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Newsroom archive

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

2016

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    Levy Restaurants UK celebrates a year of community giving

    22 December 2016

    As 2016 comes to a close, and to mark December’s recent Local Charities Day, Levy Restaurants UK is celebrating its Levy Cares programme, focused on making a difference to peoples’ lives in the UK and overseas.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland helps provide clean drinking water to 100,000 people

    21 December 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, is embracing the festive spirit after reaching an outstanding charitable milestone of providing 100,000 people in developing countries with clean drinking water.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland apprentices put through their paces at Celebration Dinner

    14 December 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, recently put a group of their high performing chef apprentices to the challenge of cooking an award-winning menu, at their Apprenticeship Celebration Dinner.

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    Steamplicity say thank you with Christmas Lunch

    09 December 2016

    A three-course Christmas lunch was provided to the dementia group ‘Worthing Town Cryers’ yesterday, by the team at Steamplicity, the innovative steam cooking system operated by Compass Group UK & Ireland, as a thank you for their collaborative work

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    Lime Venue Portfolio Joins ABPCO

    07 December 2016

    Lime Venue Portfolio has joined the Association of British Professional Conference Organisers (ABPCO).

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    Apprentice Series: Josh Treend - Commis Chef, ESS Government & Defence

    07 December 2016

    Apprenticeships offer young people the chance to grow and develop their skills. In the second installment of our Apprentice Series, we find out about fantastic budding chef Josh Treend.

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    Richard Herring appointed as catering general manager at Epsom Downs Racecourse

    05 December 2016

    Jockey Club Catering has appointed Richard Herring as its new catering general manager at Epsom Downs Racecourse, where he will oversee all catering operations, leading a team of up to 1,400 managers, chefs and frontline staff on key race days.

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    14forty awarded collaborative business relationships standard certification

    01 December 2016

    14forty, the integrated facilities management business of Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, has been certified to the BS 11000 Collaborative Business Relationships standard.

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    Women in Food series: Paige Cook, Apprentice Chef, ESS

    30 November 2016

    As part of the latest edition of our Women in Food series, Apprentice Chef, Paige Cook, tells us about her culinary journey so far.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland announces new contract with Bunzl

    25 November 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, has announced a significant new long-term contract with national distribution and outsourcing company, Bunzl.

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    Payne & Gunter undergoes rebrand to reflect its heritage

    24 November 2016

    Payne & Gunter, one of London’s leading event caterers, has launched its new look as ‘London’s originals’, reflecting the company’s long history, which dates back to 1786.

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    Compass serve up double shot with expo-resso and apprenticeship programme

    24 November 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food services provider, continues to focus on its delivery of an exceptional tea and coffee offer across its business.

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    Apprentice Series: Rhys Courtney – Commis Chef at HMS Collingwood, ESS Government & Defence

    23 November 2016

    Apprentices represent the future of Compass. In a series of case studies, running parallel to our Women In Food series, we will showcase a selection of rising apprentices in the business, starting with one of our youngest stars: Rhys Courtney.

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    Levy Restaurants UK launch new partnership with Northampton Saints Rugby Club

    23 November 2016

    Levy Restaurants UK, the UK’s leading sports, leisure, catering and hospitality company and Northampton Saints Rugby Club have announced an exciting new partnership.

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    Jason Atherton and The Social Company launch Temple and Sons restaurant in the City

    21 November 2016

    On 21st November, The Social Company opened the doors to Temple and Sons, a new City grill restaurant and bar. Situated adjacent to the iconic Tower 42, Temple & Sons is a second partnership for Jason Atherton with Restaurant Associates.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland celebrate exceptional colleagues at annual Be A Star Awards

    18 November 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, recognised the outstanding talent and services of its employees at its annual Be A Star Awards.

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    Women in Food series: Claude Jarczyk, Senior Sous Chef, Wimbledon

    17 November 2016

    As part of the Women in Food series we look at the culinary journey of our talented chef Claude Jarczyk

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    Keith Prowse partners with London Stadium for Robbie Williams Heavy Entertainment Show

    16 November 2016

    Keith Prowse, the official hospitality partner to the UK’s most prestigious sporting and cultural events, has teamed up with London Stadium to provide hospitality packages for the Robbie Williams Heavy Entertainment Show tour date on Friday 23 June 2017.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland wins international Green Apple Award for Environment Best Practice 2016

    14 November 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services provider, is celebrating after winning a gold award at the prestigious International Green Apple Awards ceremony.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Healthcare team raise £73,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society

    10 November 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Healthcare sector, part of the largest food services provider in the UK, has raised a staggering £73,000 in one year for the Alzheimer’s Society, exceeding its original target of £50,000.

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    Lime Venue Portfolio Take to Skype & FaceTime for Venue Tours

    08 November 2016

    Lime Venue Portfolio has introduced virtual venue tours using Skype and Facetime. The new service allows event planners to gain an authentic closer ‘first look’ at the portfolio’s venues without the need to leave their offices.

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    Bryn Williams of Porth Eirias opens as part of ExCeL London Hospitality’s pop-up series

    07 November 2016

    Renowned Welsh chef Bryn Williams and ExCeL London Hospitality, a venture between Levy Restaurants UK and ExCeL London, have collaborated to bring Bryn’s signature dishes from his new restaurant at Porth Eirias to the multi-award winning events venue.

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    14forty celebrate PFM award win

    04 November 2016

    The integrated facilities management business, 14forty, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland has been recognised for their partnership with National Grid, for a second time in one month, after winning a prestigious award at the PFM Awards.

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    SCAEs the limit for Compass Group UK & Ireland employees

    01 November 2016

    In the last six months over thirty employees from the leading food service company, Compass Group UK & Ireland, have successfully completed modules of the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE) diploma.

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    Hinchingbrooke House Joins Lime Venue Portfolio

    31 October 2016

    Hinchingbrooke House has become the latest venue to join Lime Venue Portfolio. The country house venue becomes the 87th member of the portfolio and offers further choice on the leisure and heritage side of the group.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland chefs celebrate medal haul at World Culinary Olympics

    27 October 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, is celebrating after some of its best chefs have returned from the World Culinary Olympics victorious with 10 awards, including a Gold for Team England for the first time.

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    Compass gives Workplace by Facebook the thumbs up!

    26 October 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services company, has rolled out Workplace, Facebook’s communications platform for companies.

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    Compass Group Ireland partners with Temple Street Foundation to support healthy lifestyle programme

    25 October 2016

    The leading food services company, Compass Ireland, has announced an exciting partnership with Temple Street Foundation, the charity of Temple Street Children’s University Hospital.

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    ICCA renews partnership with Levy Restaurants UK

    24 October 2016

    Levy Restaurants UK, a brand of Compass Group UK & Ireland’s sports, leisure and hospitality sector, has renewed its sponsorship of the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) UK & Ireland Chapter.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland chefs to showcase the UK’s talent at World Culinary Olympics

    21 October 2016

    Thirteen of the best chefs from Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, are heading to Erfurt, Germany, to showcase their expertise and skills as they prepare to compete in the World Culinary Olympics.

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    24 wins prestigious IGD Award

    20 October 2016

    24, the innovative self-service micro-market, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is celebrating after winning a prestigious accolade at the IGD Awards 2016 on Tuesday, October 18.

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    Tolley Brothers partner with Compass Group

    20 October 2016

    The UK’s leading food and support services company, Compass Group UK & Ireland, has announced a review of its coffee strategy - encompassing organisational design (including job descriptions and barista career paths) through to education and training.

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    Steamplicity looks to “put pride back into hospital food” with the launch of a series of “pop-ups” at hospital sites

    19 October 2016

    The unique patented steam cooking system, Steamplicity, part of Compass UK & Ireland, yesterday launched its first “pop-up” at King’s College Hospital, London, as part of its campaign to put pride back in hospital food.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland scoop four awards at Foodservice Cateys

    17 October 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm has been recognised by the prestigious 2016 Foodservice Cateys, after winning a fantastic four awards.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Healthcare team launch innovative new café

    14 October 2016

    The Healthcare team at Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, has launched a unique café, with an environmental and health focus, at Chase Farm Hospital, part of the Royal Free NHS hospital trust, London.

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    Craig Cadwaladr appointed as general manager at Haydock Park Racecourse

    13 October 2016

    Jockey Club Catering has appointed Craig Cadwaladr as its new general manager at Haydock Park Racecourse.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland apprentices shine at graduation ceremony

    12 October 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, celebrated 200 of their apprentices graduating at the stunning setting of the Pavilion Terrace at the Houses of Parliament.

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    14forty in celebratory mood after BIFM Awards

    12 October 2016

    14forty, the integrated facilities management business and division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is celebrating after winning the Impact on Organisational Performance Award for their partnership with National Grid at the BIFM Awards.

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    Compass Group chefs dazzle at culinary competition

    10 October 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, held their annual Chef of the Year competition last week at The Restaurant Show, hosted at Olympia in London.

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    Millennials leading the snacking revolution

    07 October 2016

    Research released today shows a staggering 86% of millennials snack during the working day, in comparison to 60% of baby boomers.

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    VSG celebrate win at Women in Security Awards

    06 October 2016

    Leading Security Specialists, Vision Security Group (VSG), part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is celebrating after one of its employees was recognised at the Women in Security Awards.

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    Compass’ Northern Ireland Assembly Team celebrate prestigious National Q Mark Award win

    06 October 2016

    The Northern Ireland Assembly food services team, based in Belfast, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is celebrating after winning the Best Food Services team in Northern Ireland for Hygiene and Food Safety at this year’s National Q Mark Awards.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Instore business picks up top award

    05 October 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Instore business is celebrating after winning an award at Glee, the UK’s largest garden living and outdoor tradeshow held in Birmingham.

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    White Oaks unveils new innovative approach for the care and residential living market

    03 October 2016

    White Oaks, a leading provider of services to the care and residential living market, has launched a new range of business solutions - the first of its kind - for the sector.

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    NY-LON celebrates first anniversary in style

    03 October 2016

    NY-LON Lounge Bar at The O2 celebrated its one year anniversary in style last Thursday night, 29th September, with an exclusive VIP event #NYLONat1 following a successful 12 months of events, meetings, cocktail master classes and festive parties.

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    Eurest wins prestigious Taste of Ulster award

    30 September 2016

    Eurest, the workplace caterers of Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, is celebrating after becoming the only contract catering business to win the prestigious “Taste of Ulster” award 2016.

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    River Cottage Deli opens at ExCeL London

    29 September 2016

    ExCeL London Hospitality has introduced Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Deli as a permanent fixture at the venue, following a successful pop-up earlier this year.

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    Restaurant Associates showcase chef and front-of-house talent at annual skills competition

    28 September 2016

    Restaurant Associates, the executive dining division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, hosted the annual Hospitality and Culinary Skills competition, a celebration of the exceptional chef and front-of-house talent across the business.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland celebrate exceptional suppliers at annual event

    27 September 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services company, held its annual Supplier Conference at the ExCel Exhibition Centre last week.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland Executive Chef wins at British Culinary Federation awards

    23 September 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm is celebrating, after one of its Executive Chefs won a prestigious award at the British Culinary Federation.

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    Keith Prowse unveils re-brand to build on growing hospitality market

    21 September 2016

    Keith Prowse has unveiled a new corporate identity, designed to strengthen the Company’s industry leading position, which includes amongst others official appointments to The Championships, Wimbledon, Twickenham Stadium and the Investec Derby Festival.

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    ESS take on three new North Sea operations

    19 September 2016

    ESS Support Services Worldwide (ESS) Offshore recently secured three new contracts, which will see it delivering hotel and catering services on the newly constructed Jack-Up drilling rig Maersk Highlander, as well as two floatels (accommodation vessels).

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland apprentice chef wins at Craft Guild of Chefs Graduate Awards

    16 September 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, is celebrating after one of its apprentice chefs won the prestigious Craft Guild of Chefs graduate award.

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    Jockey Club Catering secures win at first Sports and Leisure Catering Awards

    15 September 2016

    Jockey Club Catering, a joint venture between The Jockey Club and Compass Group UK & Ireland, triumphed at the inaugural Sports and Leisure Catering Awards last night, receiving the ‘Stadia & Arena of the Year’ award for Cheltenham Racecourse.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland serves up the ultimate brew with Twinings and the London School of Tea

    14 September 2016

    The UK’s largest food and support services provider, Compass Group UK & Ireland, has partnered with Twinings and the London School of Tea to deliver a series of tailored training courses in tea.

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    Foodbuy to deliver fresh approach to foodservice procurement in the UK

    13 September 2016

    A new food and beverage procurement company, Foodbuy, has been created to revolutionise the way businesses can procure food and beverages for foodservice in the UK.

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    Reserves Day 2016: Jack Garner, HMS Collingwood Chef

    08 September 2016

    Jack Garner, while being a fantastic chef at HMS Collingwood, Portsmouth, is also a dedicated member of the British Army Reserves, balancing his civilian life with a military career to ensure he is ready to serve if required.

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    Major High Street retail names heading to hospital’s new wing

    07 September 2016

    Two of the biggest names on the high street, Costa Coffee and M&S Simply Food, are heading to Bradford Royal Infirmary as part of its multi-million pound new major development.

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    Levy Restaurants UK extends partnership with ALVA

    06 September 2016

    Levy Restaurants UK, the museums, arena, stadia and events catering specialist, has extended its relationship with the Association of Leading Visitor Attractions (ALVA) with a new partnership agreement for 2017.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland pluck international Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice 2016

    25 August 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services provider, has been named as the winner of a Green Apple Award for Environmental Best Practice, by The Green Organisation, an internationally renowned environment group.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland raise over £140,000 for Cancer Research UK

    24 August 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest catering and support services firm, is celebrating after raising a staggering £140,715, over the first six months of the year, for Cancer Research UK (CRUK).

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    24 launches its 40th site

    18 August 2016

    24, the innovative self-service micro-market, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland is celebrating after launching its 40th site with recent openings in Chester, Ipswich and Norwich.

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    VSG announces contract with London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime

    17 August 2016

    Leading security specialists, Vision Security Group (VSG), part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is delighted to announce a one year contract with the London Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime to self-deliver Project Griffin training.

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    Levy Restaurants UK “plaices” sustainable fish at its core

    16 August 2016

    Levy Restaurants UK, the sports, leisure and hospitality catering specialists, has signed up to the Sustainable Cities Fish Pledge, hook line and sinker.

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    ESS Support Services Worldwide Offshore showcase local produce at Aberdeenshire’s Turriff Show

    11 August 2016

    ESS Support Services Worldwide Offshore (ESS), part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, presented a selection of great quality produce from their exclusive local Aberdeenshire suppliers at the annual Turriff Show.

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    Instore shortlisted for two prestigious awards

    08 August 2016

    The Instore business of Compass Group UK & Ireland is celebrating after being shortlisted for two prestigious ISG Retail Week Interiors awards.

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    Elegant Eat launches at Edgbaston Stadium

    05 August 2016

    Edgbaston Stadium, the home of Warwickshire County Cricket Club and its official caterer Levy Restaurants UK has bought a new dimension to Birmingham’s burgeoning culinary scene with the launch of a new fine dining restaurant, ‘Elegant Eat’.

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    14forty celebrate after winning significant contracts

    03 August 2016

    The integrated facilities management business, 14forty, a division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, is celebrating exceptional growth of 40% after winning a list of prestigious contracts this year.

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    Museum of Science & Industry to Support Food Sustainability in European City of Science Programme

    01 August 2016

    The Museum of Science & Industry joined forces with catering partners Levy Restaurants UK, to host a food sustainability event as part of Manchester’s European City of Science programme.

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    Health and Safety manager at Compass Group UK & Ireland named Corporate Charity Champion of the Year

    29 July 2016

    A keen fundraiser from York, Jo Jackson, has been recognised as Cancer Research UK’s Corporate Charity Champion of the Year.

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    Women in Food Series: Bryony O'Neill, Demi Chef, Restaurant Associates

    29 July 2016

    This week we find out about Bryony O'Neill who is one of our excellent Women in Food ambassadors and also a graduate of our Chef Academy apprenticeship programme.

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    Jockey Club Catering made new patrons of South Thames College Hospitality and Catering Academy

    27 July 2016

    Jockey Club Catering has been named as patrons of South Thames College Hospitality and Catering Academy at a special lunch to celebrate three successful years of the initiative.

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    Keith Prowse advises guests to book hospitality early for The Championships, Wimbledon 2017

    22 July 2016

    With demand for The Championships, Wimbledon 2017 at record levels, Keith Prowse is advising purchasers of hospitality to book early and book official, in order to secure their spot to see returning champions Andy Murray and Serena Williams.

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    VSG win eight BSIA Security Personnel awards

    20 July 2016

    Leading security specialists, Vision Security Group (VSG), part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is celebrating after picking up eight national British Security Industry Association (BSIA) Awards 2016.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland celebrate success at annual RoSPA ceremony

    18 July 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest catering and support services firm, is celebrating after achieving seven gold medals across its sectors for their approach to occupational health and safety.

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    24 shortlisted for IGD Award

    13 July 2016

    24, the innovative self-service micro-market, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK's largest catering and support services firm, has been shorlisted for the "Innovative Store of the Year" accolade at the IGD Awards 2016.

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    1500 apprentices step up to training

    13 July 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, has today announced a partnership with Jigsaw Training, to support and develop the 1500 apprenticeships being created by the company by the end of 2017.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland joins leading Coffee Association

    06 July 2016

    The UK’s largest food services provider, Compass Group UK & Ireland has become a member of the Specialty Coffee Association of Europe (SCAE), a trade association representing thousands of coffee enthusiasts and professionals from across Europe and Asia.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland signs Armed Forces Covenant

    04 July 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services provider, has today signed the Armed Forces Covenant, at a ceremony hosted by Secretary of State for Defence, Rt Hon Michael Fallon MP, on HMS Belfast, in London.

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    Karlene Gaskell, Head Chef Food Development, Innovation Centre, Compass House, Chertsey

    01 July 2016

    For the fifth edition of our series celebrating our excellent women in food we are shouting about our brilliant chef, Karlene Gaskell.

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    Chartwells & SimplyFresh think big with University of Surrey

    30 June 2016

    SimplyFresh, the innovative symbol group* convenience store brand and Chartwells, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s education business, have partnered for the first time to take over the operation of the University of Surrey’s 5000 ft² on-campus shop in July.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland team up with charity 2nd Chance for Secret Kitchen Pop-up Restaurant

    28 June 2016

    Graduates from Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services company, partnered with London based charity 2nd Chance to host a pop-up restaurant on the HMS Belfast on Thursday, June 23.

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    Restaurant Associates hosts Chef Expo 2016

    22 June 2016

    Restaurant Associates, the executive dining division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, hosted its Chef Expo 2016 for its 350 chef community at the ExCel Exhibition Centre on Friday, June 17th, celebrating great food, great chefs and local suppliers.

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    Chartwells Retains £65 million Contract with West Sussex County Council

    16 June 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland’s education business, Chartwells, has retained its school meals catering contract, following a competitive tender, with West Sussex County Council for another 5 years in a deal worth £13 million annually.

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    Martha Collison joins Keith Prowse as afternoon tea advisor for The Championships, Wimbledon

    14 June 2016

    Keith Prowse, the UK’s leading corporate hospitality provider, has announced that Martha Collison, youngest ever contestant on, and star of, Great British Bake Off will be joining as the official afternoon tea advisor for the Wimbledon fortnight.

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    James Buckley wins ‘Banqueting/Event Chef Award’

    10 June 2016

    James Buckley, executive chef at ExCeL London Hospitality, has taken home the prestigious Craft Guild of Chef’s ‘Banqueting/Event Chef Award’, held at the Lancaster Gate Hotel on Wednesday, June 1.

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    Women in Food Series: Molly Horne, Apprentice Chef at the Innovation Centre, Chertsey

    09 June 2016

    To mark the fourth edition of our series we are celebrating both our female chefs and also our apprentices by looking at brilliant apprentice chef Molly Horne.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland chefs win at Craft Guild of Chef Awards

    09 June 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, is celebrating after winning three culinary awards at the prestigious Craft Guild of Chef Awards on Wednesday, June 1 during a glittering ceremony at Lancaster London Hotel.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland launches LGBT network

    06 June 2016

    As part of its commitment to encourage diversity and inclusion in the workforce, Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food and support services firm, has launched its Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) network.

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    Jockey Club Catering champions British summer with Great British Picnics at The Investec Derby Festival

    02 June 2016

    Jockey Club Catering is marking the beginning of the British summer events season with the introduction of a new picnic range, “Great British Picnics”, for The Investec Derby Festival, Epsom Downs Racecourse, 3 – 4 June.

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    The Future’s Bright, The Future’s Purple

    01 June 2016

    Lime Venue Portfolio will launch its new brand identity, website and marketing collateral at The Meetings Show (14th – 16th June) next month.

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    Women in Food Series: Gemma Evans, Executive Chef at Harris Academy, Chartwells

    26 May 2016

    For the third edition of the series we take a look at the career of our excellent chef Gemma Evans

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    The SUBWAY® brand opens new store at University Hospital Southampton

    26 May 2016

    The SUBWAY® brand and Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food services provider, are pleased to announce the opening of a new SUBWAY® store at University Hospital Southampton.

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    Leiths students take centre stage at Somerset House

    24 May 2016

    Students from the highly respected Leiths School of Food and Wine put their technical cooking skills into practice at a selection of Somerset House’s on-site restaurants and cafés this April.

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    Steamplicity launches innovative new dishes

    23 May 2016

    Steamplicity, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s steam cooking system, has launched five new dishes and enhanced a further ten for its Spring and Summer menu within the Healthcare business.

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    Payne + Gunter serves up a regal treat at the Royal Windsor Horse Show

    19 May 2016

    Payne + Gunter have partnered with Twinings to serve the Queens Specially blended tea at the Royal Windsor Horse Show, 11-15 May, bringing the flavours and experiences of taking tea to life.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Healthcare team launches UK’s first nutritional toolkit for people living with dementia

    18 May 2016

    The Healthcare business of Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest catering firm, is marking National Dementia Awareness Week (15-21 May) by rolling out its “Dignified Dining” toolkit, in over 60 hospitals and care homes.

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    ExCeL London Hospitality brings River Cottage Canteen to life at Grand Designs Live

    13 May 2016

    Newly launched ExCeL London Hospitality, a partnership between ExCeL and its official caterers Levy Restaurants UK, brought Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage to life at this year’s Grand Designs Live show (30 April – 8 May).

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    ExCeL London launches new hospitality brand

    10 May 2016

    ExCeL London and its official caterers Levy Restaurants UK (LRUK) have launched a new catering marquee as part of their recently extended partnership and ongoing redevelopment of restaurants and outlets in the venue.

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    How well do you know your receptionist? Those in London perform poorly in new survey

    10 May 2016

    A survey carried out by Rapport, the UK’s leading provider of exceptional guest services, found less than half of London workers with a receptionist know all of their names, ahead of National Receptionists’ Day on Wednesday 11th May 2016.

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    Jewish Care secure contract to provide specialist food to Hospital Kosher Meals Service

    09 May 2016

    Jewish Care, working in partnership with HKMS, will be providing their specialist pureed meals to hospital patients within the M25.

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    Women in Food Series: Leanne Turk - Training and Development Chef, Chartwells

    06 May 2016

    In the second installment of our series of case studies on our female chefs we find out Leanne's culinary path.

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    Women in Food Series: Ana Paula Oliver - Head of Pastry on site, Restaurant Associates

    29 April 2016

    In the first of a series of case studies about our female chefs we found out about Paula's journey in food.

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    Farm Africa organised a Gala Dinner event where the menus were written by Michelin-starred Chefs at the V&A Museum, London.

    27 April 2016

    Payne and Gunter helped to deliver the hottest dinner in town on Thursday 21st April to raise funds for international development charity Farm Africa.

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    Rapport celebrates the success of its exceptional people

    26 April 2016

    Rapport, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s specialist provider of exceptional guest services, celebrated the outstanding achievements of its ‘ambassadors’, at its annual WOW! Awards celebration event on Monday, 25 April.

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    IWM Duxford launches new dining options

    21 April 2016

    IWM Duxford, part of Imperial War Museums and a renowned aviation museum, has opened two new visitor cafes and a restaurant in partnership with Levy Restaurants UK.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland launch ‘Women in Food’ programme

    20 April 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food services firm, has become the first company in the industry looking to tackle the shortage in female chefs through the launch of its “Women in Food” Programme.

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    Superfood for Superheroes at ExCeL London

    18 April 2016

    Well known chef and entrepreneur Levi Roots and superheroes participating at MCM London Comic Con have joined a Food Academy cookery workshop for local Newham school children at ExCeL London.

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    Lime Venue Portfolio Meetings Mean Business Campaign Delivers Industry Boost

    12 April 2016

    The Lime Venue Portfolio ‘Meetings Mean Business’ campaign provided a boost in trading, exposure and awareness throughout its unusual and unique venue portfolio this month.

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    VSG win thirteen BSIA Security Personnel awards

    08 April 2016

    Leading security specialist company, Vision Security Group (VSG), part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is celebrating after picking up thirteen regional British Security Industry Association (BSIA) awards.

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    Compass launches first “Caffé Dallucci” at client site

    08 April 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland’s café / deli offer Caffé Dallucci, has reached new heights with its first site opening in London.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland Healthcare team raise staggering £50,000 for charity

    06 April 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland’s healthcare sector, part of the largest food services provider in the UK, has raised a staggering £50,000 in seven months for the Alzheimer’s Society.

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    Crosby Coffee to serve up special blend at this year’s Grand National

    05 April 2016

    Micro artisan coffee roastery, Crosby Coffee, has teamed up with Jockey Club Catering creating a speciality blend for this year’s Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree Racecourse, 7-9 April.

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    LVP Launches ‘Space M Project’ as it targets ISS for Unique Portfolio

    01 April 2016

    Lime Venue Portfolio (LVP) has targeted the most unusual venue off the planet as part of its commitment to event organisers that look to the brand for the best unusual venues.

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    National Telephonists’ Day raises over £1000 for charity

    30 March 2016

    Rapport, the exceptional guest services provider, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, and ComXo, the professional service sector switchboard specialist, raised £1140 for Action on Hearing Loss through fundraising activity on National Telephonists' Day.

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    Apprentices at Compass Group UK & Ireland celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

    29 March 2016

    Apprentices across Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food services firm, celebrated National Apprenticeship Week (14-18 March) by taking part in numerous competitions to showcase their skills, talents and knowledge.

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    ESS and NCL scoop 12 awards at Hotelympia

    24 March 2016

    A joint team from ESS Support Services Worldwide, part of Compass Group UK and Ireland, and New College Lanarkshire are celebrating winning 12 awards, including the overall best team award at Hotelympia, the UK’s largest foodservice and hospitality event.

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    Get closer to the action with Keith Prowse at the Aegon Championships

    23 March 2016

    Keith Prowse will once again team up with the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) this summer to provide exclusive hospitality experiences for the Aegon Championships (13 – 19 June).

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    Tom's Kitchen deli and bar at HMS Belfast now open

    22 March 2016

    Tom's Kitchen, the group of restaurants and delis founded by chef Tom Aikens, has recently launched a new deli and bar at the iconic London landmark HMS Belfast.

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    Levy Restaurants UK welcomes new members to the team

    18 March 2016

    55 new managers were welcomed to the senior team of Levy Restaurants UK, the market-leading hospitality provider for sports, leisure, stadia and arenas, at its recent annual management academy.

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    Emily Roux joins Keith Prowse for The Championships, Wimbledon and Investec Derby

    17 March 2016

    Keith Prowse has announced that Emily Roux, daughter of Michel Roux Jnr and granddaughter to Albert Roux OBE, will join the family dynasty for the first time at the Investec Derby and The Championships, Wimbledon.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland Healthcare Business to try for new World Record

    15 March 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland Healthcare Business, part of the UK’s largest food services company, is attempting to set a new Guinness World Record for holding the ‘World’s Largest Cream Tea Party’.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland announces plans to create 1500 apprenticeship roles

    14 March 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food services firm, has marked the start of National Apprenticeship Week by announcing plans to build the number of Compass apprentices to 1500 by the end of 2017.

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    Jockey Club Catering completes clean drinking water project in Uganda

    09 March 2016

    On behalf of Jockey Club Catering, a joint venture between The Jockey Club and Compass Group UK & Ireland, Life Water and charity, drop4drop, has completed its first clean drinking water project in the Magungu 3 community of Uganda.

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    Compass Group chefs shine at Hotelympia

    08 March 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest food services provider, is celebrating the success of its chefs at Hotelympia last week where they were awarded a host of medals.

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    Charity partner announced for National Telephonists’ Day

    07 March 2016

    With only four days to go all companies with telephonists are being urged to sign up to National Telephonists’ Day, taking place on Thursday 10 March.

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    2 Sisters Food Group partners with Eurest to cater for its employees at 21 UK sites

    04 March 2016

    2 Sisters Food Group (2 Sisters), the UK’s largest food manufacturer, has appointed Eurest, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, to provide delicious and convenient catering services to 15,000 of its employees at 21 sites across the UK.

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    Restaurant Associates announces partnership with leading Indian chef Dipna Anand

    03 March 2016

    Restaurant Associates, the outstanding food service provider, has signed an exclusive deal with celebrity curry chef, Dipna Anand.

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    Tom’s Kitchen and Levy Restaurants UK to launch new deli and bar at HMS Belfast

    29 February 2016

    Tom’s Kitchen, the group of restaurants and delis founded by chef Tom Aikens, is launching a new deli and bar at the iconic London landmark, HMS Belfast. This will be the fifth Tom’s Kitchen to open, and is in partnership with Levy Restaurants UK.

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    Payne + Gunter cater for star night at The BRIT Awards with MasterCard

    26 February 2016

    Payne + Gunter produced another flawless catering display at last night’s BRIT Awards with MasterCard.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland heads to Hotelympia

    26 February 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest catering firm, is heading to Hotelympia, the country’s largest foodservice and hospitality event, to showcase the range of opportunities open to future recruits.

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    14forty is awarded new contract with National Grid

    17 February 2016

    The Integrated Facilities Management business, 14forty, a division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been awarded a new contract with National Grid.

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    Jockey Club Catering showcases culinary expertise and innovations for 2016 season

    16 February 2016

    Epsom Downs, a Jockey Club Racecourse, played host to a day of food and drink innovation and excellence on Monday 8 February, as chefs from Jockey Club Catering’s 15 racecourses came together for the inaugural showcase.

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    ESS win prestigious Health & Vitality Communication and Engagement Honours Award

    12 February 2016

    ESS Support Services Worldwide, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has won the prestigious Health & Vitality Communication and Engagement Honours award at the Health & Vitality Honours 2016 ceremony held in the Lords Cricket Ground, London.

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    VSG certified as “Top Employer” for fifth year

    11 February 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland’s security specialist company, Vision Security Group (VSG), is celebrating after being certified as a “Top Employer” for the fifth year running.

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    Rapport celebrates exceptional growth

    09 February 2016

    Rapport, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s specialist provider of exceptional guest services, has celebrated record growth of over 30% and a 100% retention rate in the past year.

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    LSS in for 4 at The Open

    04 February 2016

    LSS are pleased to announce a new four year contract with The R&A to deliver housekeeping services to The Open.

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    Luis Martins appointed as general manager at Carlisle Racecourse

    04 February 2016

    Jockey Club Catering has appointed Luis Martins as its new general manager at Carlisle Racecourse.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland recognised as Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer

    27 January 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest catering firm, has been named a Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for the first time at the National Apprenticeship Awards on Tuesday.

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    Chartwells launches NCUB Student Employability Index Report

    27 January 2016

    More than half of students now look at Universities connections to businesses when making their applications, with the opportunity of work placements whilst at university now so much higher on their agenda.

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    The new Garson's Restaurant opens at Garson's Esher

    26 January 2016

    Welcome to the new Garsons Restaurant at Garsons Esher. This spectacular purpose-built space is the crowning glory of our building and refurbishment plans which have taken place over the last 18 months.

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    Compass Group’s Melanie Hayes appointed to BIS Apprenticeship Board

    21 January 2016

    Melanie Hayes, Resourcing and Development Director, for Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been appointed to a new Apprenticeship Delivery Board by the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills.

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    VSG enters 2016 on a high

    20 January 2016

    Vision Security Group (VSG) – the security specialist company, a division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, finished 2015 on a high after achieving year on year revenue growth of 13.3%, as well as securing a number of significant industry wins.

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    Graduates raise over £20,000 for charity

    18 January 2016

    Skydives, mud runs and launching a pop-up restaurant are just some of the exciting challenges the graduates of Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest catering firm, took part in to raise over £20,000 for charity.

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    Hounslow Mayor Opens the Chartwells Creative Kitchen

    15 January 2016

    The £250,000 investment by Chartwells, Compass Group UK & Ireland’s specialist provider of catering to the education sector, is part of the Feeding Futures joint venture with the London Borough of Hounslow.

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    Apprentices show off culinary talents during Compass Group UK & Ireland Annual Mentor Day

    15 January 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK’s largest catering firm, recently put eight of its best apprentices through their paces at the Compass Group Annual Mentor Day held at the Unilever headquarters in Leatherhead.

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    Marco Grill at Stamford Bridge scores high with cooking commendations

    12 January 2016

    ‘Marco Grill’ at Stamford Bridge has been commended for its cooking and service levels by two of Europe’s leading restaurant reference guides.

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    Medirest wins new contract with Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

    11 January 2016

    Medirest, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has been awarded the contract to provide domestic services at Blackpool Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in a five year deal worth £3.3 million annually.

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    Summerhouse Drinks supports a ‘berry’ good cause offshore

    08 January 2016

    The award-winning Summerhouse Drinks brand has announced a new partnership with ESS Support Services Worldwide, part of Compass Group UK and Ireland, unveiling a raspberry lemonade for offshore workers, helping raise funds for The Oil and Gas Chaplaincy.

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    Compass Group UK & Ireland provides clean drinking water to over 66,000 people

    07 January 2016

    Compass Group UK & Ireland has started the New Year with a bang with an exciting charitable milestone of providing more than 66,000 people in developing countries with clean drinking water.

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    Health board appoints Medirest to provide new café and retail services

    07 January 2016

    Hywel Dda University Health Board has selected Medirest, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland to provide new café and retail services for patients, staff and visitors across all acute hospital sites, following a competitive tender process.

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    Lime Venue Portfolio Launch Meetings Mean Business Campaign

    06 January 2016

    Lime Venue Portfolio (LVP) has launched its first impact campaign for 2016 - ‘Meetings Mean Business’. The initiative will run from January to March 16 and champion the importance of conferences and large meetings as a stimulus to help businesses grow.

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