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Compass Group UK & Ireland awarded RoSPA gold awards


Compass Group UK & Ireland has been acknowledged with an array of RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) awards for Health and Safety across its sectors. 

The RoSPA Health and Safety Awards is the largest occupational health and safety awards programme in the UK. Now into its 67th year, the Awards have almost 2,000 entries every year, covering nearly 50 countries and a reach of over seven million employees. The programme recognises organisations’ commitment to continuous improvement in the prevention of accidents and ill health at work, looking at entrants’ overarching health and safety management systems, including practices such as leadership and workforce involvement.

2023 has seen Compass acknowledged for:

  • ESS Defence & Government Services, received a fifth President’s Award for its 14th consecutive Gold.
  • Healthcare and One Retail, received a President’s Award for its 13th consecutive Gold Award and were Highly Commended in the Hotel & Catering Industry Sector Award.
  • Levy UK + Ireland received the Gold Medal – which is its 8th consecutive gold.
  • Chartwells has been awarded a Gold.

Mark Webster, Managing Director of Compass One, which includes Healthcare, One Retail and ESS, commented: “The health and safety of our colleagues and customers is our number one priority and it is great to see that our high standards are being recognised. We are so proud to have these acknowledgements and I would like to congratulate our teams on showing an unwavering commitment to these high standards.”

Mark Armstrong, HSE & Technical Services Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: “Another great year for our teams, being acknowledged for our high standards and best practice across health and safety.

“Health and safety remains our operational priority throughout the business and these awards are testament to our teams delivering on the ground for our customers and clients. Thanks to everyone for all their hard work in making this a success.”

Julia Small, RoSPA’s Achievements Director, said: “Accidents at work and work-related ill health don’t just have huge financial implications or cause major disruption – they significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. That’s why good safety performance deserves to be recognised and rewarded.”

Sponsored by Croner-i, the RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, and receives entries from organisations across the globe, making it one of the most sought-after achievement awards for the health and safety industry.