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

2013

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    Compass’ fish and chips at Tesco shortlisted for national award

    19 December 2013

    Compass Group UK & Ireland’s best-selling dish at over 170 Tesco cafés has been shortlisted for a national award recognising the UK’s best fish and chips.

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    Levy Restaurants announces winner of the national ‘Kids Bake-Off’ competition

    17 December 2013

    Levy Restaurants, the sports, leisure and hospitality division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has announced the winner of the national ‘Kids Bake-Off’ competition.

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    Medirest introduces innovative UVC Decontamination Technology at King’s College Hospital

    16 December 2013

    Following an extensive six month trial, Medirest has successfully introduced Tru-D, SmartUVC Room Disinfection technology at King’s College Hospital in London.

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

    06 December 2013

    This Christmas, Restaurant Associates will be donating an array of ingredients to London-based charity Kids Company, enabling over 4,000 children and their families to enjoy a festive feast on Christmas Day. Restaurant Associates will also be supplying

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    Eurest chef shines at Conference Centres of Excellence chef challenge

    28 November 2013

    A chef from foodservice specialist Eurest has struck gold at the Conference Centres of Excellence (CCE) Chef Challenge, winning the annual culinary contest on Saturday 9 November.

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    Restaurant Associates triumphs at FSM Awards!

    27 November 2013

    Restaurant Associates was celebrating this week after winning two FSM Awards; the Contract Caterer Award which was presented to Andy Harris, Managing Director of Restaurant Associates and the People Development Award which was won by Restaurant Associates

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    Keith Prowse appointed Official Hospitality Supplier for the Aegon Championships

    21 November 2013

    Keith Prowse has been granted the official hospitality contract for the Aegon Championships, which takes place 9 – 15 June 2014 at The Queen’s Club in London.

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    Edinburgh Zoo and its catering partner Levy Restaurants receive Food for Life Catering Mark

    15 November 2013

    Edinburgh Zoo, the largest wildlife attraction in Scotland, and its catering partner Levy Restaurants has been awarded the highly regarded Food for Life Catering Mark, becoming the first zoo in the UK to achieve this accolade.

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    The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre awards five year catering contract to Compass Group

    12 November 2013

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has been awarded a five year contract to supply the catering at The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre (QEIICC) London’s leading purpose built venue.

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    Levy Restaurants puts innovative design at the heart of its SECC catering facilities

    07 November 2013

    Levy Restaurants, our sports, leisure and hospitality division, has developed a new range of innovative food and beverage facilities at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) and newly launched SSE Hydro after a £6m investment.

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    14forty announce Integral as hard services partner

    06 November 2013

    14forty, the new integrated facilities management (IFM) business from Compass Group UK & Ireland, has announced Integral as its hard services partner.

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    Restaurant Associates’ Culinary Director Jeremy Ford achieves Master of Culinary Arts 2013

    04 November 2013

    Jeremy Ford, Culinary Director of Restaurant Associates, has been awarded the Master of Culinary Arts (MCA).

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    Dennis Hogan appointed Managing Director for Compass Group UK & Ireland

    24 October 2013

    We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Hogan as Managing Director for Compass Group UK & Ireland, effective from 1 January 2014.

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    Levy Restaurants wins gold at UK Customer Experience Awards

    23 October 2013

    Company recognised as the best in the Hospitality, Leisure, Retail and Tourism category

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    Levy Restaurants appoints new head of marketing

    17 October 2013

    Levy Restaurants, the sports & leisure division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has appointed a new head of marketing to support and sustain the company’s continued success in the stadia and leisure sector.

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    Rapport scoops Front of House Team of the Year Award at the inaugural Foodservice Cateys

    15 October 2013

    Rapport, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s guest services business, shone at the Foodservice Cateys, winning the Front of House Team of the Year Award for the services it provides to KPMG guests at their two London offices in Canary Wharf and the City.

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    Compass opens 50th Costa franchise store in Moorfields Eye Hospital

    11 October 2013

    Costa, the UK’s largest and fastest growing coffee shop brand, has announced the opening of its 50th corporate franchise store in London’s Moorfields Eye Hospital with partner Compass Group UK & Ireland.

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

    10 October 2013

    The much anticipated annual Compass Chef of the Year final took place at the Restaurant Show on Wednesday 9 October, at London’s Earl’s Court 2.

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    Compass launches new support services brand 14forty

    27 September 2013

    Compass Group UK & Ireland is pleased to announce the launch of 14forty, its new support services brand.

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    Chartwells Independent chef Ben Sulston scoops Mövenpick Gourmet Dessert Chef of the Year Award

    19 September 2013

    Chartwells Independent chef Ben Sulston is celebrating after winning the 2013 Mövenpick Gourmet Dessert Chef of the Year competition in a live cook-off at Westminster Kingsway College on Thursday 12 September.

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    Restaurant Associates launch AD12 atT42 by Anthony Demetre

    16 September 2013

    Restaurant Associates is delighted to announce the launch of AD12 atT42, a 12-week pop up restaurant from acclaimed Michelin starred chef Anthony Demetre.

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    Cornwall schools receive Gold Food for Life Catering Mark recognising Chartwells' fresh, healthy school meals

    13 September 2013

    New menus due to be served up in over 160 school dining halls across Cornwall have received a prestigious national award which recognises fresh, healthy food.

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    ESS appoints new Business Director to drive offshore business

    13 September 2013

    Leading catering, hotel and FM services provider, ESS Support Services Worldwide, has appointed Ronnie Kelman as Business Director for its Aberdeen-based business, ESS Offshore.

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    Compass shortlisted for National Business Awards

    11 September 2013

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's patient dining system, Steamplicity, has been shortlisted for the Innovation Award at this year's National Business Awards.

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    TAQA and ESS launch platform to improve health of offshore workers

    02 September 2013

    ESS Support Services Worldwide has launched its health and wellbeing programme onboard TAQA’s platforms with the Cormorant Alpha rig being the first North Sea installation to provide full nutritional analysis, labelling and education for customers.

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    Compass and Royal Voluntary Service to deliver Steamplicity Meals on Wheels in West Sussex

    15 August 2013

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has teamed up with the Royal Voluntary Service in a move which will see its Steamplicity meals delivered to over 1,200 people across West Sussex.

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    Full stroke ahead for Compass Group at Henley

    13 August 2013

    Compass Group UK & Ireland's Sport, Leisure and Hospitality business has retained a £7 million contract with the world famous Henley Royal Regatta.

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    Newport primaries put fun back into food with culinary contest

    12 August 2013

    Primary school pupils from 32 schools across Newport got a chance to show their culinary skills recently in a local cookery competition organised by Newport LA's school meals provider Chartwells.

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    The Ginger Chef to shore up local flavours for University of Sussex students with Chartwells

    06 August 2013

    Leading education caterer Chartwells has joined forces with Brighton chef Ben McKellar, aka The Ginger Chef from the renowned Gingerman Restaurant Group, to bring a local flavour to the University of Sussex’s campus, hospitality and event dining.

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    ESS Offshore Support Services celebrates health and safety award win

    05 August 2013

    Aberdeen based ESS Offshore Support Services has won an award for its approach to occupational health and safety in a scheme run by accident prevention charity, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

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    Link Cafe picks up CHEFS Award

    02 August 2013

    The Link Cafe at New County Hall in Truro has been recognised for its commitment to health and nutrition and its use of locally sourced produce by being awarded a Gold Level Cornwall Healthier Eating and Food Safety (CHEFS) Award.

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    Levy Restaurants goes wild about Bristol Zoo Gardens’ new visitor attraction

    22 July 2013

    Levy Restaurants, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has won a new four year hospitality contract with the Bristol, Clifton and West of England Zoological Society for the Wild Place Project, Britain’s newest wildlife conservation attraction.

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    VSG stars honoured with national BSIA Security Personnel Awards

    17 July 2013

    Leading security specialist VSG, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is celebrating after its dedicated people won six of 15 British Security Industry Association (BSIA) National Security Personnel Awards 2013.

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    Restaurant Associates make a lasting impression at UK Customer Service Training Awards

    16 July 2013

    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 2013, held on 5 July.

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    Eurest strikes gold with RoSPA Award 2013 at Centrica and British gas sites nationwide

    15 July 2013

    Foodservice specialist Eurest has struck gold for a first class approach to occupational safety and health at Centrica and British Gas sites in an awards scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

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    Jockey Club Racecourses and Compass Group UK & Ireland extend catering partnership until 2025

    11 July 2013

    Jockey Club Racecourses, the UK's largest racecourse group, and Compass Group UK & Ireland, the leading provider of food and support services in the UK & Ireland, today announced a six-year extension to their catering venture, Jockey Club Catering.

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    Compass wins Health and Nutrition Catey Award for its Know Your Food initiative

    09 July 2013

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has won the 2013 Health and Nutrition Catey Award for its Know Your Food programme.

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    Chartwells chalks up £28m contract extension with East Sussex County Council

    08 July 2013

    Leading school meals provider Chartwells has chalked up a four-year contract extension with East Sussex County Council worth £28.4 million.

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    Compass Charity Ball raises record £108,000 for Cancer Research UK

    05 July 2013

    On Sunday 30 June, Compass Group UK & Ireland held its third annual Charity Ball in support of Cancer Research UK, raising over £108,000 – a record total for the event.

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    Eurest Services lines up FM contract extension with National Grid

    03 July 2013

    Eurest Services, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been awarded a contract extension with National Grid until 2016.

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    Compass Group Ireland at Aviva Stadium Scoops Top Industry Award

    03 July 2013

    Compass Group Ireland at Aviva Stadium has retained its title as Best Event Caterer at the recent 2013 Event Industry Awards (EIA).

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    Restaurant Associates sows a seed and harvests new events business Radish

    20 June 2013

    On Wednesday 19 June, Restaurant Associates launched Radish, its new high-end event catering and party planning business.

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    Restaurant Associates’ Sara Orsbourn wins ELBA Award for her work with East London residents

    18 June 2013

    Restaurant Associates’ Sara Orsbourn has been awarded the Best Industry Training award at the East London Business Alliance (ELBA) Project BOOST Awards.

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    ESS strikes gold at RoSPA Awards 2013

    13 June 2013

    ESS Support Services Worldwide, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has struck gold with its approach to occupational safety and health in an awards scheme run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

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    Eurest Chef Andy Twells scoops Craft Guild of Chefs Award

    12 June 2013

    Andy Twells, Executive Development Chef for Eurest, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has won the Development Chef Award at the Craft Guild of Chefs Awards.

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    Levy Restaurants exhibits joint partnership with Earls Court and Olympia London

    11 June 2013

    Levy Restaurants, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland's Sport, Leisure and Hospitality business, has been awarded a new contract with Earls Court and Olympia worth £23.8 million.

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    Restaurant Associates champions forgotten foods

    31 May 2013

    As part of its partnership with Slow Food UK, next week Restaurant Associates will be celebrating Slow Food Week (1-9 June 2013) by showcasing some very special yet forgotten foods.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland celebrates industry acclaim for responsible initiatives

    29 May 2013

    Compass Group UK & Ireland is celebrating after a double whammy of industry award wins recognising its corporate responsibility initiatives on Thursday 23 May in London and Glasgow.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland appoints Corporate Affairs Director

    10 May 2013

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has appointed Andrew Pickup as Corporate Affairs Director.

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    Rapport celebrates significant new contract wins

    08 May 2013

    Rapport, Compass’ guest services brand, has had a fruitful start to 2013, having secured new contracts with a major global bank, financial services company BNY Mellon and multinational media and information firm, Thomson Reuters.

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    Compass kicks off its busy sporting season with appointment of new Managing Director for Sports, Leisure and Hospitality

    22 April 2013

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has appointed Colin Bailey as Managing Director for Sports, Leisure and Hospitality.

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    Compass forms new franchise partnership with Marks & Spencer

    19 April 2013

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has opened its first Marks & Spencer (M&S) Simply Food Store at the Royal Derby Hospital, under a new franchise agreement with M&S that will see Compass embed M&S Simply Food into its core retail offer.

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    Restaurant Associates' talent battles it out for hospitality accolade from industry greats

    11 April 2013

    A panel of hospitality greats including Albert Roux, Michel Roux Jr, and Silvano Giraldin turned up the heat on Restaurant Associates' chef and front-of-house talent this week.

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    VSG certified for its outstanding employee offerings

    27 March 2013

    Leading security specialist VSG is certified as a Britain's Top Employer 2013.

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    Compass Group Recognised for Excellence in Strategic Account Management

    19 March 2013

    Compass Group is celebrating after winning the Strategic Account Management Association (SAMA)'s Excellence Award.

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    Chartwells statement regarding a Fredericks product supplied to Westminster City Council

    14 March 2013

    Chartwells statement regarding a Fredericks product supplied to Westminster City Council

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    Compass scoops two MIDAS awards

    12 March 2013

    Compass Group UK and Ireland was celebrating last week after picking up two Menu Innovation and Development (MIDAS) awards.

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    Chartwells sustains Oxford Brookes University partnership with new £25m contract

    11 March 2013

    Oxford Brookes University's partnership with Chartwells – which has helped it to become a leading university for ethical sourcing and sustainability – will continue for a further five years in an extension of its catering contract worth £25 million.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland announces additions to Executive team

    04 March 2013

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has announced a number of internal additions to its Executive team along with new appointments to the roles of HR Director and Director of Business Excellence.

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    Compass grows Fairtrade commitment with launch of new EATFAIR retail range

    21 February 2013

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has announced that it is launching a new Fairtrade retail range this Fairtrade Fortnight (25 February to 10 March).

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    Statement regarding a Rangeland Foods product in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland

    15 February 2013

    It was recently reported that Rangeland Foods had discovered horse DNA in a raw ingredient labelled as beef at its manufacturing facility in Co. Monaghan, Ireland.

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    Chartwells chef is first to book place at School Chef of the Year Final

    31 January 2013

    Chartwells' School Catering Manager, Dalila Christopher, has become the first chef to book a place in the national final of LACA's School Chef of the Year by winning the competitions London regional final.

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    Compass Group partners Change4Life in central Government contracts

    24 January 2013

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has partnered with the Department of Health's Change4Life programme as part of its ongoing commitment to putting health at the heart of its business and helping its customers make an informed choice about what they eat.

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    ESS secures new £57m soft facilities management contract with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation

    17 January 2013

    ESS Support Services Worldwide (ESS), has been awarded a contract with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) to provide a range of soft services to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), worth £57 million over three years.

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