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Compass Group UK & I Culinary Director recognised by British Ex-Forces in Business Awards


Compass Group UK & I Culinary Director, Nick Vadis has been shortlisted for the Outstanding Achiever award at the British Ex-Forces in Business Awards, in recognition for his extraordinary work with the NHS. Nick has been instrumental in setting up the NHS Chefs Academy, looking at how they influence staff and visitor feeding, worked on improvements alongside the government’s Hospital Food Review, implemented NHS chef of the year competitions and designed multiple new cookbooks that provide a suite of recipes for the NHS.

Commenting on Nick making the shortlist Camilla Howard, Chair of Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Armed Forces Covenant Committee said:

“I am delighted that Nick has been shortlisted for this prestigious award that recognises both his Royal Navy and Compass experience. Nick served 25 years in the Royal Navy and has been with Compass for over 20 years. His enthusiasm is infectious and he brings his fantastic work ethic to all that he does. His work with the NHS over the past year has been exceptional and a great example of the natural leadership skills Nick has, along with an unwavering passion for all things culinary. We wish him best of luck at the awards.”

Compass Group UK & Ireland is proud to be a signatory of the Armed Forces Covenant and secured the gold award from the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme. 

Compass Group UK & I Culinary Director, Nick Vadis