Ireland’s education catering and support services business.

  • Compass Group

    Ian Sarson appointed Group Managing Director for Compass Group UK and Ireland

    29 March 2010

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ian Sarson as Group Managing Director for Compass Group UK and Ireland, effective from April 2010. Ian will report directly to Richard Cousins, Group Chief Executive and join the Group Executive Committee.

  • Chartwells

    Chartwells and Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival launch nationwide letter writing competition for students

    26 March 2010

    Leading education catering company Chartwells has joined forces with the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival to launch a nationwide letter writing competition for children and young adults about an aspect of food that inspires them.

  • Compass Group

    Compass steps into Sheffield United's stadium

    26 March 2010

    Last week at the annual Cost Sector Catering awards, Compass Group UK and Ireland walked away with two awards, recognising its ongoing commitment to Corporate Responsibility (CR) as well as the achievements of one of its Executive Chefs, Andy Aston.

  • Compass Group

    Compass scoops Fairtrade MIDAS award

    24 March 2010

    Leading contract caterer Compass Group UK and Ireland was named victor at the Menu Innovation and Development Awards (MIDAS), picking up the Fairtrade award for the second year running for its company-wide commitment to ethical trading.

  • Restaurant Associates

    Restaurant Associates appoints new Managing Director

    11 March 2010

    Restaurant Associates is strengthening its leadership team with the appointment of Nick Potter as Managing Director.

  • Compass Group

    Compass Group UK and Ireland retains 35 million pounds worth of business in Sport, Leisure and Hospitality.

    08 March 2010

    This involved a number of contract retentions within its Sport, Leisure and Hospitality business, including a five year deal worth circa £12 million per year, with Chelsea FC at the iconic Stamford Bridge.

  • Eurest Services

    Eurest Services Dishes Up Award Winning Food

    03 March 2010

    Last week the Eurest Services team behind the employee catering at ScottishPower in Glasgow won the award for Healthy Workplace Restaurant of the Year in the Scottish Restaurant Awards 2010.

  • Chartwells

    Chartwells' Winter 2010 newsletters are now available

    22 February 2010

    Chartwells' Winter 2010 newsletters cover pertinent topics across all education sectors: universities, colleges, state and independent schools.

  • Compass Group

    The Big Sugar Swap - Compass Commits to 100% Fairtrade Sugar

    15 February 2010

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has committed to purchasing 100 per cent Fairtrade certified sugar across the entire business operation by June 2010.

  • Compass Group

    The NFU supports Compass in its combat against misleading food origin claims

    05 February 2010

    The National Farmers' Union (NFU), the union representing farmers and growers of England and Wales, has declared its public support for Compass Group UK & Ireland’s campaign to eliminate confusion around local sourcing.

  • Medirest

    Medirest makes mealtimes fun for children and teenagers

    01 February 2010

    Staying in hospital can be a difficult experience for a child. It is for this reason that Medirest has completely re-branded its patient catering offer for children and teenagers with Greenacre Garden.

  • Compass Group

    Medirest makes mealtimes fun for children and teenagers

    01 February 2010

    Staying in hospital can be a difficult experience for a child. It is for this reason that Medirest has completely re-branded its patient catering offer for children and teenagers with 'Greenacre Garden'.

  • Compass Group

    Compass celebrates apprenticeships with Market Kitchen

    28 January 2010

    One of Compass Group UK & Ireland's up-and-coming apprentices will join forces with Gary Rhodes, one of the catering company's consultant chefs, to appear on the Good Food Channel's Market Kitchen in celebration of Apprenticeship Week.

  • Compass Group

    Compass wins first contract with the University of Cambridge

    21 January 2010

    The University of Cambridge, one of the world's oldest universities and leading academic centres, has chosen Compass Group UK & Ireland to provide the university with its first outsourced central catering service.

  • Compass Group

    Cardiff City Stadium joins Healthy Stadia Network as first Welsh representative

    13 January 2010

    Compass Group UK and Ireland's Sport, Leisure and Hospitality sector, which has operated the catering contract at Cardiff City stadium since it opened in July 2009, worked closely with the stadium and its Community Foundation team on their application.

  • Compass Group

    Sussex suppliers share their fare with county and country

    08 January 2010

    With locally sourced food having an increasingly prominent place in shopping bags and baskets today, A Taste of Sussex is pleased to announce its support for Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Truly British, Truly Local food sourcing campaign.

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