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Newsroom archive

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

2012

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    Restaurant Associates helps Kids Company create a magical Christmas for thousands of children

    17 December 2012

    This Christmas, Restaurant Associates is supporting London based charity Kids Company by supplying a festive feast for 3,500 children at its Christmas Day party, while also providing over 4,000 additional meals in the form of festive food hampers.

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    Compass barista sets world record at global Costa competition

    06 November 2012

    Compass coffee making queen, Laska Goldsack, set a new world record at the global final of the Costa Coffee Barista of the Year competition, and has been named the number two barista of all the Costa baristi in over 2,000 stores worldwide.

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    Chartwells stirs up celebrations for National School Meals Week

    01 November 2012

    This National School Meals Week (5-9 November), leading school meals provider Chartwells is doing its homework to assess how thousands of parents feel about their children's eating habits and the services it delivers in schools nationwide.

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    Restaurant Associates partners with Slow Food UK

    25 October 2012

    Restaurant Associates announced a new partnership with Slow Food UK yesterday evening at an exclusive event for the company's diverse client base which includes leading law firms, investment banks and innovative marketing agencies.

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    Compass barista to compete at global Costa competition

    17 October 2012

    Compass' coffee making ace Laska Goldsack is through to the global final of the Costa Coffee Barista of the Year competition.

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    VSG wins Aon security contract

    15 October 2012

    Leading security services provider VSG, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been awarded a new two year contract with Aon, the risk management services company.

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    Restaurant Associates receives MSC certification for all its restaurants

    15 October 2012

    Restaurant Associates, the executive dining arm of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has today announced that it has received the MSC certification for all of its clients' restaurants.

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    Compass chefs shine at World Culinary Olympics

    12 October 2012

    Compass Group UK & Ireland is celebrating after returning from the World Culinary Olympics with a haul of 29 awards.

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

    11 October 2012

    The fiercely contested Compass Chef of the Year final took place at the Restaurant Show on Wednesday 10 October, at London’s Earl's Court.

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    Restaurant Associates makes a winning impression at UK Customer Experience Awards

    10 October 2012

    Restaurant Associates, the executive dining division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has made a winning impression at the UK Customer Experience Awards 2012.

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    Compass chefs go for gold at World Culinary Olympics

    04 October 2012

    While our sporting heroes continue to revel in the glory of this summer's success, the UK's culinary talent is stepping up to the plate to compete for global recognition.

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    ESS expands services to Transocean in new £1.6m contract

    25 September 2012

    ESS Support Services Worldwide (ESS), the specialist offshore and remote division of Compass Group, has been awarded a new three-year contract with Transocean.

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    Compass Instore secures £12m contract with Beales

    20 September 2012

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's Instore division has been awarded a new contract with high-street retailer Beales worth £12 million.

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    Compass to trim millions of calories from its recipes with Flora Buttery

    23 August 2012

    Compass Group UK & Ireland is adapting a large number of its core recipes to replace butter with Flora Buttery.

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    Compass serves up career opportunities to school leavers

    20 August 2012

    This August, leading foodservice and support services provider Compass Group UK & Ireland will open applications for a new professional cookery apprenticeship programme available to 16-18 year olds called The Chefs' Academy.

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    Chartwells secures catering contract with Isle of Wight schools

    06 August 2012

    Leading school meals provider Chartwells, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been awarded a new catering contract by schools on the Isle of Wight through the Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (ESPO) Catering Framework.

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    Three Compass restaurants shortlisted for design awards

    31 July 2012

    Three Compass Group UK & Ireland restaurants have been recognised amongst the best designed premises in the world after being shortlisted in the prestigious UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.

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    WhiteOaks awarded new £1.4 million contracts by Somerset Redstone Trust

    23 July 2012

    WhiteOaks, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland's healthcare business, has secured two new contracts with Somerset Redstone Trust worth a combined total of £1.4 million.

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    Chartwells funds new kitchens to feed African children

    20 July 2012

    Leading school meals provider Chartwells has established new kitchens in two African schools, supporting its ethical enterprise to feed school pupils in Malawi.

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    Restaurant Associates customer service makes an impression at UK Customer Service Training Awards

    19 July 2012

    Restaurant Associates, the executive dining division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been recognised for excellence in training at the UK Customer Service Training Awards.

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    Compass chefs to compete for new Know Your Food Award

    16 July 2012

    Compass Group UK & Ireland is introducing a new award at its prestigious Chef of the Year competition, which will see chefs demonstrate their ability to create amazing food that reflects Compass' commitments to health, wellbeing and sustainable sourcing.

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    Compass raises £1 million for Cancer Research UK

    12 July 2012

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's support of Cancer Research UK has reached the impressive £1 million mark.

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    Restaurant Associates chef talent to compete in Craft Guild Chef of the Year final

    12 July 2012

    Two Restaurant Associates chefs are among the eight finalists who will battle it out in the Craft Guild of Chefs annual National Chef of the Year competition.

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    VSG wins seven BSIA National Security Personnel Awards

    06 July 2012

    Leading security specialist VSG is celebrating after its dedicated employees won seven of 15 British Security Industry Association (BSIA) National Security Personnel Awards.

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    Levy Restaurants scores winning goal with Leeds United contract

    29 June 2012

    Levy Restaurants, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland's Sport, Leisure and Hospitality business, has been awarded a new contract with Leeds United Football Club.

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    Compass joins forces with WRAP to reduce environmental footprint

    27 June 2012

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has signed up to the Hospitality and Foodservice Agreement, committing to working with WRAP to achieve collective environmental targets for the industry.

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    Compass continues to innovate at Edinburgh Zoo with new retail offerings

    25 June 2012

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's Leisure team - which operates the catering outlets at Edinburgh Zoo - has, in partnership with 442 Design, re-designed three more of the venue's food kiosks.

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    Compass' Vicky Williams joins Women 1st Top 100 Club

    22 June 2012

    Vicky Williams, HR director for Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been inducted into the Women 1st Top 100 Club - joining the most influential women in hospitality, passenger transport, travel and tourism.

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    ESS to provide support services at DEMSS

    28 May 2012

    ESS Support Services Worldwide (ESS), part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has successfully expanded its contract with the Ministry of Defence Army Command at Oxon MAC.

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    Compass Executive Chef Nick Vadis presented with British Culinary Federation award

    17 May 2012

    Nick Vadis, Executive Chef of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been presented with the Classic Fine Food Award by the British Culinary Federation (BCF), recognising contributions of excellence to the hotel and catering industry.

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    Compass Scotland chefs put on stunning display at inaugural Salon Culinaire

    04 May 2012

    The heat was on at Motherwell College on Friday 27 April as more than 50 chefs from various sectors of Compass Group UK & Ireland came together to compete at Compass Scotland's first Salon Culinaire.

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    Compass to help you Know Your Food

    03 May 2012

    Leading foodservice provider Compass Group UK & Ireland has launched a new programme to drive consumer education around its health, wellbeing and sustainable sourcing activities called Know Your Food.

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    Chartwells chef triumphs at LACA competition to secure place at School Chef of Year National Final

    30 April 2012

    Chartwells' Catering Manager at Claverham Secondary Community College in East Sussex, Alison Gann, is the winner of LACA's South East School Chef of the Year. Her win has secured her a place in the School Chef of the Year National Final.

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    Reading school pupils get a taste of the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival

    18 April 2012

    Leading school meals provider Chartwells is in the good books of Reading school pupils after organising a fun day out to the Sunday Times Oxford Literary Festival.

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    Medirest wins new contract with South Bristol NHS Community Hospital

    17 April 2012

    Medirest, the UK's leading catering and support services provider in the healthcare market, has been awarded a three year contract worth £1.9 million per annum, to provide catering and support services at South Bristol NHS Community Hospital.

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    Compass cuts calories with new Responsibility Deal pledge

    26 March 2012

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has signed up to the Government's new calorie reduction Responsibility Deal pledge, highlighting the company's ongoing commitment to putting health at the heart of its business.

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    VSG wins top employer award

    23 March 2012

    Leading security specialist VSG was awarded a Britain's Top Employer 2012 certification at Britain's Top Employers 2012 awards dinner last night for offering its employees exceptional working conditions.

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    Chartwells launches scheme to give African children free meals

    19 March 2012

    Leading school meals provider Chartwells has joined forces with international charity Mary's Meals to launch a new ethical initiative. Mary's Meals provides over 600,000 meals every year to children across the globe.

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    Compass chefs shine at Hotelympia

    08 March 2012

    Compass Group UK & Ireland is celebrating after an outstanding display from its chefs at Hotelympia last week (26 February - 1 March).

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    VSG scoops up prestigious Security Personnel Awards

    05 March 2012

    Leading security services provider VSG, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is celebrating after scooping 12 regional Security Personnel Awards from the British Security Industry Association (BSIA).

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    Compass invites industry innovations with new initiative The Idea Works!

    02 March 2012

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has launched a new initiative - The Idea Works! - encouraging SMEs in the foodservice, hospitality and facilities management industry to come forward with cutting-edge products, solutions and applications.

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    Compass takes a big step for Fairtrade Fortnight with launch of Ambassador Scheme

    24 February 2012

    In advance of Fairtrade Fortnight, Compass Group UK & Ireland has launched its Fairtrade Ambassador Scheme, committing to appointing a number of Fairtrade ambassadors from across the business to highlight the importance of ethical sourcing.

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    ESS Services picks up Performance Award from Chevron

    14 February 2012

    ESS Support Services Worldwide, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been given a Performance Award by Chevron.

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    Jason Atherton joins forces with Compass in National Apprenticeship Week celebrations

    10 February 2012

    To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week this year (6 to 10 February), Compass Group UK & Ireland organised an action-packed week of activities to raise awareness of the benefits of apprenticeships while also raising money for a very worthwhile cause!

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    Compass supports National Apprenticeship Week with SERTUC and The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust at Apprenticeships Open Day

    03 February 2012

    On Monday 6 February 2012, Compass Group UK & Ireland will help The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, in partnership with unionlearn SERTUC, to highlight the importance of National Apprenticeship Week.

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    Compass launches new guest services brand Rapport

    30 January 2012

    Rapport is a brand new specialist provider of high quality front and back of house guest services.

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    Compass makes healthy eating easy with innovative new 500-calorie meal plan

    19 January 2012

    A pioneering meal solution from Compass, whole + sum, is set to provide a helping hand to customers looking for healthier choices at breakfast and lunch.

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    Compass signs up to Deputy Prime Minister's Business Compact scheme

    13 January 2012

    Compass Group UK & Ireland was yesterday congratulated by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, as one of the leading companies opening its doors to young people from all walks of life.

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    Compass apprentices address AAN Honorary Apprenticeship Awards

    09 January 2012

    Two Compass Group UK & Ireland apprentices attended the Apprenticeship Ambassadors Network (AAN) Honorary Apprenticeship Awards last month (Wednesday 14 December 2011), addressing a 100 strong audience to advocate training in the workplace.

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    Chartwells retains catering contract with Reading LA

    05 January 2012

    Leading school meals provider Chartwells will continue to provide catering services to Reading Borough Council for another four years after a contract win worth £2 million, following a competitive tender.

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