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BaxterStorey strengthens female board representation

Hospitality food service provider, BaxterStorey, has promoted Louise Denton and Eimear Hargaden to its company board, as it continues to drive its ‘Fuel Your Individuality’ culture philosophy across a diverse portfolio of client businesses. Denton has been named as Regional ...

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Compass publishes industry-first transition plan

Food and support services company, Compass Group UK & Ireland has become the first in its sector to share a detailed transition plan aligned to the UK government’s Final Disclosure Framework following its recent release by the Transition Plan Taskforce ...

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Sodexo and AstraZeneca extend partnership

Global, science-led biopharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca, has extended Sodexo’s food and facilities management services contract in the UK, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Norway for a further five-years. The collaboration between the two companies began in 2008 in the UK with a ...

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Compass reports strong growth across all regions

The food and support services business has announced a “strong start to the year” in its trading results for the first quarter ended 31 December 2023. The Group’s organic revenue grew by 11.7% for the three months to 31 December ...

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Compass to acquire CH&CO

Compass Group UK & Ireland has agreed to acquire independent caterer and Royal Warrant Holder, CH&CO, for an initial enterprise value of £475 million, subject to regulatory approval. The proposed acquisition will bring together two well-known names in the industry ...

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Majority of UK consumers believe adopting a more sustainable way of eating is now urgent

Almost three-quarters of consumers believe adopting a more sustainable way of eating is now urgent according to the results of Sodexo UK and Ireland’s first annual Sustainable Food Barometer, which surveyed more than a thousand UK consumers. The study, which identifies ...

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Veganuary: Sodexo reports increase in sales of vegetarian and vegan dishes in 2024

Marking Veganuary 2024, Sodexo has reported another year-on-year increase in the consumption of meat-free meals. Analysis of over 2.7 million meals sold across 285 of its UK and Ireland client sites in 2023 reveals that 11 per cent were vegan ...

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Chief people officer appointment at Compass

Carol Sommerville has been appointed as Compass Group UK & Ireland’s new Chief People Officer (CPO), with immediate effect. Sommerville joins the business from Watchfinder, a luxury pre-owned watch specialist business, part of Richemont Group, where she was Global HR ...

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Sodexo donates 100,000 meals to food redistribution charity

Sodexo Health & Care has this week donated 100,000 frozen meals to support food redistribution charity, The Bread and Butter Thing. Working with Sodexo’s Stop Hunger Foundation and its supply partners Brakes and Lineage Logistics the frozen meals have been ...

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Awards ceremony celebrates the ‘Spirit of Sodexo’

Last week saw Sodexo UK & Ireland celebrate its annual Spirit of Sodexo glittering awards dinner at ACC Liverpool, with more than 550 colleagues in attendance. The awards celebrate service excellence across its business. This year, awards were given in ...

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