Compass Group UK & Ireland has Rugby fever


england-twickenham-stadiumFollowing a competitive tender, Eurest Services, Compass’ business and industry division, has signed a three year contract with the Rugby Football Union (RFU) to provide catering to the 250 staff as from January 2010.

Meanwhile Restaurant Associates, Compass’ executive dining business, has extended its contract with Virgin Active and now provides catering in a gym located in the Stadium’s new South Stand development. The gym overlooking the world-famous grounds is Restaurant Associates’ fifteenth site with Virgin Active.

Paul Vaughan, Business Operations Director, Rugby Football Union, said, “It is great to see that Compass, a major partner of the Rugby Football Union, has extended its relationship at Twickenham through two very different brands, servicing RFU staff through Eurest Services and catering in the new Virgin Active Classic health club restaurant through Restaurant Associates.

“The quality of the food and beverage offering provided by Compass throughout the stadium’s outlets is consistently high and provides a diverse service on match days as well as at the wide range of conferences and events held at Twickenham Rugby Stadium throughout the year.”

Compass, through its Sport, Leisure and Hospitality business, has been part of a joint venture with the RFU and Hamsard since 2000.  The joint venture has seen Compass provide catering 365 days a year, provide sales and marketing for match day corporate hospitality and the sales and operations, including conference and banqueting, for non match day events.

Jason Leek, Managing Director, Restaurant Associates and Eurest Services, said, “Our new contracts at Twickenham Rugby Stadium demonstrate how Compass’ operating businesses can successfully come together to support each part of an organisation. We are very proud to be so heavily involved with the heart of England rugby and to complete the catering circle at Twickenham Rugby Ground.”

The awarding of these two new contracts, amounting to £350,000 of annual revenue, follows the announcement earlier in the year that Compass’ Sport, Leisure and Hospitality business has a new multi-million pound 15 year deal with Millennium Stadium, extending the partnership until 2024.

Compass Group UK & Ireland provides foodservices and support services at a wide range of sites to clients and customers in the workplace, at schools and colleges, hospitals, at leisure and in defence, offshore and remote locations.

Compass Group UK & Ireland is part of Compass Group PLC, the world’s leading foodservice company. It specialises in providing food, vending and related services on our clients’ premises and we generate annual revenues of around £11billion in the year to 30 September 2008.

Compass Group UK & Ireland

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