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Compass Group UK and Ireland wins two Public Sector Catering Awards


The Public Sector Catering Awards took place at the London Hilton Metropole last week – recognising teams and individuals who have provided exceptional and outstanding work in the public sector environment.

It was another successful night for Compass Group UK & Ireland - who scooped 2 awards.

The winners were:

  • Innovation Award – One Retail
  • Special Contribution Award - Nick Vadis

One Retail were deserved winners of the Innovation Award for their world first frictionless store within a healthcare location at the Princess Royal Hospital in Telford.

Demonstrating to judges how this innovative concept has dramatically enhanced the service available to patients, staff and visitors, the Market Express store allows an effortless shopping experience, using the Just Walk Out technology from Amazon.

Our second award saw Nick Vadis receive the Special Contribution Award. He was recognised for his exceptional service to the NHS in helping to shape the culinary landscape with the latest concepts, innovations and expertise.

Andrew Jones, One Retail, Managing Director commented: “This technology is a first in a healthcare setting, so to receive this award is an honour to everyone involved in the partnership and demonstrates the dedication our teams have in enhancing patient, staff and visitor experience for all.”

Nick Vadis, Culinary Director at Compass Group UK & Chef Ambassador to NHS supply chain, commented: “It means so much to be acknowledged in this way and I am absolutely thrilled to have received this award. We all know the important part food and nutrition plays in caring for patients as well as those who work there or those visiting. My experience has allowed me to shape and support the NHS to ensure it thrives. It really is an honour.”


Nick Vadis receiving the Special Contribution award
One Retail team collecting the Innovation Award