Tag Archives: Compass Group

Eurest services to National Grid extended

EUREST SERVICES, part of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has had its National Grid FM contract extended until 2016.   This deal strengthens the two decade long relationship between Eurest and the National Grid.   Under the contract extension Eurest Services will continue to provide a range of services including cleaning, security and foodservices, to…
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New sustainability director for Compass

ANDREW PICKUP has been appointed corporate affairs director at Compass Group UK & Ireland.                 This is a new position, in which Pickup has assumed overall responsibility for corporate responsibility and sustainability (CRS), public affairs and communications across the UK & Ireland.   Prior to joining Compass, Pickup…
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Butcher takes responsibility for halal chicken contamination

THE BUTCHER who supplied catering firm Chartwells with halel-labelled chicken sausages contaminated with pork has “taken full responsibility” for the supply chain breach.   Westminster City Council (WCC) found traces of pork DNA in the sausages as part of its own proactive testing regime – and not part of the Food Standards Agency’s country-wide tests.…
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Government urges caterers to cut salt

THE GOVERNMENT says that more companies in the catering and take-away sectors must commit to cutting salt from their meals.   Launching a new drive to cut salt consumption by 25%, public health minister Anna Soubry said the voluntary approach is working, but she wanted more caterers commit to the salt reduction pledges within the…
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Oxford Brooke’s ethical drive continues

CHARTWELLS HAS signed a new £25 million contract with Oxford Brookes. The five-year deal will extend the partnership to a total of 25 years.   In the past two decades Oxford Brookes has become a leading university for ethical sourcing and sustainability, working closely with Chartwells, the education business for Compass Group, to promote the…
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Video – Inaugural Footprint Health & Vitality Honours

LEADING PERSONALITIES from the foodservice and hospitality industries, including the likes of Raymond Blanc OBE, LACA’s Anne Bull and Westminster Kingsway’s Gary Hunter, teamed-up with health and nutrition expert Dr Susan Jebb and Sodexo Health Ambassador Matt Dawson MBE to recognise healthy best practice within foodservice. The high profile judging panel this afternoon rewarded those…
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Fairtrade products up 12%

FAIRTRADE PRODUCTS achieved double digit growth in 2011, according to the latest figures from the Fairtrade Foundation.   Estimated retail sales of Fairtrade products in 2011 reached £1.32bn, a 12% increase on sales of £1.17bn in 2010. Bananas, coffee, tea are all also showing “steady growth”. However, cocoa and sugar were the standout successes with…
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Something to Shout About

Consumer-facing caterers such as McDonald’s and Starbucks love to tell the world about how they’re saving the planet. Their contract counterparts, on the other and, often remain guarded and fearful of publicity. But are contract caterers right not to shout about their sustainability efforts? Joe Fernandez reports. Consumer-facing caterers such as McDonald’s and Starbucks love…
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