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Newsroom archive

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


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    The Barbican Lounge continues winning streak with FX Award

    07 December 2011

    Following its hugely successful launch last year, London's Barbican Lounge has beaten off tough competition to claim the FX International Interior Design Award for Best Bar or Restaurant of the year 2011.

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    Chartwells team meet Queen at College anniversary

    28 November 2011

    Chartwells recently welcomed Queen Elizabeth II for Goodenough College's 80th anniversary celebrations in London.

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    Chartwells wins catering contract with Derby City Council

    25 November 2011

    Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been awarded a catering contract by Derby City Council.

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    Compass triumphs at FSM Awards

    24 November 2011

    Compass was among the foodservice elite at the inaugural Foodservice Management (FSM) Awards on Monday 21 November, with UK executive chef Nick Vadis winning the prestigious FSM Chef Award.

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    Compass cuts salt by almost eight tonnes a year

    24 November 2011

    Compass reduces the contents of its salt sachets by 25% to help customers maintain a balanced diet.

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    Ian Sarson awarded honorary doctorate by Sheffield Hallam University

    22 November 2011

    Ian Sarson, the man who went from a hotel and catering course in Crewe to group managing director for Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been awarded an honorary doctorate for his services to business.

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    Compass partners with Nuffield Health

    18 November 2011

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK's leading provider of catering and support services, is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with one of the UK's leading social enterprises, Nuffield Health.

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    Compass Creative Manager to judge Restaurant and Bar Design Awards

    11 November 2011

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's Creative Manager for Sports, Leisure & Hospitality, Roy Westwood, has been selected as a judge for the Restaurant & Bar Design Awards 2012.

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    Compass snaps up Roses Design Award for Edinburgh Zoo eatery

    08 November 2011

    Compass Group UK & Ireland is celebrating after its new Grasslands restaurant at Edinburgh Zoo won the Roses Interior Design Award.

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    Chartwells celebrates National School Meals Week

    07 November 2011

    Leading school meals provider Chartwells is taking part in the celebrations for National School Meals Week this year, running from 7-11 November 2011.

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    Compass strengthens multi-service capability with acquisition of Integrated Cleaning Management Limited

    24 October 2011

    Compass Group UK & Ireland is pleased to announce its acquisition of Integrated Cleaning Management Limited (ICM), one of the UK's largest independent specialist providers of core cleaning and related services.

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    Compass Group UK and Ireland expands its UK Executive team

    21 October 2011

    Compass Group UK & Ireland is delighted to announce additions to the UK Executive team this month.

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    Compass chefs cook up a storm to be named Chef of the Year

    17 October 2011

    The much anticipated annual Compass Chef of the Year final took place at the Restaurant Show on Wednesday 12 October, at London's Earl's Court 2.

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    Compass helps consumers take healthy steps

    14 October 2011

    Compass have introduced 1% milk across the business; a healthier alternative to its semi-skimmed counterpart.

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    VSG wins Thomson Reuters security contract

    10 October 2011

    Leading security services business VSG, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been awarded a contract to provide manned guarding to international multimedia news agency Thomson Reuters.

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    Eurest Services Pushes Skills Development for FM Sector

    05 October 2011

    Eurest Services is delighted to announce the appointment of Steve Davies, Managing Director of Eurest Services (FM), as Chair of the Asset Skills Business Services Board.

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    Compass' healthcare business unveils its new identity

    05 October 2011

    Compass Group UK and Ireland's healthcare business, Medirest, has revealed its new brand which will be rolled out across all of its NHS estate.

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    Restaurant Associates brings fine dining to Sustainable Fish City

    05 October 2011

    Restaurant Associates has signed the Sustainable Fish City pledge, reinforcing its ongoing commitment to sustainable fish.

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    Compass reveals new-look restaurant at Liberty

    05 October 2011

    Following being awarded a contract in March 2011, Compass Group UK & Ireland has teamed up with architects and designers SHH to revamp Café Liberty, the 60-cover, second floor eatery at the Liberty department store on London’s Regent Street.

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    Three Restaurant Associates chefs reach Pro Chef Training Final

    14 September 2011

    Restaurant Associates chefs will make up almost a third of the 10 competitors in the Pro Chef Training Final, organised by visionarydining.com in aid of Hospitality Action.

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    Compass takes great strides in health and wellbeing

    13 September 2011

    Following the launch of the Government's Responsibility Deal in March this year Compass has now analysed over 2000 recipes to ensure accurate nutritional information can be provided to customers as it is rolled out across Compass' 7000 sites

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    Compass celebrates apprentices with the Mayor of London

    11 July 2011

    While Boris Johnson announced his target to reach 20,000 apprentices this year, Compass Group UK & Ireland made its own pledge too: to offer 1,600 apprenticeship places to its employees in 2011/12.

  • Levy Restaurants

    Barbican Foodhall and Lounge celebrate awards hat-trick

    11 July 2011

    The Barbican Foodhall and Barbican Lounge are celebrating an impressive hat-trick of industry award wins at this year's International Hotel & Property Awards and Restaurant and Bar Design Awards.

  • White Oaks

    WhiteOaks signs Surrey business

    01 July 2011

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's senior living business, WhiteOaks, has been awarded a £1.6 million contract with Abbeyfield Wey Valley Society Ltd to provide residents' catering for the next five years.

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    Compass Charity Ball raises over £100,000 for Cancer Research UK

    28 June 2011

    Now in its third year, Compass Group UK & Ireland's relationship with Cancer Research UK has gone from strength to strength.

  • Chartwells

    African charity opportunity awarded in Oxford Brookes' kitchen garden competition

    24 June 2011

    Anne-Marie Owens, the Head Gardener for Raymond Blanc's Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons hotel and restaurant, chose a winner in the Best Brookes Vegetable Plot competition as part of the university’s successful kitchen garden scheme.

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    Carol Hudson appointed Retention Director, Compass Group UK and Ireland

    23 June 2011

    Compass Group UK & Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of Carol Hudson as Retention Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland from July 2011.

  • White Oaks

    WhiteOaks ventures into retirement village partnership

    20 June 2011

    The three year contract, which will see WhiteOaks provide catering at the brand new West End Village in Stoke-on-Trent, marks a new move for Compass Group UK & Ireland's care business.

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    Compass announces two additional internal appointments to its UK & Ireland Executive team

    09 May 2011

    Following the announcement last month of key internal appointments within Compass to strengthen the business, Compass is pleased to announce two further appointments to the UK & Ireland Executive team.

  • Eurest Services

    Defra chooses Compass for entire estate catering contract

    09 May 2011

    Following a successful relationship providing catering to two of its sites, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has awarded Eurest Services the foodservice contract for its entire estate.

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    A roaring success: Compass signs contract with Edinburgh Zoo

    19 April 2011

    Edinburgh Zoo has a momentous year ahead as it welcomes two Giant Pandas from China later in the year and Compass Group UK & Ireland will be part of the landmark occasion after winning a 10 year catering contract.

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    Compass swings into action with European Tour contract

    15 April 2011

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's Sport, Leisure and Hospitality business has announced another new contract following its string of recent wins*, this time with the European Tour to cater for the BMW Professional Golfers' Association (PGA) Championships.

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    The Rose Bowl enters into new catering venture with Compass

    07 April 2011

    Compass Group UK and Ireland's Sport, Leisure and Hospitality business is pleased to announce a new joint venture with Rose Bowl plc. The two companies have signed a 12 year deal worth up to £4 million in annual revenue.

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    Compass further strengthens its support services proposition with the acquisition of PPP-IML

    06 April 2011

    Compass Group PLC today announces the acquisition of PPP-Infrastructure Management Limited (PPP-IML), the special purpose vehicle of Semperian PPP Investment Partners Group Limited, which provides support services to the public sector.

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    Compass adds further contract to University of Warwick relationship

    25 March 2011

    Following the successful operation of Costa Coffee cafés in the University of Warwick's main campus and business school, Compass Group UK and Ireland has been awarded a new contract to manage a retail area in the Westwood campus.

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    Compass enters into new venture with Warwickshire County Cricket Club at Edgbaston

    21 March 2011

    Compass Group UK and Ireland's Sport, Leisure and Hospitality business is pleased to announce a new joint venture with Warwickshire County Cricket Club in a 12 year deal worth up to £10 million in annual revenue.

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    Compass signs up to Government Responsibility Deal, championing healthy eating in the catering industry

    15 March 2011

    As the only foodservice provider on the Government's Public Health Responsibility Deal plenary group, Compass Group UK & Ireland is leading the way in introducing calorie labelling across the business

  • Medirest

    Compass grows healthcare retail business

    11 March 2011

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's Retail business has secured several new contracts to provide retail to hospitals around the country including The Tunbridge Wells Hospital in Kent. The new contracts represent approximately £1.7 million in annual turnover.

  • Levy Restaurants

    Compass moves in to Liberty

    04 March 2011

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's Sport, Leisure and Hospitality business has signed an exciting new contract with Regent Street's iconic department store, Liberty, to operate its second floor restaurant 'Café Liberty'.

  • Restaurant Associates

    Compass strengthens iconic Restaurant Associates business with internal appointment

    02 March 2011

    Compass Group UK and Ireland has today announced strategic changes to its senior team, appointing Andy Harris as Managing Director of Restaurant Associates, from spring 2011.

  • Chartwells

    Compass Retail partners with Blackwell's at Nottingham University

    18 February 2011

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's Retail business has partnered with bookshop retailer, Blackwell's, in a new contract at Nottingham University.

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    Greg Mace joins Compass Group UK and Ireland

    11 February 2011

    Compass Group UK & Ireland is delighted to announce the appointment of Greg Mace, as Managing Director, Client Services, from Spring 2011.

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    Jason Atherton joins forces with Compass apprentices to create a culinary feast

    07 February 2011

    To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week (7-11 February), Jason Atherton is teaming up with a group of apprentices from Compass and Leeds City College to demonstrate to 150 lucky guests how to cook five sensational dishes.

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    Compass crowned SECC champion

    01 February 2011

    The Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre (SECC) announced today that Compass Group UK and Ireland is the latest to receive a Champions Award as part of the venue's 25th anniversary celebrations.

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    Compass sails into the travel sector

    28 January 2011

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's Retail business has signed a contract with Portsmouth International Port, marking a first for Compass in the travel sector.

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