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Ed Morrow named as Sodexo’s MD for energy & resources

Sodexo has appointed Ed Morrow as Managing Director of its Energy & Resources business in the UK and Ireland, which delivers catering, hospitality, welfare, facilities management services, property management and refurbishments services to over 40 onshore energy and offshore & ...

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Second cohort of culinary apprentices embark on Compass’ Forward with Marcus Wareing programme

The second cohort of up-and-coming Compass Group UK & Ireland chefs have started their journey on the ‘Forward with Marcus Wareing’ programme, building on the success of the first group who have focused on subjects including sustainability, commerciality, people, and ...

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Compass partners with FoodCycle

Compass Group UK & Ireland has announced FoodCycle as its key charity partner. The partnership, which strengthens the company’s social impact strategy to support local communities, will see Compass provide a grant through the newly launched Compass Group Foundation, to ...

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Range of single-use plastics to be banned in England from October

Environment Secretary Thérèse Coffey has announced there will a far-reaching ban on single-use plastics in England, which will include plates, trays, bowls, cutlery, balloon sticks, and certain types of polystyrene cups and food containers. The ban will come into force ...

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Veganuary: Sodexo reports increase in sales of vegetarian and vegan dishes in 2022

To mark Veganuary 2023, Sodexo has published its food sales data showing a year-on-year increase in the proportion of vegetarian and vegan meals sold across 476 of its UK and Ireland client sites. Released today, Sodexo’s data shows that the ...

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Foodbuy acquires Regency Purchasing Group 

Compass Group UK & Ireland’s food procurement business, Foodbuy Europe Limited, has acquired Regency Purchasing Group to drive regional coverage and supplier flexibility across the UK. Based in Weston-Super-Mare, Regency Purchasing Group operates in the hospitality and leisure market with a ...

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Aramark UK expands F&B service provision with Merlin Entertainment

Aramark UK has rolled out its food services provision at Alton Towers Resort and Warwick Castle, marking the latest phase in its partnership with Merlin Entertainments. In January 2022, Merlin Entertainments announced a multi-year contract with Aramark in five locations ...

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Compass Group’s revenues exceed 2019 levels

Compass Group’s Full Year results for the year ended 30 September 2022 showed the food and support services provider has achieved the significant milestone of global revenues exceeding their 2019 levels, with all sectors and regions now trading above their ...

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Levy UK to pay all employees the Real Living Wage

Levy UK, the sports and hospitality division of Compass Group UK and Ireland, has announced it will be paying all its UK employees – including variable hours workers – the Real Living Wage or above from 1 January 2023. Levy ...

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People director appointment at BaxterStorey

BaxterStorey has appointed Arran McDowell as People Director to spearhead the company’s people-first approach. In his new role, McDowell will build on the hospitality food service provider’s established culture that celebrates “craft, creativity, and an obsession for great hospitality through ...

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