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Compass Sectors Excel in Health & Safety at RoSPA Awards


Compass Group UK & Ireland, the UK's largest food and support services firm, is celebrating an impressive haul of RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Health and Safety Awards. Compass has a strong track record with RoSPA and six of its sectors have been recognised, with ESS Support Services Worldwide achieving Gold for a staggering 18 consecutive years and honoured with an Order of Distinction. Chartwells, Compass' school division, was given the President's Award, having achieved its 11th Gold Medal in a row.

Industry recognised award for caterers

Receiving a RoSPA award is indicative of an organisation displaying excellent standards of health and safety practice, acting as a benchmark for the wider industry. The award scheme, which is now in its 64th year, marks achievement at varying levels, covering Merit, Bronze, Silver and Gold levels. A Gold Medal, President’s Award, Order of Distinction and the Patron’s Award are presented to organisations sustaining the highest standards of the Gold level over consecutive years.

Instore is one Gold away from being awarded the President’s Award after achieving its ninth Gold Medal in a row, followed by the Northern Ireland Compass team receiving a Gold Medal for a superb sequential seventh time, and Levy UK with its fifth consecutive Gold. In addition to this, the Healthcare division was commended within the Hotel & Catering Industry Award, one of the few competitive awards on offer for organisations displaying high standards of Health and Safety management in their respective industry.

Award winning Technical Services Director delighted with results

Mark Armstrong, HSE & Technical Services Director, Compass Group UK & Ireland, said: “I’m extremely proud that several of our business sectors have been honoured in this year’s prestigious RoSPA Awards, only further cementing our long-standing achievements in Health and Safety, which remains a top priority for our business, even more so in the current climate.  In response to the coronavirus crisis we continue to closely follow Government guidelines and also launched our Stay Safe, Eat Well programme, which ensures safe environments for our employees, customers and clients.  We remain focused on continuing this excellent record of achievement.”

More about the prestigious RoSPA Awards

Julia Small, RoSPA’s head of qualifications, awards and events, said: “The RoSPA Awards scheme is the longest-running of its kind in the UK, and it receives entries from organisations around the world, making it one of the most sought-after global accolades in health and safety.  RoSPA wants every employee, wherever they are, to work safe in the knowledge that they will be going home unharmed and healthy at the end of every day. The RoSPA Award winners are vital to help achieve this goal, as by entering they are driving up standards and setting new benchmarks for organisations everywhere. Currently, around seven million people are directly impacted by the RoSPA Awards, but the scheme’s influence is even wider.”

Compass Sectors Excel in Health & Safety